The North East Township supervisors voted unanimously to approve the rezoning request for both the Bemiss and Warr properties at Monday’s regular meeting. Several residents spoke to ask questions and voice their concerns, though far fewer than at previous meetings.
This vote begins the actual rezoning process which means the request, in the form of an ordinance, will be sent to planning, which will need to recommend their approval after which they must forward their recommendation to the supervisors. At that point, the supervisors must move to post the properties to be rezoned with notice of a public hearing. When the hearing is held, usually before a regular meeting, the supervisors, after deliberation, may choose to vote at the meeting immediately following the hearing to approve the rezoning.
If the rezoning is approved, the properties will still need to be sold to Roberts Trucking and the company will then have to present the planning board with their plans for the site in order to get a building permit. It was discussed at Monday’s meeting that warehousing is a conditional use in a B1 zone, so the conditional use permit required may contain restrictions on the trucking company’s operations, restrictions that may deal with some of the concerns that have been voiced by nearby residents. It should be obvious from the details just described that there are probably quite a few months before any actual construction can begin.