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September 10, 2018

Propane storage facility public hearing Tuesday

Blossman gas proposes installation of storage facility off James Madison Highway, behind Cecil’s Tractors.
Public Hearing
• Topic: Special use permit application to store and distribute up to 60,000 gallons of propane on 1.3 acre at 763 James Madison Highway, Warrenton, behind Cecil’s Tractor.

• When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.

• Where: Town Hall, 18 Court St., Warrenton

• Agency: Warrenton Town Council.

• Applicant: Blossman Gas.

• Property owners: Rebecca and Cecil Campbell under Big Time LLC.

• Zoning: Industrial.

• History: Warrenton planning commission voted, 3-1, to recommend permit approval in August.

• Website: www.blossmangas.com

Warrenton’s town council Tuesday night will conduct a public hearing on an application from a propane gas company to store up to 60,000 gallons of fuel near the town’s southern gateway.

Blossman Gas seeks a special permit to lease 1.3 acres for a propane storage and distribution center at 763 James Madison Highway.

The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

After discussing the project, council members will decide whether to grant the permit.

The industrially-zoned property, owned by Rebecca and Cecil Campbell, stands behind Cecil’s Tractors.

> Agenda at bottom of story

In August, Warrenton’s planning commission voted, 3-1, to recommend town council approval of the special use permit.

Town staff worked to address the concerns about site access and a fire hydrant before the August meeting.

The planning commission recommendation includes 17 conditions:

• Proof that a fire hydrant along James Madison Highway — or a new one that Blossman would install closer to its tanks — can provide at least 750 gallons of water per minute.

In a letter to the town, Branch Manager Paul Perkins said Blossman would pay up to $15,000 in construction costs for a new fire hydrant.

• Annual training that Blossman would provide for first-responders.

• Video security monitoring.

• No onsite sales without additional permits.

• Planning commission review after one year of operation.

The propane company has an office and retail operation at 259 Broadview Ave.

If the town approves the permit, Blossman would install two, 30,000-gallon, above-ground storage tanks on the new site.

The company expects delivery there of approximately 9,000 gallons of propane a day by tractor-trailer. Four smaller tankers would deliver propane to customers in the area.

Based in Mississippi, Blossman Gas has locations in 12 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

Town council meeting agenda 91118 by Fauquier Now on Scribd


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