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2000 Zoning Minutes

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January 10, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JANUARY 10, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, January 10, 2000 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Holly Young, Mark Revenew, Larry Olliff, Joe Harmon and Don Taylor. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator and Tim Inglis, City Planner were also present. Councilman Wayne Seay, Councilman Travis Cowart, Jr. and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Larry Olliff. Motion passed without opposition.

Chairman Don Taylor introduced Larry McKendree as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission and administered the Oath of Office.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Mill Creek at Pooler, L.C. request for a 30’ building setback variance around Mill Creek Circle. Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering, Inc. presented this request to the board to change the building setback from 60 feet to 30 feet around Mill Creek Circle. Mr. Forbes discussed several issues which would support this request. The City of Pooler’s Subdivision Ordinance allows a 30 foot setback from the right-of-way for collector and minor streets. The original Mill Creek Village subdivision plat was recorded with a 30 foot building setback line. Also, the Development guidelines for Godley Station within the PUD allow a 30 foot building setback from the right-of-way of all roads except I-95, Pooler Parkway and Benton Drive. This area is not part of the PUD, but this request would keep Mill Creek within the development guidelines of the surrounding properties. Mark Revenew made a motion to grant the 30 foot building setback variance around Mill Creek Circle. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition. The board also confirmed a 60 foot building setback from the Pooler Parkway, Benton Blvd and I-95.

NEW BUSINESS;

2. Flash Foods/Movie Gallery @ 1229 West Highway 80 Site Plan Review Leland Palmer of Palmer Construction Co., Inc. was present to answer any questions the board may have regarding the proposed project. Chairman Taylor asked if all the comments had been addressed. Mr. Palmer stated that he thought we had the revised plans and was not aware of additional comments from Jeff Thornburg and Shawn McNelly. Craig and Herbert Long were present at the meeting to express several concerns on behalf of their mother, Mrs. Betty Long, who resides at 1029 West Highway 80. The first concern is potential damage to the trees along her western property line if existing power lines are moved. They would prefer that the service be run underground. Secondly, they would recommend the placement of approximately 100 linear feet of privacy fence along the western property line beginning just behind the storage building to protect their mother’s privacy. Commissioner Young stated the Longs are long time residents of the City of Pooler and felt these were legitimate requests. A motion was made by Mark Revenew to table this item to give the developer time to address all the comments and the above concerns expressed by the Long family. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.

3. Master Sign Plan for the Wal Mart and Home Depot Development. Ron Bryson of JDN Development, Inc. presented the elements of the master sign plan for the Wal Mart and Home Depot Development to the board for their comments. Mr. Bryson stated that he agreed to revise the plan to only allow one on premise sign for each outparcel and limit the height to 35’. The City of Pooler’s sign ordinance only allows a directory sign in a group development. Councilwoman Billie Tyler stated the Planning and Zoning Commission needs to review the sign ordinance and make changes. Tim Inglis, City Planner, stated that he is proposing a text amendment on the number of signs in a group development. Jack Brewton reminded the board that Mayor and Council had directed Tim Inglis to get with the commission and make a recommendation. Councilman Travis Cowart, Jr. suggested placing a moratorium on new signs until the sign ordinance is revised. A recommendation was made by Mark Revenew to approve the proposed Wal-Mart sign along I-95 contingent upon Mr. Bryson reducing the number of out-parcel signs and limiting the signage to a monument type. The board is also recommending that council place a moratorium on any new signage until the sign ordinance has been revised. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff 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.

January 24, 2000

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February 14, 2000

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February 28, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 28, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, February 28, 2000 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Joe Harmon, Holly Young,
Don Taylor and Larry McKendree. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilmen Wayne Seay, Robert Bryan and Travis Cowart were in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff and seconded by Larry McKendree. Motion passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Godley Villages Subdivision of 35 acres out of a 521.6 acre tract. Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the subdivision plat to the board. Chairman Taylor questioned the need for a benchmark. Mr. Coleman stated that he would add one to the plat. With no public comment, a motion was made by Holly Young to approve the subdivision pending the addition of a benchmark. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

2 Towne Center Spine Road Construction Plan Review. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D . stated the plans include the construction of the road and the infrastructure into the Towne Center. He stated all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed . With no public comment, a motion was made by Holly Young to approve the Towne Center Spine Road Construction Plan. Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.

3. Discussion of proposed text amendments:.

a. Amendment to Sidewalk Ordinance - Building Inspector Tim Inglis explained this text amendment was needed to place a time frame on completion of sidewalks in newly developed subdivisions.

b. Amendment adding lot coverage in Commercial/Industrial Zones - Building Inspector Tim Inglis explained the City of Pooler’s Zoning Ordinance limits lot coverage in Residential Zones but not in Commercial or Industrial Zones. The board questioned if other municipalities have a maximum percentage of lot coverage in Commercial and Industrial Zones and due to current tree ordinances and detention requirements recent projects may fall within the proposed 60% lot coverage.

c. Amendment to delete mini-warehouses from C-1, Light Commercial Zones and adding them to C-2, Heavy Commercial Zones as a permitted use or restrict them to Industrial Zones. Chairman Taylor stated he was in favor of deleting mini-warehouses from C-1, Light Commercial. Holly Young disagreed and stated that with buffers and other criteria, mini-warehouses can be aesthetically pleasing. Jack Shearouse expressed concern that this would depreciate the value of properties in a C-1, Light Commercial Zoning.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Larry Olliff.

March 13, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 13, 2000




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, March 13, 2000  at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff,  Joe Harmon, Fleta Pepper,  Debbie Ryan Watts, Joe Harmon, Don Taylor and Larry McKendree. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis,  Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Travis Cowart, Jr.  were in attendance.  Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff and seconded by Larry McKendree.  Motion passed without opposition.   



Chairman Don Taylor introduced W. Judson Trapnell  as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission and administered the Oath of Office.



PUBLIC HEARING:



1.             Development Associates, Inc. request for a sidewalk variance in  the  Pooler  Park  of Commerce.   Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering, Inc. presented this variance request to the board.  Mr. Forbes explained the developer proposes to construct 6’ sidewalks in front of lots 2 through 5 because these are the only retail lots within the subdivision which could generate pedestrian traffic.  The remaining lots 6 through 35 will be occupied by a combination of office, warehouse, and storage with no pedestrian interaction.  The developer proposes to construct a  6’ sidewalk on one side only, adjacent to lot 2.  Mr. Scott Byrd of Developer Associates, Inc. stated that Branigar has placed many restrictions on this development and it would create a hardship to put sidewalks throughout the subdivision.  The board expressed concern about usage and possible need for sidewalks at a later date.  Commissioner Watts stated that she is not in favor of granting the variance.  There was some discussion from board members and Councilman Travis Cowart, Jr.  that this request does not meet the criteria for granting a variance.  Commissioner McKendree stated he would favor a compromise.  Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to deny the request for a sidewalk variance.  Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with Commissioner McKendree opposing.      



NEW BUSINESS:



2.             Savannah Quarters Residential Phase I Preliminary Plan  for  compliance  with  the PUD Master Plan.    Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the plan to the board for their review and recommendation.    Mr. Wohlfeil stated this is the same plan the PUD Review Board confirmed as meeting the development standards established by the PUD Master Plan.   With no public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the Savannah Quarters Residential Phase I Preliminary Plan.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition. 



3.             Murray Galin’s recombination of parcels 1-B-1 and 20-B Phase I, Pooler Development Park   Chuck Perry of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the recombination plat to the board.  The subdivision ordinance limits access to two lots. The reason for the change in access is due to a remnant piece of property, in which the owner does not have clear title.  With no public comment, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the recombination plat of lots 1-B-1 and 20-B Phase I, Pooler Development Park. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 



4.             Blue Circle’s revised site plan.   Chuck Perry of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the plan to the board.  The site plan was changed to include the relocation of the entrance and relocation of the water service tie-in point only.  The seller is confident that he can gain title to the property in question within a year.  The intent of the owner is to utilize the temporary access until he can acquire direct access to Pine Barren Road.  At that time the temporary road will be abandoned and the entrance shown on the site plan approved in September 1999 will be built.  The owner of Blue Circle Materials is willing to bond any portion of the road or the entire road to ensure that it will meet the City of Pooler’s Specifications  should for some unforeseen reason it becomes necessary to make the “temporary” entrance permanent. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the Blue Circle revised site 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  Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper.     

March 27, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 27, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Holly Young, Joe Harmon, Judson Trapnell, Debbie Ryan Watts, Don Taylor and Larry McKendree. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff and seconded by Joe Harmon. Motion passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Jerry Braden’s request for a Zoning Text Amendment. Commissioner Holly Young stepped down abstaining from voting and discussion of this item. Jerry Braden, a developer from Cartersville, Georgia presented this request to the board. Mr. Braden stated he is proposing a retirement community of approximately 60 one and two bedroom units on a 7.45 acre tract located across the street from the park on Rogers Street. He is asking for a text amendment to build units which will contain 750 square feet for one bedrooms and 850 square feet for two bedrooms. The proposed plan includes a community center of about 2000 square feet, a beauty shop, a gazebo and picnic areas. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts was impressed with the overall concept. With no public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the proposed Zoning Text Amendment. Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Timothy Lovezzola’s minor subdivision plat at 134 Houston Street . Timothy Lovezzola presented a minor subdivision plat of a portion of the Joshua Dowd Tract. The owner is subdividing a .7 acre tract into two lots. Mr. Lovezzola stated that he plans to build a residence on the vacant lot. Chairman Taylor questioned the existing septic tank located on the lot. Mr. Lovezzola stated he plans to remove or do whatever is required to abandon the existing septic tank. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.

