Council approves rezoning, vision statement

MOUNT JACKSON – The Mount Jackson Town Council voted to approve the rezoning of approximately 10 acres of agricultural land to limited industrial during Tuesday night’s meeting.

The Planning Commission held a joint public meeting last Monday with Town Council to discuss the rezoning of this land.

Town Manager Kevin Fauber said the Planning Commission voted to recommend the approval of the rezoning after discussion at the joint public meeting.

The land to be rezoned is owned by Melinda A. Monroe at 3126 Turkey Knob Road.

Motion to approve by the town council was put forth by councilmember Dennis Andrick and seconded by Donald Pifer. All council members voted to approve the rezoning, except for councilmember Ken Hackenbracht, who was absent from the meeting.

The Planning Commission also asked the town to approve the Vision Statement for the Comprehensive Plan. All council members present approved the vision statement.

Fauber read the revised vision statement to the council and community members.

“The town of Mount Jackson seeks to preserve and enhance its natural beauty and cultural heritage; promote economic development through diverse jobs and business opportunities; encourage educational opportunities through partnership with local businesses; support broadness of all generations through recreational, cultural and educational activities to promote community; provide a safe and secure environment for all citizens; promote environmental responsibility; continue to be a visitor destination of choice; create an environment in which residents and neighbors can live, work and retire in a family-oriented community,” he said.

The board also approved the appointment of Amanda Ludwig to the Board of Zoning appeals to fill the unexpired term of Nancy Fadely, ending June 30, 2016.

The next Town Council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com