10/11/2021 Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes
PLANNING and ZONING COMMISSION
OCTOBER 11, 2021
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gem Theater for the purpose of hearing variance and zoning change requests.
Members present were:
Randy Rule, Eddie Smith, Jerry Lovelace, and Sabrina Poole
Chairman Rule called the meeting to order and advised all present of the sign-up sheet 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 September 13, 2021. Sabrina Poole seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
REZONING REQUEST OF TERRY BRUMLOW ON BEHLAF OF INLIGHT REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS, LLC REGARDING 133+/- ACRE TRACT, APPLICATION #Z21-29 AND V21-18 ALONG WITH 5.20 ACRE TRACT APPLICATION #Z21-30 AND V21-19_
Chairman Rule received a hand delivery letter from Terry Brumlow in behalf of his clients, wishing to table the requests until our next scheduled meeting on November 8, 2021 and for the Board of Commissioners meeting on November 16, 2021.
Eddie Smith made a motion to table the requests until our next meeting. Jerry Lovelace second the motion. All voted aye. The zoning requests were tabled.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z21-23, DARRYL EDWARDS
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z21-23, Darryl Edwards, requesting to rezone a 131 acre tract located at 6624 Fairmount Hwy, Calhoun to construct a multi-priced, single-family and town home development, approximately 525 homes. Mr. Darin Hardin spoke as a representative of Mr. Edwards. He stated that they would like to create a mixed residential community with different housing opportunities to help the housing demand from the influx of industrial growth. They plan on quality, affordable housing option for all incomes and ages which will be pedestrian friendly and will have some greenspace. The DRI report was turned in and complete. Also, a Traffic Impact Study was presented to the Board.
Atty. Bill Thompson spoke in opposition stating that this is the largest proposed residential development in Gordon County and the first residential project for the DRI process. The high–density development will bring a significant tax burden on the Gordon County Government, not to mention the State of Georgia. Gordon County will be forced to adapt its fire, law enforcement and recreational resources to a new dynamic. The School Board will have a dramatic challenge facing it with regard to educating the children that will come. The proposed drawing of the development shows one entry way in and out of what will become the largest and most dense development that will challenge the GDOT, not to mention the impact from the new By-Pass. We have to control the developments that are coming.
Sue Hibberts spoke in opposition regarding the impact the new high school has already put on this community with transportation due to the traffic and the impact this will have on our school system.
Nathan Roberts also spoke in opposition about the intense use for this area and did not want this intensity in this area that it should be closer to the city. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Eddie Smith made a motion to deny the rezoning application identified as #Z21-23. Jerry Lovelace second the motion. Sabrina Poole abstained from voting. All voted aye. The recommendation for denial was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z21-27, DAMIAN AND JOHNNA LIKER
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z21-27, Damian & Johnna Liker, requesting to rezone a 4.00 acre tract located at 1697 Covington Bridge Rd., Fairmount. Mrs. Liker explained that they have purchased a 4 acre tract that was subdivided from a larger tract and would like to build a house there. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Jerry Lovelace made a motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z21-27. Sabrina Poole second the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners
VARIANCE APPLICATION #V21-17, OWR, LLC (appl) JOE MOORE, TIM MOORE& LINDA MOORE KELLY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEES (owner)
Chairman Rule read variance application #V21-17, OWR, LLC requesting a variance for a 94+/- acre tract located at Trimble Hollow Rd. and Spring Hill Rd., Adairsville. Attorney Terry Brumlow explained that the property to the north has been acquired and closed on but could not disclose the name yet but that they have things moving forward with a manufacturing plant. The variance was to reduce the buffer strip on the north and east. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Jerry Lovelace made a motion to approve the variance request as stated. Sabrina Poole second the motion. All voted aye. The variance was granted. The thirty (30) day appeal period was explained.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z21-28, OWR, LLC (appl) JOE MOORE, TIM MOORE& LINDA MOORE KELLY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEES (owner)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z21-28, OWR, LLC requesting a to rezone a 94+/- acre tract located at Trimble Hollow Rd. and Spring Hill Rd., Adairsville. Attorney Terry Brumlow stated that his clients are proposing to rezone the property from A-1 to I-2 for building industrial building(s) for major development for local industry in Gordon County.
All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Eddie Smith made a motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z21-28. Sabrina Poole second the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners
There being no additional business, Jerry Lovelace made the motion to adjourn. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All vote aye. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.