3. Home Depot Site Plan Review Douglas Kirby of Greenberg Farrow Architecture Engineering Development and Stephen Harper of Childress Klein Properties presented the Home Depot site plan for the board’s review and comments. Since all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the Home Depot Site Plan. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.

4. J C Bamford Demonstration Area Site Plan Review . Gary Shuman of HGB&D presented the site plan for the J C Bamford Demonstration area. The development consists of an enclosed 200 seat stadium, a 3 bay workshop, office and two open air demonstration lots. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the J C. Bamford Demonstration area site plan. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

5. Wycliff Jenkin’s decorative fence request for 151 Claxton Road. Mr. Jenkins has placed a six foot privacy fence along the west side of his property line extending into his front setback. He explained to the board that he has a problem with three wheelers going back & forth across the front of his yard. Mr. Jenkins is requesting approval to place a decorative fence in the front setback by cutting the existing privacy fence down to 36”. Commissioner Joe Harmon made a motion to deny the request for a decorative fence. Motion died for lack of a second. This item will go to council without a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

6. Tim Marshlick’s request to clear approximately .9 acres to build an office and shop on Sharon Court. Tim Marshlick explained to the board that he recently purchased six acres of land on Sharon Court and would like to clear .9 acres to build a future office and shop. The owner plans to leave six various sizes of Oak and two large Sweet Gum trees. The board reminded Mr. Marshlick about the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. The owner stated that landscaping plans would be submitted along with the site plan in a few weeks. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve Mr. Marshlick’s request to clear approximately .9 acres. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.

7. Dozier Crane & Machinery - Tree Ordinance compliance for issuance of LDA for clearing and grading of 8.84 acres south of Highway 80 past Ken Reddick’s new building. Jay Maupin of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the revised plan for tree ordinance compliance of 8.84 acres south of Highway 80. Mr. Maupin stated the name on the plans submitted should be changed to read Dozier Cook instead of Dozier Crane & Machinery. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver asked Mr. Maupin to resubmit plans, applications, etc. in the name of Dozier Cook. A motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the revised plans. Motion was seconded by HollyYoung 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 Judson Trapnell.

April 10, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 27, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Holly Young, Joe Harmon, Judson Trapnell, Debbie Ryan Watts, Don Taylor and Larry McKendree. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff and seconded by Joe Harmon. Motion passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Jerry Braden’s request for a Zoning Text Amendment. Commissioner Holly Young stepped down abstaining from voting and discussion of this item. Jerry Braden, a developer from Cartersville, Georgia presented this request to the board. Mr. Braden stated he is proposing a retirement community of approximately 60 one and two bedroom units on a 7.45 acre tract located across the street from the park on Rogers Street. He is asking for a text amendment to build units which will contain 750 square feet for one bedrooms and 850 square feet for two bedrooms. The proposed plan includes a community center of about 2000 square feet, a beauty shop, a gazebo and picnic areas. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts was impressed with the overall concept. With no public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the proposed Zoning Text Amendment. Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Timothy Lovezzola’s minor subdivision plat at 134 Houston Street . Timothy Lovezzola presented a minor subdivision plat of a portion of the Joshua Dowd Tract. The owner is subdividing a .7 acre tract into two lots. Mr. Lovezzola stated that he plans to build a residence on the vacant lot. Chairman Taylor questioned the existing septic tank located on the lot. Mr. Lovezzola stated he plans to remove or do whatever is required to abandon the existing septic tank. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.

3. Home Depot Site Plan Review Douglas Kirby of Greenberg Farrow Architecture Engineering Development and Stephen Harper of Childress Klein Properties presented the Home Depot site plan for the board’s review and comments. Since all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the Home Depot Site Plan. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.

4. J C Bamford Demonstration Area Site Plan Review . Gary Shuman of HGB&D presented the site plan for the J C Bamford Demonstration area. The development consists of an enclosed 200 seat stadium, a 3 bay workshop, office and two open air demonstration lots. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the J C. Bamford Demonstration area site plan. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

5. Wycliff Jenkin’s decorative fence request for 151 Claxton Road. Mr. Jenkins has placed a six foot privacy fence along the west side of his property line extending into his front setback. He explained to the board that he has a problem with three wheelers going back & forth across the front of his yard. Mr. Jenkins is requesting approval to place a decorative fence in the front setback by cutting the existing privacy fence down to 36”. Commissioner Joe Harmon made a motion to deny the request for a decorative fence. Motion died for lack of a second. This item will go to council without a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

6. Tim Marshlick’s request to clear approximately .9 acres to build an office and shop on Sharon Court. Tim Marshlick explained to the board that he recently purchased six acres of land on Sharon Court and would like to clear .9 acres to build a future office and shop. The owner plans to leave six various sizes of Oak and two large Sweet Gum trees. The board reminded Mr. Marshlick about the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. The owner stated that landscaping plans would be submitted along with the site plan in a few weeks. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve Mr. Marshlick’s request to clear approximately .9 acres. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.

7. Dozier Crane & Machinery - Tree Ordinance compliance for issuance of LDA for clearing and grading of 8.84 acres south of Highway 80 past Ken Reddick’s new building. Jay Maupin of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the revised plan for tree ordinance compliance of 8.84 acres south of Highway 80. Mr. Maupin stated the name on the plans submitted should be changed to read Dozier Cook instead of Dozier Crane & Machinery. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver asked Mr. Maupin to resubmit plans, applications, etc. in the name of Dozier Cook. A motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the revised plans. Motion was seconded by HollyYoung 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 Judson Trapnell.

April 24, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
APRIL 24, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Joe Harmon, Judson Trapnell, Debbie Ryan Watts, Don Taylor, Holly Young and Larry McKendree. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilman Wayne Seay and Alternate Judson Trapnell were in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff and seconded by Joe Harmon. Motion passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Timberland Gap Preliminary Construction Plan Review. At the request of Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering Inc., Joe Harmon made a motion to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

2. Timberland Gap Landscape Plan Review for Tree Ordinance Compliance. At the request of Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering Inc., Joe Harmon made a motion to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

3. Pooler Park of Commerce Preliminary Construction Plan Review. Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the preliminary construction plans to the board for their review. Mr. Forbes explained this 68.27 acre tract is designated Commercial Tract # 6 on the Godley Station PUD Master Plan. The tract will be subdivided into 35 commercial lots ranging from 1.0 acres to 6.4 acres. Sidewalks were added to the plan according to the City of Pooler’s Subdivision Ordinance. All runoff within this site will be collected to either the existing Pooler Parkway ditch or Pipemakers Canal. Commissioner Holly Young expressed concerns about potential flooding from the Pipemakers Canal and the propsed widening improvements of the canal. Mr. Forbes assured the board that drainage studies and calculations have been made to support the overall drainage plan for this development. Mr. Forbes stated that he has received the list of comments from Bill Nicholson and Jeff Thornburg and doesn’t feel he will have any problems making these changes in the plans. With no public comments, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the preliminary construction plans for the Pooler Park of Commerce contingent upon all the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed with Holly Young opposing.

4. Pooler Park of Commerce Plan Review for Tree Ordinance Compliance.

Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the plan for compliance with

the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. He stated he was only requesting permission to clear the road right-of-way, the drainage easements and the pump station site. Mr. Forbes stated there is approximately 5 acres of road right-of-way During the site plan approval process, the individual lot owners will be required to meet the landscape and tree ordinance regulations. None of the lots would be exempt from these requirements. A motion to approve the clearing of the road right-of-way, the drainage easements and the pump station site was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Fleta Pepper. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Towne Center at Godley Station Conceptual Master Plan. Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the Towne Center Conceptual Master Plan to the board on behalf of Foxfield Company. The development includes hotels, banks, strip shopping centers, offices, restaurants and a big box retail. All interior drives will be private and maintained by the property owners. Mr. Forbes stated that construction plans for the first set of drives will be submitted within the next two weeks. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts expressed concerns about potential traffic congestion in this area. Mr. Forbes assured the board that extensive traffic studies have been done and alternate traffic routes have been designed. A motion to approve the Towne Center Conceptual Master Plan was made by Larry Mckendree. Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.

6. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding a model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park. Mayor and Council had requested that the Planning and Zoning Commission come up with a list of criteria for a model sales office.

Listed below are some items that were discussed by the board members: limiting the model sales office to a subdivision phase, limiting the model sales office to sales agents only, once the subdivision is 90% developed or if construction ceases for a period of time, the model sales office would have to be discontinued within 60 days. Mrs. Carver asked the board to think about a model sales office in a manufactured home park and list some criteria for review and discussion 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 Debbie Ryan Watts.

May 8, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MAY 8, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, May 8, 2000 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Joe Harmon, Judson Trapnell, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Don Taylor, and Larry McKendree. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff subject to adding Fleta Pepper’s name to the list of attendees. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Timberland Gap Preliminary Construction Plan Review. Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering Inc., presented the preliminary construction plans for Timberland Gap, Phase II to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Hussey stated that he had responded to all of the engineer’s comments but Bill Nicholson had not had time to review the revised plans. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the Timberland Gap, Phase II preliminary construction plans subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed prior to review by Mayor and Council. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.

2. Timberland Gap Landscape Plan Review for Tree Ordinance Compliance. Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering Inc., presented a master plan of the The Villages, Timberland Gap Subdivision and the C-P Tract. He stated that Mayor and Council in July’98 exempted Mr. Fred Williams from having a tree survey done on these projects. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to require a tree survey prior to approval of the landscape plan and issuance of the LDA. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon. Motion passed with three members voting in favor of the motion, three with no recommendation and Chairman Don Taylor voting in favor of the motion.

