Hearings set for Tuesday in Cumberland

Published 4:45 pm Thursday, February 4, 2016

CUMBERLAND — Three public hearings are scheduled for Tuesday during the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors’ meeting.

The hearings, which will be held during the board’s 7 p.m. meeting, concern keeping additional animals on property zoned R-2, residential, dam break inundation zones and approval of construction of homes on lots less than one acre.

“This code amendment would allow property owners who meet acreage requirements to keep additional animals on their property,” a county document states of the hearing regarding animals. “Currently, farm uses in the R-2 district are restricted to pasture land, without a conditional use permit.”

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The Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District requested that supervisors consider an ordinance on dam break inundation zones.

The county planning commission “has held a public hearing on language that would allow the zoning administrator to approve zoning permits for construction of homes on lots of less than one acre that were conveyed to be an acre, so long as provision for water and wastewater can be met,” a county document stated.