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2002 Zoning Minutes

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January 14, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JANUARY 14, 2002           




The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 14, 2002 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Craig Brewer, Tim Lovezolla, Judson Trapnell, Holly Young and Debbie Ryan Watts.  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 HEARINGS:

1.      Edward Bowen’s request for a Zoning Text Amendment to add go-kart tracts, a rock climbing wall, batting cages and bumper boats as permitted uses in C-2, Heavy Commercial Zones.    Mr. & Mrs. Bowen introduced themselves to the board and gave a short presentation of the proposed Rider Court Fun Park.  They stressed the need for family entertainment within the City of Pooler, a place where children of all ages can come to enjoy a whole new concept of fun and games.  The fun park will provide activities such as: go-kart rides, miniature golfing, batting cages, arcade games, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, virtual reality and a food court.   The closest competitors for this type of Fun Park are Adventure Landings in Jacksonville, Florida and Frankies Fun Park in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina.  A computer room will also be available for students who need access to a computer and for adults who want to learn how to use a computer.  Mr. & Mrs. Bowen is requesting this text amendment because these uses are not covered in any of our zoning districts.  The site they are considering for this project is located in the northwest corner of Coleman Boulevard and east Highway 80.  The property is zoned C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning.  The main and only access proposed to the amusement park is from Coleman Boulevard.  There were many issues discussed regarding this location.  The board expressed concerns regarding the existing heavy truck traffic on Coleman Boulevard and the entrance to the park being too close to the railroad tracks.  Other concerns were adequate parking for such a large park, noise factor regarding the go-karts, pedestrian safety, buffering and fencing from adjacent businesses.  Mr. & Mrs. Bowen thanked the board members for their comments and stated they were willing to work with the City of Pooler and everyone concerned to create a park the entire community will be proud of.  Dennis Jones, resident of Pooler stated that this was not a good location because of the existing bar and the fact that hazardous materials are transported in and out of the SPA Park by Coleman Boulevard.  Rebecca Benton, an adjacent property owner, suggested these uses be grouped together as an amusement park and be listed as a conditional use in C-2 Zoning. Ms. Benton also questioned the wording of the text amendment as advertised.  Mrs. Carver stated that she would consult with the City Attorney as to whether additional advertising would be required if the wording of the text amendment was changed.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to group the above uses under an amusement park and list as a conditional use in C-2, Heavy Commercial Zones and as a permitted use in L-1, Light Industrial Zones.  Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed with no opposition.           

         

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

 

January 28, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JANUARY 28, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 28, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Tim Lovezolla, Holly Young and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Chairman Holly Young 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. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Site Plan review of proposed office/retail center for Ken Reddick at U.S. 80 and
Coleman Boulevard. Teresa Wexel of Clemmons Engineers and Kenneth Reddick,
property owner presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments.
Mr. Reddick submitted a letter of agreement from the adjacent property owner regarding the access easement. Ms. Wexel stated that the permit for upgrading the traffic signal and pedestrian crossing would be issued out of the Atlanta office. Ms. Wexel stated that revised plans have been submitted to Bill Nicholson addressing all of his comments. Ms. Wexel was uncertain as to when the permit for upgrading the traffic signal would be issued. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the site plan for a proposed office/retail center at U.S.80 and Coleman Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

The Villages @ Godley Station Northern Tract, Phase I Preliminary Construction Plan Review/Greenspace Plan/Tree Ordinance Compliance.
Terry Coleman and Toss Allen of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the preliminary construction plans for the Northern Tract of the Villages, Phase I to the board for their review and recommendation. Chairman Young asked if they had addressed the nine pages of comments. Mr. Coleman stated that all of the comments have been addressed except some drainage issues and water issues that involve utility extensions to the north along Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Mr. Coleman stated that these issues could be better addressed with the development plans of Phase II. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts questioned if all of the comments could be addressed prior to Monday’s Council meeting. Mr. Coleman confirmed they could but the above issues would need to be worked out between the City of Pooler, HGB&D and Kern-Coleman & Company. Following some discussion, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plan of The Villages @ Godley Station, Northern Tract Phase I contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed as well as any additional comments prior to review by Mayor and Council. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. Regarding the greenspace plan, City Planner Tim Inglis requested a thicker buffering on the back of the lots. Mr. Coleman stated that they plan to leave as much underbrush as possible. Owner and Developer Jack Wardlaw stated that a lot of greenspace has been reserved in conservation easements. With no public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the greenspace plan for tree ordinance compliance. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

3. Savannah Quarters Multi-Family Parcel 3-B Greenspace Plan Review. Steve
Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the greenspace plan for the Savannah Quarters Multi-Family Parcel 3-B to the board for their review and comments. The project site is currently wooded, but due to the past timbering and replanting, the site consists mainly of cut-over and selective harvest pine trees. There were no trees to survey and no significant trees to save. A detailed landscape plan will be submitted with the final site plans for review by the City. Following some discussion, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the greenspace plan for Parcel 3-B in the Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
Mr. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D stated that the developer for Savannah Quarters would like
to clear a portion of a 2 acre commercially zoned tract to allow the temporary storage of
excavated dirt from lagoons in other areas of the project. This soil would be used in the
commercial development and other areas of the project where dirt may be needed. Since this
was presented for information only, the board took no action.
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Larry Olliff.

February 11, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 11, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 11, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Judson Trapnell and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:
Ted Coy’s request for an expansion of an existing conditional use to add on to
Castrol Car Center at 224 East Highway 80. Ted Coy presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coy plans to build a 900 square foot addition to the existing Castrol Car Center. Councilman Brewton questioned the side setback of the addition. Mr. Coy confirmed that the addition meets all of the city’s setback requirements. With no other public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve Ted Coy’s request for an expansion of an existing conditional use to add on to Castrol Car Center at 224 East Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:
The Villages, Phase 5A Final Plat Review and Approval. Jeff Thomas presented this
request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Thomas stated that all of the improvements are complete and a bond has been submitted for the maintenance period. City Planner Tim Inglis stated that there is still an issue regarding the access to Chatham County’s Treatment Facility. Mr. Inglis recommended approval contingent upon access being provided through Phase 5A and written approval from Robert Drewry. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the final plat of The Villages, Phase 5A contingent upon the access issue being resolved with Chatham County and written confirmation of such approval. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed with no opposition.

3. Westbrook, Phase 3A Preliminary Construction Plan Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D submitted the construction plans for Westbrook, Phase 3 A to the board for their review and approval. Mr. Kraft stated that they are revising the plans to address all of the engineer’s comments. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the preliminary construction plans for Westbrook, Phase 3A contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.

4. Discussion of sign ordinance regarding flashing lights/running boards with illuminated messages. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this item for two weeks since so many board members were absent. 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 Glenda Champion.

February 25, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 25, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 25, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Holly Young, Tim Lovezzola, Craig Brewer and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilman Robert Bryan, Councilman Wayne Seay, Councilman Jack Brewton and Mayor Buddy Carter were also in attendance. Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:
Wendell Heintzman’s request to rezone lot l on the northeast corner of Newton Street and Whatley Street from R-1A, a Single Family Residential Zoning to R-2A, a Two-Family Residential Zoning District. Mr. Heintzman explained the reason for the rezoning is he would like to build one duplex on the lot. The entrance to the lot would be from Newton Street. With no opposition to the rezoning, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the rezoning of lot 1 on the northeast corner of Newton and Whatley Street from R-1A to R-2A. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

J. M. Woods, Inc. request to rezone 21.83 acres from an undefined zoning district to R-3C, a Multi-Family Residential Zoning District. Jim Woods, as agent for G.P.Morgan, III et al presented the rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. The tract of land is located approximately 1200 feet east of the intersection of the Pooler Parkway and Pine Barren Road. The proposed multi-family housing would be compatible with surrounding neighborhoods and generated traffic would use Pine Barren Road to access the Pooler Parkway. Commissioners Debbie Ryan Watts and Larry Olliff expressed concern regarding additional traffic so close to the West Chatham Elementary and Middle Schools. George Seabrooks, owner of a 2.6 acre tract adjacent to this property, is concerned about the quality of the multi-family housing and how it would impact the adjacent properties. Henry Morgan, one of the property owners, assured the board and the concerned citizens of Pooler that he has safeguards in the contract to guarantee the quality of this project. Since the potential buyer is proposing only 138-140 units, Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts recommended changing the zoning to R-3B which would allow him 16 units per “Net Acre of Residential Land”. The owner agreed to the change. Following some discussion, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 21.83 acres on Pine Barren Road from an undefined zoned district to R-3B, a Multi-Family Residential Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed with no opposition

Loretta Cockrum’s request to amend the Jabot PUD Master Plan to zone the 378.50 acres now designated as “Undefined PUD” to Commercial/ Professional/Distribution Zoning District
Craig Brewer excused himself from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest. Jeff Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton Engineering
Company presented the Jabot PUD Amendment # 2 on behalf of Loretta Cockrum and the Foram Group, Inc. The proposed designation of the land use for this area is a Commercial/Professional/Distribution Zoning District. A PUD Review Board Meeting was held prior to this meeting wherein the following issues of concern were expressed: industrial uses adjacent to residential areas, potential truck traffic on Quacco Road, and existing traffic at Rogers/Pine Barren Road intersection. Based on these comments, Mr. Halliburton proposed the following changes in the amendment: delete items 9 and 11, maintain a 75’ vegetative buffer on those tracts adjacent to residential areas, spine road right-of-way would be shifted to the north 75’ from the property line on parcel N, moving items # 19, 20 and 22 to conditional uses for “Parcel W”. Fred Williams and some other citizens have concerns with the industrial uses not being compatible with the surrounding residential areas. Mr. Halliburton stated that with the large buffer proposed and the shifting of the spine road the adjacent residential areas would not be adversely impacted. Since the board still had concerns with the industrial uses listed (items # 19, 20, 22 & 23), the following compromise was made. Items 19, 20, 22 & 23 would be placed as conditional uses on the north side of the spine road and permitted uses on the southside of the spine road. The location of the spine road would not change if this compromise were accepted. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to recommend approval of the PUD Amendment # 2 with the following changes: delete items 9 and 11, items # 19,20, 22 & 23 be placed as conditional uses on the north side of the spine road to include parcel W and permitted uses on the southside of the spine road. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:
Request for Decorative Fence at 304 Symons Street. Joyce Edge and brother-in-law Roy Stewart presented the request to the board for review and recommendation. Mrs. Edge explained the decorative fence was designed to confine her two small dogs. The decorative fence will be painted beige to match the trim on the house. It does not obstruct view of pedestrians nor vehicular traffic. Since Mr. Stewart wants to use 6”x 6”
posts the board requested they be spaced 1 ½” apart instead 1”. A motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to approve the decorative fence request for 304 Symons Street. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 3 Greenspace Plan Review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D
presented the greenspace plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The existing tree cover on the site is 6”-8” planted pines with a few larger pines and scatteredhardwoods along the edge of Quacco Road and Pine Barren Road. In order to save these trees, the developer is proposing a 50’ undisturbed buffer along these right-of-ways. Since the lots will be cleared individually, there will also likely be trees saved on the lots
when the houses are built. The board requested that the developer provide the city with a typical lot layout showing proposed landscaping. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the greenspace plan of Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase Three. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.
Godley Station Western Tract, Tract 1/Forest Lake Greenspace Plan Review.
Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the greenspace plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase I contains 93.90 acres, a gated community with 66 large lots. Tim Inglis stated that a typical lot layout showing proposed landscaping is needed prior to the issuance of the Land Disturbing Activity permit. With no public comment, a motion was made by Glenda Champion to approve the greenspace plan for Forest Lake, the Western Tract of the Godley Station. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

7. Proposed Change in Decorative Fence Ordinance. Jackie Carver explained that in the decorative fence definition there has been some confusion regarding the meaning of “minimum 30 percent opaqueness”. After discussing this with the City Attorney Wiley Ellis, he recommended changing the wording to “maximum 70% opaqueness. The board agreed and a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to propose this text amendment to Mayor and Council during the next meeting. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed with no opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Craig Brewer and seconded by Tim Lovezzola.

