MOUNT JACKSON – The Town Council approved Holtzman Corporation’s request Tuesday for a permit so the business can sell company vehicles on its property.

Council members voted 5-0 to approve a special-use permit for 5337 Main Street LLC for a private auto and truck sales lot at 221 Conicville Blvd. The permit allows the company to keep up to six vehicles on the lot at any one time. The property lies on the south side of Conicville Boulevard west of Main Street.

Holtzman Oil had been selling its vehicles on the lot without the permit.

Council members Judy Fultz, Whitney Miller, Rod Shepherd, Roger Rudy and Bonnie Good voted in favor of the motion to grant the permit. Dennis Andrick, an employee with Holtzman, abstained from voting.

Also at the meeting, council members voted to:

• Change the town code chapter on timed parking to increase the fines and to extend the time period allowed to pay fines for parking violations. No one spoke at the public hearing held on the proposed change.

• Authorize the town administration to schedule a public hearing for March 2 for a special-use permit for a small-scale solar energy facility at Triplett Tech School, 6375 Main St. Sun Tribe Solar applied for the permit.

• Tabled a request for a special-use permit requested by Randall K. and Donna M. Newman, of Grottoes, to convert property at 5992-5996 Main St. from commercial to residential use.

• Change the town code chapter pertaining to wastewater discharge and sewer use to set uniform requirements for pollutants discharged by certain users to Mount Jackson’s wastewater collection and treatment system. No one spoke at the public hearing held on the change. 

• Recommend to the Shenandoah County Circuit Court that a judge appoint James Poplar to serve as the Union Church and Cemetary trustee representing Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

• Authorized Pennoni to provide additional engineering services for the town’s sidewalk improvement project at a cost not to exceed $75,000. Council members voted 5-1 on the motion. Councilman Rod Shepherd did not comment before he voted against the motion.

• Adopt an application made available to people interested in serving on certain boards and committees.

• Change the time for Town Council meetings from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Council members convened in closed session to discuss the sale of town property.

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