Council approves special use permit, discusses projects

WOODSTOCK – Town Council approved a special use permit and heard updates on capital improvement projects on Tuesday evening.

Council approved David Williams’ request to operate professional offices by special use permit at a property located at 103 N. Muhlenberg St.

The town had previously held a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission on the permit on Oct. 4.

A recap of last month’s street committee was presented by Councilwoman A. Paje Cross, filling in for Councilwoman Alicia Gutshall, who was not present at the meeting.

Cross said the committee looked at collected speed data for the Eagle Street area after speed complaints. She added that the committee decided there is no need for a four-way stop, but will be looking for other traffic-calming efforts for the area.

Also at the meeting, Town Manager Angela Clem said council has received a budget calendar for fiscal year 2018.

“It’s hard to believe we are already coming into that season,” she said.

She also told council that capital improvement projects are still underway and some have been completed.

She said the sidewalk paver project in front of Massanutten Military Academy has been completed. The town is also exploring opportunities for donations to add a commemorative bench to the area.

The solar powered light project on Motel Drive has also been completed, she added.

She said the Woodstock dog park design process has begun and once an initial design has been completed, staff will present to Town Council. The Public Works crew is expected to begin work in late winter.

The downtown parking lot project and water treatment plant project are continuing the site plan review process, she added.

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