6/13/2016 Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
JUNE 13, 2016
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, June 13, 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, Jerry Lovelace, and Nathan Serritt
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 May 9, 2016. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z16-11, CON-ONAULA FARMS, L.L.L.P (Applicant: OWR, LLC)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z16-11, Con-onaula Farms, L.L.L.P., requesting to rezone 25 acres located at 3538 US Hwy. 41 South, Calhoun from A-1 to I-2. Terry Brumlow, a local attorney represented the request explaining that OWR, LLC, which is owned by Sage Ralston and L.P. Owens, wished to buy these 25 acres if the rezoning is received from Con-onaula Farms to build industrial buildings to sale or lease to industry. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Ursula Desrosier, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z16-11 be approved.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z16-11 from A-1 to I-2. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z16-12, THOMAS GROVER LUNSFORD
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z16-12, Thomas Grover Lunsford, requesting to rezone a 2.26 acre tract located at 976 Hwy. 53 West, Calhoun from A-1 to C-G. Mr. Lunsford represented the request explaining that he thought that this was already zoned C-G since he had operated an insurance agency at this address since 1987 and now he would like to bring the property into compliance so he can open another business to sell fireworks. The fireworks business would only be open seasonally, before July 4th and before New Years. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Ursula Desrosier, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z16-12 be approved and that the Future Land Use Map.
Nathan Serritt made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z16-12 from A-1 to C-G and amend the Future Land Use Map. Jerry Lovelace seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
VARIANCE APPLICATION #V16-04, CLAY & DENISE WARD
Chairman Rule read variance application #V16-04, Clay and Denise Ward, requesting a variance on a .94 acre tract located at 102 Woodedge Dr., Calhoun. Mr. & Mrs. Ward represented the application explaining that they would like to build a 40 x 36, 3-car garage, but needed a 10 foot variance from the required minimum setback from right of way because of where their pool is located. When the Chairman inquired when the applicants had posted the sign of notification in the yard it was disclosed that they had not placed it up the 15 days before this meeting. Jerry Lovelace made the motion to table the application until the July 11, 2016 meeting so that the sign would be displayed the required amount of time and so that the applicants could send out the notifications again. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The variance application was tabled until the July 11, 2016 meeting.
There being no additional business, Nathan Serritt made the motion to adjourn. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.