Supervisors approve rezoning ordinance for planned Tractor Supply Company

aluck@tidewaterreview.com

King William may get a Tractor Supply Company store in the near future. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a request for a 1.85 acre parcel to be rezoned from agricultural conservation to local business at its March 25 meeting.

The rezoning would place the three parcels in the area in the local business zone, and Primax Properties, LLC plans to purchase the three properties from Roberta C. Hardyman to build a Tractor Supply Company store, according to director of community development Ron Etter.

The parcels of interest are on Route 30 across from the high school, the planning commission unanimously voted to recommend rezoning the parcel at its March 5 meeting, according to Etter.

No one spoke at the public hearing.

Primax Properties project director Adam F. Sellner spoke after the public hearing and said they are excited to work with the company.

“We are looking to purchase the properties soon and begin the site plan review process,” Sellner said.

Etter said the site plan is in the early stages of review.

The board also discussed rezoning a 23.7 acre parcel requested by Kellum Homes, LLC from suburban residential to general business.

The parcel is on the west side of Route 360, within the commercial corridor for business behind Marle Hill, according to Etter, although only 5 to 7 acres are buildable on the lot for a potential business, according to Etter.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the rezoning application 4-1 at its March 5 meeting, according to Etter.

Third District resident Eugene Rivara spoke at the public hearing and said he does not see the parcel becoming a business.

Rivara also said he is concerned about what type of business would go there and its impact on traffic.

Supervisors Travis Moskalski and Bob Ehrhart said they wished there were more details in the notes Etter provided to supervisors and in the rezoning application.

The board voted 4-1 (with supervisor Stephen Greenwood voting against the motion) to table the application, get more details from Etter and possibly hear from the applicant.

Tax refund

County Administrator Bobbie Tassinari introduced a resolution to allow Commissioner of Revenue Sally Pearson to file a petition with the Circuit Court for a refund for a family who has been double taxed since 2000.

The board discussed the matter of the Vranian family of West Point at a Sept. 24 meeting. The primary resident, Virginia Vranian, was 100-years-old at the time of the discussion and has since died, according to chairman William “Bill” Hodges.

The county refund for the past 15 years would be $11,643 (not including interest), according to county attorney Daniel Stuck.

The board approved a refund to the Vranian family of $7,641.43 from 2015-2018 at its Sept. 24 meeting and directed Pearson to go forward with looking at legal proceedings.

In an interview, town attorney Andrea G. Erard said she did not see a double taxation.

Town Council did approve a refund to the family from 2015-2018 at a Nov. 27 meeting, and the town has refunded the family $20,448 on Dec. 17, according to treasurer Letrecia “TC” Moore.

Other business

The board discussed possibly lowering the concealed handgun fee from $35 to the state required $15. The board unanimously agreed to look into the process of lowering the fee and to bring it up again at future meeting.

» The board unanimously approved a resolution to declare the week of April 7-13 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week, brought by commonwealth’s attorney Matthew Kite.

» During the board comment period, Greenwood also announced he will run for re-election to represent the 3rd District.

Luck can be reached at 757-291-2038, aluck@tidewaterreview.com, or @ashleyrluck on Twitter

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