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2005 Zoning Minutes

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January 11, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 11, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 11, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Dennis Jones, Mary Louise Lanier, Don Taylor and Wilson Roberts. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.in the absence of Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Co-Chairman Dennis Jones recognized Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Royal, Councilman Allen and newly appointed Councilman Larry Olliff, who was formerly a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Zoning Petition to rezone Roberts Tract on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: 27.89 acres on the south side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and 33.48 acres on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from R-A to C-2. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented this request for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. The request is to change the zoning along the frontage of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway to a depth of 500’ on the north side and to a depth of 400’ on the south side to C-2 as shown on the exhibit. Mr. Coleman stated that he has met with the Barnwell family to try and accommodate them with the rezoning of this property. A conceptual plan was presented to the board showing how the access road to the Barnwell properties (known as Triple-B-Trail) would be incorporated in the residential and commercial development. Furthermore, the access would be paved with a sixty-foot right-of-way beginning at the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and ending at the Barnwell’s property line. Also, he stated that a 20’ undisturbed buffer is proposed along the southern boundary and the western boundary of the Barnwell property. Greg Barnwell appeared before the board to request that the existing 30’ access right-of-way be increased to a 60’ right-of-way if the property is rezoned. He would like to request that this issue be addressed with the rezoning as a condition of the rezoning. The owner would prefer that the right-of-way dedication be addressed when the property is developed during the site plan submittal. Following some discussion, Don Taylor made a motion to rezone 27.89 acres on the south side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from R-A to C-2 and to rezone 33.48 acres on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from R-A to C-2 contingent at the time any improvements are made to the tract that Triple-B-Trail crosses, the thirty-foot right-of-way would be increased to a sixty-foot right-of-way. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

Chrystal Thornburg’s request to subdivide Lot B on the corner of Rothwell Street and Moore Avenue. Commissioner Wilson Roberts excused himself from any discussion of this item. There was some discussion on the proposed irregularly shaped lots. Commissioner Charles Archer pointed out that in Section 602 (b) of the subdivision ordinance it states that side lot lines shall be as nearly as practical at right angles to straight street lines. Miss Thornburg stated that this was the best way to subdivide the lot to meet all of the setback, minimum lot widths and minimum square footage requirements. Following some discussion, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the minor subdivision of lot B on the corner of Rothwell Street and Moore Avenue. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezolla and passed with Charles Archer opposing. Commissioner Roberts returned to his seat.
Verizon Wireless site plan/landscape plan review – located between C & S Bank and Chick-Fil-A on Pooler Parkway. The petitioner was unable to attend the meeting due to a family emergency. Commissioner Archer questioned the truck turning radius for garbage pick-up. City Planner Robbie Byrd stated that Mr. Cofer of Cofer Technical Services, Inc. has already addressed that concern with Waste Management. Since all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the Verizon Wireless site plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Co-Chairman Dennis Jones recommended adding under notes (item # 2) “as defined by the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance”. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Verizon Wireless. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
Roshan Patel’s request to subdivide Lot D of the Glen Sawyer Subdivision into two lots to build a hotel on each lot – located behind Burger King Restaurant. Wayne Proctor of ACME American, LLC presented the minor subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Proctor stated that the owner would prefer to have two smaller hotels than one large hotel. He has designed a sketch plan showing two smaller hotels with parking, etc. The proposed hotels would share a driveway and parking. The board expressed the following concerns: the original plan showed a hotel away from the adjacent residential area and now a proposed three-story hotel is backed right up to the buffer, shared parking area, no RV/camper parking provided, no dumpster nor are there enough landscaped islands to meet the tree ordinance. Patrick Hauger expressed several fire safety issues. Mr. Leo McDonald, adjacent property owner is concerned about a three-story hotel backed right up on top of the adjacent residents. Mr. Derrell Davis stated that the Planning and Zoning Commission worked with the adjacent property owners when this property was rezoned and would recommend that the board stick to the approved layout. Mrs. Carver would like to hear from Mr. Glen Sawyer who approached this board for the rezoning of this property and the layout of the subdivision.
With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to deny Roshan Patel’s request to subdivide Lot D of the Glen Sawyer Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

Review/approval of Savannah Quarters Lot “A” minor subdivision plat – located in the northwest corner of Blue Moon Crossing and The Village Green. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and approval. A commercial development is proposed on the 1.64 acre tract located in the northwest corner of Blue Moon Crossing and The Village Green. The development standards for this tract were established in the Phase I Final PUD approval. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the Savannah Quarters Lot “A” minor subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Review/approval of revised Westbrook Phase 4A subdivision plat showing golf boundary adjustments. Hal Kraft of HGB&D explained this final subdivision plat was previously approved by this board. The only change is adjustments along the golf course boundary. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the revised Westbrook, Phase 4A subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
Review/recommendation of amendment # 8 to Savannah Quarters PUD Master Plan and approval of development standards for the two church parcels. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones reminded the board that this item was discussed during the PUD Review Board meeting and the recommendation was to approve. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D stated some of the items discussed at the PUD meeting were that the school and church would share parking that would be utilized at different times and access to the church sites would be from Spanton Crescent and not the Pooler Parkway. There were no public comments. Therefore, Don Taylor made a motion to approve amendment # 8 to the Savannah Quarters PUD Master Plan and development standards for the two church parcels. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
Review/approval of Westbrook Phase 4-A construction plan revisions for water and sewer extensions to serve the two church parcels. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the revised construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed extension of the water and sewer mains would allow the church site to begin their site development and would also provide a closed loop for the 14” main through the development of the East Spine Road project, which is now under construction. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the revisions to the Westbrook Phase 4A construction plans. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.
Review/approval of amendment # 9 to Savannah Quarters PUD Master Plan and approval of development standards for proposed Craftbuilt parcels. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones reminded the board that this item was discussed by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting and the recommendation was to approve. Phase 9 of the Savannah Quarters PUD consists of approximately 92 acres with 230 detached single-family residential units. Steve Wohlfiel of HGB&D mentioned some of the comments discussed at that meeting: type of amenities, range in lot sizes, non-gated community, side setbacks, build-out schedule and that the development would include a RV/boat storage area.
With no public comments, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to approve amendment # 9 to Savannah Quarters PUD Master Plan and approve development standards for the proposed Craft parcels. 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 Charles Archer. Motion passed.

January 24, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 24, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Don Taylor and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and zoning clerk, Alisha Chappelle were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Mary Louise Lanier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Don Taylor made a motion to appoint Debbie Ryan Watts to serve as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board for another year. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

Tim Lovezzola made a motion to appoint Don Taylor to serve as Co-Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board for the year 2005. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Review of proposed rezoning of 717.5 acres on the north and south side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to PUD, a Planned Unit Development. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented this request for rezoning to the board for their review and comments. The project consists of a mixed-use master-planned community on approximately 717.5 acres located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway north of Godley Station. Anticipated uses include single-family attached and detached residential, and commercial (retail and office). Access to the project will be from Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and no additional median cuts are proposed. A band of wetlands running between the tracts will provide out-fall drainage. The City of Pooler is presently working on a master water/sewer plan that would provide utilities to this area. Mr. Wohlfeil reviewed the development standards regarding uses, parking and setbacks for the proposed developments. There was some discussion about the area designated for future development, lot sizes and prize range of proposed homes. Mr. Wohlfeil reminded the board that this rezoning petition would be back before this board on February 14th for a recommendation and February 21st before the Mayor and Council.
NEW BUSINESS:

Review of minor subdivision for Blakewood Ryals on Winskie Road. Holly Young, agent for Blakewood Ryals presented the minor subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. Under public comments, several adjacent property owners questioned the purpose of the minor subdivision. Ms. Young explained that Mr. Ryals has a contract to sell a 1.47 acre lot on Winskie Road for construction of a single-family residence. Don Taylor stated the minor subdivision plat is missing a benchmark with datum. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Mary Louise Lanier to recommend approval of the minor subdivision subject to the addition of a benchmark with datum being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
3. Final Plat review of Hamilton Grove, Phase I in Savannah Quarters. Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton, representing Centex Homes, appeared before the board to answer any questions regarding this project. He is requesting final plat approval of Hamilton Grove, Phase I, which has 40 lots. The project is not yet under construction so the developer will post a bond for 150% of the total construction cost in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the final plat for Hamilton Grove, Phase I in Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

4. Final Plat review of Hamilton Grove, Phase IV in Savannah Quarters. Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton, representing Centex Homes, appeared before the board to answer any questions regarding this project. He is requesting final plat approval of Hamilton Grove, Phase IV, which has 46 lots. The project is not yet under construction so the developer will post a bond for 150% of the total construction cost in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the final plat for Hamilton Grove, Phase IV in Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

5. Review of landscape plan for the Park Lane Duplexes on South Rogers Street. Marlon Jackson appeared before the board to represent the petitioner Richard F. Brown Foundation. He is requesting approval of the landscape plan for the proposed Park Lane Duplexes on south Rogers Street. This is a proposed subdivision with associated streets, drainage and utilities. Commissioner Taylor questioned if clear-cutting is proposed. Mr. Jackson stated that all of the Pine Trees will be removed and 64 Live Oaks will be planted as replacement trees. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts reminded the board that when they reviewed a similar project a while back that the board requested a 5’right-of-way dedication for future widening of Rogers Street. The board will address this when the subdivision plat is submitted. The units will be rented or leased to seniors. With no further comments, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the landscape plan for the Park lane Duplexes on south Rogers Street. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

6. Sketch Plan Review of Towne Park for compliance with the new R-4 zoning requirements. Adam Ragsdale of D. J. Development presented the sketch plan for review for compliance with the new R-4 zoning requirements. The plans have been revised to show a minor reduction in density and relocation of the development’s proposed amenities. Following some discussion, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to approve the sketch plan of Town Park for compliance with the new R-4 zoning requirements. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

7. Review and recommendation of Barren Pointe, Phase I preliminary construction plans. Mrs. Carver stated that the petitioner has requested that this item be tabled.

