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York County Board of Supervisors Approves Tourist Homes and Authorizes Car Rental Business

York County Board of Supervisors met on Feb. 15 for the monthly regular meeting.(WYDaily/Nancy Sheppard)

YORK COUNTY — The York County Board of Supervisors met for its regular meeting on Feb. 15 in the York Hall board room, 301 Main St.

Of the four matters brought before the Board during its public hearing, one was a proposal from the County itself.

The Board voted unanimously to rezone the two parcels of land on Goodwin Neck Road which will be the site of the new York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. The parcels were rezoned from “limited business” to “limited industrial” to make them congruent with the neighboring County Operations Facility, which is also zoned as “limited industrial.”

Tim Cross, the Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services, presented the ordinance change to the Board and noted that filing the paperwork for the County to rezone the parcels was more of a formality.

“As a practical matter, as a legal matter, it is probably not necessary for the rezoning to take place,” Cross said. “We don’t believe that local governments are required to follow their own zoning ordinances, however we thought we ought to set a good example by holding the county to the same standard as a private developer.”

In addition to the zoning ordinances, the Board also approved two resolutions which will authorize the establishment of tourists homes in the County. One of the resolutions was for a single family detached dwelling located at 1445 Penniman Rd., and another at 306 York Downs Dr.

The last matter heard and approved by the Board was a proposed resolution to authorize a car rental business to be established at 105 Bypass Rd.; formerly the sight of a Dairy Queen.

Peter Margan of Colonial Capital Rental Company said that Colonial Capital decided to open the business because of the high prices of other rental companies already in town. Margan also said that his company would rent all types of cars including luxury models, pickup trucks and cargo vans. He added that Colonial Capital would allow younger adults, ages 18 to 25 years old, to rent cars.

The Board of Supervisors meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Meetings are open to the public and can also be viewed live on the York County Announcement Channel (46 Cox and 38 Verizon) or streamed on the York County website.

The this meeting’s full agenda, click here.

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