3. Fred William’s Revised Site Plan on his Commercial Tract to add an office and additional parking. Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering, Inc., presented the revised site plan to the board for their review and comments. Chairman Don Taylor expressed concern about a buffer between the proposed office and adjacent residential subdivision. Mr. Hussey stated a twenty foot buffer is proposed with some fencing and a landscaped greenbelt.

Parking and landscape plan requirements will be reviewed with the office site plan. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the revised site plan to add an office and additional parking. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Schlotzsky’s Deli Landscape/Tree Ordinance Compliance for LDA Issuance. .

Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. presented the Schlotzsky’s Deli Landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. The proposed location of Schlotzsky’s Deli is Lot 4, Mill Creek Village Subdivision. The board was pleased with the overall design and Joe Harmon made a motion to approve the plan for issuance of a LDA Permit. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

5. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park. Mrs. Carver reported that the changes discussed at the last meeting were forwarded to the City Attorney for his comments. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this for more discussion at the next meeting. 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 Larry McKendree.

May 22, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MAY 22, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, May 22, 2000 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Holly Young, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Don Taylor, and Larry McKendree. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS;

1. Williams Hollow & The Bramblings Preliminary Construction Review. At the request of Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering Inc., Holly Young made a motion to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

2. Godley Station Amenities Landscape Plan Review for Tree Ordinance Compliance. Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering, Inc. presented the landscape plan for Tree Ordinance Compliance to the board. The total area to be disturbed is 16.23 acres and approximately 24 acres of uplands. The amount of tree save area is 8.38 acres, which more than meets the tree ordinance requirements. Commissioner Young questioned access to the ponds for emergency vehicles in case of a drowning. Mr. Coleman assured the board there would be adequate access to the ponds. Mr. Coleman also stated that the pond would have a minimum grade of 1:5 slope. A motion to approve the landscape plan for tree ordinance compliance of the Godley Station Amenities was made by Holly Young and seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Godley Station Amenities Preliminary Construction Plan Review. Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering, Inc. presented the Godley Station Amenities Preliminary Construction Plans to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Coleman stated most of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Commissioner Young expressed concern about the potential traffic and safety of the children walking from the subdivisions across the street to the Godley Station Amenities. With no public comment, a motion was made by Holly Young to approve the Godley Station Amenities Preliminary Construction Plans contingent upon all the engineer’s comments being addressed and the addition of sidewalks on the east side adjacent to the amenities area with a crossover on the straight-a-way. Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.

4. Garden Acres Mobile Home Park Drainage/Recreation Master Plan. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the Garden Acres MH Park Drainage & Recreation Master Plan to the board for their review and comments. In October of last year, the most recent phase of Mr. Tuten’s Mobile Home Park was approved with the condition that a drainage master plan be presented and that a minimum of 10% of the total area reserved for mobile home is set-aside as a recreation area. This master plan is a submittal to satisfy both of the conditions prior to approval of any future phases of the mobile home park. Mr. Wohlfeil explained that the drainage plan was designed to utilize the wetlands as a storm water detention area. Mr. Tuten’s strategy regarding the recreation areas was to scatter them throughout the park, equally accessible to the residents. Chairman Taylor asked about the type of recreation proposed for these areas and who would maintain them. Passive recreation with some benches and picnic areas are planned and Mr. Tuten will be responsible for maintaining these areas. Commissioner Young expressed that she would prefer to have larger areas set aside for recreation and not small pockets throughout the park. If the recreation areas were relocated to the middle of the park, it would disrupt the road design and the proposed water and sewer locations. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the master drainage and recreation plan for the Garden Acres Mobile Home Park. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.

5. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park. Mrs. Carver had given the board members a copy of the comments from the City Attorney on the proposed changes. The board felt more discussion was needed because in a subdivision there could be more than one builder that wants a model sales office. Commissioner Young requested that some of our local builders be invited to a meeting with the board members to get their feedback on the proposed changes. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this item for more discussion at the next meeting. 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 Larry Olliff and seconded by Fleta Pepper.

June 12, 2000

CITY OF POOLER 
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 
June 12, 2000


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Monday, June 12, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Judson Trapnell, Don Taylor, and Larry McKendree.  City Planner Tim Inglis and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.   

Public Hearing;

1. Rolland Keller’s Conditional Use Request.  The petitioner, Mr. Rolland Keller, presented his request to expand his mini-storage business at 108 Sharon Ct. to include renting moving vans.

Ms. Rebecca Benton who lives nearby expressed concern over truck traffic entering and leaving Sharon Court. She stated that it is dangerous for her getting in and out of her drive. Chairman Taylor called for a motion but no motion was made. Item will go to council without a recommendation.  

Old Business;

2. Williams Hollow and The Bramblings Preliminary Construction Review and Review for Landscape Requirements. Michael Hussey presented the plans to the Commission. These plans differ from the master plan in that they have greatly decreased the density. He explained that the comments have been addressed, however, Bill Nicholson has not had the opportunity to review and approve them at this time. Michael Hussey stated that he would have the plans approved by HGB&D by Wednesday of this week. They did also receive EPD approval this week. The landscape plan showed tree save areas and that each lot would contain four trees whether planted or preserved. Don Taylor asked that the landscape plan should specify that those trees being planted are to be preferred trees, as spelled out by the ordinance. Larry Olliff made the motion to approve the landscape plan contingent upon Mr. Hussey adding the preferred tree requirement on the plan notes. Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition. Fleta Pepper made a motion to recommend approving the preliminary construction plans contingent on approval from our engineers. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed with no one opposing.    

New Business;

3.   Ann Smith’s Decorative Fence Request at 114 Tietgen Street.  Ms. Smith presented her request to install a three-foot chain link fence along the Morgan Street R/W into the required building setback up to the front corner marker. Larry McKendree made a motion to recommend approval of the decorative fence. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.  

4.  Schlotzsky’s Site Plan Review.  Downer Davis presented the plan to the commission. Mr. Davis stated that Ralph Forbes has issued a written agreement to give a 10-foot construction easement around the project. He also stated that Jeff Thornburg’s comments have been addressed. Fleta Pepper made a motion to recommend approval of the Schlotzsky’s site plan contingent on the City Hall receiving a copy of the agreement letter from Mr. Forbes. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 

5.   Towne Lake Subdivision, Phase II Final Plat Review.  Steve Wohfeil presented the final plat to the commission for signatures. Motion for recommending approval was made by Debbie Ryan Watts and seconded by Larry McKendree. Motion passed with no one opposing.

6.            SunTrust Bank Site Plan and Landscape Plan Review.   Judson Trapnell, an employee of SunTrust Bank, abstained by removing himself from the table. Steve Wohfeil presented the plan to the commission for review. The plans show at least 27 hardwood preferred trees to be planted which exceeds the minimum required. Motion was made by Larry Olliff to recommend approval for the site plan and landscape plan. The motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed with no opposition.

7.   Garden Acres Mobile Home Park, Phase I Preliminary Construction Plans.  Steve Wohfeil was present to answer any of the commission’s questions. All comments by Downer Davis have been addressed. Mr. Wohfeil stated that Jeff Thornburg’s comments were applicable to the park expansion and not Phase I. Mr. Wohfeil also stated that the water and sewer system was going to belong to Mr. Tuten and not the City of Pooler. Larry McKendree made a motion to recommend approving Phase I of Garden Acres Mobile Home Park. The motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed with no opposition.

8.            Timberland Gap, Phase II Landscape Plan Review for Tree Ordinance Compliance.  Michael Hussey presented the plan, which showed tree save areas behind the lots and along the front of the subdivision and also a minimum of four trees to remain on each lot or to be planted. Don Taylor requested that the save areas be a minimum of 20-foot buffer between lots, ten from each lot. Don also asked that the plans reflect that trees being planted meet the tree ordinance in size and species. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the landscape plans contingent on the plans showing the minimum size and type as spelled out in the tree ordinance. The motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 

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

June 26, 2000

CITY OF POOLER 
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 
JUNE 26, 2000


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Judson Trapnell, Joe Harmon, Don Taylor, and Larry McKendree.  City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.   

Public Hearing:

  1. Regency Retail Partnership, L.P. request for a rezoning of 6.3 acres located from Sheftall Street  west to Coastal Bank from C-1 to C-2.  Benjamin Gross from Hunter Maclean, Exley & Dunn P.C. presented the zoning petition to the board on behalf of the property owners.  Mr. Gross explained that the property will be used for the development of a grocery-anchored shopping center.  During the public hearing, the following adjacent property owners expressed their concerns.  Tommy Shearouse wanted the property to revert back to a C-1 if the development didn’t materialize after a designated period of time.  Tommy Shearouse and W. L. Wallace were concerned about potential uses allowed in a C-2 zoning, such as a truck service center, a bar, night club, package shop and a mobile home sales.   Kathy Allen expressed concern regarding heavy traffic around the school zone, truck deliveries and an existing drainage problem on Sheftall Street.  Louis Winskie stated that his concern is Sheftall Street not being wide enough for vehicular access. Mr. Benjamin Gross, the petitioner, stated that these are legitimate concerns and the developer would be willing to enter into an agreement with the City of Pooler to limit the uses in a C-2.  City Planner Tim Inglis questioned the need to rezone the property because a grocery store is allowed in a C-1 Zoning. Chairman Don Taylor read the list of criteria for a zoning change.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to deny the zoning change from C-1 to C-2.  Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed with Larry McKendree and Fleta Pepper opposing. 
 Old Business:  

  1. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park.  This item was tabled at a previous meeting so the board could receive input from local builders.  A meeting was tentatively scheduled for Thursday, July 6th at 9 a.m.  Mrs. Carver will notify the builders and board members once date and time is confirmed. 
 New Business:

3.   Towne Center @ Godley Station roadway construction and water/sewer installation to serve parcels 1 thru 7.   Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering, Inc. presented the construction plans for Town Center at Godley Station to the board for their review.  Mr. Forbes reminded the board that the conceptual master plan was reviewed and approved by the PUD Review Board and the Planning & Zoning Commission on April 24, 2000.  He further stated the plan has not changed from the conceptual master plan that was approved.  The roads, drainage, detention, water and sewer are the only items that will be constructed at this time. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the Towne Center at Godley Station roadway construction and water/sewer installation to serve parcels 1 thru 7.  Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition. 

