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1998 Zoning Minutes

NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: These document are not guaranteed accurate or intended to be the official meeting minutes.  They are intended to provide a general overview about meeting activity. To obtain official meeting minutes, please contact the Pooler City Clerk's office.

January 12, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 12, 1998
MINUTES

A called meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on January 12, 1998. Mayor Buddy Carter called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. Present were Councilman Jack Brewton, Robert Bryan, Sonny DeFilippis, Jim Poteet, Wayne Seay and Stevie Wall; City Manager, Dennis Baxter and City Attorney, Wiley Ellis.

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss:

1. Request for approval of site plan for the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and
Brickyard Subdivision on Bourne Avenue
Mayor Carter presented this request for site plan approval of a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and approval of the Brickyard Subdivision on Bourne Avenue. He stated that the issue concerning the lift station has not yet been resolved. Mr. Baxter presented several options the City could take, one being to ask the County (who owns the lift station at the Eighth Air Force Museum) to accept the amount of $32,760.00 and in return, deed the lift station to the City. The other option being for the City to build a new lift to handle this subdivision, at an estimated cost of $90,000. Mayor Carter stated that the lift station at the Eighth Air Force Museum would need to be upgraded to handle the capacity from this subdivision and that he has spoken with Commissioner Eddie DeLoach, who has stated that the County will agree to accept the $32,760.00 with the stipulation that the City would reimburse the difference up to $90,000. This amount will come from tap in fees from the development in the subdivision.
Mr. Allen Lewis of Georgia/Carolina Land Company, Inc. and Mr. Mike Donahoo, Engineer representing the Cracker Barrel were present at the meeting. Mr. Baxter presented comments from the City=s engineer regarding the site plan and subdivision. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the site plan for the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, contingent upon the engineer=s comments being answered prior to the issuance of a building permit. Motion was seconded by Councilman Poteet and passed without opposition. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the Brickyard Subdivision, contingent upon a pond being posted for 150% of the estimated infrastructure cost and contingent upon the lift station agreement with Chatham County being approved. Motion was seconded by Councilman Poteet and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Poteet made a motion to adjourn at approximately 4:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Bryan and passed without opposition.

January 26, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JANUARY 26 1998






The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 26, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Fleta Pepper, Joe Harmon, Don Taylor, Mark Revenew, Holly Young, Gay Tucciarone and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator and Councilman Jim Poteet were also present.



Chairman Robert Drewry introduced Gay Tucciarone and Holly Young as our newest Planning and Zoning Board members and administered the Oath of Office.



1.    Garden Acres Subdivision Phase X - Greenspace Plan Review - Mrs. Carver stated Donny Tuten is applying for his land disturbing activity permit at this time and preliminary construction plans would be forthcoming at a later date. His LDA application has been approved pending compliance with our tree ordinance. After some discussion, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the greenspace plan. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



2.    Discussion of Proposed Subdivision Ordinance Revisions - Milton Newton and Gary Plumbley of MPC were present to discuss their proposal to revise our subdivision ordinance, update Comprehensive Plan short-term Work Program and Update of Solid Waste Plan short-term Work Program. Councilman Jim Poteet stated this proposal was discussed favorably this week-end at the Mayor and Council's workshop. He further stated he was confident this would be approved at Monday's Council meeting. There was some discussion about holding work sessions after regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning meetings. Assuming the proposal is approved at Monday's meeting, we will begin work on revising the subdivision ordinance on Monday, February 9th. Chairman Drewry thanked Mr. Newton and Mr. Plumbley for coming and concurred the board was anxious to get started as soon as possible.



3.     Discussion of changes in the Zoning Ordinance.   Mrs. Carver stated since we revised our zoning ordinance in March, 1996 we have from time to time come across words, definitions, etc. that we needed to change. Mrs. Carver has started a list and will furnish a copy for the board members to review, add to, or change prior to the next meeting.



4.     Election of a Vice-Chairman - A motion was made by Joe Harmon to nominate [)on Taylor as Vice-Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board of Commissioners. Motion was seconded by Mark Revenew and passed without opposition. Motion carried.



Chairman Drewry reminded the board members that Kathy Rogers will be honored by Mayor and Council on Monday, February 2, 1998 at 6 p.m. He urged them to attend.



There being no further business to come before the Board , a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed without opposition.

February 9, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 9, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held

on Monday, February 9, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Joe Harmon,

Don Taylor, Mark Revenew, Holly Young and Gay Tucciarone. Jackie Carver, Zoning

Administrator and Councilmen Jim Poteet and Stevie Wall were also present.

Co-Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



1.     Fred Williams Zoning Map Amendment Request to rezone a 4.94 acre tract in the southeast corner of Quacco Road and Pine Barren Road from R-1A to C-P.   Fred Williams discussed his plans to build an office, a recreational facility, ball fields and other amenities to promote his proposed subdivisions. Jeff Thornburg, a resident of Hunter's Ridge and several board members expressed concern about other commercial uses permitted in the C-P zoning and the amount of acreage to be rezoned. Mr. Williams assured the board members his office would be neighborhood friendly and an asset to the community. A motion was made by Joe Harmon to recommend approval of this zoning map amendment contingent upon the architectural design being approved by the Planning and Zoning Board. Motion was seconded by Mark Revenew and passed without opposition.



2. Fred Williams - discussion of performance bonds for subdivisions. Mr. Williams stated presently the City of Pooler subdivision ordinance requires a developer to post a maintenance bond after improvements have been accepted, but does not allow a developer to post a performance bond to guarantee the improvements. This would enable the developer to begin building houses while improvements are being installed.  Mr. Williams gave Mr. Wiley Ellis, the City Attorney a sample of a performance bond for his review and recommendation. A motion was made by Mark Revenew for the city to accept a performance bond to guarantee subdivision improvements contingent upon a favorable recommendation from the City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition. Motion carried.



3. Discussion of changes in the Zoning Ordinance. Mrs. Carver had given the board members a list of some needed changes in the zoning ordinance. The board was asked to review the list, add to or make changes. The main topic of discussion was measuring setback distances from the wall section and not the eaves. With no additional changes, Mrs. Carver was asked to submit a more detailed list of changes at the next meeting.



There being no further business to come before the Board , a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator

February 23, 1998

City of Pooler
Planning and Zoning Minutes
Feb. 23,1998








The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, Feb.23, ~998 at the Pooler City Hall. Members present included: Don Taylor, Fleta Pepper, Gay Tucciarone, Mark Revenew, and Chairman Robert Drewry. Councilman Jim Poteet, and City Planner, Tim Inglis were also present.



Branigar's Request for a "Hardship Waiver" Concerning Pooler's Tree Ordinance.

Chuck Mitchell presented an explanation for this waiver, stating that the Pine Plantation is only tall narrow Georgia Pines that are not beneficial as shade trees. The Godley Tract is estimated to have 300-500 trees per acre with a cost for surveying each tree at  1.2 million dollars. Don Taylor made a motion to grant exemption for the tree survey as long as the hardwoods were saved and Branigar will provide an overlay of the planted pines. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition. It was stated that recommendation does not have to come before Pooler Council.



2.          Ping Tyner's Request to Subdivide a 10.2 Acre Tract into Two 5.01 Acre Tracts on the North Side of Old Louisville RoadPing Tyner stated the two lots being divided will be 16A & 16B with one of the lots being 'Gift Deeded' to his daughter. Lot 16B is not on a public road therefore requiring an access easement. Mr. Tyner stated he will provide a 60' access road to the rear property. Currently the plat shows no designated widths of the drainage easements. Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approving the subdivision contingent upon supplying easements to the City/County maintained Canals with the appropriate widths being included on the plat. And that a signature block be included to prevent future easement disputes. Motion was seconded by Mark Revenew and passed without opposition.



3.          Clem Burnsed's Request to Subdivide 3.68 Acre Tract Into Lot A & BRobert

Drewry motioned to table the item due to the fact that the owner was not present to respond to their concerns. Concerns such as the Body Shop located on the property line, the new water well location, and who the true property owner is. Motion to table was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed with no opposition.



4    Discussion of Proposed Zoning ChangesDue to Ms. CarverZoning Administrator not being able to attend this item was tabled until she returns.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Fleta Pepper and seconded by Mark Revenew.



