11/13/2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
NOVEMBER 13, 2017
The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, November 13, 2017 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, Butch Layson, Jerry Lovelace, Nathan Serritt, and Eddie Smith
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 October 9, 2017. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written.
VARIANCE APPLICATION #V17-12, BRIAN DRAIN
Chairman Rule read variance application #V17-12, Brian Drain, requesting a variance on a 20.10 acre tract located at 6934 Nickelsville Road, Ranger. Mr. Drain represented the request explaining that he would like to build a 1476 square foot horse barn instead of the county maximum 500 square feet and be only 82 feet away from the property line instead of the county requirements of 100 feet, in order to save 2 very old oak trees. He asks that the he be granted a 976 square foot variance for the increase of size and an 18 foot side setback variance. William Corley, an adjoining property owner, spoke in support of Mr. Drain being granted this variance. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
The Planning Staff for Gordon County recommends that the variance request identified as Application #V17-12 be approved.
Eddie Smith made the motion to approve the variance application identified as #V17-12 as requested. Jerry Lovelace seconded the motion. All voted aye. The variance was granted. The thirty-(30) day appeal period was explained.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z17-17, HIBBYMO PROPERTIES-SONORAVILLE, LLC (Owner: Shirley Ann Crump)
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z17-17, Hibbymo Properties-Sonoraville, LLC, requesting to rezone a 2.55 acre tract located at 7194 Fairmount Hwy., Calhoun from A-1 to C-G. Bobby Howard with Hibbymo Properties, represented the request explaining that they would like to purchase this 2.55 acres from Ms. Crump from an 80 acre parcel, if the rezoning is granted, in order to develop a 10,560 square foot Dollar General Store. This area needs a more modern and larger store in order to continue serving the existing market and there is not an existing commercial property that is adequate for this purpose. He added that the Level 3 soil study for the septic system will work great, that the Georgia D.O.T. has approved the entrance plans from Highway 53, and that an 8 foot privacy fence and trees would be in place for the buffer requirements. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
The Planning Staff for Gordon County recommends that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z17-17 be approved with the following conditions: 1- All applicable state and local regulations shall be complied with, including but not limited to, Gordon County appearance standards for structure in commercial zoning districts, landscaping and buffer requirements and sign requirements. 2- The property owner/developer will be required to comply with the Water and Sewer standards regarding the sewer system.
Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z17-17 from A-1 to C-G, with the conditions that are requested by the Planning Staff for Gordon County. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners.
REZONING APPLICATION #Z17-18, CK5 INVESTMENTS, LLC
Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z17-18, CK5 Investments, LLC, requesting to rezone a 3.391 acre tract located at 153 Will Allen Road, Calhoun from A-1 to I-1. Kevin Carpenter represented the request explaining that he had just purchased this property from Cres Dodd and would like to build a storage building for equipment for his commercial floor covering business and that this was an existing structure that was built in 1990 and housed originally a business called Modern Fibers. He added that he needs to bring the zoning district into compliance with the structure and business. All adjoining property owners had been notified.
The Planning Staff for Gordon County recommends that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z17-18 be approved.
Eddie Smith made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z17-18 from A-1 to I-1. Nathan Serritt 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 6:32 p.m.