Therefore, Commissioner Taylor made a motion that was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier to table this item. Motion passed without opposition. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board to express concerns regarding the clear cutting of the trees on this tract and removal of some of the trees in the undisturbed buffer.

8. Review and recommendation of Sangrena Woods, Phase IV preliminary construction plans. At the request of the petitioner, Commissioner Lovezzola made a motion to table this item. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Some adjacent property owners expressed their concerns about construction vehicles still using Forest Drive and Woodland Drive to enter the development. Mrs. Carver asked that they contact the inspections department when they observe construction vehicles not utilizing the construction access from Sangrena Drive.

9. Final plat review of Westside Business Park – located east of Coleman Boulevard. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat of the Westside Business Park to the board for their review and recommendation. The bulk of the infrastructure is complete. The developer has posted a performance bond for the completion of the project improvements and for the future installation of sidewalk and trees. With no public comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve the final plat for the Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

Commissioner Dennis Jones arrived late and took his seat for the remainder of the meeting.

10. Preliminary Construction Plan/landscape plan review of The Arbors, Phase 7.

Travis Burke of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the construction plans to the board and also asked if the board would consider reviewing the landscape plan since he has already received NRCS approval. Following some discussion, Commissioner Taylor made a motion recommending approval of the preliminary construction plans contingent upon all of the comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board questioned whether the plan meets the requirements. There was no list of what trees are proposed. Mr. Burke stated there are no hardwoods located within the disturbed area. Following some discussion, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve the landscape plan for the issuance of the LDA permit subject to a full set of landscape drawings being reviewed and approved by City Planner Robbie Byrd prior to being placed on council agenda. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

February 14, 2005


CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 14, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Don Taylor, Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer and Debbie Ryan Watts. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Review of proposed rezoning of 717.5 acres on the north and south side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to PUD, a Planned Unit Development. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented this request to the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. The project consists of a mixed-use master-planned community on approximately 717.5 acres located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway north of Godley Station. Anticipated uses include single-family attached and detached residential, and commercial (retail and office). Access to the project will be from Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and no additional median cuts are proposed. A band of wetlands running between the tracts will provide out-fall drainage. The City of Pooler is presently working on a master water/sewer plan that would provide utilities to this area. Mr. Wohlfeil reviewed the development standards regarding uses, parking and setbacks for the proposed developments. There was some discussion about the area designated for future development, lot sizes and prize range of proposed homes. The comments expressed by the PUD Review Board were the minimum lot sizes and the percentage of lots that have 51’ widths. The recommendation from the PUD Review Board was for the lots to be widened to 55 feet. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the rezoning with the stipulation that if 51’width lots were approved that the percentage would not be more than 5%. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

2. Review/recommendation of Barren Pointe, Phase I preliminary construction plans.
Christy Lawrence of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the construction plans for Barren Pointe, Phase I to the board for their review and recommendation. She stated all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Commissioner Charles Archer questioned if there would be any access to this development from the Pooler Parkway. Ms. Lawrence stated that the only access to the development would be from Pine Barren Road. Barbara Sherrod, an adjacent property owner, questioned if a berm was an option, since not much of the 25’buffer was left after the land was cleared. Ms. Sherrod also expressed
concerns about the dangerous curve being so close to the entrance. In response, Ms. Lawrence stated that the width of the buffer would limit the height of the berm and recommended additional plantings. Regarding the curve, this issue had previously been addressed and met all safety requirements. Mr. Shawn Hobbs, an adjacent property owner is still very much concerned with the drainage in the area since the tract was cleared. Ms. Lawrence stated that his drainage concerns will be addressed when the infrastructure is complete. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton asked if the amenities would be installed during the first phase of development. Ms. Benton was told that the amenities would be built simultaneously with the construction of the homes. With no other comments, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to approve the preliminary construction plans for Barren Pointe, Phase I. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

3. Review/recommendation of Sangrena Woods, Phase IV preliminary construction plans. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company, representing the developer is requesting approval of the construction plans for Phase IV, Sangrena Woods. The proposed site location is east of Sangrena Woods Drive and would be accessed by Heritage Way and Woodland Drive. Commissioner Don Taylor questioned if the proposed development would add to the existing drainage problems of the lots that back up to this development. Mr. Coleman stated he felt confident the development would help the drainage in the area. Darrel Townsend, owner of the property at the corner of Heritage Way and Forest Drive
asked if the portion of Heritage Way by his home would be paved. Mr. Coleman stated Heritage Way would be paved with curb and gutter and should help any drainage problems in that area. With no other public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Sangrena Woods, Phase IV. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

4. Revised sketch plan of Roy Patel’s proposed commercial subdivision on east highway 80. Commissioner Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion of this item. Dan Fisher of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the revised sketch plan to the board for their review and comments. Since the last meeting, he has received verbal approval from DOT regarding the curb-cut locations and they are in line with the ones across the street. Also a 25’ access easement has been extended from Sharon Court across the front of lots 1 thru 4. As the sites are developed they will be required to improve the access easement. Commissioner Roberts recommended some text on the drawings requiring the access easement to be improved. The board agreed the access easement on the subdivision plat does not guarantee improvements to the road. With the rear of the property zoned I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning, the board questioned if a large truck has adequate room to turn-around in the existing cul-de-sac. Mr. Fisher stated the cul-de-sac has a 100’ radius which is adequate for commercial vehicles. With no other comments, Commissioner Charles Archer made a motion to approve the revised sketch plan for Roy Patel’s proposed commercial subdivision on east Highway 80 contingent upon a statement on the subdivision plat that requires improvements to the 25’ access easement. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. Don Taylor returned to his seat on the board.

NEW BUSINESS:

5. Review/recommendation of construction plans / landscape plans for “The Retreat “
at Forest Lakes. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts excused herself from any discussion of this item. Jeffrey Carper of HGB&D presented the construction plans and landscape plans for “The Retreat” to the board for their review and recommendation. The project is 105 units and is part of the Forest Lakes PUD. The engineer’s comments have been addressed
and resubmitted for review. Mrs. Carver asked Mr. Carper to comment on item # 17 of Downer Davis’ review wherein staff was asked to evaluate the shared driveways for maneuverability. Commissioner Roberts recommended some type of turn-around pads. In response, the developer agreed to do an exhibit reflecting the requested change. With no other public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the construction plans as submitted for “The Retreat” with the addition of turn-around pads being added to the 90 degree driveways and contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board asked to see a statement on the plan as to how the plan meets the tree ordinance requirements. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to a statement being added to the plan as to how the plan meets the tree ordinance. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts returned to her seat on the board.

6. Review of site plan/landscape plan for office building on Lot “A”, Savannah Quarters.
Jan Sherwood of Ward Edwards presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Roberts questioned the setback distance from the building to the right-of-way. Since the project is part of the Savannah Quarters PUD, the question was referred to Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D. Mr. Wohlfeil stated the distance is 35 feet from the center of the pavement. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the site plan contingent upon the building setback distance meeting the approved development standards for the Savannah Quarters PUD. Regarding the landscape plan, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to the full set of landscape plans having a schedule and a statement as to how the plan meets the tree ordinance. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

7. Rev ised subdivision plat for Hamilton Grove, Phase I in Savannah Quarters.
Mrs. Jackie Carver explained the board approved this plat in January of this year. The plat has been revised to reflect some lot line changes on lots 173, 174 and 175 as noted on sheet 2. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the revised subdivision plat for Hamilton Grove, Phase I in Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

8. Sidewalk revisions proposed for Easthaven Boulevard (formerly East Spine Road).
Hal Kraft of HGB&D stated the revisions consist of moving the single 8’ wide sidewalk from the wetlands side of the road to the development side of the road, and reducing the width to the 6’ minimum requirement per City ordinance. The future road connection to the northwest (Craftbuilt Tract) has been eliminated. Therefore, the developers want to relocate the sidewalk to the development side of the road so pedestrians won’t have to cross the road just to access the sidewalk. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the sidewalk revisions for Easthaven Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier 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. Motion passed.