Respectfully submitted,





Tim W ~ng~~5\

City Planner/Building Inspector

March 9, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 9, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held

on Monday, March 9, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Joe Harmon,

Mark Revenew, Holly Young, Gay Tucciarone and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver,

Zoning Administrator and Councilman Jim Poteet were also present.  Chairman Robert

Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



1.   Clem Burnsed's request to subdivide a 3.68 acre tract on Pine Barren Road into Lot A and B. Mr. Burnsed stated he plans to sell Lot B to Mr. Allen Greene who was also in attendance. The board questioned Mr. Burnsed about the well located on Lot A serving the house on Lot B. Mr. Greene and Mr. Burnsed confirmed a new well will not be placed on Lot B and a water agreement will be signed and recorded. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to approve the minor subdivision contingent upon above agreement and changing note on mylar. Motion was seconded by Gay Tucciarone and passed without opposition. Motion carried.



2. Garden Acres Subdivision, Phase X Preliminary Construction Plan Review  Donny Tuten, the developer, and Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. were present to answer any questions. Mrs. Carver stated the plans have been reviewed by our city engineer and comments are being addressed. For information only, Mrs. Carver informed the board that Mr. Tuten would only be able to build a total of 166 homes on the existing lift station. Therefore, until the lift station is upgraded only 21 of the 29 lots can be developed in this phase. Mrs. Carver reported she has not received E.P.D. approval and questioned the need for the flood plain boundary on the plans. Mr. Coleman stated that was an oversight and the information would be added. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Garden Acres, Phase X pending receipt of EPD approval, addition of floodplain information and engineer's approval. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition. Motion carried.



3. Discussion of changes in the Zoning Ordinance. Mrs. Carver had given the board members a list of some needed changes in the zoning ordinance. After some discussion, the board recommended deleting the section on communication equipment for further discussion and adding some criteria for a preliminary site plan in Section 4 (B) (2).  The board instructed Mrs. Carver to begin procedures for these zoning text amendments.



Fred Williams presented the board members with "Building Power", a booklet printed by the Home Builders Association of Savannah, Inc. Mr. Williams, on behalf of the HAHB, extended an invitation to the committee members to all of their functions. Mr. Williams would like the City of Pooler to establish a Better Relations Committee. The focus of this committee is to maintain a harmonious relationship between homebuilders and the City of Pooler. A motion to establish a Better Relations Committee was made by Fleta Pepper and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion carried.





There being no further business to come before the Board , a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed without opposition.

Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator

March 23, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 23, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, March 23, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Joe Harmon. Mark

Revenew, Holly Young, Fleta Pepper, Don Taylor, Gay Tucciarone and Robert Drewry.

Councilman Jim Poteet, Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator and Tim Inglis, City Planner were

present.  Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



1.   Edwin Jones Zoning Map Amendment request to rezone the Northeast corner of Rogers Street and Pine Barren Road from C-I to R-1ATerry Coleman of FMC Engineering, Inc.

was present to answer any questions. Mrs. Carver stated Mr. Jones had obtained a zoning change on this property from R-IA to C-I on April 1, 1996. With plans to develop a maior subdivision instead, he is now requesting this 3.92 acre tract be zoned back to R-I A. Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of this zoning map amendment. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



2.   Ashwood Subdivision, Phase I - Tree Ordinance compliance for issuance of Land Disturbing PermitTerry Coleman of LMC Engineering, Inc. was present to discuss whether Ashwood Subdivision meets the tree ordinance requirements. He explained the subdivision more than meets the 10% greenspace requirement with the undisturbed wetlands and the 25-ft buffer. Mrs. Carver stated a sketch plan was presented on the proposed 99 lot subdivision in November of 1997. The sketch plan was approved by Mayor and Council contingent upon the 25' buffer being given to a neighborhood association and the drainage concerns being addressed with the preliminary construction plans. The board agreed the plans meet the tree ordinance requirements, therefore a motion was made by Don Taylor and seconded by Fleta Pepper to issue the LDA permit on Ashwood Subdivision, Phase I. Motion passed without opposition.



3.   Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Text Amendments.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has been working on list of changes in the zoning ordinance pertaining to building setbacks, office trailers and conditional use requirements. Mr. Rick white complained to the board that the public was not given enough time to review the proposed text amendments. He read from Sec. 6 of the zoning ordinance which states there shall be two public hearings held for a zoning action. Mrs. Carver was asked to check with the City's Attorney to make sure public hearings are handled according to state law and the City of Pooler's Zoning Ordinance. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to postpone this public hearing for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.



4.   Public Hearing to discuss adoption of the amended Zoning MapMrs. Carver presented the amended zoning map for adoption as the "Official Zoning Map" for the City of Pooler. She explained with so many zoning map amendments and annexations the city needed to review, approve and adopt the zoning map. Mark Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map as submitted with a second by Don Taylor. Motion carried.




5.   Fred Williams' preliminary site plan review for the corner of Quacco Road and Pine Barren RoadFred Williams distributed booklets detailing his plans for The Village at Pine Barren, a Commercial-Professional development at the corner of Quacco and Pine Barren Road. There was discussion about the discrepancies from previous proposed development indicated on the zoning map amendment application and at the public hearing. The board asked Mr. Williams if he planned to subdivide and Mr. Williams concurred stating it was necessary for financial and leasing purposes. If the lots were subdivided, the board questioned the building setback requirements, minimum lot sizes and lots fronting on a private street. The board as a whole did not have a problem with a single office complex, ball fields etc. but several board members had concerns about potential future leasing of buildings for uses permitted in a Commercial-Professional Zoning. Since this was a preliminary site plan, no official action could be taken at this time. Fleta Pepper did make a motion in favor of the concept plan as presented. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with Holly Young opposing.



6.   Morgan Lake Subdivision sketch plan review - located off Jimmy Deloach Parkway.

David Nelson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company was present to introduce this proposed development. Robert Baker owns 175 acres along the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway where he plans to develop a 147 lot subdivision in three phases. Mr. Nelson stated these were approximately 112 acre lots with 25' to 150' street frontage, curb & gutter, sidewalks on both sides and two community recreation areas totaling six acres. The sixty foot buffer along Jimmy Deloach Parkway and the community recreation areas will be maintained by a Homeowner's Association. Rebecca Benton questioned water and sewer accessibility. Mr. Nelson explained septic tanks will be used and the owner is hoping to obtain a permit to put in a private water system until such time he could connect to a public water system. Chairman Drcwry asked about access to the lagoons. Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the sketch plan for Morgan Lake Subdivision pending a water agreement and maintenance access to the lagoons. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



7.   Fred Williams discussion of an alternate subdivision sketch plan on property adjacent to Hunter's Ridge Subdivision. Chairman Drewry reminded the board members that Mr. Williams has already received sketch plan approval for a 160 lot subdivision on this property pending compliance with the newly adopted subdivision ordinance. Mr. Williams presented the board with an alternate subdivision sketch plan which included minimum lot sizes of 7500 sq.ft., 70' lot widths with more open space than the original plan. A motion was made by Don Taylor and seconded by Joe Harmon in favor of the alternate sketch plan contingent upon compliance with the newly adopted subdivision ordinance. Motion carried.



Note: Chairman Drewry asked that a clarification be made in the Council minutes which stated the approval of Ping Tyner's minor subdivision plat was based on Planning and Zoning's recommendation. Planning and Zoning did not sign off on the plat because

their recommendation for approval was contingent upon canal easement widths being placed on the minor subdivision plat.

Chairman Drewry asked Councilman Poteet to discuss with the Mayor and Council about the potential traffic congestion and traffic alignment at the corner of Quacco and Pine Barren Road



There being no further business to come before the Board a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted.



Jackie Carver

Zoning Administrator

April 13, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
APRIL 13, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday. April 13.1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Joe Harmon, Holly

Young, Fleta Pepper. Don Taylor, Gay Tucciarone and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver, Zoning

Administrator was also present. Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



1.   Sandra Sowell's request to subdivide a 3 acre tract on Old Louisville Road into two lots:

Mrs. Carver explained Mr. & Mrs. Sowell want to subdivide the 3 acre tract to build a home on lot 3-B. Mr. & Mrs. Sowell were present to answer any questions. The board discussed the following items that needed to be added to the minor subdivision plat: owner signature block for easement dedication, power line easements and note about water well agreement. Don Taylor made a motion to deny this request to give the applicant time to address the above comments. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.



2.   Marvin Strickland's request for a recombination of two lots he owns at the corner of eastbound U.S. 80 Skinner Avenue and westbound U.S.80. Mrs. Carver stated Mr. Marvin Strickland owns a .23 acre lot on the comer of westbound U.S.80 and Skinner Avenue. Mr. Strickland has recently purchased a .27 acre lot from Norfolk Southern on the eastbound corner of U.S.80 and Skinner Avenue. Mr. Strickland plans to develop this comer lot once the recombination plat is approved and recorded. Don Taylor asked Mr. Strickland about any utility or drainage easements on the lot. Mr. Strickland assured the board that he will dedicate the necessary easements once development plans are finalized. In reference to the power line, Mr. Strickland stated SEPCO has agreed to relocate this line to the rear of the lot. A motion was made by Holly Young and seconded by Don Taylor. Motion passed without opposition.



