We have opened the Town Hall doors to citizens and vendors who have to come in to conduct their business. We are still encouraging Citizens to handle water payments, zoning permit purchases and other business that they can handle over the phone, by mail, email, and online to do so.  Any meetings of the Town Council or Planning Board will continue to be held virtually because the social distancing order is still in place and indoor gatherings are still limited to no more than 10 people. The Town Park is still open for walking, riding bikes, however no organized team sports are allowed at this time. The playground equipment will remain closed until the Governor lifts the order that closed playgrounds. 
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 The meeting of the Planning Board tonight is being held virtually and all who plan to participate are encouraged to do so virtually at home.  Stokesdale Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. will be conducted electronically. The agenda is available on the Town website at www.stokesdale@stokesdale.org.The public may access the meeting by logging on to ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMld-6hrTwtHte03Et19PS6c0kTRny3KldH    and entering Meeting ID 878 0793 7743. Also, to join the meeting, citizens can call the following numbers:US: 301-715-8592,or 312-626-6799. Or Telephone:Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):US:301-715-8592 or 312 626 6799.During the Public Comments portion of the meeting, please keep your comments brief and all back ground noises silenced in consideration of others who are listening and may also wish to comment. In lieu of appearing in public, interested parties may do one of the following:•To submit comments by phone or email, which will be read into the record, call Town Hall at (336) 643-4011 to speak to Priscilla Hunsucker or email Deputyclerk@stokesdale.org, at by 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting. (Note:  Lengthy comments may be summarized.) Statements must be clearly described as a Public Comment during the phone call or labeled as a Public Comment in the subject line of the email. The full name and address of the sender is required.•To speak during the meeting, call or email the Deputy Clerk by 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting using the contact info above. Parties must give their name and clearly specify that they wish to speak during Public Comments. After joining the Zoom meeting at 7 p.m., those who have signed up will be called on to speak only during the Public Comments portion of the meeting. The full name and address of the speaker is required.If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 336-643-4011. 

TOWN OF STOKESDALE PLANNING BOARD MEETING
8325 Angel Pardue Road
STOKESDALE, NC 27357
May 28, 2020
AGENDA

I.   Call to Order 
II.  Pledge of Allegiance
III. Review and Adopt Agenda
IV.  Approval of Minutes:  February 27, 2020

Public Hearing Items:

Rezoning Case #20-03-STPL-02176: AG to CZ-RS-30, Haw River Road Parcel 163759

This is a request to rezone property from AG (Agricultural) to CZ RS-30 (Residential, Single-family) with conditions. Affected property is located on the rear 8.09 acres of property addressed 8118 Haw River Road, Guilford County Tax Parcel 163759. Applicant/Owner: Jessica R. Willard.

Interested parties will have an opportunity to join the Zoom meeting and may notify the Town Clerk or Deputy Clerk at 336-643-4011 or email deputyclerk@stokesdale.org to let us know you will either send in your comments to be read, or will call in during the meeting to comment. After the hearing, to the Stokesdale Planning Board may forward a recommendation to approve or deny the application to the Town Council.

Recess meeting until Planning Board chooses a date to reconvene for voting.

Votes can not be taken until the Citizen’s are given 24 hours to comment.

 

Public Hearings: The new law authorizes public bodies to conduct public hearings during a remote meeting and take action based on those hearings. It adds a requirement that written comments may be submitted at any time between the

notice of the public hearing and 24 hours after the public hearing. A consequence of this requirement is that the public body will not be able to take action on the matter immediately following the public hearing. It will have to take action at a

later meeting or recess the meeting long enough to comply with the 24-hour requirement.

 

Announcements:

  1. Any decision of the Planning Board may be appealed to the Stokesdale Town Council within fifteen (15) days of the Planning Board Decision Date by contacting the Town Clerk with a written notice of appeal. There is a $200.00 per case filing fee.
  2. The Stokesdale Town Council Meeting will be held at the Stokesdale Town Hall on Thursday, June 11th, at 7:00pm.

 

 

 


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ALERT:
Stokesdale Town Park - 

Effective May 8, 2020 at 5 p.m., new Guilford County restrictions will go into effect. As they apply to Stokesdale Town Park: 
• Playground Equipment is still closed closed 
• Gatherings (even impromptu ones) are limited to no more than 10 people
• Shelter and athletic field reservations are being accepted, but 6ft distancing and limit of 10 people is still in effect.
The restrictions do not apply to walking trails. However, we encourage park users to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer often and continue social distancing by remaining 6 or more feet apart.

