Previously, in the C-1 Limited Commercial zone, which primarily consists of Main St., barriers were only allowed in side or rear yards. Thursday the council passed an amendment allowing fences or walls in the front yard with a conditional use permit. When approved, the barriers cannot exceed three feet in height and the support columns can’t exceed four feet.
Ahead of the decision, council opened the floor for public comment on the matter as well as rules related to temporary storage pods. No one came forward.
Phelps tabled action on the storage pods until next month, allowing time to get additional information on questions that arose before the meeting.
Town leadership met with Northern Neck Electric Cooperative and a solar energy company to discuss providing solar energy on town property near the water treatment plant.
“The typography of the land will be difficult to work around but we’re still pursing it as a possible avenue,” said Quesenberry. “Dominion has made a commitment to Virginia to establish 20 new facilities, and I’d like to pursue that and see if we could get one of those here. It would be a source of revenue for the town,” he added.
Main Street improvements
On Friday June 9 crews were scheduled to install benches, trash cans and planters along Main St. The remaining acorn light installations are set to be completed around mid-October, but Quesenberry said he planned to press the scheduling to have it done a bit sooner so the lights will be in place before WarsawFest.
“The acorn lights really do a good job of lighting the road and the sidewalks,” said council member Ralph Self. “But I noticed we still have the lights on the poles also. I think we have to pay a monthly fee for both of these sets of lights. I personally feel like we should go ahead and have the pole lights shut off. My opinion is we’re spending money we don’t need to spend,” he said.