CHIPLEY – An ordinance allowing mobile food trucks in certain areas of the county was recommended by the Washington County Planning Commission when they met in regular session June 5.

The measure states the trucks would be allowed to set up for 60 days in one spot before having to apply for another permit. The proprietors would also have to have land owner approval to make use of their property.

The ordinance has to be approved by the Washington County Board of County Commissioners and each municipality before it goes into effect. It is set to go before each entity in their next regular session meetings.

In other bueiness, Spirit Filled Church of God in Christ in Caryville requested a special exception from the commission to construct a cemetery at the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and Phillips Street. The board approved the request under the guidelines that a cemetery can be built in land designated low to medium residential with a special exception.

Chairman David Morris agreed with the request but urged the church to look into the water table elevation to avoid problems in the future.

“The land may not be in a flood zone but that isn’t the same as the water table,” said Morris. “I urge you to have that test done to avoid any issues in the future.”

The commission also approved a communications tower to be placed by C4 Towers at 4173 Douglas Ferry Road. The tower will host five wireless carriers as well as a place for emergency services.

Washington County Planning Commission will meet again in regular session at 5 p.m. on July 10.