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2003 Zoning Minutes

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January 13, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JANUARY 13, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 13, 2003 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, 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:

1. Richard Estus, agent for Hall Development is requesting a variance to place three (3) Billboards on the southside of I-16 between Pooler Parkway and Quacco Road.

Richard Estus presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Estus explained that three sign permits were approved by D.O.T between Quacco Road and I-95 but the signs would have to be at least 130 feet high to clear the trees in the DOT right-of-way. If these billboards were moved to the other side of Quacco Road closer to the Pooler Parkway, the signs could be built lower because no trees are in the right-of-way. According to the City of Pooler’s sign ordinance, signs along the interstate must be in an area zoned commercial or industrial and located within 1,000 feet of ongoing commercial or industrial activity. At the present time, there is no ongoing commercial activity within 1,000 feet of these proposed sign locations. Mr. Estus is requesting a variance from this requirement of the sign ordinance. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the variance based on the request meeting number one(1) and three(3) of the criteria for granting a variance. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

2. Nadine Beatty’s request for a decorative fence at 216 East Whatley Street. Wilson Roberts excused himself from any discussion on this item. This item was tabled during the last meeting to give Mrs. Beatty time to submit a drawing of her proposed decorative fence. Since the drawing met the criteria for a decorative fence, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of Mrs. Beatty’s decorative fence permit. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Westbrook Golf Villas Revised Site Plan. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the proposed changes to the board for their review and comments. The first change is reduce the pavement width of the internal driveways from 24’ to 20’ of asphalt paving. Since these drives are on-site private driveways, and this project is a site plan (not a subdivision), the proposed width is allowed under the zoning regulations. The second change proposed is deleting the retaining walls on the lagoon banks. There are three retaining walls proposed along portions of the lagoon bank that the developer has decided not to install. Eliminating these retaining walls does not affect the site design except that the surface area of the detention pond is reduced slightly (0.1 acre) by the additional lagoon bank slope. The board expressed concerns regarding emergency vehicles having sufficient access if residents park on the roadway. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the proposed changes in the Westbrook Golf Villas site plan subject to the developer being made aware of the board’s concern about the roadway staying clear for emergency vehicles by restricting on street parking. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

Commissioner Wilson Roberts expressed the following complaints: dilapidated buildings within the city, especially one on South Rogers Street and garbage carts being left out on the curb. Mrs.Carver stated that she would fax Mr. Roberts the ordinance on garbage carts.

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

January 27, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JANUARY 27, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 27, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor and Larry Olliff. 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 Tim Lovezolla and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Jerry C. Wardlaw Construction, Inc.’s request for a 2.5 feet side setback variance to construct a single family residence at 228 Silver Brook Circle. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver stated the variance application is null and void because it has been determined that the amount of the variance is incorrect. The petitioner will need to reapply with a surveyed plot plan of the property signed and stamped by a State of Georgia Certified Land Surveyor.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Revised Plat for Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase IV. The data shown on the plat is correct except for the lot numbers being out of sequence in the acreage table. The revised plat corrects a drafting error made in the acreage table. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the revised plat for Phase IV, Bridgewater Subdivision. 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 Wilson Roberts.

February 10, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 10, 2013

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 10, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Charles Archer and Larry Olliff. 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 6:00 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Ron Walker, agent for Paul and Alicia Dury, has petitioned the City of Pooler to change the zoning of lot B, located on Salter Street from R-1A to R-2C. Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item. The petitioner, Ron Walker was not present for the public hearing. Therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to not hear this request for rezoning since the petitioner was not present. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Mrs. Carver assured the citizens that they would be re-notified when this item is placed back on the agenda.

2. Coastal Bank’s request for a variance to place a second entry sign at 605 West Highway 80. Architect Robert Poticny, representing the Coastal Bank, presented the request for a second entry sign at 605 West Highway 80. The second sign would read “Operational Services Center” which is part of the overall landscape plan for the new Coastal Bank. Councilwoman Billie Tyler commended Coastal Bank on the renovations to the old YMCA building. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve Coastal Bank’s variance to place a second entry sign at 605 West Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Fortune Plaza Site Plan Review/Landscape Plan Review. Attorney Ben Gross of Hunter, MaClean, Exley & Dunn presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. Two (2) office/retail buildings are proposed for the southeast corner of south Skinner Avenue and Central of Georgia Railroad property. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff stated that a letter had been received from Bill Nicholson stating that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Commissioner Tim Lovezzola asked if the developer had tried to acquire the property to the north belonging to the Central of Georgia Railroad that would give them access to eastbound Highway 80. Attorney Gross stated that they are asking too much for the right-of-way that fronts this tract of land, but the main reason this has not been pursued is the DOT will not approve any additional curb-cuts onto Highway 80. Several board members expressed their concerns regarding the heavy traffic at this dangerous intersection. Commissioner Roberts stated south Skinner Avenue is only a forty (40) foot right-of-way and there have been numerous accidents as well as a death at this intersection in the last two (2) years. Councilwoman Billie Tyler reiterated this concern and asked if a traffic study has been done. Attorney Gross stated a traffic study has not been done and that any new access onto Skinner Avenue would generate additional traffic. Commissioner Roberts stated that the intersection would need to be improved prior to any development going in on that corner. One option that was discussed was acquiring additional-right-way to improve the intersection. Attorney Gross recommended the dedication of additional right-of-way in exchange of a variance on parking requirements. Uses proposed for the development include: a Chinese Restaurant, a dental office, retail shops/offices and possibly a visitor’s center for the City of Pooler. Many residents that live along Skinner Avenue were present to express their opposition to this development. The major concerns were: existing traffic problems, dangerous intersection, buffering, drainage problems and potential tractor trailer traffic.

Councilwoman Billie Tyler asked the developer to meet with the residents to come up with a solution that would minimize the concerns of the adjacent property owners. Attorney Gross recommended a continuance for two weeks to revisit the options. For the record, Attorney Gross stated that his client has met all the criteria for developing this piece of property. With no further comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

4. Revised Subdivision Plat for Westbrook, Phase 3C-1. Don Taylor explained that the plat was revised due to a realignment of the paving around the cul-de-sac to save an Oak Tree. Lots 334 through 339 were affected by this realignment. A motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the revised subdivision plat for Westbrook, Phase 3C-1. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

5. Westside Business Park’s review of the master plan, the storm drainage master plan and the water/sewer master plan. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the revised master plan to the board for their review and comments. Some of the commercial lots have deceased in size but the industrial lots range from 1.5 acres to 3.5 acres. Mr. Crapps stated that he has addressed most of Bill Nicholson’s comments.

With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the master plan, the storm drainage and the waster/sewer master plans for the Westside Business Park contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

6. Revised Subdivision Plat for The Villages at Godley Station, Phase 3B. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the revised plat to the board for their review and approval. The plat was revised to show the location of the flood plain line. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the revised subdivision plat of the Villages, Godley Station, Phase 3B. 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 Charles Archer.

February 24, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 24, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 24, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Charles Archer and Larry Olliff. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilmen Jack Brewton, Travis Cowart and Wayne Seay were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:20 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff subject to correction of the word “decreased” in item 5. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Ron Walker, agent for Paul and Alicia Dury, has petitioned the City of Pooler to change the zoning of lot B, located on Salter Street from R-1A to R-2C. Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item. Property owner Walt Barnes, agent Ron Walker and Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the petition for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated his client would like to build a nice duplex with approximately 1100 square feet per unit. Many property owners in the area appeared before the board to express their opposition to the rezoning. The major concerns were: drainage issues, narrowness of Salter Street, and decrease in property values. In response, Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company stated he didn’t feel the proposed duplex would devalue anyone’s property. Furthermore, Mr. Barnes wants to be a part of the neighborhood. He plans to work with the neighbors on some screening and visual buffers. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts and Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated that they are not in favor of spot zoning. With no further comments, a motion was made byWilson Roberts to recommend denial of this rezoning. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

2. Recommendation to adopt Article III, General Provisions, Section I, Nonconforming Use Ordinance. The board has worked on this ordinance and was already familiar with the content. Attorney Rebecca Benton questioned item (F) regarding residentially zoned districts not being used to access non-residentially zoned districts. Mrs. Carver stated item (f) was not changed and has been in the ordinance. Ms. Benton stated that it is not being enforced and gave two examples of commercially zoned property adjacent to I-95 that is accessed through residentially zoned districts. With no further public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the nonconforming use ordinance as submitted. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Fortune Plaza Site Plan Review/Landscape Plan Review. Attorney Adam Kirk of Hunter, MaClean, Exley & Dunn, representing the property owner was present to answer any questions regarding this proposed development. This item was tabled for two weeks to give the developer some time to revisit alternative options for access to the property. The board was asked to review the landscape plan first. Commissioner Taylor questioned the number of 24” Live Oak Trees that are being removed from the site and the number being saved. Even though the board would have preferred to see more of the Live Oaks saved on this project, the plan meets the tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the landscape plan. Charles Archer seconded the motion with Larry Olliff and Wilson Roberts opposing, thus creating a tie. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts voted in favor of the motion and motion passed. Attorney Adam Kurt reminded the board members that the proposed development meets setback, parking and use requirements and that they are not requesting any variances. A letter from DOT was submitted for the record denying any curb cut for this property onto Highway 80. So even if the developer could acquire land from the railroad, they could not get access to Highway 80 without a curb cut from the DOT. Since the project is designed on two parcels there will be cross easements and a shared maintenance agreement for the detention area. Since Skinner Avenue has only a 40’right-of-way, Commissioner Wilson Roberts asked if they had checked on the possibility of acquiring additional right-of-way to widen that portion of Skinner Avenue. Stephen Staley of B.P. Barber & Associates, Inc. stated that even if they gave additional right-of-way they would still have a problem acquiring right-of-way from the Central of Georgia Railroad. Commissioner Roberts asked if the City of Pooler did not have some means for condemning property needed for additional right-of-way. Councilwoman Billie Tyler stated that she would check with the City Attorney on this matter. Ms. Tyler reiterated the concerns of the residents expressed during the last meeting. She feels this is a dangerous intersection with serious traffic issues. Many residents that live along Skinner Avenue were present to express their opposition to this development. The major concerns were: existing traffic problems, dangerous intersection, buffering, drainage problems and potential tractor trailer traffic. In response to the public comments, Attorney Adam Kirk stated that a refusal to approve the site plan as proposed by the Applicant would be unconstitutional and in violation of the Constitution of the State of Georgia and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. With no further comments, a motion was made by Don Taylor to deny the site plan based on potential parking designed for this project that would add to already existing traffic problems at the intersection of eastbound Highway 80 and south Skinner Avenue. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