March 11, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 11, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 11, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Judson Trapnell, Tim Lovezzola, Craig Brewer and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:
Edward Bowen’s conditional use request to place a “Family Entertainment Center” at the northwest corner of Coleman Blvd. and East Highway 80. Edward Bowen presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Bowen is proposing to build a “Rider Court Fun Park” that would include activities such as: go-kart rides, miniature golf, batting cages, arcade games, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, virtual reality and a food court. The entrance and exit to the park will be off Coleman Blvd. A separate access will be designated for emergency services. Mr. Bowen stated that 239 parking spaces are planned with a separate area for bus parking. If additional bus parking is needed, Mr. Bowen has an agreement with Coca Cola to utilize some of
their parking area. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts requested a copy of that agreement for the file. The park will be fenced with a privacy fence separating the “Fun Park” from Foy Laniers. They hope to complete Phase I of the “Rider Court Fun Park” by September of this year. Attorney Rebecca Benton stated that the “Fun Park” would be a very positive addition to the community. Ken Reddick and granddaughter had a few questions for Mr. Bowen regarding noise, security and cost of admission. With no other public comments, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve Mr. Edward Bowen’s conditional use request to place a “Family Entertainment Center” at the northwest corner of Coleman Blvd and East Highway 80 contingent upon the city receiving a copy of the parking agreement with Coca Cola. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed with no opposition.

William Wade Roberts, Jr.’s request to rezone lot 5, Sharon Court from I-1, Light Industrial Zoning to a C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Wade Roberts, Jr. and Michael Bunton presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Roberts explained the zoning change is needed so they can place a skating rink in an existing 10,000 sq. ft. building located on Sharon Court. They plan to target children, ages 4 to 14 years old. Sixty to eighty parking spaces are proposed and the maximum number of people at any one time would be approximately 400. The lot is 1.37 acres with vacant land to the rear where additional parking would be available. Councilman Jack Brewton expressed his concerns regarding the need for a traffic study, adequate lighting for the parking areas and having two separate parking areas on the same lot. Attorney Rebecca Benton questioned the need for sidewalks, paved parking and the traffic problem of turning left when exiting Sharon Court onto Highway 80. Following discussion on traffic issues, it was concluded that a traffic study was needed for the intersection of Highway 80 and Sharon Court. Therefore, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this item and request the petitioner to provide a traffic study of this intersection for the boards review. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:
JCB Dealership Site Plan Review. Craig Brewer excused himself from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest. Carey Johnson from JCB and Tom Cetti from Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Tom Cetti stated that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed and revised plans have been re-submitted to Bill Nicholson. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts questioned why trees from the preferred list of trees had been removed from the site. The landscape plan for the JCB Dealership was approved back in August of this year and a LDA Permit was issued. The original plan showed 4 large Oak Trees from 28” to 32” dbh that were to be saved on this site. This is a violation of the tree ordinance with a possibility of charges and penalties. City Planner Tim Inglis stated that the new LDA permit would not be issued until this board has approved the new landscape plan. Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the JCB Dealership site plan contingent upon all of the comments being addressed and the new landscape plan being approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion was seconded by Judson Trapnell and passed without opposition.
Discussion of sign ordinance regarding flashing lights/running boards with illuminated messages. City Planner Tim Inglis stated that the city does not permit a message board with intermittent lights, but will allow a time and temperature display. The ordinance is not clear on message boards. Following some discussion on this topic, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this item for two weeks to give the board an opportunity to ride through the city and really look at signs in place. 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 Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Judson Trapnell.

March 25, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 25, 2002


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Tim Lovezzola, Craig Brewer and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Tim Lovezolla. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:
William Wade Roberts, Jr.’s request to rezone lot 5, Sharon Court from I-1, Light Industrial Zoning to a C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. At the request of the petitioner, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezolla and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:
JCB Dealership Landscape Plan/Tree Ordinance Compliance. Craig Brewer excused himself from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest. Carey Johnson from JCB and Tom Cetti from Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the revised landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The board was pleased with the revised landscape plan. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts stated that the plan well exceeds the requirements of the tree ordinance but the board needs to be consistent in penalizing for violation of the tree ordinance. Councilwoman Billie Tyler reminded the board that the issue of the tree ordinance violation still needed to be addressed before Mayor and Council whatever recommendation is made by the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the landscape plan. Following some discussion, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the landscape plan with the issue of the tree ordinance violation being addressed by Mayor and Council at the next council meeting. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.
Godley Station Western Tract, Phase I/Forest Lake Preliminary Construction Plan
Review. Since the petitioner was not present, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to table
this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 3 Preliminary Construction Plan Review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the preliminary construction plans for Phase 3 of the Bridgewater Subdivision. Mr. Kraft stated that all of the comments have been addressed with the exception of the detail sheet for Jeff Thornburg and the detail requested by Shawn on the master drainage exhibit. Councilman Jack Brewton questioned the need for sidewalks along Pine Barren Road. City Planner Tim Inglis stated that Mayor and Council may require the developer to construct sidewalks along an arterial road when deemed necessary for public safety. Following some discussion, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Phase 3 of Bridgewater Subdivision contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and plans revised to add sidewalks along the southside of Pine Barren Road. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezolla and passed without opposition.

Discussion of sign ordinance regarding flashing lights/running boards with illuminated messages. This item was tabled from the last meeting so the board members could ride around the city and look at existing signs. There was some discussion on the hazards of flashing lights and message boards. The board asked that Mrs. Carver contact some other municipalities for any ordinances on this subject for further discussion at the next meeting.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Craig Brewer.

April 8, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
APRIL 8, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 8, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Tim Lovezzola, Craig Brewer, Debbie Ryan Watts and Holly Young. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilmen Jack Brewton, Robert Bryan and Travis Cowart, Jr. were also in attendance. Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

William Wade Roberts, Jr.’s request to rezone lot 5, Sharon Court from I-1, Light Industrial to a C-2, a Heavy Commercial. Wade Roberts, Jr. and Michael Bunton presented this request to the board. This item was tabled from the last meeting so the petitioners could obtain a traffic study. It is the opinion of the D.O.T. that an additional traffic light is not needed at Sharon Court and Highway 80 because the traffic light at Coleman Boulevard would stop traffic long enough for traffic on Sharon Court to turn left. Mr. Roberts stated that peak hours for the skating rink would occur at times which does not conflict with peak hours on Highway 80. Sixty-five parking spaces are designated with an additional 15 to 20 more proposed if needed. Citizens Mary Poteet and Allison Hartley spoke in favor of the skating rink. They expressed the need for some wholesome recreation with the number of youth in our community. Following some discussion, the petitioner agreed that if traffic becomes a problem, he would adjust his hours of operation accordingly. Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the rezoning of lot 5 on Sharon Court from I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

SEDA’s request to rezone the Wall property in the northwest quadrant of I-16 and Dean Forest Road to I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning.
Chairman Holly Young read a written request from SEDA to withdraw the rezoning request. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to accept the notice to withdraw the rezoning petition. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezolla and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Godley Station Western Tract, Phase I/Forest Lake Preliminary Construction Plan Review. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the preliminary construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that revised plans have been resubmitted to Bill Nicholson but that he has not had time to review them. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve Forest Lake Preliminary Construction Plans contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

Westbrook, Phase 3B Preliminary Construction Plan Review and Landscape Plan Review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented these plans to the board for their review and comments. This project is part of the third phase of the new Westbrook Development at Savannah Quarters. Phase 3-B contains 34 single-family lots with at least ½ acre lots. Trees will be saved on each lot and a typical landscape plan for a lot has been submitted with the greenspace plan. Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Phase 3-B. Westbrook Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition. Mr. Kraft stated that the plans have been revised and resubmitted to Downer Davis for his review. With no public comment, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve Westbrook, Phase 3B Preliminary Construction Plans contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

Review of Timber Management Policies on Jabot Tract, Northeast Quadrant of I-95 and Interstate 16. Wade E. McDonald, Manager of F&W Forestry Services, Inc. was present to detail the current forest activity in the Northeast Quadrant of The Jabot Tract. Mr. McDonald stated that he has been doing normal forest silviculture on this tract of land since 1993. In Jabot’s PUD Master Plan, the Northeast Quadrant of I-95 and I-16 was designated as an active timber management operation. Recently 218 acres of this tract was reforested at a cost exceeding $60,000. Mr. McDonald discussed basic timber management policies and the board asked some questions regarding clear-cutting and replanting techniques. City Planner Tim Inglis asked Mr. McDonald to submit an annual report of tree harvesting on this tract of land to keep the city informed of any thinning, clear-cutting or scheduled reforestation.

Discussion of sign ordinance regarding flashing lights/running boards with illuminated messages. This item was tabled from the last meeting so the board members could ride around the city and look at existing signs. There was some discussion on the hazards of flashing lights and message boards. The board had been given sample ordinances from some other municipalities regarding this issue. None of the cities allowed flashing signs but each one differed with references to running lights and message boards. The board asked Mrs. Carver and Tim Inglis to submit a draft of proposed changes to the board for review and consideration at the next meeting.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Craig Brewer.

