County to Discuss Town's Zoning Overlaps
New maps delineating proposed extraterritorial jurisdictions of Pinebluff and Aberdeen will be reviewed at a special work session of the Moore County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
The board scheduled the special meeting during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The 6 p.m. workshop will be held in the conference room at the Department of Social Services in Carthage.
Planning Director Joey Raczkowski said his department could prepare the maps with help from the geographic information system staff in time for the work session. The workshop will be an opportunity for Pinebluff and Aberdeen officials to react to the proposed extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) lines and for the commissioners to discuss the issue.
A public hearing will be scheduled in November.
Raczkowski said a review of the Pinebluff ETJ request shows a potential for overlapping boundaries with the town of Aberdeen, an issue of which both municipalities are aware.
Under local legislation adopted in 1999, Pinebluff has the legal ability to enact and expand its ETJ up to two miles outside town limits. Both Aberdeen and Pinehurst have similar authority. Otherwise the three towns would have been entitled to no more than a one-mile ETJ extension at the time their respective legislations were enacted.
Because of growth issues, several towns in the southern part of the county have borders that abut other municipalities. In most cases, there are legal agreements concerning ETJ and annexation areas between various towns.
Raczkowski said the county enforces zoning and subdivision regulations as well as building code and thus must take action on the Pinebluff request.
In other business, the commissioners agreed to grant a temporary construction easement to the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at the intersection of N.C. 5 and N.C. 211 in Pinehurst.
Assistant County Manager Ken Larking said the state agency needs the site while work is underway on the N.C. 211 widening project. The tract is a county well site.
Larking said he had discussed the matter with Public Works Director Dennis Brobst and determined that the NCDOT usage of the site would not interfere with the county's operation of the well.
NCDOT has offered to pay $1,500 for the temporary easement.
At the recommendation of county engineer Lex Kelly, the board approved an amendment to the contract with Locke-Lane Construction Inc. to cover additional cost in rehabilitation of manholes within interceptors. The amendment increases the contract amount from $101,518. 25 to $105,004.88.
Kelly said the number of point repairs counted by visual inspection last winter was fewer than the number detected when the contractor actually went into the system and cleaned the manhole walls with a water jet.
The commissioners also granted an easement to William Floyd Dunn to allow the town of Aberdeen to run a potable water line to his property adjoining the county landfill off Turning Leaf Lane.
Contact Florence Gilkeson at florence@thepi lot.com.
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