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Dollar General hearings set

Residents will have a second opportunity to express praise or concerns about the proposed Dollar General at the intersection of Cumberland and Holman Mill roads during the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors next meeting Oct. 9.

Members of the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors voted to approve both the rezoning request and the conditional use permit that would allow a store sign exceeding the county’s required height for signs during the board’s September meeting.

However, Planning and Zoning Director JP Duncan said an advertising error prompted that the board re-advertise the public hearings for the October meeting in order to comply with state code.

Duncan did not describe what the advertising error was after an inquiry from The Herald.

Par 5 Development Group, the company requesting to build the store, requested to rezone the 2-and-a-half acre parcel of land on the intersection from Agricultural-2 to Business-2. The conditional use permit requested to allow the store to have a wall sign of approximately 150 square feet, exceeding the maximum signage allowed by the county’s Zoning Ordinance of 60 square feet. A pylon sign, a sign attached to a pole, would be located outside the front of the store.

The rezoning request was passed unanimously by the board. The conditional use permit for the Dollar General store sign was passed with District Two Supervisor Lloyd Banks, Chairman Kevin Ingle, District Four Supervisor David Meinhard and District Five Supervisor Parker Wheeler voting in favor. District One Supervisor William “Bill” Osl voted in opposition.

The store is set to be located in the area of the former Tipton’s Midway grocery store currently owned by Gary Singh and expected to reopen as Raman Midway Market in October.