10/14/2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes
PLANNING and ZONING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
OCTOBER 14, 2019
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, October 14, 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 September 9, 2019. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z19-16, FRANK EUGENE WILSON, JR.
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z19-16, Frank Eugene Wilson, Jr., requesting to rezone a 2.06-acre tract located at 5458 Nickelsville Road, Resaca from A-1 to R-6. Mr. Wilson represented the request explaining that he would like to rezone to bring into compliance because the property was subdivided in 2016 with an existing mobile home and now they are trying to replace the mobile home because it burnt. Randy Rule stated it would be a better fit to rezone to RA-1 since he had over 2 acres and Mr. Wilson agreed to go with the RA-1 zoning. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z19-16 from A-1 to RA-1. Butch Layson seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z19-17, CARY GENTRY
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z19-17, Cary Gentry, requesting to rezone an 8.22-acre tract located on Erwin Hill Road, Adairsville from A-1 to RA-1. Mr. Gentry represented the request explaining that he would like to rezone and subdivide into 4 tracts of 2 acres each, then construct 4 new homes for resale. Ray Tierce, an adjoining property owner, spoke with concerns that Mr. Gentry might place mobile homes on the property which would affect his property value. Jennifer Beason, an area property owner, spoke with concerns about the water that would flood this property when we have heavy rains. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Mr. Gentry stated that these homes would be brick or rock front homes and the homes will be about 1400 square feet each. He added that ditches will be added to the property to take care of run-off and flooding.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z19-17 from A-1 to RA-1. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
VARIANCE APPLICATION #V19-14, JOEY & APRIL SHIFLETT
Chairman Rule read variance application #V19-14, Joey and April Shiflett, requesting a variance for a 5-acre tract located at 129 Ridgeview Trail, Calhoun. Mr. Shiflett explained that they would like to build a 2,400 square foot metal structure for storage and the distance is needed for a baseball pitching area for his children and is asking for a 400 square foot variance. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
Eddie Smith made the motion to approve the variance application identified as #V19-14 to allow construction of a 2,400 square foot metal structure, granting the 400 square foot variance as requested. Butch Layson seconded the motion. All voted aye. The variance was granted. The thirty-(30) day appeal period was explained.
There being no additional business, Jerry Lovelace made the motion to adjourn. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting was adjourned at 6:33 p.m.