3/10/2014 Planning & Zoning Commission Minutes
GORDON COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
MARCH 10, 2014
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, March 10, 2014 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:
- Brad Rains Jerry Lovelace
- Butch Layson
Chairman Rains 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 February 10, 2014. Butch Layson seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
VARIANCE APPLICATION #V14-02, C.J. DODD
Chairman Rains read variance application #V14-02, C.J. Dodd, requesting a variance on a 7.94 acre tract located at 2320 Chatsworth Hwy., Calhoun to reduce required county road frontage. Mr. Dodd represented the request explaining that he had purchased the property at auction and that he did not have any county road frontage. He hopes that in the future he could sell this property but knew he would have to acquire a variance for a 20 foot easement to the property before anyone would purchase. Jerry Norris, an area homeowner, spoke in opposition with concerns of a decrease in property values and he noted that Mr. Dodd had already done some clearing on the property, which might be considered wetlands. Mr. Norris added that the city had told him that they would not issue any more tie ins to the existing water line. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Ursula Desrosier, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the variance request identified as Application #V14-02 be approved with the condition that evidence of a permanent easement for access to the property from Highway 225 is submitted to the Gordon County Planning and Development Department.
Butch Layson made the motion to approve the variance application identified as #V14-02 as requested with the condition that evidence of a permanent easement for access to the property from Highway 225 is submitted to the Gordon County Planning and Development Department. Jerry Lovelace seconded the motion. All voted aye. The variance was granted. The thirty- (30) day appeal period was explained.
There being no additional business, Jerry Lovelace made the motion to adjourn. Butch Layson seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.