8/10/2015 Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes
PLANNING and ZONING COMMISSION
AUGUST 10, 2015
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, August 10, 2015 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 July 13, 2015. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z15-07, THOMAS E. SHANAHAN
(appl: Hibbymo Properties-East Calhoun, LLC)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z15-07, Thomas E. Shanahan, (applicant: Hibbymo Properties-East Calhoun, LLC) requesting to rezone a 1.98 acre tract located at the southeast corner of Dews Pond Road and Campbell Road, Calhoun from A-1 to C-C.
Mark Momon and Bobby Howard, with Hibbymo Properties-East Calhoun, LLC, represented the request explaining that they are a developer for Dollar General and have built more than 40 stores in the North Georgia area. A preliminary site plan was explained and showed that all landscape, buffer strips, parking spots, decel lane, loading dock, septic and secondary septic system codes were going to be met. Planning commission member, Nathan Serritt, asked why a secondary septic system was needed and it was explained that it is required by Environmental Health. Randy Rule stated his concerns with the traffic entering Dews Pond Road from Campbell Road. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Ursula Desrosier, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z15-07 be denied, as it is incompatible with surrounding land uses and zoning and inconsistent with the intent of the Gordon County Future Land Use Plan.
Nathan Serritt made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z15-07 from A-1 to C-C. Butch Layson 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 6:26 p.m.