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HLC approves applications

By Staff | Jul 15, 2011

At Monday’s Shepherdstown Historic Landmarks Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously recommended that the planning commission approve the five applications that came before them.

One application, filed by Mark Shields of the Jefferson County Water Advisory Board, was to construct interpretive and informational signage about the Town Run watershed along East Washington Street.

The sign, which would be approximately 2 feet by 3 feet, would sit next to the Town Run by the Shepherdstown Post Office. According to documents included in the application, it will feature information regarding various springs that flow into the stream as well as what bodies the Town Run feeds into. It will include photos and maps as well as other resources to visit for information.

Also at Monday’s meeting, Washington Street resident Joe Yates verbally modified one and tabled another of his three applications that appeared on the agenda because he wanted to hold off on having any action taken on recommendations of solar energy collectors on his property. Yates told commissioners that he had discovered a solar technology that may “work for all parties,” and he would like more time to research that option before his applications continued through HLC and on to planning commission.

Planning commission will meet Monday, July 18 to review applications. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. HLC’s next meeting will take place at Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8.