April 22, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
APRIL 22, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 22, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff,

Craig Brewer, Fleta Pepper, Judson Trapnell and Holly Young. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Mayor Carter, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilmen Jack Brewton and Robert Bryan were also in attendance. Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

SEDA’S request to rezone the Wall property in the northwest quadrant of I-16 and Dean Forest Road to Industrial Zoning. Craig Brewer excused himself from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest. Peggy Jolley of Savannah Economic Development Authority and Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented this request for rezoning of the Wall property to the board for their review and recommendation. Ms. Jolley explained that she is working with the state to create a mega site for a project she is trying to bring to this area. However, if this project does not locate here, the state still would like to work with SEDA in creating a quality corporate campus that would be environmentally safe and pleasing for the community. Ralph Forbes pointed out on a map the areas proposed for rezoning. He explained that a fifty foot undisturbed buffer is designated along the southern boundary of the Country Homes Subdivision. The placement of a berm along this residentially zoned area was also discussed as an option. Councilwoman Billie Tyler stated that the residents of Country Homes Subdivision were worried that a landfill or dump could be placed behind Country Homes if the property is rezoned. Ms. Jolley assured the residents and the board members that they have no intention of using the property for that reason nor would the I-1, Light Industrial Zoning allow this use. Many residents from the Country Homes Subdivision were present to oppose this rezoning. Mark Stokes of 131 Baxley Road expressed his concerns about potential noise that may be generated by industrial uses. Gary Smith, an adjacent property owner, presented a petition with around 60 signatures opposing this rezoning. Mr. Smith stated that a proposed fifty foot buffer is not much for property owners that feel they live out in the country. The residents of Country Homes feel that they are being choked out and their quality of life is being threatened. Mr. Smith stated that the residents are opposed to any change in the zoning of the property that borders Country Homes to the south. Following some more discussion, a motion was made by Fleta Pepper to send this zoning petition onto Council without a recommendation from Planning and Zoning. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion, but was denied with a vote of 3 to 2. A second motion was made by Fleta Pepper to approve the zoning petition as presented with the exception of the R-A zoned area behind Country Homes Subdivision would not be changed at this time. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed with Judson Trapnell opposing.
NEW BUSINESS:

2. Joseph Hambor’s request to place a decorative fence at 307 Gleason Avenue. Joseph and Fran Hambor are requesting approval of a decorative fence. The fence is 33” high and has 2(4’ x 4’ sections) at each corner of the property. With no public comment, a motion was made by Judson Trapnell to approve the request for a decorative fence at 307 Gleason Avenue. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 3 Final Plat Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for Phase 3, Bridgewater Subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. The developer desires to record the subdivision plat prior to completion of the improvements. Therefore, the developer has posted a bond in the amount of $1,210,873.50 to cover full bonding of all the work. With no public comment, Judson Trapnell made a motion to approve the final plat of Phase 3, Bridgewater Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
Discussion of sign ordinance regarding flashing lights/running boards with illuminated messages. This item was tabled from the last meeting. The board had been given sample ordinances from some other municipalities regarding this issue. None of the cities allowed flashing signs but each one differed with references to running lights and message boards. The board had been given a draft of the proposed changes for their review and comments. The board felt the definition of an “Electronic Message Board” should remain in the sign ordinance for clarification. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Judson Trapnell that the proposed changes be put in ordinance form for review by the City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Craig Brewer and seconded by Judson Trapnell.

May 13, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MAY 13, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 13, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff,

Craig Brewer, Fleta Pepper, Debbie Ryan Watts, and Holly Young. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilmen Jack Brewton and Wayne Seay were also in attendance. Chairman Holly Young called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

Donny Tuten’s request to rezone 1.05 acres on south Rogers Street from R-1A, Single Family Residential to C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning. Chairman Holly Young explained that when Mr. Tuten’s property was annexed into the City of Pooler the Garden Acres Plaza was “grand-fathered in” as a non-conforming use. When Mr. Tuten applied for a building permit for an addition to the plaza, he was asked to petition the City of Pooler to rezone his property for commercial use. With no public comment nor any questions from the board, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the request to rezone 1.05 acres on South Rogers Street from R-1A, a Single Family Residential Zoning to C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
David Stanford’s request for a conditional use to build a church in R-1A, a Single Family Residential Zoning. David Stanford, Pastor of Westside Baptist Church presented the request for a conditional use to the board for their review and recommendation. According to Article IV, Section 5,©(1), a church may be permitted in a residentially zoned area as a conditional use if approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Aldermanic Board. The project will consist of an 8,000 square foot church building with associated parking and utilities. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve Mr. Stanford’s request for a conditional use to build a church in R-1A, a Single Family Residential Zoning. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.
Fortune Plaza, Inc’s request to rezone 2.15 acres in the southeast corner of eastbound U.S.80 and south Skinner Street from C-1 to C-2. Chairman Holly Young excused herself from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest. Anne K. Smith, AIA of LKS Architects presented the request for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. Ms. Smith explained that her client is proposing a 280’ x 65’ shopping center with the main access from Collins Street. She further stated that no application has been made for a curb cut from eastbound Highway 80. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts stated that she has concerns with any access to the site from Skinner Street. Many residents who live on south Skinner Street were present to state their opposition to the rezoning. Leo McDonald is concerned about potential uses allowed in C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning and existing traffic hazards at the intersection of Skinner Street and eastbound highway 80. Johnny Doonan stated that Skinner Street is used as a short cut to Rogers Street, which adds to the traffic congestion at Skinner and eastbound highway 80 intersection. He is also concerned that his property values will depreciate with some of the uses allowed in C-2. Sherry Ward is concerned about traffic, buffering and drainage in the area. Derrell Davis is strongly opposed to any further commercial encroachment along Skinner and air pollution from potential commercial development. Wilson Roberts reminded board members that he believes the Collins Street right-of-way is still owned by the railroad and has been an issue with other rezonings in the area. Petitioner Anne Smith stated that she would like to amend her request for the rezoning to be conditional upon acquiring a D.O.T. permit off Highway 80 and no access from Skinner Street to the development. Following some discussion about the ownership of the Collins Street right-of-way, Petitioner Anne Smith asked that this item be tabled so this issue could be researched. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to table this item until the June 10th meeting. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed with no opposition
West Chatham Baptist Church Site Plan/landscape Plan Review. Michael Hussey of HGB&D presented the site plan to the board for their review. Mr. Hussey stated that they are not impacting any wetlands with the development and plans have been revised addressing the engineer’s comments. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the West Chatham Baptist Church site plan contingent upon all of the comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, City Planner Tim Inglis had the following comments: no tree survey was done of 24” trees and larger in disturbed area and the replanted trees that are listed on the landscape plan should be labeled DBH (diameter at breast height). Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the landscape plan for the West Chatham Baptist Church contingent upon the aforementioned comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.
Clem Burnside’s request to subdivide a 6.25 acre tract on Pine Barren Road into Lots A & B and a recombination of a portion of this tract to Lot C. Charles Peek presented this request to the board for their review. The 6.25 acre tract is being subdivided into Lots A & B and a portion is being combined to Lot “C”. Charles Peek plans to purchase 2 acres from Clem Burnsed to build a single family residential home. The property is zoned R-1A and there is no public water and sewer to this tract of land. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve Clem Burnsed’s minor subdivision on Pine Barren Road. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
6. Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 4 Greenspace Plan Review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the greenspace plan to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Kraft stated that Phase 4 is the final phase of this subdivision and it will tie into Quacco Road. The developer is proposing a 50’ undisturbed buffer along Quacco Road, as well as a buffer along the upland side of the wetland line. Chairman Young questioned if there was a tree survey done and Mr. Kraft stated that he would have it within a couple of days. Therefore, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the greenspace plan for Phase 4 of Bridgewater Subdivision contingent upon submittal of the tree survey. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Westbrook Subdivision, Phases 3C and 3D Preliminary Construction Plans. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. This project is in the Westbrook Development at Savannah Quarters and was included in the Savannah Quarters Phase 3 Final PUD plan approved by City Council on September 4, 2001. Phases 3C and 3D contain 56 single family lots with associated roads and utilities. Plans are being revised to address all the engineer’s comments. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Westbrook Subdivision, Phases 3C and 3D contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Westbrook Subdivision, Phases 3C and 3D Greenspace Plan Review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the greenspace plan to the board for their review. The tree survey revealed seven significant trees falling within or immediately adjacent to the utility easement that will be saved. A typical tree save/lot lay-out is shown on the greenspace plan. The greenspace plan meets and exceeds the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the greenspace plan for Westbrook Subdivision, Phases 3C and 3D. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.
Review and Approval of the revised development guidelines for the golf villas in Phase I of the southwest quadrant of Savannah Quarters. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D had presented these changes to the PUD Review Board prior to the meeting. The overall density will not change. Development standards for golf villas were added under “Density Standards” and golf villas were added under “Use Standards”. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the revised development standards for Phase I of the southwest quadrant of Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters Final PUD Approval for Phase V and approval of the development standards. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D had presented Phase V along with development standards to the PUD Review Board prior to the meeting. Phase V consists of a single family residential area of approximately 100 acres. The proposed density and development standards are the same as all of the other residential development standards in the southwest quadrant of the Savannah Quarters.
A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the Final PUD for Phase V along with the development standards. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Ollie Bonaparte and Robert McGurt, property owners on Skinner Road approached the board about not having access to their property. The board asked them to furnish the city with deeds that confirmed their accusations and the city would review the documentation. There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Craig Brewer.