3.   Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Text AmendmentsThe Planning and Zoning Commission has been working on a list of changes in the zoning ordinance pertaining to building setbacks, office trailers and conditional use requirements. This item was tabled from the last meeting to give the public more time to review these proposed zoning text amendments. Rick White questioned the change proposed in Section 4-(B)(2) . This section deals with site plan criteria required for a conditional use submittal. This change would eliminate the developer from the expense of a complete set of engineering drawings prior to obtaining a conditional use approval. The board feels a preliminary site plan which includes items, 1,2,3 and 6 of Sec4 (C) would furnish adequate information needed to make a conditional use determination. Mr. white also questioned the deletion of Section 8(B) which states 'Because Conditional Uses and Variances require approved site plans, site plan approval is the first step in the permitting process." After some discussion about Mr. White '5 comments, Chairman Drewry closed the public hearing. The board decided not to make any changes in the proposed text amendments. A motion was made by Joe Harmon to make a recommendation to Mayor and Council to approve the proposed zoning text amendments. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.




4.   Public Hearing to discuss proposed changes in the subdivision ordinance.

Chairman Drewry presented a draft of the proposed changes in the subdivision ordinance. The board worked hard with the valuable assistance of Dave Rutherford of Coastal Georgia RDC to draft these proposed changes. Chairman Drewry opened the public hearing to comments from the board members. Holly Young questioned Sec 703.03 (b) whether an irrevocable letter of credit will be acceptable by the city to meet final plat requirements. Dave Rutherford stated he had discussed this with the City Attorney Wiley Ellis and Mr. Ellis has no problem with leaving irrevocable letter of credit in the subdivision ordinance.



Chairman Drewry stated he has some problems with the lot sizes as drafted in the proposed subdivision ordinance. He thinks we will have identical type subdivisions, just on larger lots with no open space requirement on lots larger than 2,000 sq. ft. He is worried all subdivisions will have 12.001 sq. ft. lots. With no deductions in open space, He feels we are discouraging residential development. Chairman Drewry is in favor of good development but unsure we are headed in that direction..  Don Taylor agreed with Chairman Drewry about smaller lots as long as proper open space areas are designed in the subdivision. Fleta Pepper would like to see a mixture of small and large lots with more amenities. Gay Tucciarone stated the board has an obligation to represent all of Pooler and not base their decision on personal opinion. In reference to smaller lots, Mrs. Tucciarone would like to see the city ease into these new growth patterns. Holly Young stated development is coming our way and there's definitely a market for larger lots in the City of Pooler. Mrs. Young recommended extending the open space requirement to lots larger than 12,000 sq.ft.lots.



Chairman Drewry opened the meeting for public input on the proposed subdivision ordinance. Fred Williams stated builders will go elsewhere because the proposed subdivision regulations would create a hardship for developers. The type of soil in Pooler and the proposed minimum lot sizes with no open space deductions would hinder residential growth. Rebecca Benton concurred with Mr. Fred Williams about the proposed subdivision ordinance. Miss. Benton asked the board for clarification on street-right-of-way as mentioned on p.1318. The board explained the building line setback requirement is measured from the street right-of-way. Miss Benton also pointed out on p.1325 where “the Planning Commission" should be deleted.



The board asked Dave Rutherford of Coastal Georgia RDC for his comments and recommendation. Mr. Rutherford suggested the City of Pooler create a unified development code. He expressed concerns about the open space percentages required in the proposed subdivision allowing no deductions for wetlands, etc.



Chairman Drewry closed the public hearing and asked the board members for further comments and a motion. After more discussion among the board members, a motion to recommend approval of the proposed subdivision ordinance as submitted was made by Holly Young. The motion died for lack of second. Don Taylor made a new motion to make the following changes in the proposed subdivision ordinance: Delete the 12.000 sq. ft. lots, change open space on 10,500 sq. ft. lots to 10%, Change open space on 9.000 sq.ft.lots to 15%, add 8.000 sq. It. lots with 20% open space and 75'lot widths. Mr. Taylor also included in his motion that a developer must submit a sketch plan for approval of open space locations in all subdivision and wetlands would be




included in open space calculations. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with Holly Young and Fleta Pepper opposing.



There being no further business to come before the Board a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator



April 27, 1998

City of Pooler
Planning and Zoning Minutes
April 27,1998




The regular scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, April 27,1998 at Pooler City Hall. Chairman Drewry called the meeting to order at

6:00p.m. Members present included Fleta Pepper, Mark Revenew, Joe Harmon, Holly Young,

and Chairman Robert Drewry. Councilman Jim Poteet, Jack Brewton, Robert Bryan, Wayne

Seay, and Stevie Wall. The City Planner, Tim Inglis were also present.



1)          Strickland Funeral Home Site Plan Review  John Kern of John Kern Engineering, representing Strickland Funeral Home was present to address concerns. He advised that a 10' tree buffer would be, installed along the Hwy 80 side of the site as requested by Chairman Drewry. Mr. Richard White, a concerned adjacent property owner, asked that this item be “tabled" due to lack of greenspace and adjacent property owner notifications. He feels this funeral home will cause his property value to depreciate. Mr. John Kern advised that open space is calculated at 39% on this particular site. Mr. Tom Garner, an adjacent property owner, expressed his approval of the proposed project. After some discussion, Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the site plan with the buffers as stated. Holly Young seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.



2)          Towne Lake Subdivision/ Godley Station Preliminary Plan Review. Steve Wohfeil of Hussey,Gay,Bell,&DeYoung Engineering was present to answer any questions the Commission may have concerning this project. Downer Davis of Davis Engineering has reviewed and approved this project for the City of Pooler. Jeff Thornburg, Water/Sewer Superintendent ,asked if a paved access could be installed to the lift station. Shawn McNelly ,Street / Drainage Superintendent, asked that another easement be granted to the outfall ditch instead of going in between homesites. Mr. Wohfeil advised that Branigar would have to grant another easement for the outfall and that the access to the lift station would be paved as requested. Mr. Wohfeil advised that the designs for the main entry road were currently underway and would be constructed simultaneously with Jerry Konter's development. Mark Revenew made a motion to recommend approval based on the original approved specifications. Joe Harmon seconded the motion. Motion passed with Holly Young abstaining due to her affiliation with the Konter Company.



3)          Discussion of the Subdivision Revisions. Chairman Robert Drewry began by giving background information as to where the process is at this time. Councilman Jack Brewton asked the Planning and Zoning Commission to keep the minimum lot size at 10,500 sq. ft. but to drop the 10% open space requirement due to hardship on the developers. He also asked that the developers be given variances to those lots that may require a tree to be torn down to make room for a residence, (section 802), 50 that the trees can be saved. Fred Williams along with residents from Hunter's Ridge and Cross Creek, were present to advise that they were for “growth" and hoped the new regulations didn't prevent “growth" from occurring. Mr. Williams advised that currently Hunter's Ridge and Cross Creek were designed on a 8,500 sq. ft. lot size format. Mr. Williams went on to object to the water and sewer regulations, the 10% open space requirements7 and the lot size requirements as stated in the last council meeting. Councilman Stevie Wall was present and recommended that the lot sizes remain at 10,500 sq. ft. with 10 % open space.




City of Pooler

Planning and Zoning Minutes

April 27,1998



Fleta Pepper made a motion to recommend approving the subdivision ordinance with the following changes: Include single family residences in section 601(P) , for allowing up to 50% of the open space being wetlands, and that the City Engineer review technical aspects of the ordinance. Holly Young seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition. Chairman Robert Drewry made a motion to adjourn at approximately 8:29 p.m.. Seconded by Mark Revenew and passed without opposition.



Respectfully Submitted



Tim W Inglis



May 11, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MAY I1, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, May 11 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Holly Young, Fleta Pepper,

Clay Tucciarone, Mark Revenew and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator and

Councilman Jim Poteet were also present. Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order

at 6 p.m.



1. Ashwood Subdivision, Phase 1 Preliminary Construction Review: Richard Guerard of

FMC Engineering Services, Inc. was present to ask the board to table this item for two weeks.

Based on recommendation from Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, inc., a motion was made by

Mark Revenew to table this item to resolve some water and sewer issues noted in their comments.

Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



2.    Donny Tuten / David & Anita Stafford minor subdivision and recombinationMrs.

Carver explained to the board that Donny Tuten , owner of Parcel 1, wants to give this tract to Danny and Lisa Robinson so they can build a house. The purpose of the submitted plat is to provide access to the 2.26 acre tract by subdividing a .07 tract from property owned by f)avid and Anita Stanford and adding it to the 2.26 acre tract. Donny Tuten was present to answer any questions. Wiley Ellis, City Attorney, was asked to review the plan. Mr. Ellis stated he felt the property owners in the area should be notified of access from Estates Way. Lie questioned the change made in the recorded 50 fi. easement to include a 25 if. access easement. After some discussion, a motion was made by Holly Young to table this item so the a4jacent property owners could be notified. Motion was seconded by Mark Revenew and passed without opposition.



Mrs. Carver encouraged the board members to attend the public hearings on the proposed subdivision ordinance and the zoning text amendments on Monday May 18th at 5:30p.m.



There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion of adjournment was made by Holly Young and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator

May 25, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MAY 25, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, May 25, l 998 at Pooler City Hail. Members present were; Holly Young, Fleta Pepper,

Gay Tucciarone, Mark Revenew, Don Taylor, Joe Harmon and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver,

Zoning Administrator and Councilman Jim Poteet were also present. Chairman Robert Drewry'

called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



1. Ashwood Subdivision Phase 1 Preliminary Construction ReviewMrs. Carver stated this item was tabled from the May 11th meeting to resolve some water and sewer issues. A meeting was held with the City Manager, Bill Nicholson and ENIC Engineers and these problems were resolved. The plans have been revised and all comments have been addressed. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to approve preliminary construction plans for Ashwood Subdivision, Phase I. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



2. Don Tuten/ David & Anita Stanford minor subdivision and recombination.  Mrs.

Carver explained to the board that Donny Tuten , owner of Parcel I, wants to give this tract to Danny and Lisa Robinson so they can build a house. The purpose of the submitted plat is to provide access to the 226 acre tract by subdividing a .07 tract from property owned by David and Anita Stanford and adding it to the 2.26 acre tract, Donny Tuten was present to answer any questions. This item was tabled from the May 11th meeting so the adjacent property owners could be notified about the access from Estates Way. Holly Young asked who would maintain the 25' access easement off of Estates Way. Mr. Tuten stated this is a private access and would be maintained by Danny and Lisa Robinson. With no opposition from adjacent property owners, a motion was made by Mark Revenew to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



3. West Chatham Elementary School Greenspace Plan Review ~ Mrs. Carver stated the Land Disturbing Activity Plan has been approved but Permit issuance is pending approval of the greenspace plan. Steve Wohlfeil of Hussey, Gay. Bell & DeYoung, Inc. was present to answer any questions on the project. Holly Young suggested adding so me additional trees scattered throughout the site and not just in buffer areas. Don Taylor made a motion to approve the greenspace plan with the condition that additional trees are added where feasible.  Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition. Mr. Wohlfeil asked for some clarification on where feasible". Mr. Taylor suggested adding some trees in islands within the parking areas or play areas and dress up the front of the school. The board recommended Mr. Wohlfeil meet with Tim Inglis, City Planner, about adding additional trees to meet this condition.



4. . West Chatham Elementary School Site Plan Review Steve Wohlfeil, project representative from Hussey. Gay, Bell & DeYoung, was present to answer any questions. The site plan has been reviewed and approved by Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. The City of Pooler contracts Downer Davis as a secondary engineering firm to review plans designed by



Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung.  A motion to approve the site plan was made by Gay Tucciarone and seconded by Don Taylor. Motion passed without opposition.





5. Godley Station Access Road Construction Plan Review.  Steve Wohlfeil, project representative from Hussey. Gay, Bell & DeYoung, stated the purpose of the access road is to connect traffic between the Pooler Parkway and Towne Lake Subdivision. The plan includes sidewalks and  installation of all utilities prior to the paving. Mrs. Carver stated these plans have been reviewed and approved by Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. Mr. Wohlfeil stated curb & gutter was recommended by Shawn Mcnelly. the City of Pooler's Street and Drainage Superintendent, instead of roadside ditches. He further indicated this was a good suggestion and this change would be made to the plans. A motion was made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Joe Harmon to approve the construction plans for the Godley Station Access Road. Motion passed without opposition.



6.   Public Hearing  on Tommy Stricklands request for a Conditional Use to build a Funeral Home at 901 West Highway 80.  John Kern project engineer. presented this request for a conditional use to build a funeral home on the southeast corner of U.S.Highway 80 and Brighton Woods Drive. He described the proposed funeral home as a beautiful building, very similar to the one in Springfield. Responding to some questions asked by Mr. Rick White of 9l Brighton Woods Drive, Mr. Kerns stated there are two viewing rooms, no crematorium, and the construction plans are not complete.



Rick White presented the board members with a packet of information and a petition signed by some residents in Brighton Woods Subdivision opposing the proposed funeral home (packet and petition attached to original minutes) Mr. White read through the packet which included the criteria for a zoning ordinance or map amendment, an overall summary of the history of Brighton Woods Drive. some maps and excerpts from Council/Planning & Zoning minutes. Councilman Poteet questioned why the review of the "Standards for a Zoning ordinance or Map Amendment" when this is a conditional use request, not a zoning change.



Cheryl and Rick White, Rose and John Robbins, Lora and Danny Walker, Cindy and Marty Jones Larry Walker and Tommy Hiers, residents of Brighton Woods Subdivision, addressed the Planning and Zoning Board with their concerns about access and traffic on Brighton Woods Drive, existing drainage problems, depreciation of property value, migrating buzzards, buffer needed, public safety regarding emergency access and busing of school children in the afternoon. Rick White summarized the above concerns by stressing the importance of the City of Pooler to at least consider the following recommendations: limited access on Brighton Woods Drive, a buffer zone and adopting a "no parking zone" ordinance on Brighton Woods Drive.



Helen Harrelson, an adjacent property owner and Tom Garner spoke in favor of the proposed funeral home. Chairman Drewry read a letter of support for the funeral home from Travis and Debra Barlow, who own property located at 1002 West Highway 80.




John Kern stated this is the best design for the funeral home. Traffic issues and drainage have been given a lot of consideration. He doesn't think parking along Brighton Woods Drive would be a problem because more than required parking spaces have been added in the design. He feels Mr. Strickland would be willing to place a fence buffer along the rear of the property if necessary. Chairman Robert Drewry closed the public hearing. Based on information presented during the public hearing and review of conditional use criteria, the board made the following recommendation. Gay Tucciarone made a motion to recommend approval of the conditional use for a funeral home to be built at 901 West Highway 80 based on Mr. Strickland's further negotiation with D.O.T. on entrance & exit off Highway 80, a 6' fixed buffer along railroad property and Brighton Woods Drive and adoption of a 'no parking zone" ordnance along Brighton Woods Drive. Motion was amended by Don Taylor to place a buffer along railroad property and up to service lane on Brighton Woods Drive. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.



7.   Public Hearing on Judy Davis/Diane Whites request to rezone 305 West Collins Street from R1-A to C-P.   Darrell Davis, representing the petitioners, stated the zoning change would allow the property owners to use the property for a gift/florist shop. The board members main concern was extending the C-P zoning all the way to Tietgen Street. Mark Revenew suggested only rezoning 210' of the lot fronting on Collins Street. Mr. Davis agreed to the change. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to rezone only the lot fronting on Collins Street to a depth of 210' from RI-A to a C-P Zoning. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



8.  Public Hearing on Jason & Dana Reddicks request for a “Conditional Use” to operate a “Family Home Daycare” at 916 Brighton WayMrs. Carver stated Mrs. Reddick would like

to keen 4 to 6 children in her home and if approved will fence backyard as required. With no

opposition from adjacent property owners, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the conditional

use. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Holly Young. Motion passed.







Respectfully submitted.



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator



June 8, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTE~
JUNE 8, 1998






The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday June 8, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Holly Young, Fleta Pepper,

Gay Tucciarone, Joe Harmon and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator and

Councilman Jim Poteet were also present. Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order

at 6 p.m.



