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Sampson County Commissioners Approve Moratorium On Subdivisions, Mobile-Home Parks

Posted March 18, 2003

— The Sampson County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a moratorium on subdivisions and mobile-home parks.

The 60-day moratorium is in effect until the board can change the rules governing the subdivisions and parks. A public hearing will be held.

Nancy Blackman, chairwoman of the planning board, made several suggestions for changes, including minimum street and lighting standards recommended by the state Department of Transportation.

She also recommended that streets be paved in all subdivisions prior to final plat approval and that the maximum number of lots along an existing state road be restricted to five per side.

Changes to the zoning laws would require a budget that would include money for office support, office setup and vehicles, Blackman said.

Meanwhile, older mobile homes are no longer welcome in two other local counties. Trailers built before 1976 are now banned in Cumberland and Harnett counties after commissioners in both counties called for the change Monday night.


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