March 14, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
March 14, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Dennis Jones and Debbie Ryan Watts. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Mike Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and City Planner Robbie Byrd were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts introduced Jim McQueeney as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton administered the Oath of Office.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Minor subdivision request from Craftbuilt Homes to subdivide 91.307 acres into Phase I and Phase II for actual land transfer. Gary Wiggin of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the minor subdivision request to the board for their review and approval. The property is being subdivided into Phase One containing 63.386 acres and Phase Two containing 27.921 acres. Craftbuilt Homes would like to purchase the land proposed for the residential development in two phases. With no public comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

2. Westbrook Subdivision Phase 4A-1 revised subdivision plat. Richard Loudin of Savannah Quarters stated the revisions to the plat would increase the depth of lots 500-503, and slightly adjust the alignment of the side lot line between lots # 504 and 505. These are premium golf frontage lots and the potential purchasers desire some additional lot area to work with in the layout of their building footprint. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the Westbrook Subdivision Phase 4A-1 revised subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

3. Clearing Plan approval for Morgan’s Corner in the northeast corner of Pine Barren Road and Pooler Parkway. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company, LLC. presented the clearing plan to the board for their review and approval. This is a proposed six-lot commercial subdivision and the developer of each lot will submit a landscape plan for the board’s approval. Mr. Coleman is seeking approval to clear the road right-of-way and detention area. To meet the tree ordinance, 40 hardwoods trees from the preferred tree list will be planted as street trees. With no other comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the clearing plan for Morgan’s Corner. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

4. 2195 Developers, LLC request for a zoning map amendment to change the zoning of lot 40, Westside Business Park from C-2, Heavy Commercial to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning. John Kern of Kern-Coleman and Company, LLC. presented the rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Lot 40 is located next to the SEPCO substation on Coleman Boulevard behind the strip center. The site is developed already with a warehouse type building and the owner would like to market the site for that purpose. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment to change the zoning of lot 40, Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1 with the condition that the only use allowed under the Industrial Zoning would be warehousing, storage and distributing of any product or commodity. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola.

5. John Kern has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 45’ front yard setback variance to allow parking within the 60 foot building setback on lots 36 and 37 in the Westside Business Park. John Kern of Kern-Coleman and Company, LLC. presented this request to the board and stated that item 6 is requesting the same variance on the other 18 industrially zoned lots within the Westside Business Park. Wilson Roberts stated that he feels a text amendment would be a better way to address this problem. The board does not feel the request meets the criteria for granting a variance. Following some discussion about a continuance or a withdrawal of the request, John Kern agreed to withdraw the variance request at this time and propose a text amendment to allow parking within the 60’ building setback no closer than 15’ from the property line in an industrially zoned business park. Motion was made by Wilson Roberts and seconded by Tim Lovezzola to accept the withdrawal of this variance request.

6. Harvey Kieffer, on behalf of 2195 Developers, LLC. is requesting a 45’ front yard setback variance to allow parking within the 60 foot building setback on all 18 industrially zoned lots within the Westside Business Park. John Kern of Kern-Coleman Company, LLC. representing 2195 Developers, LLC. reguested the variance request be withdrawn. Motion was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier to accept the withdrawal of the variance request.

7. Review of preliminary construction plans for Park Lane Duplexes on south Rogers Street. Marlon Jackson of Alpha-Omega Engineering Co. presented construction plans on behalf of the property owner Richard F. Brown Foundation. Plans have been revised and resubmitted to the city engineer for his review. There was some discussion regarding whether a buffer is required since this is not considered multifamily. The board felt the buffer requirement was intended for multi-family developments and not R-1 and R-2 zonings. Rick Colby, resident of 802 south Rogers Street is requesting that the board require a traffic survey between the hours of 7 to 9 a.m. in the morning and 5 to 8 p.m. in the evening. Furthermore, he is concerned about left-hand turns into this site. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stated the traffic has been looked at in this area. Also, Commissioner Roberts stated that the opening of the Pooler Parkway has helped with the traffic on Rogers Street. Linda Hawk, representing her father G. U. Davis who owns property to the west of this development is requesting a berm and more than a 10’ setback. Furthermore, she wants to meet with the developer as to where the property line is located between the two properties. It appears the clearing encroached onto Mr. Davis’ property, according to Mrs. Hawk. In response, Mr. Jackson stated they are proposing a 6’ privacy wood fence along the property line to the north, south and west of the development that would be maintained by the property owner. With no further comments, a motion was made by Dennis Jones to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Park Lane Duplexes on south Rogers Street subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and a 5’ right-of-way dedication for future widening of Rogers Street being placed on the subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stepped down and abstained from any discussion of items 8, 9 and 10. Commissioner Dennis Jones will serve as Chairman in the absence of Co-Chairman Don Taylor.

8. E. Wyleen Long, agent for property owners Mrs. Patricia Fulmer and Mrs. Rose Mary Parker has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 7.79 acres in the northwest corner of Highway 80 and Pooler Parkway from C-1 and R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial zoning. E. Wyleen Long and Bob Dellenback appeared before the board to discuss the petition for rezoning of this item as well as item # 9. Mr. Dellenback stated the change in the zoning is needed to market these tracts together for a neighborhood shopping center with a national recognized grocery store and some other midsize retail shops. Billie Stack, property owner of lots 16 and 18, expressed her opposition to the rezoning. She stated she has spent a great deal of money on improvements to the two residential rental units and a development like what is being proposed would bring additional traffic, noise and adverse lighting. She would also be opposed to many of the uses that would be allowed if rezoned to C-2. Therefore, she would prefer that the zoning remain C-1. Bill Grainger, property owner to the north of these properties, approached the board to inform them that the petitioners have made several attempts to meet with him and for one reason or another they have been unable to get together. Mr. Grainger is interested in discussing how his plans could be incorporated with the proposed development. He would like an opportunity to sit down with the petitioners and discuss the best way to develop this area to benefit the entire community. At the request of the petitioner E.Wyleen Parker, Charles Archer made a motion to table the Fulmer/Parker rezoning until March 28, 2005. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

9. Bob Dellenback, agent for property owner, Amy Demas, has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 3.3 acres in the northwest corner of Highway 80 and Pooler Parkway from C-1 and R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. At the request of the petitioner Bob Dellenback, Charles Archer made a motion to table the Demas rezoning until March 28, 2005. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

10. Terry Coleman, agent for North Professional Godley Development, Inc. has petitioned the City of Pooler to remove the R-8 tract located on Pooler Parkway, south of Pipe Makers Canal, currently zoned PUD-Residential from the Godley Station (Branigar) PUD and secondly to rezone the 66.1 acres as follows: 18.6 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial zoning, 12.9 acres to C-P, a Commercial-Professional zoning and 28 acres to R-4, a town home/condominium zoning. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC. presented the request for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated he knew there were a lot of concerns with the proposed development in this area back in 1997. He touched on some of these concerns but elaborated on drainage since he believed this to be a major issue. He stated the proposed project would not negatively impact the drainage of the surrounding residential neighborhood due to the following: each development will have own site detention, all existing ditches will be maintained, there will be no change in the Pipe Makers Canal but land has been dedicated for future widening, no wetlands will be impacted, developing only uplands on Tract 7 and seventeen acres have been set aside for detention buffering on Tract 7. Other issues discussed by Mr. Coleman were: no access thru Purple Finch Drive, all tracts accessed from Pooler Parkway, a new 16” water line is proposed that would boost water pressure in the adjacent neighborhood, the existing lift station in Worthington Subdivision would be abandoned and replaced as part of this development. Furthermore, Mr. Coleman stated that the owners of the proposed church site have no problem increasing the buffer between the church site and Worthington Subdivision from 50 feet to 100 feet.

Public Comments: Holly Young, resident and spokesperson for some of the residents in Worthington Subdivision appeared before the board to discuss some of their concerns with the proposed development. A major concern is the removal of this tract (R-8 tract) from the Branigar PUD and if this would set precedence for similar requests in the future.

She feels the City of Pooler should set some guidelines as to whether a property owner can opt out of one PUD and join another PUD. Furthermore, property owners that are part of the PUD should have a voice/or vote as to whether a tract can be removed from the PUD. The residents are not opposed to the church but they are very much concerned about drainage, remembering the flooding in 1994. Tract 6 (proposed C-P zoning for a church) - What would happen to the buffer if the church moves? Tract 7 (proposed R- 4 zoning for townhomes/condominiums) – Would the number of residents create a traffic problem and place an undo burden on the police department, fire department and EMS emergency services. Tracts 1 and 2-4 (proposed C-2 zoning along the Pooler Parkway) – Residents are concerned about some of the permitted uses in the C-2 zoning that would adversely affect the adjacent neighborhoods such as night clubs, truck stops and truck service centers. Several other residents of Worthington Subdivision spoke about other concerns. Dale Sanderfer Price is concerned about the proposed townhomes becoming rental units or apartments if the units are not at least 1500 sq. ft. Dave Harmon is concerned about the significant trees on the tracts, piping of the ditches and wants a guarantee that the buffer would remain undisturbed. Steve Cannady stated that he understood Tracts 1 and (2-4) were cleared without a permit and wanted to make sure this would not be the case with Tract 6, which is predominately large oaks. Holly Young pointed out to the board several items from “The standards for granting a Zoning Map Amendment” and asked if a traffic study has been done. Lucille Dowd asked if the rezoning is approved could it be stipulated to have no access from Worthington Subdivision and the 100 foot undisturbed buffer on Tract 6 would remain regardless of the usage. Roger Warnock, resident of Durden Drive, asked if the proposed buffer is an undisturbed buffer and when is the Pipe Makers Canal expansion planned. He’s very concerned about drainage with the low elevations of the land and wants assurance from the City of Pooler that the development would not negatively impact the drainage in Worthington & Gleason Heights. Dewey Whitaker, David Gross and George Dodd, residents of Durden Drive are opposed to the rezoning and any development of this tract.