June 10, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JUNE 10, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 10, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff,

Craig Brewer, Glenda Champion, Debbie Ryan Watts, and Holly Young. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton 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 Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Ronnie and Tara Benton’s request for a conditional use to operate a beauty shop from their residence located at 304 Sangrena Drive. Mr. & Mrs. Benton presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. They explained a portion of the attached garage would be converted to a one-chair beauty shop. During the day, no more than two customers would be parked at the residence. Mr. Benton stated that if the City of Pooler determined additional parking spaces were needed he would pave two additional parking spaces next to his existing driveway on Forest Drive. The board members had been given a letter from a resident who lives in the neighborhood that opposes this request because of the traffic on Sangrena Woods Drive and the dangerous blind curve as one enters Sangrena Woods Subdivision. The Bentons assured the board members there would be no parking on Sangrena Woods Drive. Customers will enter beauty shop from Forest Drive and park in the driveway located off Forest Drive. Neighborhood residents, Ken Reddick and Cheryl Shuman spoke in favor of granting this request. With no further comments, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve Ronnie and Tara Benton’s conditional use request to operate a beauty shop from their residence at 304 Sangrena Drive with two stipulations: two additional parking spaces are provided and business is limited to only one operator. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.
Hurley Cook’s request to subdivide 5.1 acres located on east Highway 80 into Lots B and B1. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and approval. The property is located east of the City of Pooler’s water tank across from Coleman Blvd. With no public comment, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve Mr. Cook’s request to subdivide 5.1 acres. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
3. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3A Final Plat Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for review and approval of Westbrook, Phase 3A. The developer would like to bond the improvements by posting a performance bond in the amount of $817,350.00 to allow recording of the plat. Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the final plat of Westbrook, Phase 3A pending receipt and approval of the performance bond. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

4. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 2 Final Plat Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for review and approval of Westbrook, Phase 2. The developer would like to bond the improvements by posting a performance bond in the amount of $ 97,110.00 to allow recording of the plat. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the final plat of Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 2 pending receipt and approval of the performance bond. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

5. Revisions to Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase III. Hal Kraft of HGB&D stated that the construction plans were approved by the City and construction has begun on this project. The original storm drainage design included a small detention basin at the “point” of the Quacco/Pine Barren intersection. The developer asked if there was a way to eliminate this detention basin. Construction plans were revised accordingly and approved by Downer Davis. The revisions to Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase III include a change in several easements and the area formerly referenced as “detention basin” is now “future development”. With no public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the revised plat for Bridgewater, Phase III. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

6. Ollie Bonaparte and Robert McGurt’s request for the City of Pooler to research the access to their property on Skinner Road. Mr. Bonaparte and Mr. McGurt stated that there has always been a road from their property to Rogers Street and this road disappeared when Mr. Donny Tuten developed his property. Mrs. Carver stated that she had discussed this matter with the City Manager and also Attorney Bob Galloway who researched this issue when Garden Acres, Phases X1, X11 and X111 were approved for construction. Mrs. Carver concluded, along with the Planning and Zoning Board that this is a civil matter and does not involve the City of Pooler.

7. Proposed revisions to Phase I of the Savannah Quarters PUD regarding the commercial/multi-family developments. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D, Mark Hall of Hall Development and Alan James of Foley Design Associates presented the new plan to the board for their comments. The proposed revisions to Phase I would result in less density and more greenspace. The view from I-16 will include an Equestrian Quarters, a recreation center, stables and a lot of greenspace. The board members were given a copy of the concept plan along with development standards to review prior to the next meeting. These revisions were presented for information only. Therefore, no action was taken on this item.

Lori Bukowski of 230 N. Moore Avenue approached the board with her concerns regarding decorative fence regulations. She sees no reason for regulating fencing in the front yard and asked what her options were. Mrs. Carver explained that she could apply for a variance or fill out an application for a text amendment. There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Craig Brewer and seconded by Tim Lovezzola.

June 24, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JUNE 24, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Craig Brewer, Glenda Champion, Debbie Ryan Watts, and Fleta Pepper. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Tim Lovezzola.

Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 4 Preliminary Construction Plan Review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans for Phase 4 of Bridgewater Subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. This is the final phase of Bridgewater Subdivision. Mr. Kraft stated that he is working on addressing all of the engineer’s comments. With no public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the preliminary construction plans for Phase 4, Bridgewater Subdivision contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.
Site Plan Review of Veterinarian Clinic at Pooler Park of Commerce. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. The Architectural Review Committee has approved the site plan and the landscape plan for this project. With no public comment, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the site plan for a Veterinarian Clinic at Pooler Park of Commerce contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.
Fred Williams’ Accessory Building Site Plan located behind Design Center. Jeff Thomas, engineer for Fred Williams presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. The proposed storage building is 20’ x 80’ and will have vinyl siding to match the design center. With no public comment, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to approve Fred Williams’ site plan for an accessory building to be built behind the Design Center. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.
Randolph K. Wilson/Lee Tract Timber Harvesting Plan Review . Scott Brookins of Lanier-Brookins, Inc. presented the Timber Harvesting Plan to the board for their review. The 257.3 acre tract is located north of the Pipe Maker Canal and west of I-95. The proposed thinning will enhance future growth, improve aesthetics, and reduce the chance of insect infestation typically associated with densely populated pine plantations. A 50’ unharvested buffer will be maintained along Pipemaker Canal and from Benton Boulevard west to the Pooler Parkway (along the Preserve Complex). With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the Randolph K. Wilson/Lee Tract Timber Harvesting Plan. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Proposed revisions to Phase I of the Savannah Quarters PUD regarding the commercial/multi-family developments. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the plan to the board during the PUD Review Board Meeting held prior to this meeting for their comments. The proposed revisions to Phase I would result in less density, more greenspace and more mixing of residential/commercial together. The view from I-16 will include an Equestrian Quarters, a recreation center, stables and a lot of greenspace. The board members were given a copy of the concept plan along with development standards to review prior to this meeting. Councilman Brewton questioned the location of recreational areas within the project. Mr. Wohlfeil assured Mr. Brewton that there will be designated areas for recreation. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the revisions to Phase I of the Savannah Quarters PUD regarding the commercial/multi-family developments. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.
Minor Subdivision of three (3) golf villa lots in Savannah Quarters. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the subdivision plat for review and approval. This is phase I of the Woodyard Golf Villas. Mrs. Carver suggested placing the street name “Palladian Way” on the plat since the golf villas have already been addressed. With no public comment, Craig Brewer made a motion to approve the minor subdivision of the three golf villa lots contingent upon the street name being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
Russell Bukowski in regards to fence ordinance. Lori and Russell Bukowski approached the board with their concerns regarding decorative fence regulations. They showed pictures of some homes in their neighborhood that have cyclone fences in the front yard. The board explained these were probably grand-fathered in and a variance was recommended over a text amendment. Debbie Ryan Watts stated that she would not be in favor of a text amendment for safety reasons and was not sure that she could vote in favor of a variance. Mrs. Carver asked Mr. & Mrs. Bukowski to come by City Hall and she would go through the procedure with them on filing for a variance.
Minor Revision to a minor subdivision plat of Lot 3, SEPCO Subdivision. John Kern
of Kern-Coleman & Company submitted a revision to the recorded plat for National Warehousing II, L.L.C. and asked that this be added to the agenda. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion and seconded by Craig Brewer to add this item to the agenda. The purpose of the plat is to revise the 50’ utility easement along the north side of Lot 3A by giving varying widths as shown. Mr. Kern submitted a letter from SEPCO approving the change in the easement as shown on the plat. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the revision to the minor subdivision plat of Lot 3, SEPCO Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Craig Brewer.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
JUNE 24, 2002

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Fire Chief Jimmy Fields, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Craig Brewer, Glenda Champion, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Steve Wohlfeil, Hal Kraft and Rebecca Benton.

Review and recommendation of proposed revisions to the Phase I Master Plan of the Savannah Quarters PUD in the Commercial and Multi-Family zoned developments. This also includes some changes in the development standards for Phase I of the Savannah Quarters PUD. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented these changes to the PUD Review Board for their review and consideration. Mr. Wohlfeil stated that Phase I consists of a mixed-use commercial with residential and shopping areas with parking in the rear. The overall density will decrease by approximately 60 dwelling units. Development Standards have been added to cover Golf Lots and Equestrian Lots. Mrs. Carver suggested the phases of Savannah Quarters be referenced by a name other than “Village”. We currently have Godley Villages, The Villages, developed by Fred Williams, Village Court and Village Lake Drive. A motion was made by Fire Chief Jimmy Fields to approve the proposed revisions to the Phase I Master Plan of the Savannah Quarters PUD and the development standards for Phase I. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion was made to adjourn.

July 8, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 08, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff,

Craig Brewer, Glenda Champion, Debbie Ryan Watts, Holly Young and Fleta Pepper. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton 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 Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Chairman Holly Young introduced Wilson Roberts as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilwoman Billie Tyler administered the Oath of Office.

NEW BUSINESS:

Village Quarters Multi-family Parcel Greenspace Plan Review/Approval
Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the greenspace plan for the Village Quarters Multi-family development. Mr. Wohlfeil explained that the developer is requesting permission to clear and rough grade the tract of land. The board approved the greenspace plan for the same project back in January but for the tract across the street. The site has been timbered over the years and consists mainly of cut-over and selective harvest pine trees.

There are no significant trees on the site, as defined by the Pooler Tree Ordinance. Mr. Wohlfeil stated that a landscape plan will follow with development and site plan submittals. Councilwoman Billie Tyler reminded Mr. Wohlfeil that the name “Villages” is still an issue of concern. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the greenspace plan for the Village Quarters Multi-family development.

Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

Villages, Phase 5B Final Plat Review/Approval. Kevin Kirsch of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the final plat of the Villages, Phase 5B to the board for their review and approval for recording of the subdivision plat. The improvements are complete and have been approved for acceptance by the City of Pooler. A maintenance bond has been posted in the amount of $13,010. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the final plat of the Villages, Phase 5B. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.
Discussion of Appendix A, Article III, (F), regarding whether a nonconforming use which is changed to a conforming use shall be permitted to revert to the original or less restrictive use.
Council asked that the Planning and Zoning Commission review the current ordinance regarding non-conforming uses. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Fleta Pepper to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Craig Brewer.

July 22, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 22, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 22, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff,

Craig Brewer, Glenda Champion, Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Holly Young and Fleta Pepper. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis 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 Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Russell and Lori Bukowski’s request for fence height variance and permission to use chain link fence for decorative fence. Russell and Lori Bukowski presented their request to the board for their review and recommendation. They feel that the variance request should be granted because of the following: traffic generated where Salter Avenue intersects Moore Avenue is directly past their driveway, several homes around them have existing chain link fences in the front yard and a 36 inch fence would not contain their children nor keep stray dogs out of their yard. Chairman Young stated that the chain link fences being referenced existed prior to the ordinance change. Following some discussion, Debbie Ryan Watts stated that the request does not meet the criteria for granting a variance and a motion was made to deny Russell and Lori Bukowski’s request for a decorative fence height variance. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed with Craig Brewer opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Review and approval of revised preliminary construction plans for Williams Hollow Subdivision on Quacco Road. Jeff Thomas of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation.He stated that Williams Hollow is an existing eight-lot subdivision and the plans have been revised to reflect a fifteen-lot subdivision. The construction plans have been approved by the city’s engineer. This will no longer be a private gated community and the road will become “public” and not “private”. City Planner Tim Inglis questioned who would be responsible for maintaining the medians and the common area along Quacco Road. Mr. Thomas stated that the “Homeowner’s Association” will maintain all of the greenspace in Williams Hollow subdivision. Mr. Thomas further stated that the street and drainage would be included in the maintenance bond for the warranty period. City Planner Tim Inglis reminded Mr. Thomas that a maintenance agreement is needed as well as a note on the subdivision plat stating the “Homeowner’s Association” is responsible for maintaining the medians and common areas of Williams Hollow Subdivision. With no public comments, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the revised preliminary construction plans for Williams Hollow Subdivision contingent upon two changes being made on the subdivision plat: change “private” road to “public” road, and a note is added about the Homeowner’s Association maintaining the medians and common areas. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition.

