DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners unanimously gave the nod to a proposed rezoning Monday night.
The hearing was to consider a proposal filed by Dominic A. Payson to reverse a zoning change made in late 2005, when a .8-acre parcel located at the corner of Rockford Road and Stony Knoll Road was rezoned from its previous rural agricultural designation to a community business zone.
Prior to the opening of the public hearing, County Planner Kim Bates told the board that the previous rezoning was passed to allow the property to be used for a bakery.
“Now the bakery has been closed and (Payson) is looking for another use for the property and wants it rezoned back to its previous rural agricultural zone,” Bates said.
The planner noted that all surrounding property has the rural agricultural designation.
“The county’s planning board reviewed the petition last week, and are recommending approval of the rezoning,” Bates said. “Staff concurs. All the criteria we look at are satisfied in this petition.”
No one spoke for or against the proposal, and after Chairman Eddie Harris closed the hearing, the rezoning was passed on a motion by Commissioner R.F. “Buck” Golding, with a second by Commissioner Larry Phillips.
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