Response to comments: Developer Jerry Wardlaw stated that he is willing to work with the community on the proposed development. He has no problem restricting the uses. He explained how the plan was reviewed by Wil Burgsteiner (Branigar PUD) and that a letter is on file to confirm this. If the tract was developed entirely as residential, there would be major traffic and drainage issues. This plan is a more logical use of the property. He has no intention of having a night club or a truck stop and there will be covenants to protect the integrity of the development. Terry Coleman reiterated their desire to work with the residents on addressing any concerns. Regarding the buffer, he stated it would be an “undisturbed buffer” which they may need to penetrate for a utility extension, but it would be replaced. Good sound engineering will be used to design the development plans. The units proposed on Tract 7 would be sold as townhomes and not rental units. Regarding the number of vehicles, there would be more vehicles if the property were developed with all single family residences. Regarding uses in C-2, the developer wants to market the commercial tract for possibly a strip center with 10,000 sq. ft. & restaurants and has no problem deleting service stations, liquor, beer & wine package shops. With no other comments a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the rezoning of 66.1 acres as follows: 18.6 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial zoning, 12.9 acres to C-P, a Commercial-Professional zoning and 28 acres to R-4 a Townhome / Condominium zoning subject to the following conditions:

· Tract 6 with C-P zoning is restricted to a church use only with a 100’ undisturbed buffer.

· Tract 7 with R-4 zoning is restricted to townhome/condominium use.

· No access thru Worthington Subdivision

· Tracts 1 and (2-4) with C-2 zoning would be limited to the following uses: All Permitted uses in C-1 and the following conditional uses:

1. Eating establishments with live entertainment (#4)

2. Funeral Homes (#5)

3. Mini-warehouses (#7)

Only the following uses would be allowed under the C-2 zoning and no conditional uses:

· Shopping centers with total floor space exceeding 10.000 sq. ft. (#3)

· Any sales facility exceeding 10,000 sq. ft. (#4)

· Restaurant with or without alcohol sales (#9)

· Mini-warehouses (#11)

Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Mary Louise Lanier opposing Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts returned to her seat on the board.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Dennis Jones and seconded by Wilson Roberts. Motion passed.

March 28, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
March 28, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Dennis Jones and Debbie Ryan Watts. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Mike Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilman Wayne Seay, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and City Planner Robbie Byrd were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Dennis Jones gave the invocation and Charles Archer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Chrystal Thornburg/Rhema Construction has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 6.10 foot lot width variance to subdivide the property into two (2) lots at the corner of Moore Avenue and Rothwell Street. Wilson Roberts stepped down to abstain from voting on this item. Chrystal Thornburg is requesting a 6.10 foot lot width variance on lot B1. The lots meet all other requirements of the subdivision ordinance. She gave the following reasons why her variance request meets at least two of the standards for granting a variance. This is in the older section of Pooler wherein most of the surrounding lots have less than 80’ lot widths. Also, due to the cost of land in Pooler it is not economically feasible to build a large house in this area. The homes proposed for these two lots would be comparable to the homes in the area. Dennis Jones made a motion to deny Miss Thornburg’s variance because the request meets only l of the standards for granting a variance. Commissioner Roberts stated he feels the board should make some allowances when efforts are made to revitalize some of the older areas of Pooler. Following some more discussion as to how the request meets 2 out of the 3 standards, a motion was made by Dennis Jones to rescind his motion to deny and change the motion to a recommendation of approval of the 6.10 foot lot width variance to subdivide the property into two lots. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with no opposition.

2. Tommy C. and Frankie R. Fort have petitioned the City of Pooler for a 15 foot front yard side variance at 1001 Woodland Drive. Mr. Fort explained he is requesting approval to encroach 15’ into the thirty foot building setback from Plantation Drive to construct a 35’ carport to cover his boat and 34’ camper. His house faces Woodland Drive and the proposed carport would be accessed from Plantation Drive. Commissioner Roberts stated Mr. Fort would be unable to locate a building on top of a 15’ utility easement as shown on the drawing. Mr. Roberts further stated that if the utility easement was eliminated, the carport and storage building could be built side by side and a variance would not be needed. Commissioner Jones asked if the above ground pool could be moved back rendering enough room to build his structure without a variance. In response, Mr. Fort would prefer not to tear the privacy fence down and move the above ground pool. Commissioner Jones stated he feels this is a convenience issue, rather than a hardship and he could not vote in favor of granting such a variance. Therefore, Commissioner Jones made a motion to recommend denial and motion died for lack of second. Commissioner Wilson Roberts then made a motion to recommend approval of the 15’ side front yard variance at 1001 Woodland Drive because this is not the typical side street frontage with surrounding development. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

3. John S. Kern has petitioned the City of Pooler for a Zoning Text Amendment to allow parking within 15 feet from the right-of-way line. Mr. Kern read the proposed amendment. Wilson Roberts stated he would rather see the amendment read as an exception to the existing ordinance. Following some discussion about some changes proposed, Mr. Kern asked if he could revise the text and come back at the end of the meeting. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to move this item to the end of the agenda. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stepped down and abstained from any discussion of items 4 and 5. Commissioner Dennis Jones will serve as Chairman in the absence of Co-Chairman Don Taylor.

4. E. Wyleen Long, agent for property owners Mrs. Patricia Fulmer and Mrs. Rose Mary Parker has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 7.79 acres in the northwest corner of Highway 80 and Pooler Parkway from C-1 and R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial zoning. E. Wyleen Long and Bob Dellenback appeared before the board to discuss the petition for rezoning of this item as well as item # 5. Mr. Dellenback stated that he and Mrs. Long have met with Bill Grainger and plan to work with the adjacent property owners to discuss the best way to develop this area to benefit the entire community. They plan to reapply at a later date with a more comprehensive plan that will include buffering along Sangrena Drive. At the request of the petitioner E.Wyleen Long, Charles Archer made a motion to accept a withdrawal of the rezoning petition. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

5. Bob Dellenback, agent for property owner, Amy Demas, has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 3.3 acres in the northwest corner of Highway 80 and Pooler Parkway from C-1 and R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. At the request of the petitioner Bob Dellenback, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to accept a withdrawal of the rezoning petition. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts returned to her seat on the board.

6. Site plan/landscape plan review of Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Savannah Quarters. The board received a letter stating how the engineer’s comments were addressed. There was no dumpster on the site plan and Wilson Roberts had some questions about the landscape plan. Since neither the petitioner, nor anyone was present to answer these questions, a motion was made by Charles Archer to table this item. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

7. Review/recommendation of Morgan’s Corner Commercial Development clearing plan and construction drawings. Morgan’s Corner is a six lot commercial subdivision located in the northeast corner of Pine Barren Road and Pooler Parkway. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company LLC. stated all of the engineering comments have been addressed for this project and plans have been resubmitted for Bill Nicholson’s review. A strip center is proposed on lot 1, a bank on lot 3 and lot 6 is under contract with a landscape company. No trucks will be allowed to enter the commercial development from the Pooler Parkway. There was some discussion about item # 3 of the engineer’s comments regarding the curve radius coming off the Pooler Parkway onto the frontage road. Mr. Coleman stated the minimum street radius of 75’ that is referenced by the city engineer refers to a curve in the road and not a street intersection. The board asked that this be clarified with the city engineer. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts questioned if the city had any plans to widen Pine Barren Road. In response, City Planner Robbie Byrd was not aware of any at this time. With the width of the right-of-way of Pine Barren Road, Mr. Coleman stated there was room to add an additional lane in the future. With no other comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans of Morgan’s Corner subject to the radius issue in item 3 being resolved with the city engineer and all other comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

8. Preliminary construction plans/landscape plan review of Hamilton Grove, Phase 3 in Savannah Quarters. Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the construction plans for Phase 3 of Hamilton Grove to the board for their review and recommendation. Centex Homes proposes the development of Hamilton Grove at Savannah Quarters. Phase 3 consists of 67 residential lots. Mr. Smith stated the comments from the city engineer are straight forward and he has no issue with addressing them. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Phase 3 of Hamilton Grove 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 questioned the saving of a 24” Oak Tree located in the middle of lot 148. Mr. Smith stated it would be very difficult to save the tree because of the amount of fill needed to develop the lot. The plan meets the tree ordinance requirements with three trees proposed on each lot. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to covenants restricting the removal of these trees. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

9. Preliminary construction plans/landscape plan review of Hamilton Grove, Phase 6 in Savannah Quarters. Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the construction plans for Phase 6 of Hamilton Grove to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 6 consists of 50 residential lots. Mr. Smith stated the comments from the city engineer are straight forward and he has no issue with addressing them. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Phase 6 of Hamilton Grove subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board is concerned about the large number of significant trees to be removed. Phase 6 has wetlands on one side and the spine road on the other side. The developer will make every effort to save the significant trees adjacent to the Spine Road. The plan meets the tree ordinance requirements with three trees proposed on each lot. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Hamilton Grove, Phase 6. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

Item # 3 continued. John Kern of Kern-Coleman and Company read the following text amendment to the board for their review and recommendation:

Exception: In planned Industrial Parks where no road widening will occur, parking of two-axle vehicles within the front setback will be allowed but no closer than 20’ from the right-of-way. No truck parking will be allowed within the front building setback. Following some discussion, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to recommend approval of the text amendment as proposed. 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 Charles Archer and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

April 11, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
April 11, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Jim McQueeney and Dennis Jones. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and City Planner Robbie Byrd were also in attendance. Commissioner Dennis Jones chaired the meeting in the absence of the Chairman and Co-Chairman. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Conditional Use Request from Billie Bazemore to allow an auto sales business at 205 East Highway 80. Mike Bazemore presented the conditional use request to the board on behalf of his mother, Billie Bazemore. The request is to allow an auto sales business to operate at 205 East Highway as a conditional use. Mr. Bazemore stated that an auto sales office has been at this location since 1996. He reviewed the criteria as to how the request met the criteria. Mary Louise Lanier questioned whether the lot is large enough for this type of business. Mr. Bazemore assured the board no service/repairs would be conducted, only auto sales. With no public comment, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to recommend approval of the conditional use request to allow an auto sales business to operate at 205 East Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Mary Louise Lanier opposing.

