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Proposed central water and sewer changes

A proposed change to the Middlesex Zoning Ordinance would require central water and sewer for new major subdivisions that have 25 or more dwellings.
Other requirements under the proposal include:

  • New subdivisions with 25 or more dwellings would need central water, and fire hydrants would be required.
  • New subdivisions with 50 or more dwellings would need both central water and sewer, and all dwellings would be required to hook onto the sewer system.
  • Major subdivisions having lots greater than 2.5 acres in size, with deed covenants prohibiting further subdivision to lot sizes less than 2.5 acres, would be exempt from the central sewer requirement. 
  • Major subdivisions must provide acceptable easements to property lines that would allow for the future inclusion of such developments in central water and sewer systems. 
  • The subdivider must make approved arrangements for perpetual operation and maintenance of any central water system installed.

The Middlesex Planning Commission will hold public hearings on the proposed ordinance changes and one rezoning request on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the historic courthouse in Saluda.

The Middlesex Board of Supervisors will have its public hearings on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the historic courthouse.

The rezoning request involves the reclassification of 6.41 acres from Low Density Rural (LDR) to Village Community (VC). The proposed property, owned by John D. Cryer, is located off of Route 33 at Harmony Village. The applicant proposes the development of a professional office and associated storage facility to be used by Habitat for Humanity and Hands Across Middlesex for the consolidation of their services.

posted 04.06.2009

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