2/8/2016 Planning Zoning Commission Minutes
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MINUTES
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Gordon County Administration Building for the purpose of hearing variance and zoning change requests. Members present were:
Randy Rule, Eddie Smith, Butch Layson, Nathan Serritt, and Jerry Lovelace
Randy Rule called the meeting to order and advised all present of the sign-up sheets available for those who wish to address the Planning Commission on any of the zoning or variance change applications.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Jerry Lovelace to approve the minutes of the previous meeting of January 11, 2016. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN
Randy Rule opened the floor for nominations for the 2016 Chairman and Vice-Chairman positions for the Planning Commission. Jerry Lovelace made a motion to keep Butch Layson as the Vice-Chairman. Nathan Seritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. Butch Layson made a motion to keep Randy Rule as the Chairman. Jerry Lovelace seconded the motion. All voted aye. Randy Rule will remain the Chairman and Butch Layson will remain the Vice-Chairman in 2016 for the Gordon County Planning Commission.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z16-01, JUSTIN CLEMENTS
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z16-01, Justin Clements, requesting to rezone a 3 acre tract located on Plainview Road, Calhoun from A-1 to RA-1. Mr. Clements represented the request explaining that he had bought the property that was sub-divided from a larger tract of land and would like to build a house. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Ursula Desrosier, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z16-01 be approved.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z16-01 from A-1 to RA-1. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z16-02, MARTHA ANN HALEY
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z16-02, Martha Ann Haley, requesting to rezone a 2 acre tract located on Lovers Lane, Calhoun from A-1 to C-C. Mrs. Haley represented the request explaining that she has a potential buyer, Marty Carroll, for the property and he wants to build a beauty salon for his wife since he has the adjoining property and operates a business already. Gary Beisser, an adjoining homeowner to the rear of the proposed rezoning, spoke that he would be in support of the rezoning if the construction and operation is only a beauty salon and a 50 foot buffer be along the north and east boundaries of the property. Christine Fisher, the applicant’s daughter, spoke in support to the rezoning. Marty Carroll, the proposed buyer, explained that he only wanted to build a small plaza that would house his wife’s beauty salon and possibly a small retail business to lease. He also added that he would comply with buffer requirements. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Ursula Desrosier, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z16-02 be approved.
Eddie Smith made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z16-02 from A-1 to C-C. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
There being no additional business, Nathan Serritt made the motion to adjourn. Jerry Lovelace seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting was adjourned at 6:24 p.m.