OLD BUSINESS:

2. Site Plan/landscape plan review of Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Savannah Quarters. John Mendrala, Jr. presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development includes a Sanctuary/Social Hall and four classrooms for church related functions. Mr. Mendrala is unsure as to when Spanton Crescent would be completed. Charles Archer questioned the need for a dumpster. Mr. Mendrala stated he doesn’t feel one is needed right now but space is provided for one if needed in the future. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the site plan for the Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Savannah Quarters subject to all of the comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Mike Hinderberger, representing the church, stated the number of trees required and no credit given to existing Pines and sweet gums will place a hardship on the church. Wilson Roberts recommends that the board review the tree ordinance. Following some discussion on how the tree ordinance is interpreted, the petitioner requested that the landscape plan be tabled for two weeks. A motion was made by Wilson Roberts to table the landscape plan and seconded by Tim Lovezzola. Motion passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Site Plan/landscape plan review for proposed plumbing business on lot 21, Westside Business Park. Adam Ragsdale of Ward Edwards presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This is a 7000 square foot plumbing supply business with a 2000 square foot show room. The plan does not show a dumpster and Mr. Ragsdale stated it was left off in error and he would add one. The rear yard shows a parking and storage area for panel trucks and trailers. No parking is proposed in the sixty foot setback. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed plumbing business on lot 21, Westside Business Park subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

4. Final Plat Revision of Westside Business Park. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman and Company went over the list of revisions to the Westside Business Park plat. Lots 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14 are combined to form lot 1. Areas labeled drainage and access easements have been changed to just drainage easements. Lot 40 was subdivided to create lot 38 and both added to the Westside Business Park along with lot 39. A 25’ right-of-way dedication along Highway 80 on lot 39 was added to the plat. Signature blocks need to be added to sheets 3, 5 and 6 of the final plat. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton asked that one of the Alderman signatures be changed to Alderwoman. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final plat revisions to Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

5. Final Plat approval of Westbrook Townhomes, Phase I in Savannah Quarters.

Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for Westbrook Townhomes, Phase I in Savannah Quarters. Construction plans for the project were approved by City Council on March 21, 2005 for all 4 phases. The developer is posting a performance bond in order for the plat to be recorded for Phase I. Mr. Kraft pointed out one change in the plat. Lot 125 has been omitted from this plat due to a wetland’s issue involving this lot. Jim McQueeney questioned the purpose of the open space. In response, Mr. Kraft stated the open space around lots 129-132 is a lagoon and the other open space areas will be landscaped to be maintained by the Homeowner’s Association. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for Phase I, Westbrook Townhomes in Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

6. Final Plat approval for Lot “H” Village Quarter Commercial Subdivision.

Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for Lot “H” in the Village Quarter Commercial Subdivision. This was part of the Phase I Final PUD approved by City Council on December 16, 2002. The parcel is located in the northeast corner of Blue Moon Crossing and Moonlight Lane. There was some discussion about setbacks. The Savannah Quarters PUD Development Standards address setbacks from the center of the right-of-way. Therefore these setbacks meet the PUD requirements. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final plat for Lot “H” Village Quarter Commercial Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

7. Site plan/landscape plan review for Regions Branch Bank in Godley Station intersection of Park Avenue and Pooler Parkway. Lawren Pratt of Sain Associates in Birmingham, Alabama presented the site plan for Regions Branch Bank to the board for their review and recommendation. He has received comments from the city’s engineer and has no issues with addressing them. Mrs. Carver reminded the developer that the plans need to be approved by Scott Martens with the ARB for the Pooler Park of Commerce. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Regions Branch Bank subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and approval of the ARB for the Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board noted that only 5 of the trees listed are from the preferred tree list. The landscape plan looks fine but the replacement trees need to be from the preferred tree list. Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Regions Branch Bank subject to the preferred tree list being revised and resubmitted for approval by the City Planner Robbie Byrd. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier.

8. Review and recommendation of preliminary construction plans for “The Grove” at Brighton Woods Subdivision. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the constructions plans for the “The Grove” to the board for their review and recommendation. The Grove at Brighton Woods consists of 66 single-family lots with associated road, drainage and utilities. A previous request to develop this tract of land was approved by this board approximately 15 months ago and later denied by Council. The only change in the plans from what was previously submitted are some changes regarding the soil erosion plans.

One of the main issues at that time was traffic. Since that time, a traffic study has been conducted by a traffic engineer indicating that the new project would not overload Brighton Woods Drive. All of the engineer’s comments were addressed at that time and the only change requested by the city is to loop the water line by tying into Winskie Road. Another issue of major concern 15 months ago was drainage and still is. The drainage plan meets the city’s requirements. Mr. Kraft has also run a model for a 25 year storm and the lagoons are adequate to handle the water for a 25 year storm. Commissioner Wilson Roberts questioned the lot width on lot 51 and asked Mr. Kraft to confirm that all of the lots meet that requirement. Commissioner Roberts also requested a neighborhood drainage plan be developed for this subdivision.

Public Comments: Sheila Seymour of 206 Brighton Woods Drive presented a petition with 39 signatures from residents of Brighton Woods Subdivision opposing this development. The residents listed the following reasons: traffic, drainage, wildlife, water pressure, decrease in property values, noise, safety of neighborhood children and existing parking congestion on Brighton Woods Drive that is worsened by overflow parking from funerals. Pictures were presented showing this area during the 1994 flooding as well as pictures from all the rain experienced a few weeks ago. There were also some residents from Winskie Road that spoke in opposition of this development. They oppose any attempt to add a second entrance to this development from Winskie Road. They have existing problems with ATV vehicles, mosquitoes and flooding. Robert Morgan, a long time resident of Winskie Road, stated this tract is nothing but a swamp land, unsuitable for development. G. U. Davis, resident of 508 Winskie Road, stated that the entire tract proposed for development was flooded in 1994 and the existing wooded area has served as a buffer from the noise of Shearouse Lumber Company. Mrs. Stuckey of 515 Winskie Road stated the canals are not adequate to handle existing water much less additional stormwater from this proposed development. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton questioned if the development has any amenities. Mr. Kraft stated there is open space proposed but not any amenities. Commissioner Wilson Roberts asked if any of the proposed improvements to the existing ditches would help with the drainage problems of Brighton Woods Subdivision. In response to these concerns, Hal Kraft, engineer for the project, stated that the improvements to the ditches would not improve existing drainage problems in the Brighton Woods Subdivision, but neither would it add to these problems. Furthermore, the wetlands are not impacted and storm water detention will be provided by two detention ponds on the tract which is required by the City of Pooler’s subdivision ordinance. A traffic study was conducted during the period when a funeral was held and determined to meet acceptable traffic patterns for the city. The proposed water line being extended and looped through the Brighton Woods Subdivision to Winskie Road would help the water pressure in the area. The developer has committed to raising the minimum finished floor elevation of the new homes to 18’ BFE. In closing, Mr. Kraft stated that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed for this project and the developer has more than met the minimum requirements set forth in the City of Pooler’s subdivision ordinance. Commissioner Wilson Roberts questioned the proposed rerouting of an existing ditch with 90˚ turns and whether this could be changed to a more direct routing into the lagoon. Further, he would recommend the engineer and the developer review the plan to see if there is any way to help with the drainage along the rear of the lots that back up to this development. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to table this item for two weeks, to give the engineer and the developer some time to review the project for open space requirements and also review the project along with the drainage calculations and possibly make some changes that would help relieve some of the drainage problems at the southern end of Brighton Woods Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

9. Landscape plan review for “The Grove” at Brighton Woods Subdivision for compliance with the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. At the request of the petitioner, Wilson Roberts made a motion to table the landscape plan for “The Grove”. 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 Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

April 25, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
April 25, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Jim McQueeney and Dennis Jones. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and City Planner Robbie Byrd were also in attendance. Commissioner Dennis Jones chaired the meeting in the absence of the Chairman and Co-Chairman. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Landscape plan review of Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Savannah Quarters.