  1. Ashwood Subdivision, Phase II, Preliminary Construction Plan Review.  Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the construction plans for Phase II of Ashwood Subdivision.  Debbie Ryan Watts stated a letter has been received from the City of Pooler’s engineer which stated all the comments have been addressed.  City Planner Tim Inglis stated that he and the City Manager Dennis Baxter had recently visited Mrs. Ruby Clifton in regard to her concerns about drainage problems along the west side of her property which abuts this phase of Ashwood Subdivision.  Mr. Inglis stated even though the drainage plan of the subdivision shows the lots draining to the street, Mrs. Clifton is concerned about additional run-off onto her property.  To eliminate further drainage problems, Mrs. Clifton recommends a new/improved ditch along the rear lots between the two properties.  With an existing 25-foot buffer located on the rear of the lots, there would be adequate space for a new or improved ditch and Mrs. Clifton is willing to give an equal easement.  Mr. Coleman’s initial concern is the developer would like to maintain as much of that 25-foot buffer as possible.  Mr. Coleman assured the Clifton Family that his engineering firm is required by city ordinance and state law to contain water on site.  Following some discussion, Larry McKendree made a motion to approve Ashwood Subdivision, Phase II preliminary construction plans contingent upon Mrs. Clifton’s drainage issues being resolved.  Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.   
  1. Godley Station Villages, Phase 1A, Final Plat Review and Approval.   Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the plat to the board for their review and approval.  Chairman Don Taylor pointed out the need for a benchmark and address assignment.  City Planner Tim Inglis stated that the on-site contractor is not following erosion measures designed in the Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Plan. Mr. Coleman stated that he would address this problem in a letter to the contractor.  With no public comment, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve Godley Station Villages, Phase 1A final plat pending the addition of addresses and a benchmark.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.          
  1. Pooler Parkway Access Master Plan at Godley Station.  Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the Pooler Parkway Access Master Plan at Godley Station to the board for their review and approval.  The plan shows all the proposed median cuts along the Pooler Parkway that have been approved by The Branigar Group, HGB&D and the City of Pooler.  Approval of the plan would eliminate the constant requests by developers for additional median cuts.  A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the Pooler Parkway Access Master Plan.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree 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 Judson Trapnell.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
JUNE 26, 2000

The PUD REVIEW ROARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Debbie Ryan Watts Fleta Pepper, Larry Olliff, Joe Harmon, Larry McKendree, Judson Trapnell, Don Taylor, Wilson Roberts, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver.

1. Final PUD Review and approval of Towne Center @ Godley Station Roadway Construction/water/sewer installation to serve parcels 1 thru 7. Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company explained that Towne Center is a 112-acre commercial development within Godley Station PUD. The conceptual Master Plan was presented and approved at the PUD Review Board and Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on April 24, 2000. The plan has not changed from the conceptual master plan. The roads, drainage, detention, water and sewer are the only items that will be constructed at this time. The roads will be private and maintained by the property owners association. The Property Owners Association will also maintain the drainage system including lagoons and street drainage piping etc.. The water & sewer will be maintained by the City of Pooler and are located in easements within Ingress/Egress easements. The developer has signed a contract with the Hilton Garden, a proposed 110-room motel. Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the Towne Center @ Godley Station Roadway Construction/water/sewer installation to serve parcels 1 thru 7. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. Pooler Parkway Access Master Plan at Godley Station. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the Pooler Parkway Access Master Plan at Godley Station to the board for their review and approval. The plan shows all the proposed median cuts along the Pooler Parkway that have been approved by The Branigar Group, HGB&D and the City of Pooler. Approval of the plan would eliminate the constant requests by developers for additional median cuts. A motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the Pooler Parkway Access Master Plan. Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion of adjournment was made by Wilson Roberts and seconded by Larry Olliff.

July 10, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 10, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Judson Trapnell, Joe Harmon, and Don Taylor. City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.   

 Old Business:  

  1. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park.  This item was tabled at a previous meeting so the board could receive input from local builders.  A meeting was held Thursday, July 6th at 9 a.m. with local builders and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Several board members whom attended the meeting reported the builders have valid concerns about the proposed ordinance change.  Alan Emerick, a local builder, stated that it is very expensive to set up a model sales office and would be a hardship on the builders to limit their occupancy to phases or percentage of build-out.  The board agreed off-street parking should be addressed and the use limited to a model sales office and not a meeting place for sub-contractors.  The board asked if these items could be addressed in the zoning ordinance under the definition of a model sales office.
Mrs. Carver will address this question to City Attorney Wiley Ellis and report back to the board at the next meeting.  A motion was made by Fleta Pepper to table this item for two weeks.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

       New Business:

2.   Garden Acres Mobile Home Park Revised Drainage/Recreation Plans.  Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the revised plans to the board for their review and comments.  Mr. Wohlfeil pointed out to the board that a portion of the lots in Phase One and most of the future lots have been reduced in size from 50’x 150’ to 40’ x 100’.  He further stated that his objective is to show the maximum density allowed by the zoning ordinance.  The developer could combine lots for larger homes since the lots are not recorded.  Councilwoman Billie Tyler stated that Mayor Carter asked the board to define “recreation”.  Chairman Taylor stated that “recreation” is an area set aside for children and adults for active and passive activities.   He doesn’t feel that the board can dictate what type of equipment or how many is acceptable.  Following discussion, Fleta Pepper made a motion to approve the revised drainage/recreation plans and recommends that Mr. Tuten add as much playground equipment as feasible.  Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with Judson Trapnell opposing.   

  1. Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase II Green Space Plan.   Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the green space plan to the board for their review.   Phase I of the project was previously approved by the City and is nearing completion.  The required tree cover for Phase II of the project is 229 trees.  Four trees, 18” and larger, are located on the site and will be saved.  There are 1.68 acres of Open Space/Buffer in the project, consisting of planted pines, that will not be cleared. Chairman Don Taylor stated that he is pleased with the green space plan.  Since the developer is only clearing the road right-of-ways, additional trees will be saved on the individual lots.  Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the green space plan for Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase II.  Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.     
  1. Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase I Final Plat Review and Approval.   Hal Kraft of HGB&D stated that construction is not complete, but the developer would like to bond the remaining improvements in order to record the plat.  At 150%, $127,077 bond amount would be required.  The developer has posted a $150,000 bond that more than covers the remaining drainage, paving and grading improvements.  The water and sanitary sewer improvements are complete   With no public comment, a motion was made by Fleta Pepper to approve the final plat of Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase I pending the addition of addresses to the plat, lot line distance between lots 25 and 26 and square footages noted for each lot.  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 Judson Trapnell.

July 24, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 
JULY 24, 2000


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Debbie Ryan Watts, Holly Young, Judson Trapnell, Joe Harmon, and Don Taylor. City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Wayne Seay were also in attendance.  Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.   

 Old Business:

  1. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park.  At the last meeting, the board agreed off-street parking should be addressed and the use limited to a model sales office and not a meeting place for sub-contractors.  The board asked if these items could be addressed in the zoning ordinance under the definition of a model sales office.  Mrs. Carver was asked to consult the City Attorney Wiley Ellis on this matter.  With no response, a motion was made by Holly Young to table this item until the next meeting.  Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition. 
       New Business:

2.   Jabot Investment’s request for Preliminary PUD Zoning +/- 1,807.57 acres northwest and northeast of the intersection between I-95 and I-16.    Hose’ Gonzalez of Gonzalez Architects presented this request to the board for their review and comments.     

Loretta H. Cockrum, representing Jabot Investments was also present along with Jeff      Halliburton from Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company.  The purpose of this application is to establish the Savannah Lakes Preliminary PUD in Accordance with Article IV Section 1 paragraph C of the Pooler Code of Ordinances, which allows planned unit development as a zoning district.  Mr. Gonzalez stated the area east of I-95 would be set-aside in a 10-year timber management plan and hopefully selling to a single user.  Stricter setbacks and greater buffers are proposed for the roadways.  Development will begin mainly around the Pooler Parkway.  City Planner Tim Inglis is very concerned about the Heavy Industrial zoning proposed west of I-95.  He would prefer to maintain Industrial zones east of I-95.  Mr. Gonzalez explained a lot of planning had gone into the proposed master plan and Mrs. Cockrum did not desire to place residential zoning along I-16.  She feels it is a quality of life issue.  The Heavy Commercial/Commercial-Professional/Heavy Industrial mixed-use zoning parcels are located from the future Pooler Parkway eastward to I-95.    Fred Williams, along with many residents from Hunter’s Ridge, Cross Creek and Pine Barren Plantation expressed their concerns regarding the proposed Heavy Commercial and Heavy Industrial Zoning adjacent to their residentially zoned areas and the extension of Quacco Road to a spine road in the development. Most residents complained about potential traffic at the intersection and along Quacco Road.  One of the selling features of that area has been the fact that Quacco Road would dead-end once the Pooler Parkway is complete.  The residents are certain that this change would adversely effect their property values and quality of life.  In response to the resident’s concerns, Mr. Gonzalez stated that with an additional outlet, traffic should be less at the intersection of Pine Barren and Quacco Road.  He also suggested that the City of Pooler place signs limiting truck traffic on Quacco Road.  With the buffers proposed and the excessive amount of wetlands, the developer is proposing uses that would not adversely effect the surrounding residential areas.  Mr. Gonzalez stated his client would be willing to make a list of potential uses that could be reviewed and approved by the board.  After discussion, a motion was made by Holly Young to approve the preliminary PUD Zoning of the Jabot Tract if the petitioner would consider limiting the north side of the spine road to Light Commercial/Commercial Professional and closing off Quacco from the Spine Road. The petitioner agreed to limiting the north side of the spine road to Light Commercial and Commercial Professional, but could not agree to closing off Quacco Road. The petitioner would like an opportunity to research this issue more and report to Mayor and Council during the public hearing scheduled for Monday, August 7th at 5:45 p.m.  Holly Young changed her motion to approve the preliminary PUD Zoning of the Jabot Tract subject to the petitioner limiting the north side of the spine road to Light Commercial/Commercial Professional zoning but the decision to close or open Quacco Road to the spine road would be left up to Mayor and Council at their regularly schedule meeting on August 7th.  Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed with Larry McKendree and Larry Olliff opposing.                 

