At the February meeting of the Stanfield Board of Commissioners Thursday, February 7, the board approved new planning and zoning members and officially rezoned an area for a new business.
Two planning and zoning board members, whose tenure expired on December 12, 2012, were reappointed.
Chris Turner and Marian Kinley were unanimously reappointed onto the plan- ning and zoning board. Mayor Kevin Barbee asked if anyone else had applied to be a part of the board, wanting to make sure that the town weighed every candidate.
As part of the planning and zoning portion of the meeting, a rezoning request was heard from James Castonguay and Laurie Sharp Castonguay on property they own in Stanfield.
James and Laurie made a presentation to the board on January 28, of 40 acres that they purchased in the town, which they wanted to rezone two parcels to general business and residential agriculture.
A dog grooming business will occupy the building on the site that will be rezoned to general business.
Addressing a concern brought by the board on what type of business could occupy the space, town administrator Robert Harvey said, “This can be nothing but a dog grooming shop. If he sold it to his daughter, sold it to Jimmy, it could only be that.”
Moving forward, a public hearing is scheduled for prior to the board of commissioners March 7 meeting, after which the town can make a motion to rezone the property. […]