At the request of the petitioner, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to table this item. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

2. Review and recommendation of preliminary construction plans for “The Grove” at Brighton Woods Subdivision. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the revised construction plans for the “The Grove” to the board and noted changes that were made as a result of comments from the meeting two weeks ago. Several lots were widened to meet the 80’ lot width requirement at the building setback line. One of the main issues at that time was traffic. A traffic study has been conducted by a traffic engineer indicating that the new project would not overload Brighton Woods Drive. Another issue of major concern at that meeting was drainage. Several changes were made to the drainage plan to address some of the concerns. The existing ditch from the north behind Shearouse Lumber Company has been routed directly into the detention area instead of tying into the existing ditch behind Brighton Woods Subdivision. Another change proposed is increasing the culvert size at the end of Brighton Woods Drive from 24” to 30”. Mr. Kraft has also run a model for a 25 year storm and the lagoons are adequate to handle the water for a 25 year storm. Lot 1 has been eliminated to increase the open space and detention pond size. The entire pond along with some additional grassed areas, Oak Trees and picnic tables meet the 5% open space requirement. Mr. Kraft stated that he feels the plan meets the requirements of the City of Pooler’s Subdivision Ordinance and would request that this board forward the plan on to City Council for their review and consideration. Commissioner Wilson Roberts strongly recommends a neighborhood grading and drainage plan be required for this subdivision. Also, if this is not a requirement he would recommend that the City of Pooler do a text amendment that would include the storm water design to a 25 year storm. Secondly, Wilson Roberts asked if the subdivision is developed in this so called swamp area will there still be standing water on this tract. In response, Mr. Kraft stated there would not be on the individual lots but may be some in the existing wetlands. Mrs. Stuckey of Winskie Road stated the drainage ditches are not being maintained, the pipe under Winskie Road is blocked and the canals cannot handle any additional run-off. Chairman Dennis Jones assured Mrs. Stuckey the Public Works Department would be notified of these concerns. Robert Morgan, another resident of Winskie Road is concerned about water quality in the detention area and the possibility of chemical run-off from Shearouse Lumber Company. He recommends the plans be reviewed by EPD. Gloria McArthur of 14 Hayden’s Court expressed the following concerns: overflow parking in Brighton Woods Subdivision during funerals, elderly neighbors that would have difficulty leaving their home during flooding like the one in 1994, the safety of neighborhood children with traffic and the large detention area proposed with this development. Tommy Shearouse opposes any development in this area due to potential flooding like what occurred in 1994. He requests a copy of the minutes of this meeting. If the board approves this development, he requests that the developer be required to place a 25’berm between Shearouse Lumber Company and this development. G. U. Davis, resident of Winskie Road stated this tract is nothing but a swamp land, unsuitable for development. In response, Attorney Josh Walker representing the developer, acknowledged the concerns of the residents. He further stated that the plans meet the requirements of the subdivision ordinance. Therefore, he is requesting a recommendation from this board. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for “The Grove” at Brighton Woods Subdivision subject to submittal of a neighborhood grading and drainage plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Mary Louise Lanier and Tim Lovezzola opposing.

3. Landscape plan review for “The Grove” at Brighton Woods Subdivision for compliance with the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. Hal Kraft of HGB&D recapped the landscaping plan as to how it meets the tree ordinance with three (3) preferred trees proposed on each lot. The board noted that there are some significant Oak Trees located on some of these lots that may have to be removed with construction of a residential home. Even though the developer stated his intent is to save as many of these trees as possible, the board would prefer to have these significant trees identified. Linda Fields of Winskie Road is concerned about the effect the removal of these trees will have on wildlife particularly rare species of birds and woodpeckers that are known to habitat on this tract of land. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to a tree removal plan being resubmitted to this board once the developer has had a chance to review the proposed house layouts in relation to the location of these significant Oak Trees. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed with Mary Louise Lanier opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Minor Subdivision request of Fred Williams to subdivide lot 3 out of lot 2, Villages Commercial Tract on Pine Barren Road. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation.

The property is currently zoned C-P and the owner needs the parcel subdivided out for financing. The use will be restricted to an office use only. Parking requirements will be addressed during the site plan submittal. No further subdividing is proposed at this time.

There was some discussion about the need for cross parking easements. In response to how the board could legally restrict the use of this property, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton suggested that restrictive covenants be recorded along with the subdivision plat. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the minor subdivision subject to restrictive covenants being recorded along with subdivision plat restricting the parcel to professional office use only. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

5. Decorative fence request for Mattie Cross at 1209 S. Rogers Street. Mrs. Mattie Cross installed a decorative fence in the front setback unaware she needed approval from Council. Upon notification, Mrs. Cross filed an application. According to Section 22-111, the fence meets all of the criteria for a decorative fence. Therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the decorative fence for Mrs. Mattie Cross at 1209 S. Rogers Street. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

6. Review of proposed Office Warehouse site plan and landscape plan for Kole Management at 115 Coleman Boulevard. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed and plans have been resubmitted for Bill Nicholson’s review. There was some discussion regarding building setback lines, lot lines and a common drive easement along the southern property line where trucks would enter the rear parking lot. Dennis Jones questioned the location of the detention area being outside the property line. Mr. Zittrouer stated that they have submitted a copy of the private easement agreement between the adjacent property owner and Grand K, LLC (Kole Management). Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the office warehouse site plan for Kole Management subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed, adjusting the southern property line to include the common drive easement within the property and the drainage easement for detention being reviewed by the City Attorney prior to going to council. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board had the following comments: landscaped islands are needed to meet the tree ordinance and trees around the detention area could not be counted towards tree replacement since that area is not part of this lot. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to table this item to give the developer time to rework the landscape plan to meet the tree ordinance. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

7. Review of Entrance Features in Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters at intersection of Easthaven Blvd. and Pooler Parkway. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the entrance features to the board for their review and recommendation. The entrance signage meets the guidelines set up in the Savannah Quarters PUD Development Standards for Phase I and Phase 2. Commissioner Charles Archer stated he would prefer to see Pooler identified on the sign similar to the other entrance sign in Savannah Quarters. With no other comments, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to approve the entrance features proposed for the intersection of Easthaven Blvd. and Pooler Parkway.

Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

Commissioner Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend that council upgrade the ten-year storm event standard to a 25 year storm event standard. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Secondly, Commissioner Roberts made another motion to add the requirement in all residential subdivisions that a neighborhood grading and drainage plan be submitted and approved in conjunction with the construction plans. 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 Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

May 9, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
May 9, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts, Jim McQueeney and Dennis Jones. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and City Planner Robbie Byrd were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Mary Louise Lanier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Landscape plan review of Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Savannah Quarters.

John Mendrala, Jr. of Cogdell & Mendrala Architects, P.C. and Mike Hinderberger of the church building committee presented the landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Since the last meeting, Mr. Mendrala met with City Manager Dennis Baxter who agreed that the intent of the tree ordinance is based on disturbed area and not developable area. Commissioner Dennis Jones expressed his opposition because he feels the tree ordinance plainly states developable area. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan as submitted. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

2. Review of revised landscape plan for a proposed office warehouse for Kole Management at 115 Coleman Boulevard. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the revised landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The trees around the detention area have been relocated on the site and trees have been added in the landscaped islands to meet the tree ordinance. A copy of the drainage easement for the detention area has been submitted to the city for review by the city attorney. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the landscape plan for the proposed office warehouse at 115 Coleman Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

3. Review of revised landscape plan for “The Grove” at Brighton Woods Subdivision.

Hall Kraft of HGB&D presented the revised landscape plan for the “The Grove” to the board and noted changes that were made as a result of comments from the meeting two weeks ago. The board had recommended that a tree removal plan be submitted once the developer has had a chance to review the proposed house layouts in relation to the location of these significant Oak Trees. The board expressed concerns as to how these significant trees would be protected. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that protection zones would be established and maintained for each tree preserved in the right-of-way and utility easements. Commissioner Archer questioned how the significant trees on the individual lots would be protected. Mr. Kraft felt this issue would be addressed at the time the house was constructed. City Planner Robbie Byrd suggested these significant trees be designated on the plot plans. Commissioner Dennis Jones stated that he feels the tree ordinance needs to be changed to reflect what was allowed earlier in item l regarding developable area and also requiring the significant trees be designated with protection zones on the lots within a residential subdivision. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to the plot plans showing the same significant trees as approved on this landscape plan along with protection zones. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Minor subdivision plat of lot 35 in Westside Business Park into 3 lots.

Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleamn & Company presented the minor subdivision of lot 35 to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated three different unions will locate on these lots. They would like to be in the same vicinity because they participate in many joint activities. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to recommend approval of a minor subdivision of lot 35 in the Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

5. Review of site plan/landscape plan for union hall and training facility for Operating Engineers on lot 35, Westside Business Park. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan and landscape plan for the union hall and training facility for Operating Engineers on lot 35 to the board for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Roberts recommended staggering the islands with odd numbers. Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for the Operating Engineers facility on lot 35 in Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Following some discussion about staggering the islands with odd numbers instead of even numbers, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan subject to the center island being shifted to the north two to three spaces. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

6. Minor Subdivision plat of 11.54 acres out of the Morgan Tract adjacent to West Chatham Elementary School on Pine Barren Road. Jim Woods, authorized agent for the Morgan family is requesting to subdivide 11.54 acres out of the Morgan Tract adjacent to West Chatham Elementary School on Pine Barren Road. The property is zoned R-3B, a multi-family zoning and is currently undeveloped. The Morgan Family has plans to sell the parcel. This tract is not part of the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan. With no public comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

7. B & M Land Development request to subdivide 12.94 acres on Old Louisville Road into two (2) equal tracts. Billy Dorsey, representing Danny Mitchell, along with Paul Broach, partner in B & M Development, presented the request to subdivide this 12.94 acre tract on Old Louisville Road to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Broach bought the tract together and now want to subdivide the land into two equal tracts for future development. Both parcels front Old Louisville Road and Parcel “B” also has frontage on Sheftall Road. Charles Archer and Wilson Roberts recommend that some additional right-of-way be dedicated for the widening of Old Louisville Road. At this end of Old Louisville Road, there is only a 40’ right-of-way. Therefore, the board would recommend a ten foot dedication for road widening. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton has serious issues regarding access onto Old Louisville Road, the narrowest road in Chatham County. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the minor subdivision subject to a 10’ right-of-way dedication for future widening of Old Louisville Road. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Dennis Jones stepped down from his seat on the board to abstain from any discussion of items 8 and 9.