4. Sketch Plan Review of design and open space requirements of Quacco Road Subdivision. Michael Hussey of HGB&D presented the sketch plan to the board for their review and comments. The project has 43 single-family lots and is located on the west side of Quacco Road across the canal from Bridgewater Subdivision. The plan meets the City of Pooler’s subdivision and open space requirements. Therefore, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the sketch plan and proposed open space for the Quacco Road Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

5. Final Plat Review of The Crossings at Godley Station. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the final plat of The Crossings for review and recommendation. The developer would like to post a performance bond of 150% of the estimated value of improvements in order to record the plat. Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. has recommended approval of a performance bond in the amount of $1,018,454.40. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final plat of The Crossings

contingent upon bond acceptance and approval. 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 Charles Archer and seconded by Wilson Roberts.

March 10, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 10, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 10, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Charles Archer and Larry Olliff. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, 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 Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Wendova Georgia, Inc., agent for Rebecca Cone Benton’s petition to rezone 15.61 acres from R-1A to R-3A, a multi-family zoning district. Attorney Harold Yellin of Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. and Pat Law of Wendova Georgia, Inc. presented this request for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. The property, which is subject to this petition, is 15.61 acres. The tract is bordered to the west by Benton Drive, to the south by Beatty Street and to the east by Rogers Street. Attorney Yellin reminded the board members of a previous request to rezone all of Ms. Benton’s property north to the Pipe Maker’s Canal to a commercial zoning. He recapped the many reasons given by the residents opposing that rezoning. Mr.Yellin stated that the petition before the board is simply a rezoning from one residential zoning district to another, R-1A to R-3A. The only difference is one of density. Of all the multi-family zoning districts, R-3A has the least number of units per acre. Mr. Yellin stated that this is not Section 8 housing, but is something called work-force housing. Income, credit checks and criminal backgrounds are required for potential residents. The maximum number of units is 144 on 15.27 acres. Photos were distributed to the board showing a similar project in Statesboro. Mr. Yellin pointed out on the zoning map three other R-3A tracts in Pooler. The three tracts are either completely or partially surrounded by R-1A zoning districts. In summary, under the zoning ordinance, this rezoning is a logical extension of existing zoning patterns. Pat Law of Wendova Georgia, Inc. stated that the project has access from Benton Drive and Rogers Street with a proposed drive from the north to the parkway. Attorney Yellin stated that at this time they do not have a commitment regarding the access to the north. The proposed amenities include: 4500 sq. ft. clubhouse, pool, volleyball area, picnic area, tot lot, computer lab and play area. At least a thirty (30) foot buffer is proposed around the project. Commissioner Don Taylor expressed his concern regarding the potential traffic from a project of this size. Attorney Yellin stated that any project, even single-family development would add additional traffic. It would be at least two years before the project is built due to acquiring tax credits. Commissioner Wilson Roberts is also concerned about potential traffic as well as looping of water lines for fire protection. Commissioner Dennis Jones questioned the size of the water line needed to serve this development and stated the lift station that serves this area is already at capacity. The developer assured the board they would be willing to put in a new lift station and upgrade water lines to meet city requirements. Many residents appeared before the board to express their opposition to the rezoning. The major concerns were: potential traffic, existing drainage problems, decrease in property values, marginal access roads, adequate buffering, subsidized housing and potential crime factor. Ms. Sherman of 611 Benton Drive stated she is concerned about the impact this development will have on our school system. The increase in population density without having provisions in place for extra classrooms and extra teachers will hinder the quality of education in our school system. In response, Attorney Yellin stated the issue at hand is people are coming to Pooler and they need places to live. He further reiterated that this is not spot zoning. The residential character is still there. They are just changing the density. Commissioner Don Taylor stated that he is not opposed to the apartments, just the location. With no further comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to deny the rezoning of 15.61 acres from R-1A to R-3A. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Clearing plan for The Villages at Godley Station, Northern Tract, Phase 3.

Michael Willoughby of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the clearing plan to the board for their review and comments. The clearing of road right-of-ways, detention area and easements is the only activity that shall occur at this time. Prior to the occurrence of any land disturbing activities, plans will be submitted for tree ordinance compliance and issuance of LDA permit. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the clearing plan for The Villages at Godley Station, Northern Tract, Phase 3. 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 Don Taylor.

March 24, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 24, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Charles Archer, Dennis Jones and Larry Olliff. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, 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 Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Ruby Tuesday’s Revised Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review. Jeremy Pettit, Project Manager for Ruby Tuesday presented the new site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The original site plan for this project was approved in December of 2001. Some modifications have been made to the building size and design of the proposed project. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve Ruby Tuesday’s revised site plan contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. There was very little change in the landscape plan. Therefore, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

2. Pooler Fire Station Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review. Michael Hussey of HGB&D presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The board questioned the amount of acreage being disturbed. Mr. Hussey stated that only 2.3 acres is being disturbed out of a 13.5 acre tract currently owned by the City of Pooler. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the site plan for the new Pooler Fire Station. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. The green space plan was designed to meet the City’s requirements regarding trees for the project. Two existing live oaks will be retained and 31 preferred trees will be planted. Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan with motion seconded by Dennis Jones. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Quacco Road Subdivision Preliminary Construction Plan and Landscape Plan Review. Michael Hussey of HGB&D presented the construction plans and the landscape plan for this project to the board for their review and recommendation. This project is located on the west side of Quacco Road just south of Bridgewater Phase 4 and contains 43 single-family lots with associated roads and utilities. Mr. Hussey stated that the engineer’s comments are minor and revised plans will be resubmitted. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Quacco Road Subdivision contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition. The greenspace plan meets the tree ordinance with so many trees required on each lot. A motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan subject to a typical landscaped lot lay-out being submitted and approved by City Planner Robert Byrd. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

4. The Villages at Godley Station, Northern Tract, Phase 4A Final Plat Review and Approval. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat of the Northern Tract, Phase 4A for review and approval. The improvements have been inspected and approved by the Public Works Department. A maintenance bond in the amount of $75,428.30 has been posted in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the final plat of Phase 4A of the Northern Tract, The Villages at Godley Station. 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.

April 14, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

APRIL 14, 2003


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 14, 2003 at 6 p.m.   Members present were:  Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Charles Archer and Dennis Jones. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd 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.       

NEW BUSINESS: 

1. Williams Hollow Revised Final Plat Review/Approval.  Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item.  Jeff Thomas of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the revised plat of Williams Hollow to the board for their review and approval.  The developer changed the number of lots from 8 to 15 with the additional utilities installed.  Originally the street for this subdivision was private and therefore not covered with the previous maintenance bond.  A final inspection has been completed and all punch list items have been addressed.  The developer is requesting that the revised Williams Hollow plat be recorded and a maintenance bond in the amount of $75,051.33 be accepted to begin the warranty period.  With no public comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the revised Williams Hollow plat. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. 

2.     Decorative Fence Request at Barrington Estates.   Jeff Thomas of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the request for approval of a decorative fence installed along the right-of-way between lots 37 and 38 in Barrington Estates.  The decorative fence is 36” high and has been installed within the 20’ right-of-way that was provided as an access to the Chatham County Treatment Plant.  The decorative fence would keep the property owners on these lots from using the road to access their lots.  With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the decorative fence in Barrington Estates.  Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.  

3.  Discussion of changes in the zoning ordinance regarding “conditional zoning”.  The board had received a copy of the proposed changes in their packets to review for discussion during the meeting.  There were some comments as to how property owners would be aware that conditions have been placed on a piece of property.  Mrs. Carver suggested several ways this could be noted on the zoning map. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to forward the zoning change to our City Attorney for his review and comments.  Motion was seconded by Charles Archer 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 Wilson Roberts. 

April 28, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
APRIL 28, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 28, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Dennis Jones. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd. Councilman Travis Cowart, 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 Charles Archer.

Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Robert C. Rishling’s conditional use request to build a “Family Amusement Park” on the northwest corner of U. S. 80 and Coleman Blvd. Robert C. Rishling, property owner, introduced himself to the board and told them a little about himself and the proposed project. Mr. Rishling stated that he has two other parks that have been very successful and well received by the communities. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company gave the board some handouts that show the quality of Mr. Rishling’s projects. The project includes an arcade, go-cart tracks, bumper boats and a mini golf course. Councilwoman Billie Tyler questioned access to the property and if parking is available for busses. Mr. Coleman stated they felt parking was adequate but additional parking area is available since Mr. Rishling owns the property all the way to Coleman Blvd. Two entrances are proposed. One is in front of the Dental Clinic and the other is further down closer to Coleman Boulevard with a frontage road across the front of the property. Councilman Travis Cowart questioned access for emergency vehicles. Mr. Coleman stated that a secondary access would be provided. To establish boundaries for the conditional use, the owner will be forthcoming with a recombination plat once plans are finalized. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the conditional use request to build a “Family Amusement Park” on the northwest corner of U.S. 80 and Coleman Blvd. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. J. M. Woods, Inc., agent for The Drayton Corporation has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 111.04 acres from R-1A to C-2. A motion was made by Dennis Jones to accept the withdrawal of The Drayton Corporation’s rezoning request. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

3. J. M. Woods, Inc., agent for J. Laurence Dunn has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 40.9 acres from R-1A to C-2. A motion was made by Dennis Jones to accept the withdrawal of Laurence Dunn’s rezoning request. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. The Villages at Godley Station, Phase V Preliminary Construction Plan and Landscape review. Michael Willoughby of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the construction plans for Phase V to the board for their review and comments. This phase consists of 126 single-family residential lots and the infrastructure to support them. A portion of Phase V is the smaller neo-traditional entry garages accessed from paved alleys located along the rear of the lots. The rear entries will be designated as private dead end drives and maintained by the owners or the homeowner’s association. Councilwoman Billie Tyler questioned access for garbage pick-up services. Commissioner Wilson Roberts expressed his concerns regarding off-street parking and the need for a turn-around of some sort at the end of the private drives. Mr. Willoughby stated that he would discuss these items with the developer. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Phase V of The Godley Villages contingent upon some type of turn-around being placed at the end of the private drives. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Commissioner Larry Olliff requested a typical lot layout of the proposed trees. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan once a typical lot lay-out has been submitted and approved by City Planner Robbie Byrd. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

5. Carey Hilliard’s Site Plan and Landscape Plan Review. The proposed location is in front of Home Depot. Architect Patrick Shay presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. Commissioner Wilson Roberts questioned the need to have large parking spaces to accommodate motorhomes,busses, etc. Mr. Shay stated that he would discuss this issue with the owner. Commissioner Tim Lovezzola asked if the dumpster area is accessible for a garbage truck. Mr. Shay explained that this is a special compaction system that would be emptied before the restaurant opens. With no other comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the site plan for Carey Hilliards contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Dennis Jones and seconded by Charles Archer to approve the plan. Motion passed.

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

May 12, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MAY 12, 2003


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Dennis Jones. 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 Larry Olliff.

Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Daiquiri Island Restaurant proposed site and landscape plan. (Lot 4, Pooler Park of Commerce. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Zittrouer stated that the entrance to the restaurant is from Canal Street. Commissioner Tim Lovezzola questioned the location of the dumpster since it would be visible from the Pooler Parkway. Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned a twenty (20) foot parking setback line running through the parking lot. Since this is not a requirement of the City of Pooler, a letter is needed from Branigar approving the encroachment into the parking setback. Following some discussion, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve Daiquiri Island Restaurant site plan contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and Branigar approving the encroachment into the parking setback. The motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. Westside Business Park preliminary construction plan and landscape plan. (110-acre business park on east highway 80) Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the construction plans and the landscape plan of the Westside Business Park to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Zittrouer stated that the plans are being revised to address all of the comments. Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned if the twenty-five (25) foot buffer between lot 6 and the adjacent property owner to the east would be cleared and replanted or left undisturbed. The plans indicated the buffer would be cleared and replanted. Commissioner Olliff is concerned with providing the best buffer for the property owners to the east of this development. Mr. Zittrouer stated that he would check on this matter. Following some discussion, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the Westside Business Park preliminaryconstruction plans contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

3. Final PUD approval of change in the front building setback from 25’ to 15’ in the neo-traditional neighborhood of Phase 5 of the Northern Tract of “Godley Villages.

Michael Willoughby of Kern-Coleman & Company stated this request was reviewed and approved prior to this meeting by the PUD Review Board. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts confirmed that all of the board members had received a copy of the letter from Branigar wherein this change was approved. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the change in the front building setback from 25’ to 15’ in the neo-traditional neighborhood of Phase 5, the Northern Tract of Godley Villages. 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 Wilson Roberts.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
MAY 12, 2003

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Charles Archer, Dennis Jones, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff , Councilman Jack Brewton, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Michael Willoughby of Kern-Coleman & Company and Developer Jack Wardlaw.

Final PUD Approval of change in front building setback from 25’ to 15’ in the neo-traditional neighborhood of Phase 5, of the Northern Tract of Godley Villages.

On December 3, 2001, Mayor and Council gave final PUD approval of the Northern Tract of the Godley Station. The major difference in this project and the first phases of Godley Village is the smaller neo-traditional style neighborhood located around a 1.6 acre rotary. The homes will have rear entry garages accessed from paved alleys located along the rear of the lots. The original plans approved at that time showed a 25’ front building setback. The plans were approved by the PUD Review Board since it met the PUD Development Standards adopted by Branigar for the Godley Station. The construction plans have been submitted for review and approval. Developer Jack Wardlaw would like to change his plans to show a 15’ front building setback instead of the approved 25’ in the neo-traditional neighborhood. A letter was received from International Paper Realty Corporation approving the request.

Developer Jack Wardlaw explained to the members of the PUD Review Board his concept of a true neo-traditional neighborhood. These homes will have front porches, approximately 1800 to 2000 square feet with a landscaped park across the street. For safety of the children, there will be no parking around the rotary. All visitors would use the rear entries to park. Following some discussion, Debbie Ryan Watts made a motion to approve the change in the front setback from 25’ to 15’. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

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

June 9, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JUNE 9, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 9, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Dennis Jones. 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 Larry Olliff.

Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. 1. A & R Flooring Site Plan and Landscape Plan Review. (Proposed project location is southside of U. S. Highway 80 across from Coleman Blvd. ) Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Crapps stated that comments have been addressed and revised plans have been resubmitted to Bill Nicholson for his review. A curb-cut is proposed for this project pending D.O.T. approval. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the site plan for A & R Flooring contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. The motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

2. 2. B & M Development, Inc. preliminary site plan of proposed 15,000 square feet of office space in the southeast quadrant of Old Louisville Road and Sheftall Road.

Danny Mitchell presented a preliminary site plan for his proposed development. The project will face Old Louisville Road. Mr. Mitchell stated that the project would be served by private well and septic tank system approved by the Chatham County Health Department. U.P.S. will make deliveries but no heavy truck traffic is anticipated. Commissioner Dennis Jones and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver expressed concerns regarding the narrowness of Old Louisville Road and the need for additional right-of-way and possible road improvements. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the conceptual site plan contingent upon having our city engineer review this project for adequate road access. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

3. 3. Discussion of proposed zoning text amendment to add carwash and detailing as a permitted use in C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning Districts. Mrs. Carver explained that a carwash is not listed in the zoning ordinance as a permitted use or as a conditional use. A text amendment is being proposed to add carwash and detailing as a permitted use in the C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning Districts. Councilman Brewton expressed concern about a business of this type meeting the most current EPA stormwater regulations. He further stated that he would prefer to see a carwash listed under conditional uses in a C-2 zoning. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Dennis Jones to proceed with a zoning text amendment to add a “carwash and detailing” as a permitted use in C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Wilson Roberts and Larry Olliff opposing.

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

June 23, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JUNE 23, 2003

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 23, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. 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:

1. Proposed text amendment to delete from Appendix A, Article IV, Section 19(A) which limits C-2 Heavy Commercial Zoning Districts to two (2) acres. Mrs. Jackie Carver explained that there are lots existing in a C-2 zoning district that are not two acres and we have a proposed business park that has lots fronting on U.S.80 that have lots less than two acres. Commissioner Wilson Roberts feels the ordinance is referencing a zoning district that includes contiguous zoning. Following a lot of discussion, it was the consensus of the board that this should be clarified in the ordinance for future interpretations. Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned the size of the smallest Heavy Commercial Zoning District existing within the City of Pooler. Wilson Roberts made a motion to leave the C-2 zoning district as is and further define “district” and “zoning district” in our definitions. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

2. Proposed text amendment to Appendix A, Article V, Section 6 © (2) d to add procedures for “conditional zoning”. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the text amendment to add procedures for “conditional zoning”. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

3. Proposed text amendment to Appendix A, Article IV, Section 19 (B) to add carwash and detailing as a permitted use in C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented this request for a text amendment. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the text amendment to add carwash and detailing as a permitted use in C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed with Larry Olliff opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Approval of revised subdivision plats for Pooler Park of Commerce, Phases I and II to remove 50’ buffer. Scott Martens of MGI Commercial presented the revised plat to the board for their review. Mr. Martens explained that when the Pooler Park of Commerce was planned, a 50’ buffer was placed on the east or rear of the subdivision because it bordered residential zoning. The adjacent tract has recently been rezoned to C-2, which is the same zoning as the Pooler Park of Commerce. Given this change, Mr. Martens is requesting approval of a revised plat that has removed the 50’ buffer leaving the required 20’ setback line. The only lot owner affected by the change is Marvin Strickland on lot I, and his signature has been added to the revised plat. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the revised subdivision plats for Pooler Park of Commerce, Phases I and II. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

5. Minor subdivision of 2.93 acres of the Galin Tract on east Highway 80 into 3 lots.(Proposed site for A & R Flooring). Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the subdivision plat to the board for their review and approval. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the minor subdivision of 2.93 acres of the Galin Tract on east Highway 80 into 3 lots. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

6. Preliminary construction plan and landscape plan review for Barrington Estates Subdivision, Phase II (formerly The Villages, Phase VI) Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest. Jeff Thomas of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This is a 51-lot subdivision off of Quacco Road. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the preliminary construction plans for Barrington Estates Subdivision, Phase II. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, the board determined the plan met the requirements of the tree ordinance. A motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to approve the landscape plan. 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.