1.   Taco Bell Site Plan Review - Jay Maupin of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the site plan for a proposed Taco Bell Fast Food Restaurant at the northwest corner of Bourne Avenue and U. S. Highway 80. Referencing several concerns raised by Bill Nicholson, the board questioned issuance of a D.O.T. permit for the entrance of' Highway 80 and most accessible location of the dumpster pad. The board recommended a landscaping plan with some trees along Highway 80. Mr. Maupin, project engineer, stated he would discuss this with the developer since the site is exempt from the tree ordinance due to lot size. Several board members did not realize this exemption was added in the tree ordinance by Mayor and Council during second reading. A motion was made by Holly Young to approve the site plan contingent upon obtaining a D.O.T. permit for the entrance off Highway 80, a landscaping plan and all engineer's comments being addressed prior to review by Mayor and Council. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



2.    Fred WiIliam’s request that a waiver be granted from the Tree Ordinance on the following projects: (1) The Villages on Quacco Road. (2) Timberland Gap subdivision next to Hunter’s Ridge, (3) The 5 acre C.P. Tract on Pine Barren and (4) The 5 acre Recreational Tract adjacent to the C.P. Tract.  Mr.Williams presented a letter to the board summarizing why it would be a hardship to develop these projects in accordance with the City of Pooler's Tree Ordinance. He explained tile tree survey alone for all of the above projects would cost over $90,000. On residential lots, due to the drainage, soil conditions, driveways, utilities houses, and protective slopes around the houses. it is difficult to save trees. in addition to designated open space areas, Mr. Williams has a lot of wetlands where trees will remain undisturbed. Chairman Drewry emphasized a survey of the trees on these projects should have been done first and then designed around trees designated for preservation. Holly Young expressed that trees are beautiful and should be protected when possible to enhance the city's physical and aesthetic environment. Gay Tucciarone questioned if the hoard considered the effect of construction on trees at the time the tree ordinance was written. After some discussion Chairman Drewry asked Mr. Williams to submit a master plan of all these projects showing designated wetlands, open space and areas of preservation at the next meeting ..A motion was made by Holly Young to table this item until June 22nd to give the board some time to study the tree ordinance for possible change and reconsider Mr. William's request based on the master plan. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Gay Tucciarone and seconded by Joe Harmon. Motion passed.







Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator

June 22, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JUNE 22, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, June 22, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Holly Young, Fleta Pepper,

Gay Tucciarone, Joe Harmon, Don Taylor, Mark Revenew and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver,

Zoning Administrator and Councilman Jim Poteet and Tim Inglis, City Planner were also present.

Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Joe Harmon, seconded by Don Taylor, with no opposition.



1.   Fred William's request that a waiver be granted from the Tree Ordinance on the following projects: (1~ The Villages - Quacco Road, (2) The Timberland Gap Subdivision-next to Hunter's Ridge (3) The 5 acre C-P Tract on Pine Barren and (4)The 5 acre Recreational Tract adjacent to the C-P TractChairman Drewry stated this item was tabled from the last meeting. Mr. Fred Williams presented a master plan on several of the above projects showing designated wetlands, open space and areas of preservation. Mr. Williams stated he is meeting the requirement of the tree ordinance because he is preserving trees within a designated area, equivalent to 10% of the total proposed developments. He interprets the tree ordinance to mean if you choose tree preservation. a tree survey is not required. Mr. Tim Inglis, City Planner, Don Taylor and Chairman Drewry disagreed with Mr. Williams by stating a tree survey should have been done prior to designing the projects. Holly Young reminded Mr. Williams that the tree ordinance states a landscaping plan is needed which at a minimum shall include identifying all 8" diameter trees on a development site. After discussion, Don Taylor made a motion to waive the tree survey requirement with the exception of locating 18" and above hardwood and 24" and above pines. Motion seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.





2.   Public Hearing on Marvin Strickland's variance requests for a proposed canopy to exceed the build in~ setback lines at the corner of Skinner Street and Highway 80.

Mr. Strickland is requesting a 14' maximum variance from westbound U.S.80 and a 7, maximum variance from eastbound U.S.80. The main access is off Skinner Avenue with a curb cut on west bound Highway 80. Working within the setbacks and traffic pattern, Mr. Strickland stated this was the best location for his building. After some discussion about parking space requirements, a motion to approve the variances was made by Holly Young and seconded by Don Taylor. Motion passed without opposition.



3.   Morgan Lakes Subdivision tree ordinance compliance and green space review for issuance of Land Disturbing Activity PermitDavid Nelson, project representative from Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co., presented the board members with open space calculations on the project. The plan more than meets the tree ordinance and green space requirements.




Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the green space and open space plan for the proposed Morgan Lakes Subdivision. Motion seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



Mrs. Carver had given the board members a packet with tree information and a copy of Beaufort County's Tree Ordinance. The board was asked to review for discussion at the next meeting.



Tim Inglis, City Planner, gave the board members a copy of a letter from the Chatham County Board of Education in response to their request for additional landscaping at the new West Chatham Elementary School. In summary, it is the Board of Education's intention to improve the landscaping at the middle school and, if possible, to add additional plantings and landscaping for the elementary school.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed.







Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator



July 13, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 13, 1998






The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, July 13, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Holly Young, Fleta Pepper,

Joe Harmon, Don Taylor, Mark Revenew and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver, Zoning

Administrator, Councilman Jim Poteet, Robert Bryan, Wayne Seay, Stevie Wall and City Planner,

Tim Inglis were also present. Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



I.    ALBERT M. WALL'S request to rezone a 3.40 acre tract adjacent to 1-16 from R-A (Residential-Agricultural Zoning to a C-1 (Light Commercial Zoning). The property is bordered on the west by Jabot Investments, on the south by 1-16 and to the north and east by Albert Wall's property.  Mr. Wall was present to answer any questions. Chairman Drewry questioned billboard usage in a Light Commercial Zoning. Mrs. Carver stated billboards are regulated in the sign ordinance and permitted only in Commercial and Industrial Zones. A motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the rezoning of this 3.40 acre tract from R-A to a C-I Zoning Classification. Motion seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed with Mark Revenew opposing.



2.   FRED WILLIAMS has Petitioned for a "Conditional Use" to build two apartments over the proposed real estate office on lot 2 of a 5 acre tract located in the southeast quadrant of Quacco/Pine Barren Road. In a Commercial Zoning, residential construction may be permitted by the governing body when it does not interfere with the planned Commercial-professional DevelopmentMr. Fred Williams addressed the board and asked his request for a conditional use be withdrawn.



3.   Site Plan review of Larry Young's proposed 40' x 60' storage building at 1244 East

Highway 80.  Mr. Young stated this is not an office and will not have restroom facilities. Holly

Young abstained from discussion and voting on this item. A motion was made by Mark

Revenew and seconded by Joe Harmon to approve the site plan for Mr. Young's storage building.

Motion passed without opposition.



4.   Discussion of Tree OrdinanceThe board members had been given a packet of tree information to review for discussion at tonight's meeting. The board members agreed more time was needed to study and revise the existing tree ordinance. Don Taylor stated some clarification was needed and recommended a workshop. Holly Young strongly urged Mayor and Council to be involved in any changes by attending the workshop. After some discussion, a workshop was scheduled alter the next Planning and Zoning meeting on July 27, 1998. Mayor and Council will be notified of this meeting and given tree information to review prior to the workshop.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed.





Respectfully submitted.



July 27, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 27, 1998






Theregularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, July 27, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Holly Young. Fleta Pepper,

Joe Harmon, Gay Tucciarone, Don Taylor, Mark Revenew and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver,

Zoning Administrator, Councilman Jim Poteet, Robert Bryan and Wayne Scay were also present.

Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper.



1.   Hussey. Gay. Bell. & Deyoung. Inc., agent for Robert Patillo Properties. Inc. has petitioned the City of Pooler for a Zoning Map Amendment to rezone approximately 93 acres west of Bourne Avenue from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to I-1 (Light Industrial).

The property is bounded by 1-95 on the west, Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum on the south, Bourne Avenue right-of-way on the east and Savannah Airport to the north. Steve Wohlfeil, project representative from Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung. Inc. was present to answer any questions.  Mr. Wohlfeil stated an equipment assembly building is proposed for the site. Holly Young emphasized the need for a buffer between this project and the beautiful Eighth Air Force Museum. Mr. Wohlfeil confirmed that the city's buffer requirements would be met as well as the tree ordinance. Chairman Drewry stated a traffic light at the intersection of U.S.Highway 80 and Bourne Avenue is needed and the board agreed an application should be filed. After some discussion, a motion was made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Don Taylor to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment. Motion passed without opposition.



2.   Hunter's Ridge. Phase 4-A Final Plat Review and Approval.  Mrs. Carver stated Pine Barren Development Company has met all the subdivision requirements. Record drawings will need to be on file prior to final plat review and approval by Mayor and Council. A motion was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper to approve the final plat of Hunter's Ridge, Phase 4A. Motion passed without opposition.