8. Revision to Parkway Professional Plaza plat to change addresses. Toss Allen of Southeast Engineering presented the revised plat to the board. The only change on the plat was street addresses. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the revised Parkway Professional Plaza plat. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

9. Stephen Mock’s request to subdivide lot 15-A of the Parkway Professional Plaza in the Pooler Park of Commerce into 4 individual units to sell. Toss Allen of Southeast Engineering presented the major commercial subdivision. A building has been constructed on lot 15-A and the owner wants to sell the units individually. With no public comments, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to recommend approval to subdivide lot 15-A of the Parkway Professional Plaza in the Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

Dennis Jones returned to his seat on the board.

10. Final plat for Sixteen West Subdivision Phase I parcelization of a portion of Tract II of the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for Sixteen West Subdivision, Phase I parcelization to the board for their review and recommendation. Ryan Cronk of Premier Properties, who is joint developers of this tract, discussed the potential sale of Parcel B to Cobb Theaters and the time frame proposed for the project. To meet access requirements for subdividing property, Parcel “A” has access from Pooler Parkway and Parcel “B” has access from Quacco Road. Mr. Kraft pointed out to the board that a boundary change is needed on the plat, as a result of an earlier meeting held with Ryan Cronk of Premier Properties. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the final plat for Sixteen West Subdivision Phase I parcelization subject to the plat being corrected prior to the council meeting on Monday. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts read a letter of resignation from Dennis Jones. His family will be moving to Effingham County on June 17, 2005.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

May 23, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
May 23, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts, Jim McQueeney and Dennis Jones. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Bruce Allen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Dennis Jones led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Dennis Jones. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Nora Clarice Lynch’s request to combine two lots at 1307 South Rogers Street.

Mrs. Carver explained that Mrs. Lynch purchased parcel “D” and needs to combine the two lots into one. With no public comments, a motion was made by Dennis Jones to approve the combination of the two lots at 1307 South Rogers Street. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

2. Minor Subdivision/recombination of Singing Pines Subdivision on Pine Barren Road. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fell stated the Cliftons have no plans at this time to develop this tract. They just want to provide a future access to the rear tract of land (lot 6-B) and make several property line adjustments. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts and Commissioner Wilson Roberts have concerns about the residents in Ashwood Subdivision having a road behind the lots that are adjacent to this tract of land. In Phase II of Ashwood Subdivision, a 25’ foot undisturbed buffer was recorded on the rear of the lots adjacent to the Clifton Tract even though it was not required by the City of Pooler subdivision ordinance. Several residents from Ashwood Subdivision appeared before the board to express the following concerns: depreciation of their property if a road is placed behind their lots, additional buffering, drainage concerns and noise from the traffic that would be generated by a future development of this tract. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton asked that the structures in Singing Pines be identified on the plat and she would also like additional information on what is being proposed for this tract. Mr. Fell was questioned as to whether Mr. Clifton would be willing to give a 25’ buffer between the proposed road and Phase II, of Ashwood Subdivision. Following some discussion about whether the adjacent property owners received adequate notification, a motion was made by Charles Archer to table this item to give the developer time to address the above concerns and all of the adjacent property owners to receive proper notification. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

3. Preliminary construction plan review/landscape plan review for Morgan Lakes Subdivision, Parcel I, Phase I. on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Mike Hughes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company and John Binder of D. R. Horton presented the construction plans/landscape plans for this development to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase I of Parcel I is approximately 74 acres with 220 residential homes. Commissioner Jim McQueeney asked about the value of the proposed homes. In response, the following information was provided: townhomes (1200-1400 square feet),

small single family (1400- 2,000 square feet and large single family (2400-3400 square feet). The average front yard lot width is just under 65’. For clarification, Mr. Hughes stated the 10’ rear setback is for the residence but the minimum setback from the alley right-of-way for a garage or accessory building shall be sixteen (16) feet. As for Bill Nicholson’s comments, Mr. Hughes has no problems addressing these comments and resubmitting revised plans. Commissioner Wilson Roberts has problems with all of the double frontage lots with no visual buffers from Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. In response, Mr. Binder stated that a buffer with plantings is proposed along the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway as well as deeper lots and a buffer of trees will be left on the rear of these lots.

Councilwoman Rebecca Benton requested that the front lot widths be shown on the plat. In response, Mr. Hughes stated lot width dimensions would be on the subdivision platthat is recorded. Futhermore, Councilwoman Benton stated that she continually hears comments from Southbridge residents that live next to I-16 and I-95 about the noise from the interstate traffic. With no other public comments, Jim McQueeney made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Phase I, Parcel I of Morgan Lakes Subdivision subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Dennis Jones and Wilson Roberts opposing. Regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer questioned what type of trees are proposed for planting because they were not specified on the plan. Following some discussion about the tree ordinance requirements, Mr. Hughes stated the plan would be revised to reflect a minimum of three preferred trees on each lot with at least one in the front yard. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan subject to the plan being changed to comply with the tree ordinance prior to the construction plans being reviewed by the council. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Hal Kraft of HGB&D appeared before the board to request adding the approval of a revised plat for Sixteen West Subdivision Phase I Theater parcel to the agenda. Dennis Jones made a motion to add this as item # 4 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

4. Approval of revised final plat for Sixteen West Subdivision, Phase I, parcelization of a portion of Tract ll of the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. Hal Kraft of HGB&D explained the plat was recently approved by this board and recorded this past Thursday. That same day, they were informed of a change to parcel “B” that would exclude the log cabin located on the parcel. It appears the log cabin is possibly a historical structure built as early as 1920 that was noted in the wetlands study. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton suggested that the purpose of the revision be noted on the plat. Mr. Kraft stated that on the plat it states that this plat supersedes the plat recorded in Book 30, pages 80A & 80B. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the revised plat for Sixteen West Subdivision, Phase I parcelization of a portion of Tract II of the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters to exclude the log cabin. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver read a letter of resignation from Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts effective June 30th.

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

June 13, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 13, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, and Dennis Jones. Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. In the absence of Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts, Commissioner Dennis Jones called the meeting to order.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Mary Louise Lanier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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 HEARINGS

OLD BUSINESS:

Minor Subdivision/recombination of Singing Pines Subdivision on Pine Barren Road. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fell stated the Cliftons have no plans at this time to develop this tract. They just want to provide a future access to the rear tract of land (lot 6-B) and make several property line adjustments. A 25’ undisturbed buffer has been added to the plat as requested at the last meeting. Phillip Clifton, property owner of lot 6, stated he would be willing to put up some type of security fence in lieu of the 25’ undisturbed buffer as an option to the residents of Ashwood Subdivision that border the proposed road. Commissioner Wilson Roberts and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton stated they wanted to see a footprint of the structures on these lots. Mrs. Carver read from the minutes of the last meeting to confirm this was requested. Mr. Clifton stated the nearest structure on lot 3 to the proposed access easement is approximately 70’. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board to express the following concerns:
Questioned the location of the proposed access to lot 6-B, the thinning of the undisturbed buffer and if additional plantings is an option, would prefer a larger buffer than the proposed 50’, depreciation of property values as a result of development, would prefer to have a berm and a fence in addition to the 25’ undisturbed buffer and the size of proposed lots if developed. Commissioner Dennis Jones reminded the residents that the board is limited as to what can be required between residential developments and that any clearing in this 25’ undisturbed buffer was only to create a traverse line for surveying purposes. Following some discussion, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to table this item due to lake of notification to all of the adjacent property owners, which died for lack of a second. A motion was then made by Wilson Roberts to approve the minor subdivision plat for Singing Pines provided all of the adjacent property owners are notified prior to review of this plat by City Council. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. It was further recommended by the board that Mr. Clifton meet with the adjacent property owners prior to the council meeting to resolve the above concerns of the adjacent property owners.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Preliminary construction plan review/landscape plan review for Westbrook, Phase 4B in Savannah Quarters. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans for this project to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 4-B consists of a 25-lot single family residential subdivision. The project is located at the western end of Spanton Crescent. Only two engineering comments were noted. Therefore, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Westbrook, Phase 4B in Savannah Quarters subject to all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the plan meets the tree ordinance with three preferred trees on each lot. Therefore, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

3. Preliminary construction plan review/landscape plan review for Godley Station Parcel 5A Commercial Subdivision on Pooler Parkway. Craig Zuck of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the construction plans for Godley Station Parcel 5A Commercial Subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. Parcel 5A contains 14 lots and is located on the southwestern corner of the Pooler Parkway and Godley Station Boulevard South intersection. An existing 100’ platted buffer between the project site and Town Lake Subdivision will remain. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Godley Station Parcel 5A Commercial Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve and seconded by Charles Archer. Motion passed without opposition.

4. Site Plan/landscape plan review for Parkway Plaza on Parcel 5A-1 of Godley Station Parcel 5A Commercial Subdivision on Pooler Parkway. The petitioner was not present and Mrs. Carver asked that this item be tabled for two weeks. A motion to table was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Wilson Roberts. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Preliminary construction plan review/landscape plan review for the Daniel Tract, Commercial Subdivision, next to Piggly Wiggly. Tim Lovezzola stepped down from his seat on the board to abstain from any discussion of this item. Mark Pickering of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the construction plans for this project to the board for their review and recommendation. The 19.87 acre tract was recently re-zoned to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning with a 50’ buffer separating the commercial zoning from the residential zoning. The project will consist of a series of out parcels located along the frontage of Highway 80, a retail center and a business park to the rear of the tract. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for the Daniel Tract subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer made a motion that was seconded by Wilson Roberts to approve the plan. Motion passed without opposition. Commissioner Tim Lovezzola returned to his seat on the board.