June 30, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JUNE 30, 2003

A called meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 30, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. The PUD Review Board held a called meeting prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

1. The Savannah Economic Authority is requesting Final PUD approval on the development of a portion of the Jabot Tract proposed for the Chatham County Economic Development Site. Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company and Peggy Jolley of SEDA presented the request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Forbes described the road network proposed to accommodate the proposed development. He pointed out the access roads to the site from Pine Barren Road and State Route 307 including a frontage road along I-16. The roads are to be 4-lane with curb and gutter. The roads will be public right-of-ways to be maintained by the City of Pooler. Detention ponds are being designed according to the site storm drainage master plan that was approved by The City of Pooler. The proposed project is being designed for a 100-year storm. On parcel # 4, a 300 acre pad for a future plant is proposed. Parcel 5 and 6 is being developed for support buildings to serve the plant site. The buildings are to be a total + 100,000 sq. ft. on approximately 6 acre sites. The industrial development, which will occur within the site, meets the requirements set forth in the PUD Ordinance. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend Final PUD Approval on the portion of the Jabot Tract proposed for the Chatham County Economic Development site. 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 Larry Olliff.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
JUNE 30, 2003

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, June 30, 2003 at 6 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Debbie Ryan Watts, Don Taylor, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilman Travis Cowart, Councilman Wayne Seay, Councilman Jack Brewton, and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company and Peggy Jolley of SEDA.

The Savannah Economic Authority is requesting Final PUD Approval on the development of a portion of the Jabot Tract proposed for the Chatham County Economic Development site. Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company and Peggy Jolley of SEDA presented the request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Forbes described the road network proposed to accommodate the proposed development. He pointed out the access roads to the site from Pine Barren Road and State Route 307 including a frontage road along I-16. The roads are to be 4- land with curb and gutter. The roads will be public right-of-ways to be maintained by the City of Pooler. Detention ponds are being designed according to the site storm drainage master plan that was approved by The City of Pooler. The proposed project is being designed for a 100-year storm. On parcel # 4, a 300 acre pad for a future plant is proposed. Parcel 5 and 6 is being developed with support buildings to serve the plant site. The buildings are to be a total of + 100,000 sq. ft. on approximately 6 acre sites. The industrial development, which will occur within the site, meets the requirements set forth in the PUD Ordinance. Charles Archer made a motion to recommend Final PUD Approval on the portion of the Jabot Tract proposed for the Chatham County Economic Development site. Motion was seconded by Rebecca Benton and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion of adjournment was made by Wilson Roberts and seconded by Don Taylor.

July 14, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 14, 2013

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 14, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Stevie Wall were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. The PUD Review Board held a called meeting prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

The minutes of the June 23, 2003 meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Larry Olliff, seconded by Tim Lovezzola, with no opposition.

The minutes of a called meeting held on Monday, June 30, 2003 were approved as printed upon a motion made by Charles Archer, seconded by Larry Olliff, with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Brenda Shearouse’s request for a variance and a conditional use to operate a beauty shop from her home located at 304 Brady Street. Brenda Shearouse presented her request to the board for their review and recommendation. Due to health problems, Mrs. Shearouse is restricted from working outside the home. She plans to have only one chair, limited hours of operation and open only three days of the week. According to Section 18 (A) (8) a home occupation cannot be within 1000 feet of an existing home occupation. Mrs. Shearouse is also requesting a 124’ variance on this distance requirement. She is only 876’ from a beauty shop on Pinewood Drive. Jackie Carver, Zoning Administrator, announced that the City Attorney Steve Scheer has questioned the legality of ownership regarding the variance request. He will review this issue prior to Monday night’s council meeting. During the public hearing, several residents appeared before the board to express their opposition to this request. Grady Smith of 411 Holly Street opposes any type of home business in a residential neighborhood. Harry Penfield of 407 Holly Street stated that he is against any business in a residentially zoned area and more importantly the area is already congested due to the high volume of traffic created by the existing Pooler Elementary School. A letter was also received from Bill and Lillian South, owners of 405 Holly Avenue opposing this request. Following some discussion regarding the traffic issues, Charles Archer made a motion to deny Brenda Shearouse’s request for a variance and a conditional use to operate a beauty shop from her residence at 304 Brady Street. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed with Tim Lovezzola and Wilson Roberts opposing.

2. Glen Sawyer’s request to rezone 4.73 acres located south of U.S.Highway 80 and west of Governor Treutlen Road from R-3A, a multi-family zoning district to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning district. Attorney Robert Brannen, Jr., Glen Sawyer of Sawyer Enterprises, Inc., and Paul Simonton of P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. presented this rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. In March 2003, Mr. Sawyer purchased 10.46 acres near the intersection of Highway 80 and Governor Treutlen Drive from Central of Georgia Railroad for the purpose of a hotel and restaurant development. He plans to put three franchise restaurants along Highway 80, and two franchise hotels along Governor Treutlen Drive. This property was part of a much larger tract containing about 70 acres that Central of Georgia Railroad had previously placed under a wetlands conservation easement prohibiting its development. Of the 10.46 acres purchased by Mr. Sawyer, 5.73 acres is zoned C-2 and the remaining 4.73 acres is zoned R-3A. Mr. Sawyer is requesting that the map be amended to change the 4.73 acres from R-3A to C-2. The commercial development would be less intrusive than an apartment complex as allowed under the current zone. During the public hearing, several property owners expressed their concerns about potential bars and nightclubs. Johnny Doonan stated that he needed a substantial buffer placed between his daughter’s property and this commercial development. He is proposing a berm twenty feet high. Fred Gretsch of PV Shopping Center Partnership is concerned with safety issues involved with the number of driveways exiting onto Governor Treutlen Road. Lawrence Laxton who owns Burger King Restaurant stated he is not willing to grant access through his property to parcel B as indicated on the drawing. Even though an access easement was granted to the Central of Georgia Railroad in 1987, the road has never been used, the railroad property has been sold and the access easement has been abandoned. Mr. Sawyer stated that a limited service motel is proposed on parcel D, no bar or nightclub. Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approving the rezoning 4.73 acres from R-3A to C-2 with the following conditions: Parcel D would not be used for a bar or nightclub and an approved buffer would be placed adjacent to the residentially zoned area prior to any development, a minimum of 16’ high. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Bridgewater Subdivision Phase IV Revised Subdivision Plat. During the construction of this phase, HGB&D engineers saw a need to add a 20 foot drainage easement along the back lot lines between lots 159 and 165 and realign a 20 foot utility easement between lots 151 and 152. The lots affected by these changes have not been sold. Therefore, a motion was made by Dennis Jones to approve the revised plat of Phase IV, Bridgewater Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

4. Rolland Keller’s Ministorage, Phase II Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review (108 Sharon Court). Rolland Keller presented the second phase of his development to the board for their review and approval. The first phase of this development was completed in April 2000. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Therefore, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the site plan for Phase II of Rolland Keller’s Ministorage. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition. The landscape plan was approved in March 1999 when the original site plan was approved for Phase I. Mr. Keller stated that the landscape plan has not changed. Therefore, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan contingent upon confirmation that the plan approved in 1999 is the same as the one resubmitted to the board for their review and approval. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

5. Final PUD Review of Godley Station Multi-Family Tract. (Alta Town Lake Apartments on the corner of Godley Station Blvd North and Forest Lakes Drive. Mark Randall, Rick Mercer of Wood Partners, Inc. and developer Jack Wardlaw presented the project to the board for their review and recommendation. This will be a gated community with 330 units to be built in two phases. The proposed project meets the PUD requirements regarding density, buffering and setbacks. Therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to grant Final PUD Approval of the Godley Station Multi-Family Tract. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

6. Concept Plan Review of Alta Town Lake Apartments located at the corner of Godley Station Blvd. and Forest Lakes Drive. The proposed project is a gated community with 330 units to be built in two phases. The ground floor apartments will be adaptable to meet ADA requirements. The apartments will have their own amenities which will include a pool and a playground. The project meets the PUD requirements regarding density, buffering and setbacks. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the concept plan of Alta Town Lake Apartments. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

7. Pooler Amusement Park Landscape Plan (tree ordinance compliance). John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company stated this was a conceptual landscape plan for the issuance of the LDA. The board suggested moving the handicapped parking spaces closer to the park entrance. Mr. Kern agreed this was needed. The plan meets the tree ordinance. Therefore, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer 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.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
JULY 14, 2003

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on July 14, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Councilwoman Billie Tyler, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Debbie Ryan Watts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Don Taylor, Wilson Roberts, Rebecca Benton, Tim Lovezzola, Dennis Jones, and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors were Linda Archer, Developer Jack Wardlaw, John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company, Roy Smithberg of First City Investors, Inc., Mark Randall and Rick Mercer of Wood Partners, Inc.

Final PUD Approval of Godley Station Multi-Family Tract (Alta Town Lake Apartments on the comer of Godley Station Blvd North and Forest Lakes Drive) Mark Randall, Rick Mercer of Wood Partners, Inc. and developer Jack Wardlaw presented the project to the PUD Review Board for their comments and recommendation. The concept plan of Alta Town Lake Apartments shows 330 units to be built in two phases. This will be a gated community with sidewalks throughout the development. The apartments will have their own amenities which will include a pool and a playground. The proposed project meets the pud requirements regarding buffering and setbacks. As for the density, this project will have only 16 units per acre.