3. Review of Tree Harvest Plan for Stuart Abel on 7.23 acres located on Old Dean Forest Road. Stuart Abel and Vince Helmly presented the tree harvest plan for a 7.23 acre tract located next to Bashlor’s Mobile Home Park on Old Dean Forest Road. Mr. Abel wants to clean the lot up and tear down the house. He has no plans at this time to develop the property. The property is zoned I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning and the rear of the lot abuts Country Homes Subdivision which is a residentially zoned area. Robbie and Allison White own property behind this tract of land. Mr. White approached the board requesting that a natural buffer be left between the two properties. Mr. Abel stated that he is willing to work with the adjacent property owners in establishing an adequate buffer. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the tree harvest plan for Stuart Abel’s 7.23 acre tract on Old Dean Forest Road. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

4. Discussion of Appendix A, Article III, (F), regarding whether a nonconforming use which is changed to a conforming use shall be permitted to revert to the original or less restrictive use. Council asked that the Planning and Zoning Commission review the current ordinance regarding non-conforming uses. Mrs. Carver gave the board copies of some information regarding non-conforming uses and some sample ordinances to review before the next meeting. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Craig Brewer.

August 12, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
AUGUST 12, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 12, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Glenda Champion, Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts and Fleta Pepper. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilman Travis Cowart, Councilman Wayne Seay, Councilman Jack Brewton and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Debbie Ryan Watts. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

Councilwoman Billie Tyler introduced Don Taylor as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission and administered the Oath of Office.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. John Downing, Jr.’s request to rezone 5.3 acres on Pine Barren Road from MH-2B, a manufactured home dwelling district to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning District. Mr. Downing presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Downing stated that the land is triangular shaped with 600’ frontage on I-95 and approximately 600’ frontage on Pine Barren Road. He further stated that due to the noise factor along I-95, the property is not suitable for residential development. Clem Burnsed, Sr., of 310 Old Pine Barren Road opposes the rezoning because he feels the surrounding area is predominately residential. Keith Caswell of 306 Old Pine Barren Road objects due to existing noise already generated by I-95. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts opposes the spot zoning. Therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to deny Mr. Downing’s request to rezone 5.3 acres on Pine Barren Road from MH-2B to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

2. Marvin Strickland’s request to rezone 2.37 acres on Pine Barren Road from I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning to I-1, a Light industrial Zoning. Mr. Strickland would like to move his business from the center of town to Pine Barren Road (lot 18). The setback requirements for I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning are too restrictive for Mr. Strickland to build an office and a warehouse on this site. By rezoning to I-1, an additional 24,500 square feet of usable land will be available because of less restrictive setbacks in I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. Wilson Roberts stated this would be transitional zoning because the lot is located between a C-2 district and an I-2 district. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve Mr. Strickland’s request to rezone 2.37 acres on Pine Barren Road from I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. J. M. Woods, Inc. as agent for the Morgan Family to rezone 824 acres from an “undefined” zoning to a PUD zoning, which is a Planned Unit Development. This item was discussed earlier during the PUD Review Board Meeting. Jim Woods, representing the Morgan Family, presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. The subject property has been owned by the Morgan Family since 1946. The property lies within the jurisdiction of Pooler and Bloomingdale. Access for the property will consist of two median cuts off the Pooler Parkway, two access points off of Pine Barren Road and one access point from U.S. Highway 80. Light Industrial Zoning was chosen for the following reasons: access points are off major thoroughfares and a natural buffer is provided with 40% of the acreage set aside for wetlands. Mr. Woods explained that the Morgan Family has worked on this project for approximately two years, seeking advice of planners and marketing experts. Everyone agreed that light industrial is the best use for the property. The Morgan Family has met with adjacent property owners and city officials from the City of Pooler and the City of Bloomingdale. Coastal Georgia RDC, in response to the DRI submittal, reported it was in the best interest of the City of Pooler to approve the project. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the Morgan Family’s request to rezone 824 acres from an “undefined” zoning to a PUD zoning, which is a Planned Unit Development contingent upon item # 9 listed under permitted uses in Light Industrial be moved under “conditional uses”. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3B Final Plat Review/Approval. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D stated that because of bonding requirements, the developer has decided to only record the first 12 lots of the subdivision at this time. The plat will be recorded as Phase 3B-1. A motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve Phase 3B-1 final plat for recording. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

5. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3C Final Plat Review/Approval. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D stated that because of bonding requirements, the developer has decided to only record the first 14 lots of the subdivision at this time. The plat will be recorded as Phase 3C-1. A motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve Phase 3C-1 final plat for recording. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

Amendment to the Westbrook PUD Development Standards for Phases I, III and V Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the change in the development standards for Westbrook, Phases I, III and V. The development standards needed to be amended to add guest homes as a permitted use in Phases I, III and V. During the PUD Review Board meeting, Wilson Roberts and Tim Inglis recommended a change in the wording for clarification. The words “primary structure or attached or detached accessory building” replaced “detached accessory building” in the amendment. A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the amendment of Westbrook PUD Development Standards for Phases I, III and V contingent upon the change being made in the wording of the amendment. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
Godley Villages Northern Tract, Phase 3B Final Plat Review/Approval. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the 30 lot subdivision plat of the Northern Tract, Phase 3B to the board for their review and recommendation. The developer will post a performance bond in order for the final plat to be recorded. City Planner Tim Inglis reminded Mr. Coleman that a thicker buffering was requested when the greenspace plan for the Northern Tract was approved by this board in January, 2002. Mr. Coleman stated that the underbrush would not be cut on this tract. Mrs. Carver questioned the need for an easement along Godley Station Boulevard that was requested by Jeff Thornburg. Mr. Coleman stated that he would check on the easement. A motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve Phase 3B of the Northern Tract. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.


Discussion of Appendix A, Article III, (F), regarding whether a nonconforming use which is changed to a conforming use shall be permitted to revert to the original or less restrictive use. The board was not ready to take action on this item. Therefore, a motion was made by Fleta Pepper to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.


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

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 12, 2002

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, August 12, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, City Planner Tim Inglis, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Don Taylor, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilman Travis Cowart, Councilman Wayne Seay, Councilman Jack Brewton and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Steve Wohlfeil, Billy Kehoe, Philip Morgan, J. M. Woods and Patricia French.

1. J. M. Woods, Inc. as agent for the Morgan Family has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 824 acres from an “undefined” zoning to a PUD Zoning, which is a Planned Unit Development. The property is located on the north side of Pine Barren Road, east and west of the Pooler Parkway to the city limits of Bloomingdale. Mr. Woods explained that the Morgan Family has worked on this project for approximately two years, seeking advice of planners and marketing experts. Everyone agrees this is the best use for the property. Coastal Georgia RDC, in response to the DRI submittal, reported it was in the best interest of the City of Pooler to approve the project. The main reasons for choosing Light Industrial Zoning were: preapproved access off Pooler Parkway, close proximity to a major thoroughfare and access to Central of Georgia Railroad line. Mr. Woods stated that wetlands make up 40% of the property and this would be preserved for open space.

City Planner Tim Inglis expressed his concern that the proposed industrial is not compatible with the City of Pooler’s Future Land Use Map. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts questioned if the property owners would be willing to place “Research or experimental stations and laboratories” under conditional uses in the Light Industrial Zoning. Following some discussion, Councilman Travis Cowart made a motion to send this forward with the PUD Review Board’s comments. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wayne Seay and passed with City Planner Tim Inglis opposing.

2. Amendment to the Westbrook PUD Development Standards for Phases I, III and V regarding guesthomes. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the change in the development standards for Westbrook, Phases I, III and V. Several property owners in Westbrook want to build guesthomes on the same lot with the primary residence. The development standards needed to be amended to add guesthomes as a permitted usage in Phases I, III and V. Wilson Roberts and Tim Inglis recommended a change in the wording for clarification. A motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the amendment of the Westbrook PUD Development Standards for phases I, III and V. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion was made to adjourn.

August 26, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
AUGUST 26, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 26, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Glenda Champion, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts and Fleta Pepper. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilman Jack Brewton and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:
Minor Subdivision Plat of a 3.025 acre portion of tract B-2 being a portion of International Paper Realty Corporation. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the plat to the board for their review and approval. The tract fronts Pooler Parkway with access from Traders Way. This is the last piece of the Medical Campus properties to be subdivided. The tract is divided into lots C-2 and C-3. Wilson Roberts questioned the need for a non-access easement along the Pooler Parkway to eliminate any future curb cuts. Mr. Wohlfeil explained the City of Pooler has limited the number of curb cuts off of the Pooler Parkway and any additional curb cuts would have to be approved by council. With no public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the minor subdivision plat of a 3.025 acre portion of tract B-2. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
John Downing, Jr’s request to rezone 5. 3 acres on Pine Barren Road from MH-2B, a manufactured home dwelling district to C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning District. Mayor and Council tabled this item during their regularly scheduled meeting on August 19th at the request of the petitioner. At that meeting, Mr. Downing stated that he would be willing to amend his request to rezone his property to C-1, instead of a C-2 Zoning District. Mr. Downing was told that in C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning District, the land use is limited to two (2) acres. Mr. Downing was instructed to appear before the Planning and Zoning Commission for their consideration of a C-1, Light Commercial Zoning. Mr. John Downing was not present to explain the change in his request. Clem Burnsed, an adjacent property owner was present to oppose any commercial zoning in this area. The board has a problem with spot zoning any commercial in this area; therefore, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion that Mayor and Council not consider amending Mr. Downing’s request to rezone his property to C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
Revision to Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3C-1 Final Plat. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the revised plat of Phase 3C-1, Westbrook Subdivision. Mr. Wohlfeil explained the property owner did not like the configuration of lots 333, 334 and 335.
Therefore, additional land was added to these lots creating better-shaped lots for house development. Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the revised plat of Phase 3C-1, Westbrook Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

4. Discussion of Appendix A, Article III, (F), regarding whether a nonconforming usewhich is changed to a conforming use shall be permitted to revert to the original or less restrictive use. The board reviewed Cobb County’s ordinance regarding “nonconforming uses” and made the following recommendations: Councilman Brewton recommended that we consider (1), regarding expanding a nonconforming use. Don Taylor liked the wording of (4), which references abandonment of a nonconforming use and (6), which states a nonconforming use cannot be changed to another nonconforming use. Wilson Roberts recommended the guidelines under ©, relating to continuance of nonconforming structures and buildings. Mrs. Carver suggested we add a purpose and intent paragraph. Mrs. Carver stated that she would have their suggestions typed for review and further discussion at the next meeting.
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Wilson Roberts.