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MAY 8, 2020 AT 5PM: GOVERNOR COOPER SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO ALLOW NORTH CAROLINA TO BEGIN PHASE 1 OF LOOSENING THE RESTRICTIONS OF THE STAY AT HOME ORDER:  PHASE ONE IS AS
FOLLOWS:
Stay at Home order remains in place, people can leave home for commercial activity.
Those retailers and services allowed to be open will need to implement social distancing, cleaning and other protocols.
Gatherings are still limited to no more than 10 people
Parks can open subject to gathering limits
Face coverings recommended in public
Restrictions remain in place for nursing homes and other congregate living settings
Encourage continued teleworking. 

•             All residents are encouraged to conduct utilities payments with the Town utilizing its online feature at https://stokesdalenc.govtportal.com/ or depositing your payment in our Town Hall utilities payment drop box located outside by the Town Hall Parking lot circle or by calling the Town office at 336-643-4011 and making your payment over the phone during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
•             All residents are encouraged to conduct other business with the Town, where possible, by calling the Town office at 336-643-4011 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
 

TOWN COUNCIL VOTED TO BEGIN HOLDING MONTHLY WORKSHOPS ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY. 

 Town of Stokesdale Water Customers Please Note:  After office hours and on holidays in the event of a TRUE water emergency (water main breaks, water gushing from the ground) Please call Mayor Flynt at 336-687-6019 or Town Clerk Alisa Houk 336-580-6611. They will contact our water contractors. For Water Disruption,  during routine business hours, please call Town Hall at 336-643-4011 and someone will assist you with your account. Thank you.


To view the Town's Development Ordinances, please see the link below
https://www.municode.com/library/nc/stokesdale/codes/development_ordinance 

Regular Meeting of Town Council is always the second Thursday of the month at 7:00p.m. at Stokesdale Town Hall, 8325 Angel Pardue Road, Stokesdale. Unless otherwise posted.


640058-visaThe Town is Now Accepting Online or by Telephone, Credit Cards for Water Payments --- You may call 336-645-3308 at any time day or night, or visit the website:stokesdalenc.govtportal.com.




Please be reminded that the Town of Stokesdale can be found on Facebook as well. We'd appreciate your "liking" the FB page!

New Committee Members Are Always Needed and Appreciated
Everyone that is interested in serving, should complete the application below and return it to Town Hall.

WE CURRENTLY NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP OUT WITH OUR EVENTS & CHRISTMAS PARADE COMMITTEE: we would love to make use of our new shelter in the park this summer. Suggestions are welcome:  festivals, picnics, music in the park, craft fair, etc...

Guilford County Sheriff's Office

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office has partnered with a private online network called
NEXTDOOR
Nextdoor is a free private social networking website for your neighborhood.

Nextdoor makes it easy to connect with your neighbors and build
stronger, safer, happier places to call home.

Join our NEXTDOOR Community at

www.nextdoor.com

Council Member Frank Bruno  can be heard on RockinghamCounty Radio.com or 1420 WMYN on the second Wednesday of each month.   The live broadcase will air at 11:00 a.m. with a rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m.   The show is also available as a podcast, on demand anytime at http://www.wloewmyn.com/Listen_24_7.html


US 158 Improvements: The DOT has chosen the northern route for the Highway 158 widening project through Stokesdale.  The route is highlited in yellow on the link to the map.  Please direct any questions directly to the DOT.
Forsyth and Guilford Counties
NCDOT STIP Number R-2577

This $105 million project will widen 18.8 miles of U.S. 158 to multiple lanes from U.S. 421/Business 40 in Winston-Salem to U.S. 220 in Guilford County. The project is divided into three sections:

  • Section A is 5.1 miles long. It begins just north of U.S. 421/Business 40/N.C. 150 and ends at Belews Creek Road in Forsyth County;
  • Section B is 7.2 miles long. It begins at Belews Creek Road in Forsyth County and ends at Anthony Road in Guilford County; and
  • Section C is 6.5 miles long. It begins at Anthony Road in Guilford County and ends at U.S. 220 in Guilford County.

 Section C will impact the Town of Stokesdale.

For additional information including maps of the project please visit the NCDOT website:

www.ncdot.gov/projects/US158ReidsvilleRoad/

Planning Board & Ordinance Review Applications
Are Being Accepted NOW!

Please complete an application and send to Town Hall Stokesdale@Stokesdale.org

or

PO Box 465
Stokesdale, NC  27357

Planning Board Application