8/12/2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes
PLANNING and ZONING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
AUGUST 12, 2019
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, August 12, 2019, 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, Nathan Serritt, and Butch Layson
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 8, 2019. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z19-12, AUSTIN & CARSON SOLLICITO (appl.)
Paul & Tami Defoor (owner)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z19-12, Austin and Carson Sollicito, applicant, and Paul and Tami Defoor, owner, requesting to rezone 1 acre located off Old Rome-Dalton Road, Calhoun from A-1 to R-1. Austin and Carson Sollicito represented the request explaining that her Uncle, Mr. Defoor, had divided off an acre for her from his larger tract of land to build a new home. They added that they had already got the perk test done and had spoken with the Gordon County Road Department about the driveway entrance. Dawn Evans, an area homeowner just wanted to make sure that the rezoning was for a home and nothing more. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Eddie Smith made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z19-12 from A-1 to R-1. Butch Layson seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z19-13, TONY TEMPLE
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z19-13, Tony Temple, requesting to rezone a 1.269-acre tract located at 1304 Highway 41N, Calhoun from A-1 to C-H. Mr. Temple represented the request explaining that he would like to relocate his commercial and trailer sales business to a more adequate location. He added that he had already addressed the driveway with the Georgia Department of Transportation. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z19-13 from A-1 to C-H. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
VARIANCE APPLICATION #V19-11 & REZONING APPLICATION #Z19-14,
OWR, LLC (appl) Con-onaula Farms L.L.L.P. (owner)
Chairman Rule read variance application #V19-11 and rezoning application #Z19-14, OWR, LLC, applicant and Con-onaula Farms L.L.L.P., owner on a 25.21 acre tract located off of 3538 US Hwy. 41 South, Calhoun. Terry Brumlow, a local attorney, represented the request stating that the variance request is to reduce the buffer strip from 250 feet to 20 feet on side and rear and 40 feet from right-of-way for I-2 zoning which is the rezoning request to rezone from A-1 to I-2 to build an industrial building to sale or lease. This would be the 4th time this type of request has been submitted and granted for property in this same area. Area property owners Cooper Fleming and Alberta Jones spoke in opposition to these applications for reasons of traffic, noise, and changing their quality of life. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
On variance application #V19-11, Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the variance as requested to reduce the county buffer requirements from 250 feet down to 20 feet on the sides and rear of property and 40 feet on the front of Highway 41. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The variance was granted. The thirty-(30) day appeal period was explained.
On rezoning application #Z19-14, Butch Layson made the motion to approve the rezoning request from A-1 to I-2. Jerry Lovelace 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. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting was adjourned at 6:19 p.m.