County-Wide Rezoning Could Be Adopted in August

January 26, 2015


Due to the public outcry over the Northampton County Proposed County-wide Rezoning, and the potential impacts of such zoning on the quality of life of all our citizens, CBES pledges to help keep you informed. CBES has examined the Board of Supervisors’ Packet released last Friday, and is circulating the draft of the zoning timetable below.


On January 23, 2015, the Board of Supervisors was provided with a draft memorandum prepared by Katie H. Nunez, dated January 20, 2015, presumably for discussion at the January 26, 2015 Board Work Session. The memorandum notes the following schedule for adopting the County-wide Rezoning.
  • Jan. 26:  “…review the revised draft documents and map to be sent to joint public hearing (only those items which have changed since the original March 2014 joint public hearing)
  • Jan. 29: Revised draft document is available for the public’s inspection on the County website.
  • Feb. 19 and Feb. 24:  Conduct two (2) public information meetings about the revised document and map.  To be held at Kiptopeke Elementary School and Occohannock Elementary School.
  • March 4:  Board of Supervisors Recessed Meeting to review comments …”and decide if those comments need to be included in the revised documents.”  (A decision must be made that night in order for the remaining calendar to hold true.)
  • Apr. 22:  Joint Public Hearing between the Board of Supervisors & the Planning Commission on the Zoning Ordinances & Map.
  • July 31:  end of review time by the Planning Commission.
  • Aug. 11:  “Next available Board of Supervisors Meeting where action can occur.” 
Citizen attendance encourages good government. BOS Workshop Sessions do not allow for public comment.  


One Response to “County-Wide Rezoning Could Be Adopted in August”

  1. Denise Weber on January 26th, 2015 10:47 am

    What is going on with the FEMA floodplain rezoning?