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Commissioners postpone Sandy Hook rezoning decision

August 06, 2003|by TARA REILLY

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday put off for two weeks a decision on a proposed rezoning of 23.93 acres in the Sandy Hook area, but most said they would vote against the proposal.

William and Sylvia Martin have asked that their land, near Keep Tryst Road and U.S. 340, be rezoned from business general to rural residential.

The rezoning would allow for 34 single-family homes on the property.

County Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell, and Commissioners James F. Kercheval, John C. Munson and Doris J. Nipps said they opposed the rezoning proposal.

They said the land is in an historically significant area and that the dense number of homes proposed would not be compatible with the surrounding area.

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The Washington County Planning Commission had recommended that the commissioners deny the rezoning request.

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