Board to announce development

Published 3:23 pm Thursday, May 10, 2018

Members of the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors are closer to announcing potential development in the area of Route 60, board members told members of the public Tuesday.

Kevin Ingle

Discussion and rumors of potential development in the area of Route 60 have been the subject of public comment for the past few months, including rumors of a potential landfill in the area of Pinegrove Road.

Two potential items were also noted in the county’s fiscal budget, where the items, if approved, could total $600,000.

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Board Chairman Kevin Ingle said during the Tuesday meeting that the development on Route 60, if it comes to fruition, could yield approximately 154 jobs.

He said negotiations between the business and county, or any business, would be confidential until a certain point in the process.

When asked by a member of the public the name of the organization, members of the board could not disclose it.

“We’re not taking money out of the county to put into this building with a dirt floor,” Ingle said, noting a prior concern about the use of the Cumberland County Business Park, which is cited to have dirt flooring. Ingle said the allotment that the county can use for projects at the site is $24,841.

“I think we need to show support of businesses coming here,” Ingle said.

A special called meeting from the Cumberland Planning Commission will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. to go into closed session to discuss “prospective business where no previous announcement has been made,” the notice cited.

The subject of the meeting, according to the notice, is development of a project on Route 60.