Architect firm selected for library and archives expansion

Architect firm selected for library and archives expansion

PINEHURST — The Village of Pinehurst Council met Tuesday, December 13, where they decided on a design firm for the Given Memorial Library and Tuft Archives. The council approved a resolution to appoint Bruce Hironimus to the Planning and Zoning Board as well as the Board of Adjustments. Hironimus had prior government experience, having worked for the Pennsylvania DOT, as well as serving on the Derry Township Planning and Zoning Board and the Hershey Long-Term Comprehensive Plan Committee. “I enjoyed the nature of the work from past experiences,” Hironimus said. “I’ve been here now full-time over the last three years,…
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Aberdeen Board approves amendment to increase parking allotment for religious institutions

Aberdeen Board approves amendment to increase parking allotment for religious institutions

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, where they held two public hearings and discussed the port-a-john services in Ray’s Mill Park. The board held a public hearing for a voluntary annexation request by Collinswood Partners, LLC for 64.859 acres of land located in the town’s extraterritorial jurisdiction north of NC-211 and east of Collinswood Drive. “The request is for an unaddressed parcel and adjacent right-of-way to be annexed,” said Planning Director Justin Westbrook. “It is considered a satellite annexation and is located within the Town’s Extra Territorial jurisdiction and currently zoned R-20 (residential single family).” The board approved…
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Decision on Pinehurst South development plan pushed to next meeting by council

Decision on Pinehurst South development plan pushed to next meeting by council

PINEHURST — The Village of Pinehurst Council met Tuesday, August 9, where they further discussed the Pinehurst South Small Area Plan and approved the reappropriation of funds from FY22 to the current year. After being tabled again at last month’s meeting, the Pinehurst Council continued the discussion of the Pinehurst South small area development plan. “I think the major emphasis right now with Pinehurst South is commercial versus residential and non-residential development and what kind of a community we see there being or not being,” said Mayor John Strickland. “Is the property west of Highway 5 going to be different…
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Southern Pines sets Public Hearing for potential abandonment of roads

Southern Pines sets Public Hearing for potential abandonment of roads

SOUTHERN PINES — The Town of Southern Pines Council met Tuesday, August 9, where they approved multiple architectural compliance permits as well as set a public hearing for the potential abandonment of two portions of roads within the Town limits. VG Pines Residential LLC submitted a request for abandonment for a portion of Mechanic Street from West Rhode Island Avenue to the right-of-way for US Highway 1 and the portion of Rhode Island Avenue that extends through the parcel currently owned by VG Pines Residential LLC. However, according to Town Engineer James Michel, the staff could not find evidence that…
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Pinehurst council approves updates to various policies

Pinehurst council approves updates to various policies

PINEHURST — The Village of Pinehurst Council met Tuesday, where the process of updating potentially outdated Village policies continued to take place. In an effort to refresh outdated policy, the council reviewed and approved an update for the Rights-of-Way Use policy. The first change was to clarify that damage to personal property in the ROW is not the responsibility of the Village even if it was due to maintenance being performed by the Village, and the second was to update the municipal code reference in regards to obstructing the ROW. The council also rescinded some outdated policies that were either…
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Pinehurst approves five-year financial plan

Pinehurst approves five-year financial plan

PINEHURST – The Village of Pinehurst Council met Tuesday, April 12 to discuss the five-year financial plan for the upcoming fiscal years and to continue the community dialogue on short-term rentals through the public comments. The council was presented with an operating plan for the 2023 Fiscal Year and along with a five-year financial plan through 2027. The council normally builds a five-year plan to help project finances and their impacts on the village, but those plans are subject to changes each year.  “What the five-year plan methodology does is let us build a budget that is adopted by the…
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