  1. Towne Center @ Godley Station Final Plat Review and Approval.  Steve Byrd of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the subdivision plat to the board for their review and approval.  In order to record the plat, the developer posted a bond to assure the completion of roads and utility installations.  With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the final subdivision plat of Towne Center at Godley Station.  Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
 4.            Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase II Preliminary Construction Plan Review and Approval.  Alan Emerick, developer of Bridgewater Subdivision addressed the board with the construction plans.  Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the construction plans of  Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase II subject to all the engineer’s comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with no opposition.        

  1. Savannah Quarters Golf Clubhouse Green space Plan.  Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the green space plan to the board for their review and comments.  He stated that 46 trees would be saved on this site and additional trees would be planted around the lagoons and clubhouse.  Since the plan meets the tree ordinance, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the Savannah Quarters Golf Clubhouse green space plan.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.
  1. Savannah Quarters Golf Clubhouse Site Plan Review and Approval. Steve Wohlfeil          
Of HGB&D stated he has received the list of comments from Downer Davis and will resubmit revised plans in a few days.  With no public comments, Holly Young made a motion to approve the clubhouse site plan contingent upon all the comments being addressed prior to review by the Mayor and Council.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 

  1. Carlton Company Truck Wash Building Site Plant Review.   Jay Maupin of EMC Engineering Services Inc. explained the proposed project is for washing heavy equipment and is located along Highway 80 west of Dean Forest Road. The purpose of this project is to bring this site into compliance with modern regulations prior to intervention by the EPD.  The system proposed is a self-contained wash system with no wastewater being discharged to the storm drainage system.  A motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the Truck Wash Building Site plan contingent upon all the comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.
  1. ACT Holding Company Revised Conceptual Site Plan of a proposed Car Dealership/Mini Storage across from Coleman Blvd.   Since the petitioner was not present to answer any questions, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to table this item.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.  Attorney Rebecca Benton is concerned with the drainage in the area and the proposed frontage road is not shown on the plan.  Mrs. Carver confirmed that a recombination plat with the frontage road extending across the property was recorded last week and the site plan should be revised to reflect this change.  
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Larry McKendree.

August 14, 2000

 CITY OF POOLER 
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 
AUGUST 14, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Debbie Ryan Watts, Holly Young, Judson Trapnell, Joe Harmon, Larry McKendree and Don Taylor. City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.   

 Old Business:

  1. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park.   The City Attorney submitted some changes for the board members to discuss.  Chairman Taylor stated that item # 3 is confusing as to what is happening to the platted lots.  The board agreed that adequate off-street parking should be added to the list and recommended at least six spaces.  The board also favored allowing the developer/builder to apply for an extension after the eighteen months.  Debbie Ryan Watts questioned the fairness of a 90% build-out.  Mrs. Carver recommended that the City Attorney review these changes and further discussion take place at the next meeting.
  1. ACT Holding Company revised conceptual site plan of a proposed Car
Dealership/Mini Storage across from Coleman Blvd.  John Kern of John Kern’s Engineering Company presented the revised conceptual site plan to the board for their review and comments.  Mr. Kern explained by acquiring additional acreage, the developer was able to change the Savannah Tire building location on the site for better visibility.  He further stated the tree ordinance and landscape requirements would be addressed on the site plan.  Attorney Rebecca Benton questioned the location of the sixty-foot access road.  She also stated that it was the City’s fault in errors and omissions because the developer was not required to present a master plan with infrastructure and road improvements.  Mr. Kern’s explained the access road will be in place but that a row of vehicles would be parked fronting next to U.S. Highway 80. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve ACT Holding Company revised conceptual site plan.  Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.       

      New Business:

  1. Sandra Durden’s minor subdivision request on Tietgen Street.  The 2.32 acres is bounded on the north by Tietgen Street, on the east by Rogers Street, on the south by Whatley Street and on the west by Newton Street.  Mrs. Durden explained her parents would like to subdivide the 2.32 acres into two lots.  Chairman Taylor requested that building setback lines be added to the plat.  A motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the Durden-Heintzman minor subdivision plat contingent upon the addition of building setback lines to the plat.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.
  1. Pooler Park of Commerce, Phase I Final Plat Review & Approval.  Steve Byrd of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the final subdivision plat of Phase I, Pooler Park of Commerce at Godley Station.  The developer is posting a bond to cover improvements to the subdivision.  Chairman Taylor stated the subdivision plat meets all of the subdivision requirements. Joe Harmon made a motion to approve the final subdivision plat of Phase I, Pooler Park of Commerce.  Motion was seconded by Holly Young and passed without opposition.
  1. Discussion of proposed changes in C-1 and C-2 Zoning classifications The board was
given copies of some proposed changes in the C-1 and C-2 zoning ordinances.  Some of the changes included limiting the square footage of grocery stores, furniture stores, retail and hardware stores.  Several permitted uses in C-1, such as new or used auto sales,

service station, mini-warehouses and garages were deleted from C-1 zoning and added to C-2 zoning. The board expressed their concerns about down zoning in C-1 and property owners’ vested rights.  The board members agreed that the City of Pooler should not make any changes in the commercial zonings.  Instead, the City of Pooler should look at increasing the size of buffers and consider other means of dimensioning the commercial effects on adjacent residentially zoned properties.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Holly Young to not make any changes in the commercial zonings at this time.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition. 

6.            Discussion of proposed changes in the subdivision ordinance.  Tim Inglis, Public Works Director, informed the board members that Jeff Thornburg has been working on these proposed changes to the subdivision ordinance.  He stated that these changes deal mainly with utilities and easements in proposed subdivisions.  Chairman Taylor recommended that a requirement to add square footages on subdivision lots be added to the list of proposed changes.  The board was asked to review these changes for further discussion 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 Larry Olliff.                 

August 28, 2000

CITY OF POOLER 
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 
AUGUST 28, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 28, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Debbie Ryan Watts, Holly Young, Joe Harmon, Larry McKendree and Don Taylor. City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.   

 Old Business:  

  1. Discussion on change in zoning ordinance regarding model sales office in a major residential subdivision and a manufactured home park.   The City Attorney submitted some changes for the board members to discuss. The only change recommended by the board was changing the “City of Pooler” in item 5 to “Mayor and Council”.  A motion was made by Holly Young to recommend approval of the above changes to the zoning ordinance.  Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.
  1. Discussion of proposed changes in the subdivision ordinance.   Chairman Don Taylor stated that he had reviewed the proposed changes and requested a requirement to add square footages on subdivision lots be added to this list.  Holly Young made a motion to approve the proposed changes in the subdivision ordinance contingent upon the addition of the square footage requirement on subdivision lots.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 
PUBLIC HEARING:

  1. Robert W. Lee’s request for setback variances @ 118 N. Skinner Street.  James R. Massey, property owner, and David Nelson were present to answer any questions.  Mr. Nelson explained the house had been torn down and plans are to construct a new single-family residence on this corner lot.  The petitioner is requesting a 3’6” variance from Skinner Street and a 24’ variance from Carver Street.  If the house is constructed in compliance with the City of Pooler’s ordinance, four large trees would have to be removed and there would only be 16’9” from adjacent residence.  Due to the right-of-way of Carver Street, the house will appear to sit farther back from Carver Street than the drawing indicates.  Following some discussion, Larry McKendree made a motion to grant the setback variances as requested.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed with Joe Harmon opposing.
  1. JCB’s request for a variance to relocate one of the billboards on their property.  Gary Shuman of HGB&D presented this request to the board for their consideration.  The petitioner is requesting to relocate the southern most sign south along the I-95 right-of-way to a point approximately 400’ north of the southwest property corner.  The board questioned if another sign could be placed at that location.  Melvin Johnson, Outdoor Advertising Coordinator with the Department of Transportation, stated because of the relocation of the on-ramp, the limit of three billboards per quadrant, he doubted if another billboard would meet the distance requirement.  Attorney Rebecca Benton asked that the board give her the same consideration if she requested a variance to move one of the billboards located on her property along I-95.  Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the variance to allow JCB to move one of their billboards to the other end of their property.  Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.    
  1. The Villages, Phase V Preliminary Construction Plan/Landscape Plan Review.  At the request of Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering Inc., Holly Young made a motion to table this item for two weeks.  Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
  1. Mighty Eighth Air Force Chapel Site Plan Review.   Since the petitioner was not  present to answer any questions, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to table this item. Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.
  1. Hendrix Machinery Expansion Site Plan Review.   Janet Lewis of Bailey & Bailey Associates presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments.  Mrs. Lewis furnished the board with a copy of the septic tank approval for this project from Chatham County Health Department.  She further confirmed that Saussy Engineering has no problem addressing the other comments submitted by Bill Nicholson of HGB&D.  Tim Inglis reminded Mrs. Lewis that a Land Disturbing Activity Permit is needed along with a landscape plan that meets the tree ordinance.  Mrs. Lewis assured the board that she would notify Mark Boyles of Saussy Engineering of this requirement.  Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the Hendrix Machinery Expansion Site Plan contingent upon all the engineers’ comments being addressed prior to review by the Mayor and Council.  Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition. 
8.   ACT Holding Company Site Plan /Landscape Plan Review.    John Kern of John Kern’s Engineering Company presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and comments.  In addressing the comments from the Fire Chief, Mr. Kern has no problem increasing the water line from 8” to 10”, but questions the need to loop the water system.  Chairman Taylor asked for a copy of the lease agreement between SEPCO and the property owner since the plan shows an encroachment into this right-of-way.  Attorney Rebecca Benton is still concerned with the drainage in the area and the proposed frontage road.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the landscape plan and the site plan contingent upon the engineer’s comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.     

