Hearings set for canopy, zoning

Published 10:32 am Thursday, February 7, 2019

A proposed new canopy over the gas pumps at the Raman Midway Market and amendments relating to communication antennas and towers are set to be the subjects of public hearings by the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

J.P. Duncan

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the courthouse at 1 Courthouse Circle.

Members of the Cumberland County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of both projects during its meeting Jan. 7.

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The Code of Virginia recently made amendments concerning zoning for wireless  communications infrastructures.

Planning and Zoning Administrator J.P. Duncan said in a previous meeting there was the potential to make amendments to Cumberland County’s zoning policies on these infrastructures to comply with the Code of Virginia. D

uncan encouraged the amendments, contending during the November meeting that some of the existing county policies may not be conducive or necessary for cellular towers in the present day, including that the county require a bond or letter of credit from the applicant for demolition or site restoration costs.

The canopy for Raman Midway Market at 3156 Cumberland Road would be situated above the gas pumps, acting as the roof for the gas station area and replacing the existing canopy.

The new canopy would be approximately 24×36 feet. The existing canopy is 15×20 feet.

Gary Singh, who is developing Raman Midway Market with owner and wife Pilvinder Kaur, said in a previous interview there are set to be two new gas pumps installed that can service up to four vehicles. He said the gas is provided by Marathon.