Chris Aycock, the facilitator conducting Biscoe's upcoming retreat session listens to what the board wants to gain from the retreat. In the background are Biscoe Board member Barry Jackson and Biscoe Town Manager Brandon Holland, right. 

Town of Biscoe has held two public hearings and a work session on two rezoning requests. The first request asks that a portion of land on Sedberry Road be rezoned from agricultural to single-family residential with a manufactured home overlay. The second request is for a piece of property on N.C. Highway 24/27 to be rezoned from commercial to civic. 

At the December meeting the board voted to table both requests in order to gain additional information. Last Thursday evening the board held an education work session to learn more about the process. All members are fairly new to these requests, in large part due to the state’s requiring all towns to adopt a land use plan, much of which involved rezoning various parts of the town. That plan was officially adopted in May 2021. The requests were back on the agenda at Monday night’s meeting, where the board voted three to two opposing the request. Voting for the rezoning were Jay Patel and Kay Kinch. Voting against the rezoning were Barry Jackson, Kenneth Lynthacum and David Asbill.

To read the full edition see the January 12th edition of the Montgomery Herald