More Belmont County development coming

ST. CLAIRSVILLE The Belmont County commissioners continued a subdivision hearing for Kettler’s Ridge Plat in Richland Township and motioned to grant the final plat.

The hearing began the prior week, but was continued until the closing schedule could be obtained.

St. Clairsville attorney Mark Thomas presented the final plat of the subdivision, noting the deed was recorded earlier that week. He noted that CVS, Advanced Auto, and Sheetz will purchase lots.

“They are really chomping at the bit. You are going to see thing flow really fast and smooth now,” he said, adding that the city of St. Clairsville has agreed to provide utilities. The moving of transmission lines and work on moving the hillside back will commence soon.

The developer will request a meeting with the trustees to establish a safe right of way on Ream Road, which will also be used as a service entrance.

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