A maximum of 18 units per acre is allowed according to the PUD ordinance. With no further comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend Final PUD approval of the Godley Station Multi-Family Tract. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

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

July 28, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 21, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. The PUD Review Board held a called meeting prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Larry Olliff, seconded by Charles Archer, with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. SEDA’s request to change the conditions placed on the rezoning of the Wall property north of the Savannah Ogeechee Canal. On May 6, 2002, Albert M. Wall represented by SEDA, was granted a zoning map amendment to rezone his property north of the Savannah Ogeechee Canal to I-1 (Light Industrial) and property south of the Savannah Ogeechee Canal to I-2 (Heavy Industrial) on the condition that a brick fence be constructed extending 75 feet perpendicular to properties along the Country Homes Subdivision, leaving a 75 foot undisturbed buffer between the fence and owner’s property. On June 2, 2003, SEDA and the Country Homes property owners substituted the following conditions in place of the original condition:

a. SEDA will be required to maintain a 75 foot buffer of undisturbed natural woodlands adjacent and parallel to Owners property;

b. If SEDA’s land should ever be developed, Dean Forest Partners, LP will site a retention pond adjacent to the buffer.

c. Payment by SEDA to Owner in the amount provided in Exhibit “B” (attached).

All resident property owners in Country Homes Subdivision adjacent to the property owned by SEDA and described in Exhibit “A” are in complete agreement and support of the substitution of conditions proposed by SEDA. (Exhibit A is attached). With no public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the change in conditions placed on the rezoning of the Wall property. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. Neil Medlin’s request to subdivide a .824 acre tract on north Moore Avenue.

Neil Medlin, property owner, and Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the minor subdivision to the board for their review and approval. The property fronts on north Moore Avenue. The owner has provided a 35’ privately maintained access easement to the rear lot. Jeff Thorburg, potential property owner and developer is proposing a more restrictive building setback for esthetics reasons. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the minor subdivision contingent upon minor drafting errors being corrected. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Final PUD Approval of Forest Lakes Amenities. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the amenities plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Prior to this meeting, the PUD Review Board recommended approving the site plan for the Forest Lakes Amenities. The site is approximately 3.6 acres and is located east of Forest Lakes, Phase I. The project will consist of two tennis courts, a pool, a clubhouse and a playground area. With no public comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to grant final PUD approval of the Forest Lakes Amenities. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Councilwoman Billie Tyler announced to the board members that the City Attorney has asked the Planning and Zoning Commission to revisit the tree ordinance for possible change. Mrs. Carver was asked to contact the City Attorney for clarification.

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

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
JULY 28, 2003

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 5:45 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones, Don Taylor, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilman Jack Brewton, and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company and William Baker, a resident of Pooler.

1. Final PUD Approval of Forest Lakes Amenities. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the site plan for the proposed Forest Lakes Amenities to the PUD Review Board for their review and approval. The site is approximately 3.6 acres and is located east of Forest Lakes, Phase I. West Godley Developers, Inc. owners of the property propose to develop the project to serve the adjacent subdivision. The project will consist of two tennis courts, a pool, a clubhouse and a playground area. Mr. Coleman explained that the recreation site has been moved across the street adjacent to the tract where townhomes are proposed. Mrs. Carver asked for a revised map of the Western Tract showing the new location of the recreation area. With no other comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to grant final PUD approval of the Forest Lakes Amenities.

Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

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

August 11, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
AUGUST 11, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler, Councilman Wayne Seay and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Charles Archer, seconded by Dennis Jones, with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Glen Sawyer’s request for a 10’ front yard setback on parcels D and E. Paul Simonton of P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. Glen Sawyer has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 10’ front yard setback variance on parcels D and E of a proposed subdivision west of Governor Treutlen Road. The variance request is to reduce the 60’front yard setback to 50 feet. A full-service Holiday Inn is proposed on parcel E and the canopy is extending into the front yard setback. The variance would allow the building to be moved closer to Governor Treutlen with parking on the east and west of the building. Mr. Simonton explained that a motel is planned for parcel D that would be restricted to three stories, not a full service motel and no lounge. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver questioned the application for a variance on parcel D at this time with no site plan and no proof of hardship. Mr. Simonton agreed to wait for a commitment on Parcel D and submit for a variance if needed. Johnny Doonan of 304 Skinner Avenue addressed the board with his concerns. Since a four-story motel is proposed for parcel E, Mr. Doonan is requesting the buffer be changed to 20’ instead of the 16’ stipulation placed on the rezoning of subject property and the buffering to be in place prior to any development. Mr. Leo MacDonald of 408 Skinner Avenue asked about the location of the proposed building and parking. With no further comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve a 10’ front yard setback variance on Parcel E for the canopy only and to not take any action on parcel D at this time. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Forest Lakes Amenities Site Plan/Landscape Plan. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts

referenced comment # 1(b) from Bill Nicholson of HGB&D regarding the plans being revised to provide sufficient turnaround area for vehicles approaching the gate. There was some confusion regarding the plan. Therefore, Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company asked the board to table this item and he would ask Mr. Terry Coleman to attend the next meeting to answer any questions the board may have. Charles Archer made a motion to table the Forest Lakes Amenities Site Plan and Landscape Plan. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

3. Concept plan for Parkway Professional Center on lots 15 and 16 in Pooler Park of Commerce. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented a conceptual plan for six office buildings (4 units/each building) on lots 15 and 16, Pooler Park of Commerce. Steven Mock is the owner and has developed a similar development on lots 13 and 14. Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned the building encroachment into the 25’ side setbacks. On the concept plan a variance is noted behind buildings l & 2 and 5 & 6. Mrs. Carver stated that this is not a setback requirement of the City of Pooler. Therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the conceptual plan for Parkway Professional Center on lots 15 and 16 in Pooler Park of Commerce contingent upon a side setback variance being granted from the developers of Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Councilman Jack Brewton addressed the board with the following concerns: He feels the city needs to rezone the southside of U.S.Highway 80 from Sheftall Street to Governor Treutlen Road to R-1, a single family residential zoning. He feels the city needs to look at these commercially zoned areas that only have access thru residentially zoned areas on substandard streets. Mr. Brewton also recommends that the Planning and Zoning Commission revisit the tree ordinance regarding the saving of trees. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company stated that the tree ordinance is not “tree friendly”. In other words, a developer is better off cutting a large tree down and replanting the required number of trees rather than trying to save a tree that may die anyway. The board agreed to discuss these items at a later date. There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezolla and seconded by Charles Archer.

August 25, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
AUGUST 25, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 25, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones, Glenda Champion, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Larry Olliff, seconded by Wilson Roberts, with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Adi Berry’s conditional use request to operate a “Family Home Daycare” from her home at 114 Barrington Road. Adi Berry presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Her program would include breakfast, lunch and snack, educational activities, story time and naptime for children ages 1 – 4 years old. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts presented a letter from Pine Barren Plantation Homeowners Association wherein it stated that a child day care is prohibited within this subdivision.Mrs. Berry stated that she had received a copy of the letter but was unaware of this restriction at the time she applied for the conditional use. She further stated that she does not have a copy of the covenants and was not furnished one at closing. Commissioner Wilson Roberts reminded the board that the city does not enforce covenants. With no public comment, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the conditional use for Adi Berry to operate a “Family Home Daycare” from her home at 114 Barrington Road subject to receiving written approval from the Pine Barren Plantation Homeowner’s Association. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed with no opposition.

2. Marvin Strickland’s request for a 20’ front yard setback variance for an encroachment of a pump island and canopy support into the 60’ front setback. Theresa Wexel of Clemmons Engineers presented the variance request for property owner, Marvin Strickland. She explained that Mr. Strickland is proposing to build a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse and diesel station on lot 18, Pine Barren Road. He is requesting a 20’ front yard setback variance for an encroachment of a pump island and canopy support into the 60’ front setback. The property is in the flood zone and moving the building forward would also reduce the amount of fill placed on the lot. Commissioner Roberts stated that he would prefer the proposed location instead of moving the building back with a detention pond in the front. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of Mr. Strickland’s request for a 20’ front yard setback variance for an encroachment of the pump island and canopy support into the 60’ front setback. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. Wilda Gail Morgan Warnock’s request for a 5’ variance on an access easement needed to subdivide property on Raymond Road. Wilda Gail Morgan Warnock presented her request for a 5’ variance on an access easement needed to subdivide 1.49 acres of land on Raymond Road into two lots. A residence is located on the front lot and a manufactured home is located on the rear lot. The subdivision is needed to deed the property to her children. With no public comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of the request for a 5’ variance on the access easement. Motion was seconded Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

4. William Carmichael, II request for a zoning text amendment to add “pawn shops” as a permitted use in C-1, a Light Commercial District. Mr. Carmichael presented the request for a text amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. A “pawn shop” is not listed as a permitted use in the zoning ordinance. Mr. Carmichael has plans of relocating his business, known as “Williams Gun & Pawn, LLC” from 302 West Victory Drive to 860 West Highway 80 (Randy Hadden’s Twin Oaks Shopping Center). The text amendment is proposing to add “pawn shops” as a permitted use in C-1, a Light Commercial District. Commissioner Dennis Jones asked if pawn shops could be added as a conditional use in C-1 instead of a permitted use to have more control over location. In response, Mrs. Carver stated that is an option. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning text amendment as presented. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

OLD BUSINESS:

5. Forest Lakes Amenities Site and Landscape. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company was present to answer any questions regarding the Forest Lakes Amenities site plan and landscape plan. Mr. Coleman stated that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed except the comment regarding the need to provide a sufficient turnaround at the gate. The board questioned the gate being unmanned and allowing large vehicles past the gate to turn around. Mr. Coleman stated that the same type of set-up is located at the entrance to Westbrook. Following some discussion, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the Forest Lakes Amenities site plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. The landscape plan met the requirements of the tree ordinance. Therefore, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

6. Request by Enmark Stations, Inc. to subdivide Lot 1, Sepco Subdivision into lots lA and lB. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the minor subdivisionto the board for their review and recommendation. The developers of the Westside Business Park plan to purchase lot 1B and make it a part of the development. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the subdivision of lot 1 into lots 1A and 1B. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

7. Wilda Gail Morgan Warnock’s request to subdivide a 1.49 acre tract on Raymond Road into two lots. This item was discussed earlier in the meeting during public hearings. With no further comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the subdividing of 1.49 acres on Raymond Road into two lots. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

8. Final Plat Review/Approval of Northern Tract, Phase 4B of The Villages at Godley Station. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the final plat of the Northern Tract, Phase 4B to the board for their review and approval. The developer is bonding all of the improvements. A bond estimate has been sent to Bill Nicholson of HGB&D for his review and approval. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the final plat for Phase 4B of the Northern Tract contingent upon bond being accepted and approved. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Dennis Jones.