September 9, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 9, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 9, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Glenda Champion, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Don Taylor and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilman Jack Brewton and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Ruby Tuesday’s request for a sign height variance at I-95 and Pooler Parkway.

Clay Barclay of Barnes Quality Signs, representing Ruby Tuesday, Inc., has petitioned the City of Pooler for a sign height variance to place a 60’ pylon sign in the northwest quadrant of I-95 and Pooler Parkway. According to Section 66-6 of the City of Pooler’s Sign Ordinance, signs are limited to 30’ above the grade level of the adjacent street to which the parcel on which the sign is located. The board was furnished in their packets a copy of the Easements with Covenants Affecting Land (ECR) which set forth restrictions that affect the overall development known as Mill Creek Center. According to the restrictions, any out parcel signs are limited to 30 feet. Due to the topography of the sight, the sign will only be thirty feet above Pooler Parkway. Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated that sixty feet is too high and recommended fifty feet. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts stated that any deviation from the recorded restrictions on this property would need the approval from all parties to the ECR, which include Wal-Mart, Home Depot, JDN-Zaremba Venture I, LLC and Zaremba Foxfield Pooler, LP. Mr. Barclay stated that he did have written approval from Wal-Mart but had not contacted the other parties. Following some discussion, Don Taylor made a motion to approve a 50’ pylon sign for Ruby Tuesday subject to approvals from all parties to the ECR. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

2. ADK Investments, LLC’s request to subdivide 19.87 acres on east Highway 80.

Dale Yawn of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yawn stated that the property currently exists as one tax parcel and the intent is to separate the parcel into two distinct tax parcels. Access to Parcel l shall be from U.S. Highway 80. Access to Parcel 2 shall be across other lands owned by the Georgia Ports Authority lying adjacent to this property. It is the intent of Georgia Ports Authority to combine their properties at a later date. The plat is exempt from the subdivision ordinance with tracts larger than five acres and the need for no new roads. With no public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the subdivision. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Coastal Bank’s recombination of 4.30 acres on west Highway 80.

Mrs. Carver explained that the purpose of the recombination was so Coastal Bank could sell the parcel fronting on U.S.Highway 80 and retain the rear parcel to use for their future growth and expansion. With no public comment, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the recombination of 4.30 acres on west Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

4. Discussion of proposed changes in Appendix A, Article III regarding nonconforming uses. The board had been given a copy of the proposed changes to review prior to the meeting. There was a lot of discussion and further clarification is needed. The board was asked to think of examples of nonconforming uses, write them down for further discussion during the next meeting. A motion was made by Wilson Roberts to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Don Taylor.

September 23, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 23, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 23, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Don Taylor and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Tim Inglis, Councilman Jack Brewton and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Fleta Pepper made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting with the change noted by Wilson Roberts to add the reason the board recommended 50’ on Ruby Tuesday’s sign height variance under item 1. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Richard and Constance Payton’s request for an 11’3” front setback variance to build a carport in front of their residence at 324 Garden Acres Way. Richard and Constance Payton presented their request to the board for a front setback variance. They had constructed a carport in the front of their residence unaware of setback requirements on accessory structures. The carport is partially hidden between two large trees. In order to move the carport to the backyard, the property owner would have to move a dog run, cut a large tree and a circular drive would have to be poured. Don Taylor is concerned about the amount of encroachment into the front setback and that the variance does not meet the standards for granting a variance. Debbie Ryan Watts stated she opposes the granting of this variance because it does not meet the criteria for granting a variance. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to deny the variance because it does not meet the criteria for granting a variance. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Bridgewater, Phase III Revised Subdivision Plat. Hal Kraft of HGB&D stated that this revision was done to correct some line and curve numbers that were drafted incorrectly on the plat that was recorded June 2002. With no public comment, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the revised plat of Phase III, Bridgewater Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.

3. Westbrook, Phase 4 Greenspace Plan Review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the Greenspace plan for Phase 4 to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 4 contains 147 single-family lots and was included in the Savannah Quarters Phase 5 Final PUD Plan approved by City Council. The required tree cover for this project is 1,493 trees. Two preferred street trees will be planted at each lot (147 x 2 = 294). The remaining required trees will be made up at 9 planted or saved trees per lot for a total of 1,323 trees. A typical tree save/tree planting exhibit for the subdivision is shown on the Greenspace Plan. In addition, Mr. Kraft stated that at least five acres of wetlands and property boundary buffers would remain undisturbed. City Planner Tim Inglis assured the board members the landscape plan for each lot will be checked for the required nine trees prior to a Certificate of Occupancy being issued. Following some discussion regarding the existing Tree Ordinance, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the greenspace plan of Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 4. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

4. Westbrook Temporary Stockpile Site/approval to issue LDA Permit. Hal Kraft of HGB&D explained this parcel would ultimately be developed as a church site within the Westbrook Community. For now, the owner would like to temporarily stockpile excess soil from Westbrook projects to use later as needed. Two other sites have already been approved for this purpose. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve this location as a temporary stockpile site. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

Discussion of proposed changes in Appendix A, Article III regarding
nonconforming uses. The board had been given a copy of the proposed changes to review prior to the meeting. The board was asked to think of examples of nonconforming uses, write them down for further discussion during the next meeting. Mrs. Carver stated that procedures for permitting should be outlined in the ordinance. The board was asked to make a list of procedures to be discussed at the next meeting.

Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver announced that Chairman Holly Young has verbally resigned her position on the Planning and Zoning Commission and will submit her resignation.

Larry Olliff made a motion to appoint Debbie Ryan Watts as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission to serve from October 2002 thru September 2003. The motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition. Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to appoint Larry Olliff as Co-Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition. The board agreed the chairmanship would be voted on at the last meeting in September and yearly term would begin the first meeting in October.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Don Taylor.

October 14, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 14, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 14, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Tim Lovezzola, Don Taylor and Glenda Champion. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilman Wayne Seay, Councilman Stevie Wall, Councilman Jack Brewton and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Edward Coy III’s request to expand his conditional use as a car care center located at 224 East Highway 80 to include “Car Detailing”. George Kelly, the manager of the Car Care Center at 224 East Highway 80 presented this request to the board. There would be no new construction. Cars will be cleaned on the left side of the existing building in parking area. Councilman Brewton questioned water run-off and proper drainage in the area. Following some discussion regarding drainage and the number of parking spaces, Don Taylor made a motion to approve Mr. Coy’s request to expand his conditional use as a car care center to include “Car Detailing”. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

2. Rebecca Benton’s request to rezone approximately 180 acres located south of Pipemakers Canal, west of I-95 and east of Benton Drive from R-1A to C-2. Attorney Harold Yellin of Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. represented Rebecca Benton on this rezoning. (Attorney Yellin had previously submitted a three page document to Mrs. Jackie Carver to be made verbatim part of the minutes.) Mr. Yellin explained the reason for the rezoning is that the property cannot be developed for residential purposes. Ms. Benton has been unable to market her property for residential use because of the present location of the Savannah Airport. Mr. Yellin passed out copies of the Savannah International Airport Part 150 Noise Abatement Study. The study indicates the best use of Ms. Benton’s property is not residential, but Commercial or Light Industrial. Mr. Yellin believes C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning is the best zoning for the property. It is compatible with the C-2 zoning on the north side of Pipe Makers Canal and property to the east along I-95. He further stated the only access to Ms. Benton’s property is from U.S.Highway 80. Don Taylor asked about a master plan and expressed the following concerns: the safety of our children and the fact the residential streets are not capable of handling truck traffic. Corey Westgate of 421 N. Second Street presented a petition with 80 signatures from residents in this area that oppose the rezoning. The residents listed the following reasons for opposing the rezoning: decrease in property values, increase in crime rates and more importantly, the safety of their children with the amount of traffic that would be generated by commercial businesses. Ron Coleman, a resident of Jerome Street stated that it would be a great injustice to the residents of this area to rezone this property to commercial. Donald Koffroth of 613 Benton Drive stated that these roads are not wide enough and they were not built for commercial truck traffic. Mr. Koffroth encouraged the board members to think of the good of the people in making their decision. C. D. Clark is concerned about property values, drainage and inadequate streets as the only access to this property. Dan Sapp of 218 Remeta Street reminded the board members about the standards for which a zoning map amendment decision is based. He feels this rezoning would adversely impact adjacent or nearby properties in terms of items H(1), (2) and (3) as listed in the criteria for considering a zoning change on property. Vera Lamb reminded the board members that these residential streets were not built for commercial use. Phil Ward, a resident of 406 Stuart Street, is concerned about what the rezoning would do to the traffic in the area and the quality of life that is known by the citizens of Pooler. With no other public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to deny the rezoning of Rebecca Benton’s 180 acres located south of Pipemakers Canal from R-1A to C-2. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

3. Charles H. Huss’ request to rezone 4.299 acres on the east side of north Morgan Street from R-1A to C-2. Charles Huss presented his request for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. John Rickman, who lives at 617 N. Morgan Street and several other residents spoke in opposition of the rezoning. Their main issue of concern is the safety of the children in the neighborhood. After reviewing the standards for considering a zoning map amendment, Don Taylor made a motion to deny Charles Huss’ request to rezone 4.299 acres on the east side of north Morgan Street from R-1A to C-2. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Preliminary Construction Plan/Landscape Plan Review of the Northern Tract, Phase 2, of the Villages at Godley Station. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the construction plans for Phase II of the Villages at Godley Station.Mr. Crapps stated that plans have been revised to reflect the engineer’s comments.With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Fleta Pepper and passed without opposition. The landscape plan met the requirements of the tree ordinance; therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

5. The Crossing at Godley Station Landscape Plan. Bryant Stowe of LS3P Associates LTD presented the landscape plan for the “The Crossing” at Godley Station. Mr. Stowe stated that this plan covers the clearing of the road rights-of-way and the replanting of trees along this right-of-way. Design guidelines will be set in place prior to any of the lots being developed. Commissioner Don Taylor requested that these guidelines be submitted for review by the Planning and Zoning Commission. With no public comments, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the landscape plan for “The Crossing” at Godley Station. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

6. Site Plan/Landscape Plan review of new warehouse at Savannah Steel on Old Dean Forest Road. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. The proposed 7500 square foot building would be used by Savannah Steel and not leased. The project will not have city water and sewer but storm water and tree ordinance requirements have been met. With no public comment, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the landscape plan and the site plan subject to the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

