Site Plan Received for Family Dollar Store in Monterey – Highland County Planning Commission

This is part two of coverage of the Highland County Planning Commission’s March meeting.  At the meeting, the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors and the Monterey Town Council all voted unanimously to approve the county’s Solar Energy Systems Ordinance.    No one spoke during the public hearing.

A public hearing was set for the April 22nd meeting on a conditional use permit for a storage building construction business to be located at 5875 Potomac River Road.  The applicant is Andrew Yoder and the landowner is Delmar Vandevender.   Yoder is planning to build a 60 by 96 foot building, in which to construct storage buildings to sell.  Completed buildings for sale will also be displayed at the location.    The Planning Commission will request a site plan be submitted before the public hearing.

Zoning Administrator Josh Simmons reported he had received a site plan for review for a Family Dollar store on Main Street in Monterey at the location of the Montvallee Motel.  The plan calls for the motel and house there to be torn down.  Simmons said he doesn’t know who owns the land and a building permit has not been applied for.

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To hear part one of coverage from this meeting, regarding the application for the campground at Headwaters, visit our website

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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