September 8, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 8, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 8, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved subject to a correction being made on item 5 regarding Larry Olliff opposing the Forest Lakes Site Plan. The motion was made by Wilson Roberts, seconded by Dennis Jones and passed with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Glen Sawyer’s request for a “Zoning Text Amendment” to change the definition of “Height of Building”. Cal Patel presented the request to the board for petitioner, Glen Sawyer. He explained the ordinance restricts commercial building height to 45’ but the definition of “Height of Building” limits a building to three stories. He further stated that the proposed hotel he plans to build off Governor Treutlen Road is four stories, but is under the 45’ height limit. Leo McDonald, a resident of Skinner Avenue is concerned about a four story building so close to the residential homes along Skinner Avenue. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stated that another motel is proposed between the residents and this four-story building. Building Inspector Robbie Byrd further explained the need to delete the portion of the definition that limits a building to three stories. Commissioner Wilson Roberts recommended reviewing existing ordinances for clarification on building heights in different zoning districts. Councilman Jack Brewton expressed his concerns regarding existing soil conditions at the proposed location of the four-story building. Commissioner Roberts explained that responsibility would fall on the structural engineer. With no further public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning text amendment. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Pooler Amusement Park Site Plan Review. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that plans have been resubmitted addressing all of Bill Nicholson’s comments. Several board members expressed concern regarding bus parking. Mr. Coleman stated that adequate bus parking has been provided along the frontage road. Commissioner Roberts suggested putting bus-parking directions in advertisements about the amusement park. With no further comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the Pooler Amusement Park site plan contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

3. Forest Lakes, Phase I Final Plat Review/Approval. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the final plat for Forest Lakes, Phase I. This is a 68-lot subdivision in the western tract of Godley Villages. The developer is requesting to post a bond for work not completed in order for the plat to be recorded. The bond amount of $326,275.14 has been approved by our city engineer. Mr. Coleman stated that benchmarks were left off the plat and he would make sure they are added. With no public comments, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the final plat for Phase I of Forest Lakes subject to the benchmarks being added and the bond being submitted and approved by the City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

4. Review of The Grove at Brighton Woods Greenspace Plan. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the greenspace plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The project consists of a 66-lot single-family residential subdivision of a portion of the Morris Tract in the City of Pooler. The location is adjacent to the existing Brighton Woods Subdivision. Mr. Kraft stated that a lot of existing large trees are being saved as “street trees”. There will be additional trees planted on each lot to meet the tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the greenspace plan for The Grove at Brighton Woods. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

5. Review of The Grove at Brighton Woods Preliminary Construction Plans. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans for the “The Grove” to the board for their review and recommendation. The project site, zoned R-1A, is located at the end of Brighton Woods Drive and falls within the 100-year flood zone with a base flood elevation of 16. The roadways will have curb and gutter, with 4’ concrete sidewalks along one side of the road. Portions of the existing ditches on the project site will be re-routed to accommodate the proposed subdivision lots and roadways. Stormwater detention will be addressed with two detention ponds on the property. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stated for the record that a letter was received from a resident of Brighton Woods Subdivision in opposition of this development because of drainage and traffic concerns. In regard to this letter, Commissioner Dennis Jones pointed out that flooding within this subdivision occurred after drainage improvements were done in Brighton Woods Subdivision. Commissioner Wilson Roberts asked if a study has been done to see how the additional traffic would impact the existing subdivision. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that there has been no study on how the projected traffic will impact this area. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for The Grove at Brighton Woods contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed with Dennis Jones and Charles Archer opposing.

6. Approval to issue Pooler Town Center a LDA permit for clearing and grubbing only. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the request to the board for their review and recommendation. The submittal is for clearing and grubbing of a 10.l acre portion of the Savannah Quarters Tract while design and permitting are under way for the proposed improvements. Future development of the tract will consist of an urban entertainment commercial center with associated roads, drainage and utilities. The project site is bounded by I-16, Pooler Parkway and Quacco Road. With no public comment, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the issuance of a clearing and grubbing permit for the proposed Pooler Town Center. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

7. Discussion of proposed noise ordinance (amusement parks). Mrs. Carver explained this ordinance was proposed by Chief Chan as a result of complaints that had been received from an outdoor concert that was held a few weeks ago at the Oglethorpe Speedway. Mrs. Carver further stated that if this ordinance is adopted as proposed then this board would need to bring the ordinance that was recently passed regarding amusement parks in line with the sound levels proposed for outdoor events. The other option would be to delete the sound parameters in place regarding amusements parks, since the proposed noise ordinance includes amusement parks and family entertainment centers. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to delete the sound level limits presently in the ordinance if the new noise ordinance is adopted. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed with Wilson Roberts opposing.


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

September 22, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 22, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Larry Olliff, seconded by Charles Archer and passed with no opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final Plat Review and Approval of Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 5. The proposed subdivision is located on the west side of Quacco Road south of Bridgewater Subdivision and contains 43 lots with associated roads and utilities. Commissioner Charles Archer is concerned about the residents of this subdivision not having access to the amenities and the size of the amenities package. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stated that the city cannot dictate the size of the amenities package in a subdivision. Commissioner Don Taylor stated the board is reviewing the final plat of Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 5 and the issues regarding amenities and lagoons should have been addressed during the preliminary construction plan review. Commissioner Dennis Jones questioned the wetlands encroachment into lots 18, 19 and 43. Commissioner Don Taylor stated he felt the wetlands were mitigated in these areas. The board questioned if sidewalks were required in front of lots 38 thru 43. Following some discussion regarding Quacco Road being an arterial road, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat of Bridgewater Subdivision, Phase 5 contingent upon mitigation of the wetlands on lots 18, 19, and 43 being reflected on the plat and sidewalks being added in front of lots 38 thru 43. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones 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 Dennis Jones.

