PLANNING and ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Gordon County Judicial Building for the purpose of hearing variance and zoning change requests.
Members present were: Randy Rule, Sabrina Poole, 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 August 8, 2022. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z22-16, CURTIS DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC & KING CURTIS, LLC (owner), THOR NW GEORGIA, LLC (appl.)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z22-16, Curtis Development Group, LLC and King Curtis, LLC (owner), Thor NW Georgia, LLC (appl.), requesting to rezone a 111.97 acre tract located on Miller Ferry Road and Shaw Road, Adairsville from A-1 to I-1. Terry Brumlow, attorney for the applicant represented the application and requested that the rezoning application be tabled until the October 10, 2022 Planning Commission’s meeting. He explained that the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission has made a determination that the project warrants regional review and the process of compiling a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) report has been initiated. The report wil not be ready for a few weeks and the applicant would like to review the report and address other concerns which have been made known since the time of filing of the application. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to table the rezoning application identified as #Z22-16 from A-1 to I-1. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The application was tabled until the October 10, 2022 meeting which will be held at the Gem Theater.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z22-14, SULEYMA A. CORDOZA (owner), CHRISTINA R. JENKIINS, LLC (legal rep.)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z22-14, Suleyma A. Cordoza (owner), Christina R. Jenkins, LLC (legal rep.), requesting to rezone a .44 acre tract located at 1600 Sugar Valley Road, Calhoun from A-1 to C-H. Ms. Jenkins represented the request explaining that her client would like to re-establish this building as a auto service station, it was built in 1953 and is no longer grandfathered in as a non-conforming use due to the closure of the business for more than one year and due to the design of the property it is best suited to remain as a service station. Ms. Jenkins went on to say that it will be a one in one out business.
Nathan Serritt ask if they would be operating this business or would it be leased to someone else to operate and Ms. Jenkins replied it would be leased. Area property owners Herrick Whiting and Thomas Davis spoke with concerns of the probability of non-operating vehicles being stored on the property for parts, that they didn’t want it to become a junk yard like it once was, operating all hours of the night, and decreasing their property values. Ms. Jenkins stated that provisions would be in place in the lease to hold the operator in compliance with the stipulations and they would build a fence around the property. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Nathan Serritt made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z22-14 from A-1 to C-H, with the stipulation that it cannot store any unregistered vehicles to be used as parts and must maintain the buffer strip of 50 feet on all sides. Also, shall provide an opaque fence or adequate landscaping of an evergreen species of plant having a minimum of six feet height. Jerry Lovelace seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z22-15, ZHENHAO HOLDING, LTD (owner), SAGE RALSTON (agent)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z22-15, Zhenhao Holding, LTD (owner), Sage Ralston (agent), requesting to rezone a 3.26 acre tract located at 199 Spring Hill Road, Adairsville from A-1 to R-6. Mr. Ralston represented the request explaining that he would like to subdivide the property in 2 tracts to place 2 mobile homes for employee housing and they would be able to access the public sewer service that is being planned. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z22-15 from A-1 to R-6. Sabrina Poole 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 6:37 p.m.