9.  Dozier Cook’s Landscape Plan/Tree Ordinance compliance on lot 18 Pine Barren Road.  Mr. Dozier Cook explained the reason he plans to clear this lot is to store heavy equipment. The 2.37-acre lot is located across the street from his business on Pine Barren Road.   The board questioned why he was saving so many gum trees and only around the perimeter of the site.   Mr. Cook stated he needed a clear area in the middle of the lot because it would be difficult to maneuver heavy equipment around trees. The board explained about the type of preferred trees listed in the tree ordinance and how in an industrially zoned area replacement trees should be planted in landscaped islands throughout the parking area.  The board requested that Mr. Cook revise his landscape plan and resubmit by the next meeting.  A motion to table this item was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Holly Young.  Motion passed without opposition.

Commissioner Holly Young reminded the board that this was Don Taylor’s last meeting.The board applauded Mr. Taylor for time served on the board and assured him he would be truly missed.   Mrs. Carver invited the board members to attend council meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 where Don Taylor will be recognized for his service on the Planning and Zoning Commission. 

The board nominated Holly Young as Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission and Larry Olliff as Co-Chairman.  The board approved these nominations.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Larry Olliff.                 

September 11, 2000

 CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2000


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Debbie Ryan Watts, Holly Young, Joe Harmon, Larry McKendree and Judson Trapnell.   City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Mayor Earl Carter and Councilman Robert Bryan were also in attendance. Newly appointed Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.   

Chairman Holly Young introduced Tim Lovezzola as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission and administered the Oath of Office. 

Old Business:

  1. Mighty Eighth Air Force Chapel Site Plan Review.  Bill Henson of David Sladek, P.E. presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments.  The project adds a chapel building and additional landscaping and walkways to the site of the existing museum.  Since all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the Mighty Eighth Air Force Chapel Site Plan.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
  1. Dozier Cook’s Landscape Plan/Tree Ordinance compliance on lot 18 Pine Barren Road.  Dozier Cook presented revised landscape plans to the board.  Mr. Cook has designed several islands with preferred trees on this site.  The plan exceeds the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance requirements.  With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry McKendree and seconded by Joe Harmon to approve the landscape plan.  Motion passed.
NEW BUSINESS:

  1. James & Paula Richardson’s request for a minor subdivision.   Mr. Richardson explained to the board members that the minor subdivision was necessary for placement of an additional manufactured home on the property.  The tract is a portion of the Helmey Home Place located north of the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Triple B Trail.  Mr. Richardson stated that he needed one more signature on the plat and would have that in a couple of days.  Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the minor subdivision pending the last signature being obtained prior to review by Mayor and Council.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed with no opposition. 
  1. William’s Hollow & The Bramblings Revised Landscape Plan/Tree Ordinance Compliance.   Mr. Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering and Mr. Fred Williams presented a tree-replanting plan for Williams Hollow & The Bramblings Subdivisions.  Mr. Williams stated that his property was clear-cut without his permission and that he has filed a police report.  He further explained the sequence of events that has taken place in the last few weeks.   Prosecution of this violation of the tree ordinance would be forthcoming pending outcome of investigation.  Mr. Hussey stated a tree survey was done after the cutting of the trees and 205 trees are remaining on site.  In addition, 83 1.5”to 2” caliper live Oaks are to be planted along the streets for a total of 288 trees which would exceed the requirement of 15 trees per acre.  City Planner Tim Inglis requested a typical street section because a lot of trees are proposed in the street right-of-ways.  Also, Mr. Inglis would like to see a DBH (diameter at breast height) designation shown on the 2” trees. Mr. Williams asked the board if they would consider lifting the “stop work order” so he may proceed with installing the utilities.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this item pending the results of the investigation.  She also stated she would still like to know how many of the trees were cut, the location, the species and the size.   Mr. Williams stated that because of a pending suit being filed against Mrs. Ryan, she should not be discussing his business.  Mr. Williams asked that it be noted in the record that all of the negative comments have come from Mrs. Ryan.  The motion to table this item was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with Larry McKendree opposing.
  1. Discussion concerning Rogers Street Extension to Benton Blvd.   Attorney Rebecca Benton presented comments that were read verbatim part of the record of the Planning and Zoning Meeting.  Chairman Holly Young stated that Mayor and Council have asked Planning and Zoning to review the possibility of extending Rogers Street to Benton Blvd. and make a recommendation if that is not an option. Many residents who live or own property along Rogers Street were present to strongly oppose the extension of Benton Boulevard to North Rogers Street.   Kirk Thurman and Joe Collins expressed their concern about preserving the historical value of some of the older homes along North Rogers Street.  Theron Chapman presented a petition with signatures from thirty-five residents who oppose the extension of Benton Blvd. to North Rogers Street.  Betty Seay opposes the Rogers Street Extension option because of the negative impact that the increased traffic would have on the residential neighborhood that contains a daycare, a bus stop and narrow streets. Any widening of Rogers would be detrimental to the homes already located close to Rogers Street.  Residents of Rogers Street questioned who requested MPC to do this study.  Attorney Rebecca Benton stated for the record that her attorney is looking into the validity of the MPC Study.   Aubrey Norris stated that Rogers Street is home to a lot of people and he would ask that the residents along Rogers Street be notified of any proposed changes that involve them and their neighborhood. Chairman Holly Young stated of options proposed, option # 3 would impact the residential neighborhoods the least.  This option would extend Benton Blvd. southward to a cul-de-sac and provide Mrs. Benton access to her property from the Pooler Parkway.  Councilman Robert Bryan addressed the citizens of Rogers Street with his assurance that his main objective is to protect the citizens of Pooler and that he has no intention of supporting an extension of Rogers Street to Benton Blvd.  Following more discussion, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to table this item.  Motion died for lack of a second.  Debbie Ryan Watts stated she is opposed to the Rogers Street Extension because of the narrowness of Rogers Street and the potential negative impact upon the residential neighborhood.   Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to recommend option # 4, a “no build”option, which means no change would be proposed. Under this “no build” option, no crossing would be constructed over Pipemaker’s Canal. Joe Harmon seconded motion.  The motion passed with Debbie Ryan Watts, Joe Harmon and Larry Olliff voting in favor of the motion, Fleta Pepper and Judson Trapnell voting against.  Larry McKendree abstained from voting. 
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was 
made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Judson Trapnell.                   

September 25, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2000


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Debbie Ryan Watts, Holly Young,  Larry McKendree, Tim Lovezzola and Judson Trapnell.   City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.   

 Old Business:

  1. Williams Hollow and The Bramblings Revised Landscape Plan /Tree Ordinance Compliance.  Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering, Inc. presented a revised landscape plan to the board for their review and comments.  This item was tabled from the last meeting pending the results of the investigation on the clear-cutting of trees on Mr. William’s property.  The board had also asked Mr. Hussey to show how many of the trees were cut, the location, the species and the size.  City Planner Tim Inglis reported to the board that Jack Barfield with Atlantic Underground Utilities has been subpoenaed to criminal court for illegally cutting trees.  Captain Mark Revenew has concluded in his report that Mr. Fred Williams was cleared of any wrongdoing. The board was not pleased with the revised landscape plan and the number of replacement trees proposed.   As a compromise, Mr. Michael Hussey stated that Mr. Williams would be willing to plant an additional 100 trees to the site and would be willing to work with staff on the placement of these trees.   This would result in 205 trees remaining on site and an additional 183 trees to be planted.  City Planner Tim Inglis reminded Mr. Hussey that prior to the issuance of the Land Disturbing Activity Permit the revised landscape plan would be submitted to him along with a typical section of the street-right-of-way.  Following some discussion, Fleta Pepper made a motion to approve the landscape plan pending proposed changes with the stipulation that if Mr. Williams is implicated in any way that he would have to appear back before the Planning and Zoning Commission.   Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.       
NEW BUSINESS:

2.   Ron Stephen’s Mini Storage Site Plan and landscape Plan Review.  Charlie Butler stated the proposed location of Stephen’s Mini Storage is the northwest corner of Highway 80 and Old Dean Forest Road. Since the site does not have a lot of existing trees, the owner is replanting approximately 35 trees, mainly Birch, Oak and Dogwood.  City Planner Tim Inglis asked that a note be placed on the landscape plan that replacement trees will be 1 ½” diameter at breast height and 8’ minimum height.  Since all of the engineer’s comments have not been addressed, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the landscape plan and the site plan contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed with no opposition.    