October 13, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 13, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton 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 as printed upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts, seconded by Charles Archer and passed with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Ron Walker, agent for property owner Larry McKendree has petitioned the City of Pooler for a conditional use to build a church at 1311 South Rogers Street. Ron Walker presented this request to the Board for their review and recommendation. He explained that Morningstar Baptist Church is requesting approval from this Board for a conditional use to build a church on the back of this property. Mr. Walker feels this is a good location that meets the guideline parameters of a conditional use. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the proposed site plan to the Board. He stated that the site is 4.5 acres and the new church building would be between 6,000 and 8,000 square feet. The church will tie-into City of Pooler utilities. A water line extends along Rogers Street and sewer tie-in will be from the extension of the City’s sewer system to handle expansion of Garden Acres MH Park. Adequate parking has been provided with 58 spaces and space available for future parking. Mr. Coleman pointed out on an aerial photo the location of existing residences in reference to the proposed location of the church site. Commissioner Don Taylor commented on the existing trees located on the property being used as buffering. Mr. Coleman stated that trees would be removed only for the driveway and building site. Councilwoman Billie Tyler asked if Mr. Coleman considered the existing traffic on Rogers Street to be a potential problem with this proposed church location. Mr. Coleman feels that most of the traffic for the church would be on Sundays and after peak hours during weekdays with possibly an overlap for Wednesday night activities. Commissioner Don Taylor felt the addition of the proposed decel lane would help alleviate any traffic concerns. At this time Co-Chairman Larry Olliff opened the public hearing to citizens speaking in favor of the proposal. Several church members of Morningstar Baptist Church spoke of their quest for a church location and their desire to serve the Lord in this community. Donny Tuten, adjacent property owner to the south stated that he is in favor of the church location. Ron Tyran, longtime neighbor of the McKendree family, spoke of personal reasons for supporting the church location. Opening the public hearing to citizens who oppose the church location, Co-Chairman Larry Olliff stated a petition had been received with approximately 40 to 50 signatures. Nora Lynch, Dot Baker, Nora White and John Oglesby, surrounding property owners expressed their concerns regarding existing traffic issues and the safety of neighborhood children with increased traffic that would be generated by a church in this area. They are not against the church but would prefer that it not be in their backyards. In response, Terry Coleman stated the church would not adversely impact the neighborhood. Furthermore, traffic is not an issue with service times not occurring during peak traffic times. Mr. Coleman also stated that his client is willing to work with the neighbors regarding the buffering and screening of the church from the adjacent property owners. Commissioner Don Taylor stated a residential area is a natural place to put a church. Commissioner Wilson Roberts does not see any issues with approving the church as a conditional use. This is an allowable use under a “conditional use” in a residential zone. After reviewing conditional use criteria, Commissioner Charles Archer and Commissioner Tim Lovezzola both feel this use would not adversely impact the adjacent property owners. With no further comments, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of a conditional use to build a church at 1311 South Rogers Street. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Review of Preliminary Site Plan for Pooler Commons – Phase II. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the site plan for Pooler Commons - Phase II to the board for their review and comments. This project is similar to the one already built on the adjacent lot. With no public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the preliminary site plan for Pooler Commons – Phase II. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. Sangrena Woods, Phase IV Conceptual Plan Review. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company and Bill Grainger presented this conceptual plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase IV is approximately 17 acres with 44 lots that are at least 10,500 square feet which meets the minimum lot requirement. There is no proposed access from Sangrena Drive. The access to Phase IV is through Heritage Way and Woodland Drive. Many residents from Sangrena Woods were present to express the following concerns regarding this proposed development: increased traffic on Forest Drive, limited access especially during emergencies, decrease in property values, existing drainage problems on Forest Drive, flooding problems on Sangrena Drive, the pavement width of Forest Drive and the size of the proposed lots. Butch Chan recommends an alternate construction road for the safety of the neighborhood children and would prefer to see an access from Sangrena Woods Drive to this development. The Board, as well as the residents, agreed that a major concern is the getting in and out of Sangrena Woods at U. S. Highway 80. Councilwoman Billie Tyler asked Mrs. Carver to find out how many accidents have occurred at this intersection since 1995. Councilman Jack Brewton asked that the City Planner contact the Department of Transportation to look at the possibility of a red light at this intersection. In response to these concerns, Terry Coleman stated that the drainage would be designed in accordance with the required specifications with detention areas being proposed. There will be no additional run-off from this development. Mr. Coleman further stated that a lot of subdivisions of this size have only one entrance. Developer Bill Grainger addressed the residents regarding their concerns. He stated that he is willing to design a construction road from Sangrena Woods Drive for use during development. He assured the residents that his development will not decrease their property values. Sangrena East has approximately the same size lots as proposed in this development and he feels that Sangrena East has been an asset to the community. These same concerns were expressed back with the proposed development of Sangrena East. He feels this design gives the best traffic flow for the area. Mr. Grainger stated that around 60% of the homes in this new development will probably range from $170,000 to 175,000. At this time he is not in favor of an access from Sangrena Woods Drive because he plans at some time in the future to develop his land south of the canal. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the Conceptual Plan for Sangrena Woods, Phase IV subject to a traffic study being done by the developer at the intersection of Sangrena Woods Drive and U. S. Highway 80, a traffic count at Forest Drive and Sangrena Woods Drive being done and a construction access being designed from Sangrena Woods Drive to this development during construction. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

4. Sketch drawing of a proposed subdivision on South Rogers Street. Jeff Thornburg is proposing to purchase a 1.9 acre tract on South Rogers Street and subdivide the tract for construction of rental property. The drawing shows two lots that front on Rogers Street and two lots to the rear that would be accessed by a 25’ easement. A house is located on the lot with an existing well. Mr. Thornburg would like to use this well to furnish water to the other three residences. As for sewer he is working with Donny Tuten on tying into the lift station on Estates Way. The Board had some problems with the layout of the subdivision. Commissioner Don Taylor stated that with four lots, a major subdivision is created. Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated that if a 25’ access easement is allowed, it would need to be a part of the lot and not a separate piece of property. Councilman Jack Brewton stated that if city water is available, Mr. Thornburg would be required to tie into the City’s water system or pay a fee. Mr. Thornburg stated that he is checking on the utilities and will do whatever is required of him to meet the requirements of the subdivision ordinance. He thanked the Board for their input on the proposed subdivision.

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 27, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 27, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 27, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, 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 as printed upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts, seconded by Charles Archer and passed with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. William Peeples’s request for 1’6” side setback variance to construct an addition onto a residence at 608 West Tietgen Street. William Peeples presented his request for a variance to build an addition onto rental property he owns at 608 West Tietgen Street. The addition would upgrade the property as well as increase surrounding property values. Commissioner Taylor questioned Mr. Peeple’s hardship if he is able to build the garage and addition without the variance. In response, Mr. Peeples stated that the variance would give a more pleasing appearance and more room in the garage. Commissioner Roberts expressed his concern regarding the length of the addition in reference to the variance. After reviewing the criteria for granting a variance, the board did not feel the request met at least two out of the three. Therefore, Don Taylor made a motion to deny Mr. Peeple’s request for a 1’6” variance. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Review of Marvin Strickland’s site plan and landscape plan for a proposed Warehouse/Diesel Station on lot 18, Pine Barren Road. Theresa Wexel of Clemmons Engineers presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and comments. Ms. Wexel explained that the owner plans to develop parcel 1-C as a convenience jstore sometime in the future and that the landscape plan and the storm drainage plan includes parcel l-C and lot 18 as noted on the plans. Commissioner Jones questioned the size and security of the propane tank. Mr. Strickland stated that a chain link fence is proposed on the site plan but he has no problem placing one around the propane tank if required. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the site plan for Marvin Strickland’s Warehouse Diesel Station subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board felt the plan met the tree ordinance. Therefore, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

3. Aaron Walker, Jr.’s request to subdivide 2.26 acres on Sheftall Road into twolots. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff stated that the petitioner has withdrawn this item from the agenda.

4. Final Plat review and approval of Barrington Estates Subdivision, Phase 6A. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders, Inc. presented the final plat for Barrington Estates Subdivision, Phase 6A. The preliminary plans for the 5-lot subdivision have been approved and the developer would like to post a performance bond in order to record the plat. With no public comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the final plat for Barrington Estates Subdivision, Phase 6A subject to the bond being approved by the City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

5. Sketch plan review of a Hamilton Inn and Suites at the corner of Parsons Avenue and Gray Street. Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item. John Farmer of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the sketch plan for a proposed two-story hotel with 41 rooms. Commissioner Wilson Roberts questioned the number of parking spaces and the lack of handicap parking spaces shown on the plans. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff asked about the size of the angler parking space as compared to the vertical parking space. Commissioner Dennis Jones questioned the width of the proposed 10’ buffer after reading from the zoning ordinance that when a commercial district abuts directly upon a residentially zoned district, an arboreal landscaped greenbelt not less than 20 feet wide is required. Pam Lossing, Broker for Metro Properties, stated that she feels that this is a good use for that location and that she has discussed with the residents in that area about rezoning the entire block to a commercial zoning. Doctor David Kim, adjacent property owner to the west, expressed the following concerns regarding this development: security and safety of children attending his place of business, traffic flow, overflow of parking and existing drainage problems. Property owner, Anil Patil introduced himself to the board and discussed how his hotel would be unique to the community. Georgia Mae Wilson, adjacent property owner to the north, opposes the project because it will be right in her backyard. She will have no privacy in the front yard nor the back yard. There will be potential noise from the air conditioning units and drainage is also a problem in this area. Glen Wilson is concerned about his mother’s safety and would prefer to see a 20’ buffer. In solution to this problem, David Crosby recommended that Mr. Patel buy Mrs. Wilson’s property. Since the sketch plan does not meet the parking and buffer requirements, Charles Archer made a motion to not approve the sketch plan as presented. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones 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.

November 10, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
NOVEMEBER 10, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, 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 as printed upon a motion made by Charles Archer, seconded by Dennis Jones and passed with no opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Sketch plan review of a Hamilton Inn and Suites at the corner of Parsons Avenue and Gray Street. Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item. John Farmer of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the new sketch plan to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Farmer stated that the project has been scaled down and the number of rooms has been reduced from 41 to 37 units. The building has been moved twenty feet from the adjacent residential property line and the number of employees has been reduced by one. A six-foot privacy fence has also been added along the residentially zoned property. Commissioner Wilson Roberts questioned the encroachment of the canopy into the front setback. Commissioner Dennis Jones stated the plan does not meet the parking requirements since there are no additional parking spaces to accommodate trucks, buses, campers, etc. The board was also concerned about the narrow driveway. Georgia Mae Wilson, adjacent property owner still opposes the project. She feels the building is too large for the lot and she has drainage concerns. Mark Wilson is concerned about the detention area causing more drainage problems. Glen Wilson is concerned about potential truck traffic and damage to the streets. Pam Lossing of Metro Properties stated the property is zoned for this use and feels the project would be an asset to the community. Following some discussion, the board determined a variance is needed for a canopy encroachment as well as a variance on required parking for trucks, buses and campers. Regarding the proposed sketch plan, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to forward the board’s concerns to Mayor and Council. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Aaron Walker, Jr’s request to subdivide 2.26 acres on Sheftall Road into two lots.

Sherri Richard presented this request to the board on behalf of the property owner. A manufactured home is located on lot 4B and a single-family residence on Lot 4A. With no public comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the request to subdivide 2.26 acres on Sheftall road into two lots contingent upon Chatham County Health Department approval. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. Preliminary construction plan review of a commercial subdivision for Glen Sawyer.

Paul Simonton of P.C.Simonton & Associates presented the construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. Most of the engineer’s comments have been addressed and Mr. Simonton has met with the city’s public works department to discuss some of their concerns. Mr. Simonton stated that he has agreed to loop the water system at the request of the Fire Chief. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts asked about the access easement through the adjacent Burger King property. Mr. Simonton stated this is a legal issue to be resolved by the individual property owner’s attorneys. Following some discussion, Larry Olliff made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and the issue of the access easement being resolved. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

4. Concept plan to rework the intersection of Quacco Road with Pine Barren Road and to provide a separate entrance to the Design Center. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the concept plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Hussey stated this is a major improvement and the new design would enable visitors coming out of the Design Center to exit directly onto Pine Barren Road. The board is concerned about traffic from all of the subdivisions on Ouacco Road getting on/off Pine Barren Road. The board is strongly recommending a left turn lane from Quacco to Pine Barren Road. Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Commissioner Dennis Jones recommends that Mr. Fred Williams and the city sit down, revisit and discuss in more detail the design for this intersection. The Board recommends the concept plan be forwarded to Mayor and Council along with their concerns regarding the intersection to the west.

