It appears animal owners will have another option in the area when their pets become sick or have other medical needs.
The New Tazewell Planning Commission approved a site plan from Dr. Michael Rowland to renovate a building at the corner of Hwy. 33 South and Rowe Street that, when completed, will become the Rowland Veterinarian Services.
The nearly 5,000 square foot structure once housed an assortment of businesses. It will keep the same footprint except for the addition of a small covered porch.
The clinic will be 100 percent contained in the building. No dog runs or water runoff will interfere with neighbors’ properties, according to the plan.
The site plans call for the addition of a new stone facade to the front and stucco to the rear of the building. Major landscaping will also be completed around the structure.
In another matter, the New Tazewell Municipal Airport is undergoing a change in managers. Bill Hensley has decided to retire, leaving the position open for FAA certified mechanic Mitch Edwards to fill.
The Tazewell-New Tazewell Fire Station will be getting a new ladder truck. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved its share of $22,000 for the purchase of the vehicle.
Also, the New Tazewell Beer Board approved the transfer of two permits last week.
Lazy Days Market co-owners Keith Lovins, Shannon McDaniels and David Davis dissolved the partnership in the business. Davis has taken sole proprietorship. He said plans are to expand the business to include a delicatessen.
The beer permit for the BP convenience, store just north of DeRoyal Industries, was transferred from Karim Boghani to Umong Rasiklal Patel.
Both permits were approved by a vote of five to one, with board member Phil Greer casting the only vote against the action.
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