  1. The Mitchell Group’s conceptual site plan of a proposed shopping center at the intersection of Godley Station Blvd. and Pooler Parkway.  Steve Byrd of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the conceptual site plan of a proposed shopping center.  The board questioned the number of parking spaces proposed for the site. According to the zoning ordinance, parking requirements for a shopping center is one space for each one hundred and fifty (150) square feet of total floor area.  Councilwoman Billie Tyler stated that according to her calculations the site plan is short 141 parking spaces. Mr. Byrd was instructed to either revise his site plan or apply for a parking variance.  Mr. Byrd will forward copies of parking requirements from some surrounding cities for the board’s consideration of a text amendment. Following some discussion, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to table this item for two weeks.  Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed with no opposition.  
 There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Judson Trapnell and seconded by Tim Lovezzola.

October 23, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 23, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 23, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Holly Young, Joe Harmon, Tim Lovezzola and Judson Trapnell.   City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.   

Public Hearings:

  1. An ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance, Appendix A, Article XI, Section D of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Pooler to delete and amend parking requirements on grocery stores and shopping centers.  Chairman Young stated that copies of the proposed text amendment were available for the public.  The board members had recommended these changes at the last meeting.  Mrs. Carver stated that Attorney Wiley Ellis had reviewed the proposed changes and suggested a change in the wording for clarity.  Following some discussion, Larry Olliff made a motion to recommend approval of the proposed text amendment.  Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. 
2.   An ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance, Appendix A, Article XVIII by adding
(F)Temporary Use of a Dwelling Unit or a manufactured home as a model sales office.
  
Mayor and Council had requested that the Planning and Zoning Commission come up with a list of criteria for a model sales office. During the past five months, the board has worked very hard to come up with some criteria.  They met with local builders on Thursday, July 6th to discuss the criteria and receive their input.  The only recommendation made by the board was to change the “City of Pooler” to “Mayor and Council” in number 5.  A motion to approve the proposed text amendment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Judson Trapnell. Motion passed with no opposition.                     

Old Business: 

3.   The Mitchell’s Group conceptual site plan of a proposed shopping center at the intersection of Godley Station Boulevard and Pooler Parkway.    At the request of Steve Byrd of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company, a motion was made by Judson Trapnell to table this item for two weeks.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.  

  1. Review of The Villages, Phase V preliminary construction plan and landscape plan.
Michael Hussey of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering, Inc. presented the construction plans and the landscape plan for the The Villages, Phase V to the board for their review and recommendation.  Mr. Hussey stated that he had addressed all of the engineer’s comments and revised plans were sent to Bill Nicholson for his review. With no public comment, a motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the preliminary construction plans of The Villages, Phase V pending confirmation from Bill Nicholson that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Chairman Young questioned the types of trees located in the open space areas.  Mr. Hussey stated that there are only a few trees of any size on the site and mostly hardwood trees. The board was concerned about the open space areas being located within some of the lots and property owners removing trees once the house is purchased.  Mr. Hussey stated that the open space requirement was approved in the overall master plan.  Following some discussion, Joe Harmon made a motion to approve the landscape plan if open space areas are covered in the subdivision covenants and plans are revised to show “four preferred trees to be saved or preserved on each lot”.  Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.  City Planner Tim Inglis questioned the status of the logger’s road located in this phase that accesses Chatham County’s Treatment Facility and Communication Tower.  Mr. Hussey stated for the record that access would be provided for Chatham County to these sites.          

New Business:  

5.   Pooler Park of Commerce, Phase II Final Plat Review and Approval.

Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the final plat of Phase II, Pooler Park of Commerce. City Planner Tim Inglis questioned if the mylar would be revised to show a 15’ utility easement outside the 60’ right-of-way.  Mr. Forbes

stated that this was addressed in the notes but he would be glad to add the easement on the mylar. It was also noted that in this phase the overall drainage would be included in the subdivision improvements. Chairman Young questioned the access to the detention areas in case of an emergency.  Mr. Forbes stated that a 25’ drainage/maintenance easement has been provided to access the detention area. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the final plat of Phase II, Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.             

6.   Dozier Cook’s Site Plan Review on Lot 18, Pine Barren Road.  Since the board did not know if all the engineer’s comments were addressed and the petitioner was not present, a motion to table this item was made by Joe Harmon. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.    

  1. Preston Peacock’s request to remove a tree in the front yard of 423 west highway 80.
Mr. Peacock explained that he is requesting permission to remove an oak tree (18” dbh) that is in poor health and runs into the electrical power lines. With no public comment, Joe Harmon made a motion to approve the removal of the tree.  Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.           

  1. Godley Villages, Phase 1B Final Plat Review and Approval. 
Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering, Inc. presented the final plat to the board for their review and comments. Chairman Young referenced Bill Nicholson’s letter wherein he questioned if a final inspection had been done.  Mr. Coleman stated that a final inspection had been done on Friday and they had worked this weekend to address the list of items.  All of the items would be complete by Tuesday except for changes to the front entrance. A motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the final plat of Phase IB, Godley Villages pending confirmation from Bill Nicholson that all the items listed during the final inspection have been addressed. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell 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 Judson Trapnell.

November 13, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 
NOVEMBER 13, 2000


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 13, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Holly Young, Joe Harmon, Tim Lovezzola, Larry McKendree and Judson Trapnell.   City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed without opposition.   

      Public Hearing: 

  1. Herrin Tract Rezoning of approximately 104 acres on Pine Barren Road from R-1A, Single Family Residential to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning.   William Herrin, agent for the property owners, presented this rezoning request to the board for their consideration.  Chairman Young questioned if Mr. Herrin had D.O.T. approval for the two curb cuts proposed along the Pooler Parkway.  Mr. Herrin explained that he had donated some road right-of-way for the Pooler Parkway in exchange for two curb cuts and two median cuts.  The board members were concerned with the permitted uses in the C-2 zoning and agreed they would be more confortable with a C-1 zoning.  Henry Morgan, an adjacent property owner, questioned what would be allowed in a truck service center.  Commissioner Harmon responded that this type of business would allow truck service repairs to large 18-wheelers.  Mr. Herrin assured the board he has no intentions of marketing his property for this type of business but he does want the C-2 zoning for marketing flexibility.  After reviewing the criteria standards for a zoning map amendment, Fleta Pepper made a motion to approve the rezoning of approximately 104 acres on Pine Barren Road from R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed with no opposition. 
    Old Business: 

  1. Dozier Cook’s Site Plan Review on Lot 18, Pine Barren Road.  Trent Long presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments.  The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the landscape plan during their September 11th meeting.  Since all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed, Joe Harmon made a motion to approve Dozier Cook’s site plan.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 
 New Business:  

3.   Hilton Garden Inn Site Plan and Landscape Plan Review.  Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and comments.  Mr. Wohlfeil explained the Hilton Garden Inn is proposed across Benton Blvd. from the Home Depot site.  The hotel will have 4 stories, 100 rooms, 114 parking spaces and no restaurant.  Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. reviewed the plans for the City of Pooler and has confirmed by letter that the project is acceptable for approval.  Judson Trapnell made a motion to approve the Garden Hilton Site Plan.  Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with no opposition.  The board was pleased with the landscape plan and a motion to approve the plan was made by Larry Olliff.  Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.            

  1. Stanley Chudy Site Plan and Landscape Plan review of a proposed maintenance building on lot 5, Sharon Court.  Harry Boyd presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments.  The plans have been revised to address all of the engineer’s comments.  Therefore, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the site plan.  Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed with no opposition.  A motion was made by Judson Trapnell and seconded by Tim Lovezzola to approve the landscape plan.   Motion passed with no opposition.
  1. Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase II Final Plat Review and Approval.  Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for Phase II, Bridgewater Subdivision to the board.  The developer is requesting full bonding of the infrastructure of Phase 2 to allow recording of the subdivision plat prior to completion of the proposed site work.  Chairman Young asked if Foxfield Cemetery is an active cemetery.  Mr. Herrin stated that they have a contract with the elders that would limit any adverse effects to the adjacent subdivision.  The only access to the cemetery will be through the Bridgewater Subdivision.  Following some discussion, Joe Harmon made a motion to approve the final plat of Phase II, Bridgewater Subdivision.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.   
  1. Revised Subdivision plat of Phase XI, Garden Acres Estates.  Terry Coleman of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. explained that lot 326 has been changed to a reserved right-of-way for future access to approximately 40 acres of property owned by Louis Mitchell and Robert Anderson.  With no public comment, a motion was made by Judson Trapnell to approve the revised subdivision plat of Phase XI, Garden Acres Estates.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 
7.   Discussion of a change in Section 5-10 of the City of Pooler’s Ordinance regarding shipping containers.  The ordinance does not allow shipping containers within the city limits of Pooler.  Wal-Mart, unaware of this ordinance, has moved 25 containers to the rear of their building for Christmas inventory.  Cracker Barrel is another business that would like to bring a container on site during the Christmas season. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Fleta Pepper to not make any change in the ordinance.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed with Judson Trapnell opposing.   

8. Discussion of a change in the PUD Ordinance that would allow a property owner to add purchased lands to their existing PUD Master Plan.   The Foram Group, Loretta Cockrum has purchased approximately 136 acres from Mack Armstrong on Pine Barren Road and would like to include this tract in her PUD Master Plan.  The board felt they needed more time to review for further discussion at the next meeting.

 9.   Preston Peacock’s request to remove more trees at 423 West Highway 80.  City Planner Tim Inglis stated that Mr. Peacock had contacted him about moving his parking lot to the rear of the lot.  In order to do this he needs to remove eight Pine Trees.  Since this is an existing building, the board recommends that Mr. Peacock coordinate the planting of additional trees with City Planner Tim Inglis.  

