Council approves 12-unit apartment complex, adopts budget and other Shenandoah news

Town of Shenandoah

~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH, April 25 — The Shenandoah Council held two joint public hearings with the Shenandoah Planning Commission last week regarding a rezoning request and special use permit submitted by Shenandoah Assembly of God to convert a church building into a 12-unit apartment complex.

EGM Enterprises plans to purchase the building at 712 Maryland Avenue and use it for long-term rentals.

The first public hearing focused on a rezoning request to change the property from R-2 Residential to the higher density R-3 residential zoning. The Council approved the rezoning request for property identified by tax map numbers 102A4-(1)-3 lots 7-13.

The second public hearing dealt with the request for a special use permit by Shenandoah Assembly of God (current owner) and EGM Enterprises (applicant/purchaser) to allow for the conversion of a church building to an apartment complex with 12 units. Council also approved the permit for the same property with the following conditions:

  • The construction/renovation shall meet all Town Code regulations.
  • A privacy fence is to be installed along the hill separating 605 Eighth Street from the apartment complex and 706 Maryland Avenue, only if the current property owners wish to have the privacy fence.
  • Minimum of weekly refuse removal.
  • Maintain adequate exterior and interior lighting for safety.
  • Maintain security camera system.
  • Management to conduct regular inspections and make immediate corrections of any issues.
  • Management to provide snow removal and upkeep of parking areas.

In other business at its April 25 meeting, the Shenandoah Council took the following actions:

• Adopted the proposed FY 2023-2024 Budget of $2,995,107.

• Held a joint public hearing with the Shenandoah Planning Commission and adopted the 2022 Comprehensive Plan.

• Held a Town Code Workshop prior to the regular Council meeting. The next Town Code Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 at Town Hall.

• Approved hiring Jenkins Computer Service as a consultant to assist the Town Manager with extra projects. Payment to be taken from the Utility Administration Salaries and moved to the Utility Fund Consultant line item.

• Approved a Bingo/Raffle application by the Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. for permit expiring April 25, 2024.

• Appointed Tim Seal and MacKenzie Watson to fill vacant seats on the Shenandoah Planning Commission with terms ending in November 2025.

• Received thank you cards from Phyllis Robertson for the Town’s Phyllis Robertson Day Celebration held on March 25, 2023, and the Shenandoah Elementary School PTO for the Town’s donation towards their courtyard rehabilitation project.

• Approved amending the FY 22-23 budget to correct line items over budget, as presented.

• Heard the new well is being tested and is currently pumping 200 gallons per minute.

• Approved a donation of $75 for the Vickie Green Memorial Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament. Payment will be from the General Fund Scholastic Donations budgeted line item. The July 8 tournament at the Caverns Country Club will raise money to offer a scholarship at Page County High School. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For more information call Tanner Dofflemyer at (540) 383-5573 or e-mail

• Received a flyer announcing a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the 2023 season of the Daughter of the Stars Farmers Market and for the new paved ADA Trail at Big Gem Park. The first ribbon cutting will take place at the picnic shelter in Big Gem Park for the Daughter of the Stars Farmers Market at 10 a.m. and the second ribbon cutting will take place immediately following at the beginning of the trail at Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street. For more information call Lora Jenkins (540) 652-8773 or e- mail Lora at

Shenandoah news briefs taken from notes provided by the Town Clerk.

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