No change of venue, except possibly in Ben Venue

There is no public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. on the change of venue for the Stonewall-Hawthorne District election polling place from its current location at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church — for two reasons.

The first reason is there is no 7 p.m. Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, only a 2 p.m. session.

The second reason is there will be no change of venue for the district’s voters come November.

“The church is in the process of building a new home further down 522,” said County Administrator John W. McCarthy, “but they will still be there in November, and that’s where the polling place will remain.”

For a number of reasons, McCarthy said, some Supervisors, and others, thought the location needed to be changed sooner; among the new places mentioned were the Scrabble School. Still others were told there would be a public hearing Monday at 7.

There is not.

Speaking of changes of Venue, however, the county Planning Commission April 26 will consider an application by Williams Tree Service owner Greg Williams to move most of his operations to the former ECow site on the Eastham farm at U.S. 211 and Richmond Road in Ben Venue.

Williams’ application for a special use permit asks that he be able to move both his contracting and much of the retail fruit and firewood operations to the ECow site, with parking for heavy equipment largely hidden, at the zoning administrator’s request, behind the existing building, which would be used primarily for retail sales.

The April 21 Planning Commission meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

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