Note:      Chairman Drewry reminded the board members a workshop will be held following the meeting to discuss the tree ordinance

 

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator

August 10, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
AUGUST 10, 1998






The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 10, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Holly Young, Joe Harmon, Don Taylor, Mark Revenew and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator, and Councilman Jim Poteet were also present. Chairman Robert Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Don Taylor.



1.   Fred Williams's request for a 2’ height variance on a privacy fence constructed at 103 Cross Creek Drive.  Mr. Williams was present to answer any questions. In a staff report, Mrs. Carver stated Mr.Williams had started the fence prior to obtaining a fence permit. When informed about the City of Pooler's fence regulations, Mr. Williams filed for a variance to construct a 8' privacy fence approximately 15 feet around the side garage door. Debbie Ryan, a neighboring property owner, expressed concern about other property owners in the area putting up 8' fences, if this is approved. After discussing the criteria for granting a variance listed in the zoning ordinance, a motion to deny the variance was made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Holly Young. Motion passed without opposition.



2.   Branigar Organization's request to subdivide a4-acre tract out of the Godley Station northwest quadrant of Pooler Parkway/Benton Drive intersectionSteve Wohlfeil of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc. presented this request to the board. The property is currently zoned PUD with an assigned commercial use. with access to existing water, sewer and road right-of-way. Mr. Wohlfeil pointed out to the board that a 30' utility easement was also mistakenly identified as a building setback line. After some discussion about building setback requirements in a commercial zone, Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the minor subdivision contingent upon changing the building setback from the Pooler Parkway to 40 feet and the building setback from Benton Drive to 30 feet. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



3. Jameson Inn Site Plan Review - Scott Lindstrom of Jameson Development Company presented the site plan for a proposed 56-room motel. The site location is west of Bourne Avenue. next to Cracker Barrel. Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc. have reviewed the plans and submitted comments. Mrs. Carver asked the board if approval could be given on the landscape plan since a Land Disturbing Activity Application had been submitted for review. The board was pleased with the 34% green space plan. After some discussion about the 45' access easement, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the site plan and landscape plan for the Jameson Inn, contingent upon all the engineer's comments being addressed prior to review by Mayor and Council. Motion seconded by Mark Revenew and passed without opposition.




Note:   Chairman Drewry reminded the hoard members a workshop on the tree ordinance will be held after the Planning and Zoning meeting on August 24, 1998.

 

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator



August 24, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
AUGUST 24, 1998






Theregularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, August 24, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Holly Young, Don

Taylor, Fleta Pepper, Gay Tucciarone and Robert Drewry. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator,

Tim Inglis, City Planner/Inspector and Councilman Jim Poteet were also present. Chairman

Robert Drewry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Holly Young and seconded by Gay Tucciarone.



1. Strickland Oil Company Site Plan ReviewMarvin Strickland presented his site plan for a proposed convenient store with gas pumps to be built at the corner of Skinner Avenue and Highway 80. Mayor and Council approved a setback variance for this project on July 6, 1998. The board had been given a copy of the letter from John Kern's office addressing most of the engineering comments by Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc. Pending items of concern were the D. 0. T. driveway permit. drainage calculations and on-site storm water detention. Mr. Strickland stated he had met with City Manager Dennis Baxter and Bill Lovett of Hussey, Gay Bell, and DeYoung, Inc. at the proposed site. He further stated as a result of this meeting, the city engineer determined due to existing drainage from adjacent properties, on-site storm water detention would not be required. After some discussion. a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the site plan subject to all the comments being addressed prior to review by Mayor and Council. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.



3.  Herbert and Gladys Smith's request for a variance to I)lace a manufactured home at

1336 5. Rogers StreetMaurine Tapley, petitioner's daughter. presented this request to the board.  She stated her parent's home requires immediate replacement or extensive repairs. Mrs. Tapley explained the expense and time involved in replacing or making necessary repairs along with relocating her parents for an extended period at their age. would result in an unnecessary hardship. Several property owners spoke in favor of the variance request and no opposition was expressed. A motion was made by Fleta Pepper to grant the variance request for placement of a manufactured home at 1336 South Rogers Street to Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Smith for their personal use only, not to be extended beyond their lifetime. Motion was seconded by Gay Tucciarone and passed without opposition.



Chairman Robert Drewry announced this was his last meeting because he will no longer be a resident of Pooler. Larry McKendree commended Chairman Drewry on his leadership and service to the citizens of Pooler.



Note.'     Chairman Drewry reminded the board members a workshop is scheduled after the meeting to discuss the tree ordinance.




There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Fleta Pepper and seconded by Holly Young. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator



September 14, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 14, 1998






The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on

Monday, September 4, 1998 at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Don Taylor, Fleta

Pepper and Mark Revenew. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator, Tim Inglis, City

Planner/Inspector and Councilman Jim Poteet were also present. Commissioner Don Taylor

called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



Councilman Jim Poteet introduced Debbie Ryan Watts as the new Planning and Zoning member and administered the Oath of Office.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Fleta Pepper.



A motion was made by Fleta Pepper and seconded by Mark Revenew to appoint Don Taylor to serve as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The term of the chairman shall be one year with eligibility for re-appointment.



I.   Jones D. Webb's request to subdivide a 7.06 acre tract on Old Dean Forest Road.

Mrs. Webb was present to answer any questions. Staff reported that all subdivision requirements have been met but owner needed to sign the plat. Mrs. Webb stated she would have her husband sign the plat prior to review by Mayor and Council. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to approve the subdivision. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.



2.   Cassandra Maxwell's conditional use request to operate a "Family Home Daycare" from her residence at 120 Cross Creek DriveMrs. Maxwell stated a fence will be placed around the backyard and inspected for compliance with daycare requirements. There was some discussion about traffic, parking and the maximum number of children. In response to the number of children, Mrs. Maxwell assured the board she will not keep more than six children and could not be licensed for more than six. Fred Williams, builder in Cross Creek Subdivision, commended the Maxwell's on how neatly they keep their home and yard. Chairman Taylor stated he had ridden by the residence and felt parking and traffic would not be a problem. With no opposition from adjacent property owners, Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the conditional use request for a family home daycare. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.



3.   Fred William's request for preliminary construction approval of the Village Commercia1/Professional Subdivision and landscape plans. Mr. Williams is also requesting final plat approval of this subdivision by posting a bond that is 150% of the cost of the infrastructure and improvementsDebbie Ryan Watts abstained from discussion and voting on this item. No action could be taken on this matter due to lack of a quorum.




4.   Fred William's request for approval of the preliminary construction plans and the landscape plans of the following subdivisions: The Villages I, II, III and Timberland Gap.

Debbie Ryan Watts abstained from discussion and voting on this item. No action was taken on this item due to lack of a quorum.



5.   Hussey, Gay, Bell & Deyoung's request for approval of the landscape plan for the J. C.

Bamford Assembly Plant. The developer is not requesting site plan approval but a LDA permit for clearing and grading. Downer Davis, city contracted engineer, has reviewed the plans for the City of Pooler. Steve Wohlfeil was present to answer any questions about the project. Chairman Taylor and Mark Revenew commended the developer for leaving plenty of trees and being environmentally friendly. Mr. Wohlfeil stated all significant trees were surveyed and are shown on the landscape plan along with tree protection procedures. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to approve the landscape plan for the J. C. Bamford Assembly Plant project. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.



6.   Donny Tuten's request for final plat approval for Garden Acres Phase XTerry Coleman from EMC Engineering, Inc. was present to answer any questions. Mr. Coleman stated a final inspection was held and infrastructure improvements were complete, except for the rear lot swales. Donny Tuten, the developer, has posted a bond on the rear swales. Tim Inglis, Building Inspector, stated the right-of-ways needed to be dressed and grassed. A motion was made by Fleta Pepper to approve the final plat for Garden Acres, Phase X. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.



The workshop scheduled after the meeting to discuss the tree ordinance and a PUD text amendment was postponed until alter the next Planning and Zoning meeting.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Debbie Ryan Watts and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator



September 17, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING
SEPTEMBER 17, 1998




called meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Thursday,

September 7, 998 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Don Taylor, Fleta

Pepper, Gay Tucciarone, Joe Harmon, Debbie Ryan-Watts and Mark Revenew. Jackie Carver,

Zoning Administrator was also present. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at

5:35 p.m.



