There may be some movement on the vacant former Nazarene Camp property.
Last week, officials representing that parcel, North East Commons, have requested that the town zoning ordinance be amended to allow for a cross dock facility. The property is zoned H-C (Highway Commercial) and it was requested that they be amended to allow a cross dock facility in that area.
North East town administrator Melissa Cook-MacKenzie said the request for a warehouse use is encouraging. The Planning Commission has requested a traffic analysis and have also drafted legislation to allow it.
"It's encouraging. That gives us new hope that they will provide some jobs," said Cook-MacKenzie. Cook-MacKenzie also said that in order for that project to come to fruition, Nazarene Camp Road will have to be realigned.
In other business from the Town of North East:
• There will be a race in the town election.
As of last week, four people had filed for seats on the town board for the February 13 town election.
The deadline to file for one of two commissioner’s seats or the mayor's post was January 9 at 4:30 p.m. The incumbents are Mayor Robert McKnight and Commissioners Paul Stark and Michael Kline. All filed. They are being challenged by political newcomer Kelly Benson who is the general manager at Port House Grill.
The election will be held on Monday, February 13 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the town hall.
The deadline to register in the town election in Monday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. Those already on the county rolls don't have to file separately to vote in the town election.
The deadline to accept application requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to them is January 27 at 4:30 p.m.