Last updated: February 21. 2014 6:11PM - 694 Views
By Keith Strange kstrange@civitasmedia.com

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DOBSON — The Dobson Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request Thursday night, paving the way for an additional mobile home to be located at an existing mobile home park.

The action came as the board met for its regular monthly meeting in Town Hall.

The request was proffered by town property owner Harry Folger.

Folger has purchased a trailer park in town on Main Street located across from the high school and Surry Community College. The mobile home park is located back from the road, and Folger also purchased two parcels with road frontage on Main Street.

The rezoning was necessary, Town Manager Josh Smith said, because Folger wanted to combine the two tracts with road frontage and place an additional mobile home at the park.

The property was originally zoned RS, or residential suburban and Thursday’s rezoning converted it to RMS, or residential manufactured home.

“There’s a house on the property on Main Street, and he wants to keep the house there but combine the tracts to add the additional mobile home,” Smith said.

Prior to Thursday’s vote, the Dobson Planning Board has given the request the go-ahead.

“The only question raised was whether he was going to tear down the house and put a mobile home on the road, but that’s not his intention,” he said. “This is a well-maintained mobile home park and the town has not had any issues with it. The rezoning would not impact other residents or change the appearance of the neighborhood.”

The rezoning was approved on a motion by Commissioner Todd Dockery with a second by Commissioner John Lawson.

After considering the rezoning request, the board voted to proclaim March as American Red Cross Month.

Keith Strange can be reached at 336-719-1929 or via Twitter @strangereporter.

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