7. The Shoppes at Godley Station Site Plan/Landscape Plan. Steve Byrd and Abby Ayers of Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. The Shoppes at Godley Station is located northwest of Pooler Parkway and Benton Boulevard across from Home Depot. The storm drainage and utilities have been constructed as part of the infrastructure for the Towne Center Master Plan. Tim Lovezzola questioned why all of the handicap parking spaces are located on one end of the building. Don Taylor suggested that Mr. Byrd meet with Chief Jimmy Fields about the location of the Fire Department connection. With no further comments, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve “The Shoppes” site plan subject to addressing all of the engineers comments and Chief Fields concerns as well as reviewing the location of handicap parking spaces on the site plan. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Since the landscape plan met the tree ordinance, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

8. Albert M. Wall’s major subdivision of five tracts on Dean Forest Road. Dale Yawn of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the subdivision plat to the board for their review and comments. With no public comments, a motion was made by Fleta Pepper to approve the major subdivision on Dean Forest Road. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

9. Sheffied & Shore, LLC sketch plan of a Retail Center on lot 4, Phase I, Pooler Park of Commerce. At the request of the owner, a motion was made by Don Taylor to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

10. Minor Subdivision of Out-Parcel 3 of Mill Creek Center. Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company stated that out-parcel 3 is located in the northeast quadrant of the Pooler Parkway and Benton Boulevard between C & S Bank and Arby’s. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the minor subdivision of out-parcel 3 of Mill Creek Center. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

11. Vera Lamb’s site plan for a new building at 108 East Highway 80. Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item. Vera Lamb was present to answer any questions the board may have regarding this item. Ms. Lamb stated that she plans to demolish the existing building and build a new one with adequate parking. She stated that parking has been an ongoing problem. With no further comments, Glenda Champion made a motion to approve Vera Lamb’s site plan for a new building at 108 East Highway 80 contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Don Taylor.

October 28, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 28, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 28, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Debbie Ryan Watts, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor and Glenda Champion. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilman Jack Brewton and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts introduced Charles Archer as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilwoman Billie Tyler administered the Oath of Office.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. A.M. Wall’s request for setback variances on six different tracts of land located on Pine Meadow Drive and the west side of Dean Forest Road. Attorney Harold Yellin representing Mr. Wall, presented the request for setback variances on six different tracts of land located on the west side of Dean Forest Road and both sides of Pine Meadow Drive. According to Appendix A, Article 3, Section 6(B) the minimum setback requirements for I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning is 80’ front yard setback and 40’ side and rear yard setback. Attorney Yellin, referencing the standards for granting a variance, listed the following reasons he believes the board should approve Mr. Wall’s variances: most of the tracts are irregular shaped, property would be difficult to develop with such restrictive setbacks and granting the variance would not cause substantial detriment to the public good. Commissioner Roberts stated he would prefer to see a buffer along the Savannah Ogeechee Canal. He further stated that buildings along Dean Forest Road appear to be located at least 80 feet back from the right-of-way. He would recommend maintaining an 80’ building setback along Dean Forest Road and keeping a 40’ setback along the Savannah Ogeechee Canal. Commissioner Taylor stated that with such large tracts of land he fails to see how Mr. Wall is hindered from developing these properties. He agrees on some tracts 80’ may be too restrictive but is not in favor granting a blanket approval of all the variances as requested. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve Mr. Wall’s request for setback variances with the following exceptions: tracts 2, 3, 4 and 6 will maintain an 80’ front building setback along Dean Forest Road and a 40’ building setback will be maintained along the Savannah Ogeechee Canal within tracts 5 and 6. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed with Don Taylor opposing.

2. 2195 Developers, Inc’s request to rezone 59.21 acres on the north side of U.S. Highway 80 from C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company representing the 2195 Developers, Inc. presented this rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kern explained that a Commercial/Industrial Business Park is planned for the entire 112 acres. The frontage along U.S.Highway 80 to a depth of approximately 800 feet will remain C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. The area proposed for Industrial Zoning is located behind the Heavy Commercially zoned area extending northward to the Central of Georgia Railroad. The main access to the Light Industrial zoned portion of the business park would be from Coleman Boulevard. Mr. Kern has suggested a fifty foot buffer from adjacent residential areas. The Department of Transportation has assured the developers of four curb cuts along U.S. Highway 80. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approving the rezoning of 59.21 acres on the north side of U.S.Highway 80 from C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. Realty Partnership’s request for an 18’ sign height variance to place a 48’ pylon sign at 9 Mill Creek Circle (Hargray Wireless). A motion was made by Larry Olliff to accept the petitioner’s withdrawal of this variance request. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Cancun Mexican Restaurant Site Plan/Landscape Plan at Pooler Park of Commerce. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented this request on behalf of property owner Hector Lopez. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. With no public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve Cancun Mexican Restaurant Site Plan. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition. The landscape plan met the tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

5. Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review of “The Pooler Commons” located on east Highway 80. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company and Ron Walker presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. Revised plans have been resubmitted to HGB&D addressing all of the comments. Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned the discrepancy in the number of acres referenced on different sheets of the plans. Commissioner Charles Archer questioned the location of the handicap parking spaces across from the building. Mr. Coleman stated they could be moved next to the building. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the site plan contingent upon moving the handicap parking spaces closer to the building. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the plan contingent upon the number of acres and the number of required trees is verified. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

6. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3D Final Plat Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat of Westbrook, Phase 3D for review and approval. The developer would like to bond the remaining improvements in order to record the plat. Downer Davis, secondary review engineer for the City of Pooler, has approved the bond estimate for this project. Commissioner Don Taylor questioned if this was the latest plat. Mr. Kraft presented a copy of the revised plat to the board members. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the final plat of Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3D contingent upon signatures being placed on both mylars. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

7. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4A Preliminary Construction Plan Review.

Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans for Phase 4A of Westbrook for the board’s review and recommendation. Phase 4A contains 99 single family lots with associated roads and utilities. This project was included in the Phase 5 Final PUD approved by City Council on May 20, 2002. Plans have been revised to address all of the comments from Downer Davis. With no public comments, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the preliminary construction plans of Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4A contingent upon receiving confirmation that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.

8. Discussion of proposed changes in Appendix A., Article III regarding non-conforming uses. Following some discussion, the board agreed that B (3) which references a nonconforming use that has been changed to a conforming use being converted to the original nonconforming use would need the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Aldermanic Board. A motion was made by Charles Archer to proceed with the proposed zoning text amendment pending review by our City Attorney and the Mayor and Council. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D approached the board regarding two projects that missed agenda deadlines due to a misunderstanding about bond estimates. Mr. Wohlfeil explained that the two Westbrook projects are similar to Phase 3D that was approved earlier in the meeting. All the paperwork was submitted at the same time and the review material would have basically been the same as Westbrook, Phase 3D. Therefore, Mr. Wohlfeil asked that Westbrook, Phase 3B-2 and Phase 3C-2 be added to the agenda. Don Taylor made a motion to add Westbrook, Phase 3B-2 to the agenda based on the fact it is similar to Phase 3D. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Don Taylor also made a motion to add Westbrook, Phase 3C-2 to the agenda based on the fact it is similar to Phase 3D. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

9. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3B-2 Final Plat Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the subdivision plat for Phase 3B-2 to the board for their review and approval. After reviewing the plat, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the Westbrook Subdivision Plat, Phase 3B-2 subject to bond approval and signature blocks being added to both mylars. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

10. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 3C-2 Final Plat Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the subdivision plat for Phase 3C-2 to the board for their review and approval. After reviewing the plat, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the Westbrook Subdivision Plat, Phase 3C-2 subject to bond approval and signature blocks being added to both mylars. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

Mrs. Carver announced that the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 6 p.m. This is a holiday for city employees but a meeting will be held to work with developers in keeping construction schedules.

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

November 11, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 11, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor and Glenda Champion. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts 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 Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Site Plan Review of Westbrook Golf Villas/Updated Landscape Plan. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. The project consists of a golf villa community containing 120 residential units that will be sold and not rented. The buildings will be two stories and will contain four units in each of the thirty buildings. The drives, parking and drainage on the site will be private and maintained by the property owners association. The project includes a clubhouse and a pool to serve this development. Commissioner Tim Lovezzola questioned the number of parking spaces provided for the clubhouse. He recommended that additional spaces be added. Commissioner Charles Archer commented on the location of Building # 11 right on the property line. Mr. Hal Kraft stated that the owner has also asked that this be revisited. Commissioner Wilson Roberts questioned the need to add sidewalks along at least one side of the front road as well as around the cul-de-sac. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the Westbrook Golf Villas site plan contingent upon additional parking being added for the clubhouse, sidewalks being added along at least one side of the front road as well as around the cul-de-sac and all the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezolla and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Hal Kraft stated that a clearing and grubbing plan was approved for this project in January of this year. This is a more detailed plan that exceeds the requirements of the tree ordinance. With no further comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan. The motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
Site Plan Review of Village Quarter Multi-Family Parcel, Bostic Brothers Development, LLC. Hal Kraft of HGB&D gave a brief narrative of the proposed project. This is an apartment community containing 284 residential units with an office/clubhouse building and pool with associated drives, parking and utilities. The owner is Bostic Brothers Development, a regional multi-family developer. This project does not fall within the limits of the 100-year flood zone and there are no jurisdictional wetlands on this site. Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated that there are no sidewalks shown on the site plan. Mr. Kraft assured the board sidewalks would be added in the construction drawings. With no public comments, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the site plan of the Village Quarter Multi-Family Parcel contingent upon sidewalks being added and all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.
Final Plat Review of Phase IV, Bridgewater Subdivision. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the plat to the board for their review and comments. Don Taylor abstained from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest. The construction plans have been previously approved. The developer would like to post a bond for the improvements in order for the plat to be recorded. Downer Davis has approved the submitted estimate for construction cost. The bond has been posted and forwarded to the City Attorney for approval. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final plat of Phase IV, Bridgewater Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Glenda Champion and passed without opposition.
Proposed Master Plan of Westside Business Park on U.S.Highway 80. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the master plan for this project to the board for their review and comments. During the council meeting, wherein a portion of this development was rezoned to Light Industrial, concerns were expressed regarding potential truck traffic accessing the industrial lots through the commercial area. The Light Industrial lots are served by a loop road that connects to Coleman Boulevard, which has a signalized intersection at U.S.80. The developers have not changed the road design but will address this concern with “no thru truck traffic signage” as well as subdivision covenants. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the proposed master plan for the Westside Business Park subject to sidewalks being added in the commercially zoned areas according to the zoning regulations. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review of Floyd Medical Dental Facility. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. Commissioner Olliff questioned if the dumpster would be enclosed. Mr. Kern stated that it would be enclosed with a masonry enclosure and all sides of the building would have architecturally designed frontages. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the site plan for Floyd Medical Dental Facility contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. Following some discussion on the tree ordinance requirements, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Floyd Medical Dental Facility. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
Discussion of setback regulations in Industrial Zones. Mayor and Council has asked the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the setback requirements in Industrial Zoning. According to most of the communities contacted regarding their setbacks, the City of Pooler is very restrictive. Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated that he would prefer to have the setbacks based on the type of street and height of the building. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company expressed his comments on any proposed changes. He thinks our industrial setbacks are just fine. He would recommend a change in allowing parking within the front setback of Industrial Zones. The board felt they needed more time to review the setback regulations in Industrial Zones. Therefore, Don Taylor made a motion to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company approached the board requesting that the final plat of “The Villages”, Northern Tract, Phase 3B be added to the agenda. Mr. Coleman admitted missing the agenda deadline but the developer of this project insisted on trying to get on the agenda. Don Taylor made a motion to add this item to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

