Canopy, amendments approved

Published 12:30 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New roofing for the gas pumps at the Raman Midway Market and amendments to the county’s antenna and telecommunications policies were recently approved by the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors.

Both items were approved by four members of the board of supervisors. District Two Supervisor Lloyd Banks was absent from the meeting.

The approved 24-by-36-foot canopy would replace the existing canopy at the store, which is approximately 15 by 20 feet.

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The extensive amendments to the policies relating to telecommunication structures were made to comply with recent amendments made to the Code of Virginia. Planning and Zoning Administrator J.P. Duncan said during the meeting that what started as a means to comply with the amendments resulted in a complete overhaul of the county’s policies.

The amendments to the policy can be accessed online at

Duncan said one change, highlighted on section 74-739, included removing a requirement that applicants of proposed telecommunication structures to provide propagation maps of current towers. Another change, highlighted on section 74-744, was removing a requirement that applicants include spaces on towers for county departments and emergency communications.

No members of the public spoke during the hearings.

District One Supervisor William “Bill” Osl gave credit to County Administrator Vivian Seay Giles and Duncan in compiling and amending the policies.

Members of the board voted to approve the amendments.