1.   Fred Williams' request for preliminary construction review of the Villages Commercia1/Professional Subdivision and landscape plans. Mr. Williams is also requesting final plat approval of this subdivision by posting a bond that is 150% of the cost of the infrastructure and improvements. Michael Hussey of Freeman & Vaughn Engineering, Inc. presented this request along with Fred Williams. Debbie Ryan-Watts abstained from discussion and voting on this item. Chairman Taylor stated some lot dimensions were missing on the plat. HGB&D have approved the preliminary construction plans but stated it should be noted that the developer has acknowledged his understanding that the 16" line to supply water to these project is not yet in place and agrees that he will make no claim on the City as a result of this. The board members were disappointed in the number and increased size of the commercial lots, which would create a greater impact on the area. Mr. Williams explained his intent all along was to create a village with residential architectural designs to serve his proposed subdivisions. Mr. Hussey had met with Mr. Tim Inglis on the landscape plans for this project. He stated Mr. Inglis agreed all the projects met the greenspace requirements but did have questions on Timberland Gap. After some discussion, a motion was made by Gay Tucciarone to approve the preliminary construction plan, landscape plan and final plat approval with bond acceptance for the Villages Commercial Professional Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed with Mark Revenew opposing.



2.   Fred William's request for approval of the preliminary construction plans and the landscape plans of the following subdivisions: The Villages I, II, III and Timberland Gap.

Debbie Ryan Watts abstained from discussion and voting on this item. Michael Hussey from Freeman & Vaughn presented these projects for review and discussion. Chairman Taylor commended Mr. Williams on his efforts to save more trees along the rear of the subdivisions. To create more usable openspace in the Timberland Gap Subdivision, Mr. Williams agreed to provide access to some wetlands across the canal for a pedestrian trail. All subdivision requirements have been met. A motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the preliminary construction plans and landscape plans for the Villages, I. II, III and Timberland Gap with the stipulation that the 16" water line to these projects is not in place and developer will make no claim on the City as a result of this. Motion was seconded by Gay Tucciarone and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator

September 28, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING
SEPTEMBER 28, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, September 28 1998 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Don Taylor Fleta Pepper, Joe Harmon and Debbie Ryan-Watts. Councilman Jim Poteet, Councilman Robert Bryan, Tim Inglis and Jackie Carver were also present. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Debbie Ryan-Watts and seconded by Fleta Pepper.





1.   Public hearing on proposed amendment to the PUD OrdinanceSteve Wohlfeil, of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc. presented this request for Savannah Quarters, LLP to change the PUD Ordinance so that when a developer constructs an 18-hole golf course (minimum par 70) the density shall be determined by gross acreage as opposed to net acreage and shall include for purposes of calculation of density, wetlands, open spaces. buffers for the entire PUD. Councilman Poteet discussed adding some language in this proposed amendment regarding minimum acreage and minimum linear playing length. Fleta Pepper expressed concern about the trade off of wetlands if a developer is planning an 18-hole golf course. She further stated including wetlands would increase the density substantially. Bill Lovett of Hussey, Gay & Bell, DeYoung, Inc. explained this change would give a property owner incentive to do a much nicer development. A motion was made by Joe Harmon to recommend approval of this zoning text amendment contingent upon adding minimum acreage or minimum linear playing length. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan - Watts and passed without opposition.



The board discussed changing the PUD Ordinance regarding density requirements. The proposed net density of the entire PUD District would be changed to be based on the entire Residential PUD Districts and not the entire PUD District. Councilman Poteet will discuss this change with the Mayor and Council at a later date.



The workshop scheduled after the meeting to discuss the tree ordinance was postponed until after the next Planning and Zoning meeting.



There being no further business to come before the board. a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



    Jackie Carver

Zoning Administrator

October 12, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
OCTOBER 12, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, October

12, 1998 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Don Taylor. Fleta Pepper, Joe Harmon, Debbie

Ryan-Watts, Holly Young and Mark Revenew. Councilman Jim Poteet, Tim Inglis and Jackie

Carver were also present. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Debbie Ryan-Watts.



A motion was made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Joe Harmon to elect Holly Young as Vice-Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board.



1.   Public hearing to discuss Morgan Lakes Preliminary Construction Plans.  Robert Bakerowns 175 acres along Jimmy DeLoach Parkway where he plans to develop a 147-lot subdivision in 3 phases. Septic tanks are planned and the developer is hoping to obtain a permit to put in a private water system until such time he could connect to a public water system. David Nelson of Thomas & Hutton stated he is currently filling out the application for submittal to EPD. Based on comments from Bill Nicholson of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc., a motion was made by Holly Young to table this item until the well is approved by EPD. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



2.   Fred Williams minor subdivision request at Quacco and Pine Barren Road.

Michael Hussey of Freeman & Vaughn Engineering. Inc. presented this request to the board. Debbie Ryan-Watts abstained from discussion and voting on this item. Mr. Hussey has discussed with the city attorney about placing a note on the plat regarding the extension of water and sewer lines to this area. Mark Revenew made the motion, seconded by Holly Young, to approve the minor subdivision. Motion passed without opposition.



3.   J. C. Bamford is petitioning the City of Pooler to annex properties east of Bourne Avenue. According to the procedures for annexation. a municipality may zone properties prior to annexationSteve Wohlfeil of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc. presented this rezoning request to the board. The property's present zoning classifications under the zoning ordinance of Chatham County are R-A (Residential-Agricultural), P-I-L (Planned Light Industrial), PUD-In, (Planned Urban Development-Industrial), P-B (Planned-Business). The proposed zoning of JCB's property under Pooler's Zoning classification is l-1(Light Industrial Zoning). A motion was made by Mark Revenew to approve the zoning change of the proposed annexed property to I-I (Light Industrial Zoning). Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



Chairman Taylor informed the board that Gay Tucciarone has given her resignation due to personal commitments.




A workshop was held after the meeting to discuss the tree ordinance. The board hopes to have a draft in a couple of weeks.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator



October 26, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
OCTOBER 26, 1998




Theregularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and 7oning Board was held on Monday, October

26, 1998 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Don Taylor. Fleta Pepper. Joe Harmon, Debbie

Ryan-Watts, Holly Young and Mark Revenew. Councilman Jim Poteet, Tim Inglis and Jackie

Carver were also present. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Holly Young and seconded by Fleta Pepper.



I.   Public hearing on Sophia Radcliff's request for a hardship variance to place a manufactured home on Wildcat Dam Road.  Sophia Radcliff, her son Cyrus and his family were present to answer any questions regarding their medical hardship. Holly Young asked Mr. Radcliff if he would adhere to removing the older mobile home when his mother no longer resides there. Mr. Radcliff stated he would then move the new manufactured home where the older one sits. Holly Young questioned if the utilities would be provided by the City of Pooler. Tonya, sales representative of S & S Housing informed the board members that S & S Housing would be responsible for any improvements to the site. With no opposition from adjacent property owners, a motion was made by Mark Revenew seconded by Fleta Pepper to approve the variance. Motion passed without opposition.



2.   Public Hearing on Fred Williams request for a Zoning Map Amendment on a 1.29 acre tract at the intersection of Quacco and Pine Barren Road from C-P (Commercial -Professional~ to R-1A (Single Family Residential Zoning)Debbie Ryan-Watts abstained from discussion and voting on this item. Mr. Williams stated in the application of his plan to include this 1.29 acre tract in his residential subdivision development. With no opposition from adjacent property owners. a motion was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Mark Revenew to approve the zoning map amendment. Motion passed.



3.   Sketch Plan review of "Tietgen Place", a proposed 8-lot subdivision at Oliver and Tietgen Street.  Kirk Thurman, Annette Moody Bryant. owners of the property and Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc., presented this sketch plan to the board. The owners explained the drainage improvements proposed in the area would exceed the benefits of on-site stormwater detention. They are also proposing to provide a 30' drainage easement along the north side of the project for ditch access and maintenance. The developer has met with Shawn McNelly, Street/Drainage Supervisor, regarding existing drainage problems in this area. Bill Nicholson of HGDB submitted some general comments but indicated a more thorough review would be done on the preliminary construction plans. Due to the configuration of this subdivision and the City's need for drainage easements, 14% of this project is being dedicated for the existing ditch widening along the north side of the project. Since the proposed easements exceed requirements of most projects and with this project located in an older section, the owners are requesting the open space requirement be waved. Tim Inglis, Building Inspector, reminded the developers that they still needed to apply for a Land Disturbing Permit. Following more discussion on open space,




Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the sketch plan contingent upon meeting the open space requirements and resolving the drainage issues on the preliminary construction plans. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



Workshop was held after the meeting to discuss the tree ordinance. A final draft will be presented to Mayor and Council and a public hearing will be scheduled.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver 7oning Administrator



November 9, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
NOVEMBER 9, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, November 9. 1998 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Don Taylor, Fleta Pepper, Joe Harmon, Debbie Ryan-Watts, Holly Young. Councilman Jim Poteet, Tim lnglis and Jackie Carver were also present. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Debbie Ryan-Watts and seconded by Fleta Pepper.