5. Final Plat review of Phase I, Godley Station Professional Park. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. This is an office complex located at the intersection of Godley Station Boulevard North and Towne Center Boulevard. Mr. Wohlfeil explained the subdivision contains 4 lots, each having an area of .275 acres with access provided through a common area that includes 2.15 acres of greenspace. The parcels shown will be sold like condominium sites. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the final plat of Phase I, Godley Station Professional Park. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

6. Replacement plat for Williams Hollow Subdivision (New subdivision name and new street name). Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the plat to the board and explained Mr. Williams is building a project in Thunderbolt and would like to name the development “Williams Hollow”. He further stated Mr. Williams presently owns all of the lots in this subdivision. The name proposed is “Southernland Subdivision” with “Southernland Drive”. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the new name of the subdivision and the new street name. 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 Charles Archer and seconded by Don Taylor.

November 24, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 24, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Larry Olliff, seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Crestline Homes/Bruce Greenspan’s request for a conditional use to build a home sales and design center on lot 39 in Westside Business Park. Bruce Greenspan presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. The lot is adjacent to the Enmark Station on East Highway 80. The proposed plan is to build a new home sales and design center for Crestline Homes, with two stick-frame model homes.The buildings will be handicap accessible and an existing curb-cut will be utilized. With no public comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the request for a conditional use to build a home sales and design center on lot 39 in Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.


2. 2195 Developers, Inc. has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone lots 18 and 19 in the proposed Westside Business Park from C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the request for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kern explained prior to the purchase of the site two wetland consultants determined there were no wetlands on the site. During the Corps of Engineers verification process they found wetlands and as a result it was necessary to revise the master plan for this project. Additional lots were added where originally a detention basin was proposed. For marketing purposes, the developer is requesting a rezoning of lots 18 and 19 from C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. The board questioned the buffer proposed between this development and property owners to the south. Mr. Kern stated that a 6’ berm is proposed with a 6’ privacy fence on top and landscaping on both sides. Commissioner Larry Olliff recommended that the uses listed in items 5, 11, 15 and 17 not be allowed on lots 18 and 19 because they would adversely impact the adjacent property owners to the south. 2195 Developers, Inc. indicated that they have no problem with these conditions being placed on the rezoning. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approving the rezoning of lots 18 and 19 in the Westside Business Park from C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning jwith the following condition: the uses listed in items 5, 11, 15 and 17 are not allowed on lots 18 and 19. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Approval of Revised Master Plan for Westside Business Park on East Highway 80 John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company explained during the public hearing as to thereasons for changing the master plan for this project. With no other comments, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to approve the revised master plan for Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed with no opposition.

4. Review of proposed site plan/landscape plan for Alan Usher’s Office and rental yard at 1399 East Highway 80. Alan Usher presented a site plan to remodel the existing house for an office and yard rental. The board discussed some of the engineer’s comments and recommended a more detailed site plan and a separate landscape plan be presented at the next meeting. Commissioner Dennis Jones suggested Mr. Usher review our tree ordinance prior to the next meeting. With no public comments, a motion was made by Don Taylor to table this item until December 8th to allow the engineer to submit a more detailed site plan and landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

5. Minor subdivision of a 1.54 acre site off Quacco Road for a Savannah Electric Sub-Station Site. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The 1.54 acre tract is located south of I-16 and east side of Quacco Road. The site will be sold to SEPCO for a sub-station site. Commissioner Dennis Jones expressed concern about buffering from this site in reference to future residential development in this area. The Medallist Group owns all of the property around the proposed sub-station and buffering requirements will be enacted through covenants. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the minor subdivision of a 1.54-acre site off Quacco Road for a Savannah Electric Sub-Station Site. Motion was seconded by by Tim Lovezzola and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

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

December 8, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
DECEMBER 8, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 8, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Billie Tyler and Councilman Jack Brewton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Charles Archer, seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed with no opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Hamilton Inn Sketch Plan Review at the corner of Parsons Avenue and Gray Street.

Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item. Attorney Jennifer Dickinson of Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn PC, presented the sketch plan of a proposed Hamilton Inn to the board for their review and recommendation. She explained the Hamilton Inn is a two-story motel with 37 rooms and is a permitted use in the C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning. A truck/camper/RV parking space has been added and the canopy encroachment has been deleted. Therefore, no variances will be needed. A two-way entrance/exit is proposed off Parsons Avenue but only an exit is proposed off Gray Street. Ms. Georgia Mae Wilson, adjacent property owner, presented her concerns regarding drainage and traffic, particularly bus traffic. She also requested a brick fence along her side property line if this project is approved. Glen Wilson is concerned about drainage, bus traffic, sub-standard streets and potential damage to Parsons Avenue and Gray Street. In response, Ms. Dickinson stated that this project will generate less traffic than a retail store or some of the other allowable uses and the building will act as a sound barrier from the traffic along Highway 80. With no further comments, Wilson Roberts stated that he would recommend approving the sketch plan design for the Hamilton Inn as presented since it meets all of our requirements. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Larry Olliff opposing.

2. Minor Subdivision of Parcel B-2, Godley Tract for International Paper. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the minor subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. Tract B-2 is being subdivided into Lots B-2A, B-2B and B-2C. Mr. Wohlfeil reviewed the previous subdivisions that have been approved in this area and explained this is part of the proposed Medical Campus. With no public comment, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the minor subdivision of Parcel B-2, the Godley Tract for International Paper. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

3. Sketch plan of proposed building addition and parking lot addition at Fred Williams Design Center. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilder, Inc. presented the sketch plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Hussey explained the 1600 square foot addition would be for Mr. William’s employees and would not be leased. Mr. Hussey confirmed that the site would still meet the tree ordinance with the proposed addition. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the sketch plan as presented for a proposed building addition and parking lot addition at Fred Williams Design Center. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

4. Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review of Bill Waits’ RV World/proposed location is behind Microtel on Continental Boulevard. Bill Waits presented the proposed site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. He explained that he is moving his dealership to this location if this plan is approved. The board questioned the number of trees proposed on the 4.9-acre tract. Mr. Waits pointed out with the number of RV’s parked on the site it’s difficult to place trees any where but along the two side property lines. Island trees would not be feasible since the interior needs to be left open to maneuver RV’s in and out of the lot as well as access to the service area for repairs. The board also questioned the location of the dumpster. Mr. Waits stated that it would be located close to the entrance. With no comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the site plan contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and allocation of the dumpster pad. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. With no further comments regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan as presented. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed with Larry Olliff and Don Taylor opposing.

5. Review of Pooler Commons, Phase II Site Plan and Landscape Plan . Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed site is across from Coleman Boulevard next to the proposed A & R Flooring. Mr. Zittrouer stated that the plans have been revised and resubmitted to Bill Nicholson addressing his comments. With no public comments, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the site plan for Pooler Commons, Phase II contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed with no opposition. With the landscape plan meeting the tree ordinance requirements, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

George Weeks of DJ Development approached the board requesting that the preliminary site plan for lot 10, Pooler Park of Commerce be added to the agenda for review of the parking and setbacks. Larry Olliff made a motion to add the preliminary site plan for lot 10, Pooler Park of Commerce as item # 6. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

6. Review of the preliminary site plan for lot 10 Pooler Park of Commerce for DJ Development. George Weeks of DJ Development presented the preliminary site plan for a three-story office building on lot 10 in the Pooler Park of Commerce. The building will front the Pooler Parkway and the dumpster will be visible but will be enclosed. Since retail is not an allowable use on this lot, the number of parking spaces is adequate for this development. With the plan meeting the parking and setback requirements, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the preliminary site plan for lot 10, Pooler Park of Commerce for DJ Development. 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 Larry Olliff

December 22, 2003

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
DECEMBER 22, 2003

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 22, 2003 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Tim Lovezzola, seconded by Charles Archer and passed with no opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Danny Sikes’ request to subdivide 1.84 acres into lots A and B on South Rogers Street. Danny Sikes presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. The lots have frontage on south Rogers Street and meet the requirements for a minor subdivision. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the subdividing of a 1.84-acre tract on South Rogers Street into lots
A and B. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. Review of revised site plan/landscape plan for Alan Usher’s Office and rental yard at 1399 East Highway 80. Alan Usher presented a more detailed site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Usher plans to renovate the existing residence to an office and use the rear for a storage yard. The lot is zoned Light Industrial as well as the adjacent lots on each side. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve Alan Usher’s site plan for an office and rental yard. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Dennis Jones questioned the replacement of trees required if Mr. Usher removes two 26” Pecan Trees. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan with the recommendation that the board review the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance after the first of the year. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

3. Review of landsape plan for Newell Metts property on Pine Barren Road for The Sadler Group. Steve Canady has purchased the Mett’s property on Pine Barren Road. He plans to renovate the old home into an office. The board questioned whether the plan is a landscape plan or a tree harvest plan. Mrs. Carver explained that Mr. Canady is applying for a Land Disturbing Activity Permit and the plan shows the board whether he is meeting the tree ordinance. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the tree harvest plan because it meets the requirements of the tree ordinance. 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.