Washington County Commissioners approved a final plat for a subdivision in Chappell Hill at their meeting today (Tuesday).
A final plat for the Century Farms at Chappell Hill subdivision was conditionally approved by the court at its meeting July 6th. Following a recommendation from County Engineer Ross McCall, the final plat was fully approved today for the development, which consists of roughly 201 acres for 39 lots fronting Wonder Hill Road.
Commissioner Candice Bullock said she has received several phone calls from constituents asking about this development, stating in particular she has been asked why commissioners do not opt to deny approval of a development that may be considered controversial. She explained that once developers meet all of the statutory requirements for platting, the court does not have the power to deny it.
McCall said if the development does not meet certain requirements, then the county can deny it, but it must provide the developer the reason for denial so that the developer can make revisions and resubmit the request.
Commissioner Joy Fuchs said residents can check the Engineering and Development Services tab of the county’s website to see the rules and regulations for subdivisions. She added that the county is working on making its rules for subdivisions more stringent.
Also at today’s meeting, commissioners:
- Accepted the county’s 2020 audit report from outside auditing firm Rutledge Crain and Company, PC, Certified Public Accountants. The report indicated that the county’s revenues were up slightly over $2 million from 2019, while the county’s expenses were down just over $1 million.
- Approved a resolution authorizing GrantWorks to provide administrative services for the American Rescue Plan Act Program.
- Approved 60 day extensions of 63 excess vacation hours for Michael Yanez and 50.5 excess vacation hours for Sgt. Derrick Washington with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
- Approved renewal bonds for reserve deputy sheriffs Craig Wiesepape and Alfonzo Gomez, Jr.
- Heard the Washington County Expo monthly report.