1.   Ken Reddick's Site Plan Review of proposed Office Building on East highway 80.

Mr. Reddick was present to answer any questions on the proposed office building. He stated a revised site plan was done addressing most of the engineer's comments. After some discussion, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the site plan subject to all the comments being addressed prior to review by Mayor and Council. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



2.   Public Hearing on Draft of Revised Tree OrdinanceChairman Taylor presented the draft for review and discussion. Councilman Jim Poteet and Councilman Jack Brewton commended the Planning and Zoning Commission for all their time and hard work on the tree ordinance. Buck Sasser expressed a concern about an individual being allowed to clear cut in a R-A (Residential-Agricultural Zoning). There was also some discussion about leaving the minimum required tree cover when timber is being harvested. The board felt with some minor changes, the draft would be ready for a public hearing before Mayor and Council on Monday, November 16, 1998 at 5:45 p.m. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan-Watts to approve the draft with the recommended changes. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver Zoning Administrator

November 23, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
NOVEMBER 23, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday,

November 23, 1998 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Don Taylor, Joe Harmon, Debbie

Ryan-Watts, Holly Young and Mark Revenew. Councilman Jim Poteet, Tim Inglis and Jackie

Carver were also present. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Joe Harmon.



1.   Mildred Marie Metts request to rezone a 6.5 acre tract off Pine Barren Road from a R-3A (Multi-Family) Zoning to an 1-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning Shirley Saxton, daughter of Mrs. Mildred Metts, presented this request to the board. Mrs. Saxton explained that her mother is not well and is living with her in Brooklet. She stated her mother is requesting the property be zoned to I-2, which is the zoning classification of the surrounding properties. Roy Tomazin of Savannah Fence and Entry Company, an adjacent property owner, expressed concern about potential permitted usages in the I-2 Zoning. Even though the surrounding properties are zoned I-2. the existing businesses in the area fall in the I-1, Light Industrial Zoning. The board suggested the property owners in the Magnolia Lakes Subdivision petition the City of Pooler to rezone their property from I-2, Heavy Industrial to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. Harris Slotin, representative of General Medical, stated an agreement was signed with the Metts Family granting them a sixty foot access easement to their residence. Mr. Slotin expressed similar concerns mainly because General Medical owns and maintains the road to the Metts property. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to approve the change in zoning from R-3A to I-2. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan-Watts and passed without opposition.



2.   Savannah Quarters request for the 2,588 acres in the southwest quadrant of 1-16 and

1-95 to maintain a PUD Zoning when Property is annexed into the City of Pooler.

Steve Wohlfeil of Hussey. Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc., was present to answer any questions on this request by Savannah Quarters to maintain a PUD Zoning. He explained the property is presently zoned PUD-C, Planned Urban Development - Community under Chatham County's Zoning. Mr. Wohlfeil stated the request meets the PUD criteria and as the property is developed more detailed plans will be submitted outlining setbacks. density, parking, buffers, etc. Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the PUD Zoning. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



3.     Sketch Plan review of ”Bridgewater Subdivision", a proposed 175 residential lot subdivision with a 3.6 acre park and amenity area in what is commonly referred to as the Herrin Tract on Quacco/Pine Barren RoadAlan Emerick. a partner in the development company, presented the sketch plan for 'Bridgewater Subdivision". The board was impressed with the layout, open space and overall design of the subdivision. Mark Revenew asked for a verbal commitment from the developer to maintain the integrity of the cemetery. Mr. Emerick assured the board a quality buffer is planned and proper access. Debbie Ryan-Watts asked who




would maintain the greenspace areas. Mr. Emerick stated most probably a homeowner s association would be established. Since the plan more than meets the open space requirement, a motion to approve the subdivision sketch plan was made by Debbie Ryan-Watts and seconded by Joe Harmon. Motion passed without opposition.



4.   Fred Williams Commercial/Recreational site plan review at Ouacco and Pine Barren

Road.  Michael Hussey of Freeman & Vaughn Engineering, Inc. presented this request to the board. Debbie Ryan-Watts abstained from discussion and voting on this item. The board was pleased with this final design. Mark Revenew made a motion to approve the site plan of the Commercial Tract. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



5.   "Tietgen Place" Subdivision review on tree ordinance and greenspace compliance to issue Land Disturbing permit. Downer Davis, of Davis Engineering, presented this plan on behalf of the developers. Kirk Thurman and Annette Bryant. Mr. Davis stated the plans were changed to meet the tree ordinance and greenspace requirements. A motion was made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Debbie Ryan-Watts to approve the plan for issuance of a Land Disturbing Permit. Motion passed without opposition.



6.   Discussion on changes in the tree ordinance  Councilman Poteet stated the City Attorney and several council members felt some of the language in the proposed tree ordinance is vague. City Planner, Tim Inglis went over some of the concerns discussed at the last council meeting. The board agreed these items should have been addressed during the workshops held for the Planning and Zoning Commission and Mayor/Council. Mark Revenew made a motion to table this item until the Planning and Zoning Board could meet with Mayor and Council to discuss these changes. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Debbie Ryan-Watts. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver

Zoning Administrator



December 14, 1998

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
DECEMBER 14, 1998




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday,

December 14, 1998, at 6 p.m. Members present were: Joe Harmon, Debbie Ryan-Watts, Holly

Young, Fleta Pepper and Mark Revenew. Mayor Buddy Carter, Councilman Jim Poteet, Stevie

Wall, Robert Bryan, Jack Brewton and Wayne Seay were present to discuss changes in the tree

ordinance. Attorney Wiley Ellis, Tim Inglis and Jackie Carver were also present. Vice-Chairman

Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.



Councilman Jim Poteet introduced Larry Olliff as our new Planning and Zoning member and administered the Oath of Office.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Joe Harmon.



1.   Raj Patel's request for a 10' rear setback variance to construct a residence at 404 Everett Drive.  Raj Patel, property owner, and Phuong Nguyen, General Contractor, presented this request for a 10' rear setback variance. Mr. Nguyen explained they meet the setback requirements from the three streets but with the lot so narrow the master bedroom on the back of the house is located 10' from the rear property line. Mary Jo Geiger, resident of 1006 Plantation Drive, stated she has no objection to the variance as long as a privacy fence is placed between her side yard and this property. Debbie Ryan-Watts made a motion to approve the 10' rear setback variance subject to the placement of a privacy fence prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. Motion was seconded by Mark Revenew and passed without opposition.



2.   Preliminary Construction Plan Review of "Tietgen Place" a proposed 8 lot subdivision between Middleton and Oliver StreetAnnette Moody Bryant, part owner of the property, and Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. presented the construction plans to the hoard. Mr. Davis explained the plans have not changed since the submittal and approval of the LDA Permit. Mr. Darrell Davis. an adjacent property owner, stated he initially had concerns regarding the drainage but the project engineer has satisfactorily answered these concerns, provided the City will clean and maintain existing ditches. Mike Davis. resident of 302 Oliver Street. is more concerned with property values depreciating in the area. Mrs. Bryant, a local real estate broker. assured the residents that the homes in this subdivision would be comparable to the surrounding properties. She further stated the anticipated price range would be from $85,000 to $90,000. Mark Revenew reminded the residents that the city engineer has approved the plans and that post-development will not exceed pre-development. Based on the engineer's comments. a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans was made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Joe Harmon. Motion passed without opposition.



3.   Ruby Clifton's request for a recombination of Lots 3 and 6 of Singing Pines Subdivision on Pine Barren RoadMrs. Ruby Clifton and son. Philip Clifton presented this plat to the hoard.




Mrs. Clifton wishes to deed the rear portion of Lot 3 to her son Phillip Clifton. Debbie Ryan-Watts made a motion to approve the recombination of a portion of Lot 3 to Lot 6. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.



4.   Discussion on changes in the tree ordinance.  City Planner, Tim Inglis presented the list of proposed changes for discussion. Comments were made by Attorney Wiley Ellis, Councilman Wall, Councilman Brewton, Councilman Poteet and the Planning and Zoning Board. Tim Inglis assured the board an official copy would be ready for adoption by Mayor and Council Monday, December 21, 1998.  A motion to approve the changes was made by Mark Revenew and seconded by Debbie Ryan-Watts. Motion passed without opposition.



Councilman Brewton asked that the final draft be reviewed by our City Attorney Wiley Bills prior to council meeting on December 21, 1998.



Jackie Carver announced Monday, December 28th is a holiday for city employees, therefore, no meeting will be held.



There being no further business to come before the hoard, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed.



Respectfully submitted,



Jackie Carver

         Zoning Administrator