7. Final Plat Review of The Villages, Northern Tract, Phase 3B Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat to the board for their review. This subdivision contains 83 lots. Commissioner Don Taylor stated that he has studied the plat and found one lot dimension that was left off. Mrs. Carver stated that addresses needed to be added to the plat. The developer will post a bond to cover the improvements for this phase in order to record the plat. Don Taylor made a motion to the approve the final plat of the Northern Tract, Phase 3B contingent upon the addition of a missing lot dimension, addresses and bond being submitted and approved by the City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

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

November 25, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 25, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 25, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor and Glenda Champion. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts 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:

Chick-Fil-A Site Plan and Landscape Plan Review. Michael White of G. Robert George & Associates, Inc. and John McCleskey of Chick-Fil-A presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. The proposed site is between Arby’s and C&S Bank in the Walmart/Home Depot Center. Mr. White explained the design of this Chick-Fil-A is a new prototype with 146 seats and 53 parking spaces. They anticipate opening in May of this year. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the Chick-Fil-A site plan. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the requirements of the City of Pooler’s tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
Pooler Commons revised landscape plan. The plan has been revised to show the correct number of acres and the required number of trees. Therefore, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the Pooler Commons revised landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
Revised site plan of Westbrook Golf Villas. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the revised site plan to the board for their review. During the last meeting, the site plan was approved contingent upon additional parking being added for the clubhouse, sidewalks being added along at least one side of the front road as well as around the cul-de-sac and all of the engineers comments being addressed. Mr. Kraft pointed out the revisions to the site plan. The number of parking spaces for the clubhouse were doubled from 5 to 10. The buildings along the fairway are now at least fifty feet from the golf path. Sidewalks were added on the frontage road, but not around the cul-de-sac. Mr. Kraft asked the board if this requirement could be waived because the wetlands on both sides of the cul-de-sac limit the area from the buildings to the street. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the revised site plan of Westbrook Golf Villas contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
Discussion of setback regulations in Industrial Zones. Mayor and Council asked the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the setback requirements in Industrial Zoning. According to most of the communities contacted regarding their setbacks, the City of Pooler is very restrictive. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company stated in a letter that he considers our building setbacks reasonable and would not recommend any changes. He would recommend a change in the ordinance to allow parking in the front setback but no closer than 15’ from the right-of-way. Commissioner Wilson Roberts agrees but recommends limiting the parking within this front setback to 2-axle vehicles and truck parking to the side and rear. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend the industrial setbacks remain the same and propose a zoning text amendment to allow parking in the front setback of industrial zones but no closer than 15’ from the right-of-way. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Glenda Champion.

December 9, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
DECEMBER 9, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 9, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Debbie Ryan Watts, Fleta Pepper, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor and Glenda Champion. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Paul Wittfield’s request to rezone 600 West Highway 80 from R-1A to C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning. Mr. Wittfield presented the request to the board for their review and recommendation. Due to personal reasons, Mr. Wittfield has had to move from his home of many years to a retirement home in Savannah. Therefore, he needs to sell the property known as 600 West Highway 80 and would prefer to market the property as commercial. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission to oppose the rezoning. John Kennedy of 112 Wilkes Street stated he would like to have the residential character maintained in this area. Scotty and Lisa Fletcher, 109 Wilkes Street are concerned about potential commercial uses that would decrease property values. Commissioner Glenda Champion stated that traffic created by a commercial business would adversely impact the surrounding single-family neighborhood. With no further public comments, Glenda Champion make a motion to deny Mr. Paul Wittfield’s request to rezone 600 West Highway 80 from R-1A to C-1. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

Revised site plan of Village Quarter Multi-Family, Bostic Brothers Development, LLC. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the revised site plan to the board for their review. The plans were changed to address the sidewalk conditions of approval from the previous Planning and Zoning meeting. The revised plan provides for 6’ sidewalks along the parking bays in front of the buildings and 4’ sidewalks for the building entrances and interior walkways. Connections to the sidewalks along the adjacent roadways have also been added at the two entrances. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the revised site plan of the Village Quarter Multi-Family, Bostic Brothers Development contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed.
Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Village Quarter Multi-Family Parcel, Bostic Brothers, LLC Landscape Plan. Jim Woods of J. M. Woods, Inc. presented the landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. The plan meets the requirements of the tree ordinance. Therefore, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan for the Village Quarter Multi-Family Parcel, Bostic Brothers Development. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Godley Station, Parcel 9B Site Plan submittal for Office Complex. Michael Hussey of HGB&D presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. This project is located in the northeast corner of Godley Station Blvd. North and Towne Center Blvd. The project site is 20.1 acres and is currently undeveloped. The owner is Savannah Land Company. The project consists of an office complex containing nine (9) buildings with associated drives, parking and utilities. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the site plan for Parcel 9B of the Godly Station. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.
Godley Station, Parcel 9B Landscape Plan for Office Complex. Jim Woods of J. M. Woods, Inc. presented the landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. The greenspace plan has been developed to meet the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. Planted trees will be preferred trees from the Pooler’s Tree Ordinance and will consist of Live Oak, American Holly, Maple, Dogwood, Magnolia and Birch. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Parcel 9B of the Godley Station. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Proposed text amendment to the Savannah Quarters Final PUD Development
Standards, Phase I and Phase 2. Mr. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the proposed text amendment to the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. The reason for the amendment is to provide guidelines for project identification and entrance features for the development entrances off of Pooler Parkway and Quacco Road. The location of these improvements shall be outside of the right-of-way of Pooler Parkway and Quacco Road. The board members asked that the final plans for each entrance be approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. With no public comment, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the text amendment to the Savannah Quarters Final PUD Development Standards, Phase I and Phase 2. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed withoutj opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Glenda Champion.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD
DECEMBER 9, 2002

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, December 9, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Fire Chief Jimmy Fields, Fleta Pepper, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Charles Archer, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilman Wayne Seay and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Hal Kraft, Steve Wohlfeil and Michael Hussey of HGB&D and Jim Woods of J. M. Woods, Inc.

Proposed Text amendment to the Savannah Quarters Final PUD Development Standards, Phase I and Phase 2. Mr. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the proposed text amendment to the PUD Review Board for their review and comments. Mr. Wohlfeil stated the reason for the text amendment is to provide guidelines for project identification and entrance features for the development entrances off of Pooler Parkway and Quacco Road. The location of these improvements would be outside of the right-of-way of Pooler Parkway and Quacco Road.
Following some discussion regarding the entrance features, a motion was made by Jimmy Fields to approve the proposed text amendment to the Savannah Quarters Final PUD Development Standards, Phase I and Phase 2. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion was made to adjourn.

December 23, 2002

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
DECEMBER 23, 2002

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Debbie Ryan Watts, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor and Larry Olliff. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Mr. Ben B. Wall, President of PMP, Inc.’s request to rezone 8 acres on Pine Meadow Drive from C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning to I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning. Mr. Wall presented the rezoning request to the board for their review and consideration. He explained that the properties to the east, south and west are already Zoned I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning. With no public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to rezone the 8- acre tract on Pine Meadow Drive from C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning to I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

Site Plan Review of Office Center at Pooler Park of Commerce. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. The proposed site is lot 13 and 14 in Pooler Park of Commerce. Construction will consist of five (5) 7,650 sq. ft. two (2) story office buildings. The board questioned the need for additional handicapped parking spaces. Mr. Crapps stated that he could add two (2) handicap parking spaces in front of building “B”. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the site plan for an Office Center at Pooler Park of Commerce subject to the addition of two (2) handicap parking spaces in front of building “B”. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Landscape Plan Review of Office Center at Pooler Park of Commerce. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. Since the plan met the requirements of the tree ordinance, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan for the Office Center at the Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
West Chatham Baptist Church Revised Site Plan/Landscape Plan. Michael Hussey of HGB&D presented the revised site plan to the board for their review and comments. The revisions include moving the improvements closer to the street and changing the sanitary sewer discharge to an onsite individual sewage disposal septic system. The building size has been reduced from 8,000 square feet to 6,000 square feet. Soil tests have been done and a mound septic system is proposed for the site. Councilwoman Billie Tyler questioned the distance wherein a developer would be required to tie into city sewer. Mr. Hussey stated most municipalities use 500 feet. With no public comments, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the revised site plan for the West Chatham Baptist Church contingent upon Council approving the use of a septic tank system for this site. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Mr. Michael Hussey presented the landscape plan to the board for their review. Mr. Hussey stated that a tree save buffer area is proposed along Rogers Street and along the canal. The plan exceeds the requirements of the tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan for the West Chatham Baptist Church. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
Review of Village Quarter – Project Identification/Entrance Features Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the plan for the Village Quarter Entrance Features. As the primary arrival point for Savannah Quarters, the intersection of Blue Moon Crossing and Pooler Parkway represents the identity and character for the entire 2800-acre community. This will also serve as entry to the future Market Quarter on the east side of the parkway. Arched entries over the sidewalks emphasize the pedestrian nature of the village while physically tying the taller columns to the gatehouse and walls. Councilwoman Billie Tyler expressed her concerns about the name “Savannah Quarters”. Mr. Wohlfeil stated that he would ask the developer to be present at the next council meeting to address this issue. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the Village Quarter project identification entrance features. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
Nadine Beatty’s request for a decorative fence at 216 East Whatley Street. Wilson Roberts excused himself from any discussion on this item. Mrs. Beatty explained that she had placed a fence in the front yard setback unaware that a fence permit was needed as well as approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Council. The board explained the criteria for a decorative fence and what Mrs. Beatty would need to do to bring her existing fence into compliance. A motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to table this item for two weeks. 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 Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Charles Archer.