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Joe Harmon and seconded by Judson Trapnell

November 27, 2000

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES 
NOVEMBER 27, 2000

 
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Holly Young, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Larry McKendree and Judson Trapnell.   City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.   

Public Hearing:

  1. Jesse M. Cosby’s request to rezone 704 West Highway 80 from R–1A, Single Family Residential to C-1, Light Commercial Zoning.  Mr. Cosby stated that he did not have a buyer for his property, but wanted to market his property as commercial.  Lucille Dowd, resident of 409 Purple Finch Drive, presented a petition with at least 100 signatures opposing the rezoning for the following reasons:  decrease in property values, potential for excessive noise, lights, and traffic which may adversely effect the residential neighborhoods.  Mrs. Dowd questioned the visibility of the zoning sign posted on the property once the trees were cut down.  Mr. Cosby had cut some trees last week and had not removed them from the property.  Glenda Champion of 402 Durden Drive felt this rezoning would cause traffic congestion and would be a safety issue because of all the children in the area.  The petition proposed a C-P zoning (Commercial-Professional) as an alternative zoning for this property.  Chairman Young asked Mr. Cosby if he would consider a C-P zoning instead of a C-1 zoning.  Mr. Cosby was not familiar with the C-P zoning and asked for some time to review the list of permitted uses.  Due to lack of visibility of the zoning sign and the request by Mr. Cosby to review the C-P zoning, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to table this item for two weeks.  Motion was seconded by Larry McKendree and passed without opposition.  
  1. Fayrene Sturgis Wilson et al and Lee, West & Walsh LP request to rezone 257.4 acres from R–1A, Single Family Residential to C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning  Roy Smithberg, agent for the property owners, presented this request for rezoning to the board. He stated the proposed use of the property would be large retail, motel and office buildings. The property is located in the southwest quadrant of Pooler Parkway and I-95 on the northside of the Pipemakers Canal.  Mr. Smithberg presented an access exhibit for the property that showed a 100’ right-of-way through Benton Boulevard, a 60’ right-of-way through Pooler Park of Commerce and 500’ frontage along Pooler Parkway for an additional access if needed. The property is bordered by “The Preserve” Apartment Complex to the northwest, Pooler Park of Commerce on the west and Mill Creek Commercial subdivision to the north.  The petitioner realizes there are some undesirable uses listed in the C-2 zoning, so for the record, Mr. Smithberg stated that the property owners have no intentions of allowing a truck service center nor a mobile home sales on this property. Larry McKendree excused himself from discussion and voting on this item due to a conflict of interest.  Kumar Viswanathan, the owner of “The Preserve” Apartments that are located adjacent to this tract of land stated that he does have some concerns. He doesn’t have a problem with the C-2 zoning, but is concerned with the size of the tract and some of the allowable uses in the C-2 zoning.  He feels truck service centers, mobile home sales, bars, nightclubs and package shops would have a negative impact on “The Preserve” Apartment Community.  Kumar’s other concerns are potential traffic with limited access to the site and adequate buffering for the apartment complex.  Mr. Mike Kistler, an adjacent property owner and developer of the Pooler Park of Commerce, spoke in favor of the rezoning.  He feels the issues of traffic and buffering will be addressed during the development process.  Attorney Rebecca Benton, an adjacent property owner to the south, stated that she supports the rezoning.  Mike Thompson of Merryland Properties would like to have all the issues resolved prior to the rezoning being approved.  Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts questioned if the owner of the property is willing to provide access to the Benton property on the south of Pipemaker’s Canal.  Mr. Smithberg stated the property owners are willing to work with the City in providing access to the Benton property. Since the petitioner is willing to abide by any changes proposed in the C-2 zoning, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to recommend approval of the rezoning of the 257.4 acres from R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning.  Motion was seconded by Timothy Lovezolla and passed without opposition.
New Business:

3.   “The Crossing” Preliminary Construction Plan Review and Approval.   Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the construction plans to the board for their review and comments.  “The Crossing” is a major subdivision of Godley Station Commercial Parcels 4 & 5 adjacent to the Parkway Loop and Godley Station Boulevard.  The tract contains 21.7 acres subdivided into 16 lots.  Mr. Wohlfeil stated that he is working on comments received from Downer Davis, the City of Pooler’s secondary engineer.  Larry McKendree made a motion to approve “The Crossing” preliminary construction plans contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.  

  1. Paul Sumner’s minor subdivision request of Phase 3, Scottsdale Subdivision.  Chairman Holly Young excused herself from any discussion or voting on this item due to a conflict of interest.  Co-Chairman Larry Olliff introduced the item and asked for questions from the board.  The 1.93 acre tract is located at the end of Second Street and is currently subdivided into lots A, B & C.  Mr. Sumner explained subdividing lot D off the rear of lots A, B. & C would allow him to sell lot D to the adjacent property owner for privacy and access to current property if needed.  Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts questioned if he could build a house on lot C and meet setback requirements.  He assured her he could since he had already discussed this with Building Inspector Tim Inglis. With no public comments, a motion was made by Larry McKendree to approve the minor subdivision of Phase 3, Scottsdale Subdivision.  Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed with no opposition. 
     
  2. Discussion of permitted usages in a C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning and C-1, Light Commercial Zoning.  Mayor and Council had asked Planning and Zoning to review the permitted uses in these commercial zonings and recommend certain undesirable uses be moved to conditional uses.  Following some discussion, the following recommendation will be forwarded to Mayor and Council on Monday, December 3rd for their consideration.  Under the C-2 zoning, truck service centers, mobile home sales, bars and nightclubs will be moved to conditional uses.  Restaurant with or without alcohol will be added under permitted uses in the C-2 zoning.  Truck service centers and mobile home sales are to be added as a permitted use in I-1, Light Industrial zoning.   Under the C-1 zoning, service stations, mini-warehouses and new or used auto sales and service will be moved to conditional uses. These three will also be moved to permitted uses in the C-2 zoning.   
       
  3. Discussion of comprehensive rezoning along the Pooler Parkway from U.S.80 to I-16.   The board felt a comprehensive rezoning is not needed at this time.  The board will discuss this issue at a later date as construction of the Pooler Parkway nears completion.
  1. Discussion of a change in the PUD Ordinance that would allow a property owner to add purchased lands to their existing PUD Master Plan.  The Foram Group, Loretta Cockrum has purchased approximately 136 acres from Mack Armstrong on Pine Barren Road and would like to include this tract in her PUD Master Plan.  The board discussed the following:  lands had to be contiguous to the existing PUD boundaries and whether a limit should be placed on the amount of acreage that could be added.  The board agreed that any change would involve an amendment to the PUD master Plan and shall be administered and processed accordingly.     
    There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Judson Trapnell and seconded by Fleta Pepper.

December 11, 2000

CITY OF POOLER 
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
DECEMBER 11, 2000

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 11, 2000 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Holly Young, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Joe Harmon and Judson Trapnell.   City Planner Tim Inglis, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance.  Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff.   Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.        

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Proposed Zoning Text Amendments in Commercial/Industrial Zones.  Mayor and Council had asked Planning and Zoning to review the permitted uses in these zonings and recommend certain undesirable uses be moved to conditional uses.  Chairman Young read the following proposed text amendments.  Under the C-1 zoning, service stations, mini-warehouses and new or used auto sales and service will be moved to conditional uses.  These uses will also be moved to permitted uses in the C-2 zoning.  Under the C-2 zoning, truck service centers, mobile home sales, bars and nightclubs will be moved to conditional uses.  Add restaurant with or without alcohol sales to (B) permitted uses in a C-2 zoning. Under I-1, Light Industrial zoning, add to (B) permitted uses:  truck service centers, mobile home sales, bars or nightclubs.  Chairman Young stated that for the record she wanted it noted in the minutes that she is opposed to these changes.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the proposed text amendments.  Motion was seconded by Joe Harmon and passed with Larry Olliff opposing. 
  1. Discussion of a change in the PUD Ordinance that would allow a property owner to add purchased lands to their existing PUD Master Plan.
The board had discussed the changes proposed during the PUD Review Board meeting.  A motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the change in the PUD Ordinance pending the change recommended by Attorney Wiley Ellis regarding the definition of “contiguous”.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 

Public Hearing:

  1. Jesse M. Cosby’s request to rezone 704 West Highway 80 from R–1A, Single Family Residential to C-1, Light Commercial Zoning.   Mr. Cosby asked for this item to be tabled until after the first of the year.  A motion was made by Joe Harmon to table this item at the request of the petitioner.  Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition. 
New Business:

     4.    Godley Station Minor Subdivision of 13.62 acres into lots B & C.  Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D explained this 13.62-acre tract is located in the northeast corner of Godley Station Boulevard and Pooler Parkway.  Medical Offices are proposed on Tract B and possibly Tract C.  Access to Tract C is a right in, right out off the Pooler Parkway, a joint access approved on the Pooler Parkway access master plan. Joe Harmon made a motion to approve the Godley Station minor subdivision of 13.62 acres into lots B & C.  Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.

5.        Storage Facility at Pooler Park of Commerce Conceptual Site Plan.  Steve Byrd of Thomas & Hutton Engineering, Inc. presented the mini storage conceptual site plan to the board for their review and comments.   The proposed site is located on the south side of Pooler Parkway adjacent to the Pipemaker’s Canal.  Mr. Byrd explained this would be an upscale project with climate-controlled buildings.  He clarified that a recombination of these lots would be forthcoming prior to further review of the project.  A motion was made by Joe Harmon to approve the conceptual site plan of the proposed storage facility. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts 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 Judson Trapnell.