6. Final Plat review for The Gates Phase 1A at Savannah Quarters. At the request of Jacob Lang, engineer for the project, Charles Archer made a motion to table this item. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

7. Revised Amenity Area Site Plan Review for Hamilton Grove, Phase 4. Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the revised amenity site plan for Hamilton Grove, Phase 4. Some of the grading and utility work for this project was included in the Hamilton Grove, Phase 4 approved construction plans. City engineer, Bill Nicholson reviewed it as a separate project needing additional approval from this board as well as City Council. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the revised amenity area site plan subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier 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 Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

June 27, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 27, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts and Jim McQueeney. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. In the absence of Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts, Commissioner Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Jim McQueeney led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Wilson Roberts introduced Elinor Minshew as our newly appointed alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton administered the Oath of Office.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Jabot PUD Master Plan Amendment # 4. Jeff Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented a brief summary of the amendment # 4 of the Jabot .PUD Master Plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Christy Lawrence of Thomas & Hutton, property owner Rick Fitzer, Brooks Stillwell and Bo Carnell of Memorial Health were also present to answer any questions the board may have regarding the proposed amendment. Some changes were made in the definitions to clarify uses allowed within the Jabot PUD. Tract A is proposed to change land use from single family town-homes to a health care campus use and development standards are proposed. Memorial Health is looking at developing tract A as an all inclusive Medical Campus. Within the Harmony project, Tracts B, C, and D are now designated as town-home land uses. The development standards for town-homes have been modified to meet market conditions. A small, one (1) acre upland adjacent to I-95 labeled as Parcel D-D is proposed as heavy commercial restricted for signage use only. Also, development standards for signs and entrance features have been added along with detailed drawings of specific sign types proposed. Excluding the 32 acre Health Care Campus (HCC), the remaining 261 acres for the Harmony project would have an allowable density of 1044 dwelling units. The proposed project will have approximately 871 units with a gross development density of 3.3 dwelling units per acre. In the residential development standards for townhomes on page 7, the following changes are proposed in bold print: The number of dwelling units per building was changed to an average of five units per building, unit width was changed to average unit width of 20 feet and minimum setback distance for each residential building shall be 25 feet for the front yard (from edge of nearest travel lane) for clarification. It was recommended by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting that the following changes are made under conditional uses in the Commercial Professional Zoning section of the development standards on page 4: delete nightclubs from item 2 and delete item # 4 (liquor, beer and wine package shops). Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of Amendment # 4 to the Jabot PUD Master Plan subject to the following changes: delete nightclubs from item # 2 and delete item # 4 (liquor, beer and wine package shops) from conditional uses in the Commercial Professional Zoning in the Jabot PUD. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Review of Minor Subdivision/Recombination Plat for Ronnie & Jeri King at 532 Winskie Road. Holly Young, agent for Blakewood Ryals presented the plat to the board for their review and approval. Ronnie and Jeri King are purchasing some additional land from Blakewood Ryals to add to their lot on Winskie Road. With no public comments, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to recommend approval of the minor subdivision/recombination plat for Ronnie & Jeri King. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

3. Review of Recombination plat of Shearouse Lumber Company for Holly Young.

Shearouse Lumber Company is located at 833 West Highway 80 and is owned and operated by Holly Young. Mrs. Young is requesting a recombination of three tracts of land at this location into two tracts for accounting purposes. She assured the board that she has no plans to sell the back lot without selling the entire Shearouse Lumber Company. With no public comment, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat of lands of Shearouse Lumber Company. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

4. Review of minor subdivision Plat of Tract “A” in Godley Station for Gimelstob Foxfield, LC. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the minor subdivision plat of Tract “A” to the board for their review and recommendation. The tract is bounded by Godley Station Boulevard, Godley Station Boulevard north, Medical Park Drive and Pooler Parkway. The total acreage of tract A is 14.73 acres. Once subdivided, tract A-1 will be 12.33 acres and tract A-2 will be 2.40 acres. The tract will be used for commercial/retail use. Construction plans have been submitted to extend Traders Way over to Godley Station Boulevard along with infrastructure in order to further subdivide this tract at a later date. The proposed lots have access and utilities to meet the subdivision regulations. Therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the minor subdivision of Tract “A. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.

5. Preliminary construction plan/landscape plan review of Pooler Business Development Park on east Highway 80. Pat Livingston of EMC Engineering Company presented the construction plans for Pooler Business Development Park to the board for their review and recommendation. The Pooler Business Development Park is 16.22 acres located on east Highway 80 between Sharon Court and Pine Barren Road. This will be an 8-lot commercial subdivision that will be marketed for restaurant, office and retail use. Three curb-cuts are proposed off U. S. Highway 80 to provide access to the commercial subdivision. There is a 25’ access easement along the front of the proposed lots to extend the frontage road along highway 80. All lots in the commercial subdivision will drain to the detention area in the rear of the subdivision. Plans have been resubmitted to Bill Nicholson addressing all of the engineer’s comments. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for the Pooler Business Development Park subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. Regarding the tree ordinance, it is the intent to add a notation on the recorded plat to hold each individual property owner responsible for providing 15 preferred trees per acre, plus 3 additional trees to each lot to cover clearing of the right-of-way. Commissioner Charles Archer questioned the removal of significant trees left on the tract. It was recommended that an additional note be added to the recorded plat that would hold each individual property owner responsible for obtaining approval from the Planning and Zoning Board to remove any large significant trees from each lot. With no public comments, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to approve the landscape plan for tree ordinance compliance with the stipulation that it would be noted on the recorded plat that each individual property owner is responsible for providing 15 preferred trees per acres, plus 3 additional trees to each lot for clearing of the right-of-way and removal of any significant trees needs the approval of the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Pooler. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

6. Preliminary construction plan/landscape plan review of Towne Park Pooler located at the end of Governor Treutlen Road. Adam Ragsdale with D. J. Development presented the preliminary construction plans for Towne Park Pooler to the board for their review and recommendation. This tract was rezoned on November 1, 2004 to R-4, a newly adopted zoning for town homes and condominiums. The sketch plan for this project was approved by council in February of this year. The proposed project consists of 212 town homes with amenities located in the southwest quadrant of U. S. Highway 80 and I-95 at the end of Governor Treutlen Road. Town Park is a gated community with private roads and utilities will be held in a 15’ utility easement at the request of the City of Pooler. The units will be sold fee simple to the ground and will own none of the common space around the unit. There are some lift station issues that have to be resolved with the City of Pooler. A Nationwide Wetland Permit has been issued for the project that includes a 25’ buffer around the wetlands. Plans have been revised and will be resubmitted by Wednesday of this week. There was some discussion regarding the condition of the existing maintenance road that is adjacent to this tract and the need to contact the City Manager to possibly purchase this easement or coordinate any improvements. Commissioner Elinor Minshew expressed her concern about how the noise from I-95 would affect the marketing of this development. George Weeks of D. J. Development stated that they may need to place a berm with vegetation if noise becomes an issue. Mr. Weeks further stated that they have adequate room for a berm, if needed.

With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Town Park Pooler subject to all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, some timber harvesting is proposed because the tract is so dense it would be difficult to perform a tree survey at this point. Tree protection will be placed around all specimen trees under direct supervision of Adam Ragsdale. Therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the landscape plan subject to Adam Ragsdale, a registered Georgia Landscape Architect providing onsite management to provide for implementation of our tree ordinance. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

Commissioner Wilson Roberts is concerned about the fact that the City is not inspecting tree barriers prior to land being cleared. Root systems are being damaged during this process. Mr. Roberts stated, case in fact, that several of the large trees saved at the Fortune Plaza site will eventually die because the root systems have been damaged. He would suggest that the inspections department monitor tree protection barriers more closely.

7. Review of Minor Subdivision of the Roberts Tract on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.

Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the minor subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. The Roberts tract is located on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, west of I-95. The owner is requesting that the lot be divided into Tracts 1 & 2. Tract 1 is zoned for single family residential and tract 2 is commercially zoned. As a condition to the rezoning of this tract, the thirty (30) foot prescriptive right-of-way known as Triple B Trail has a sixty (60) foot proposed right-of-way. The board suggested referencing the line drawn thru the wetlands as an old lot line and combine both parcels to form tract l. With no public comment, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to recommend approval of the minor subdivision of the Roberts Tract into Tracts 1 and 2 subject to the line drawn thru the wetlands being designated as an old lot line. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney 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 Elinor Minshew. Motion passed.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 27, 2005

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer, Larry Olliff, Bob Bukowski, Elinor Minshew, Peggy Cowan, Gregory Long, John Henry, Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Cristy Lawrence and Jeff Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company, Rick Fitzer, Brooks Stillwell and Bo Carnell.

Rezone parcel C-3, currently zoned R-3B (a multi-family zoning) and add to the Morgan Family PUD as a multi-family zoning. Since the petitioner was not present, Rebecca Benton made a motion to table this item. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed with Wilson Roberts opposing.

Review and recommendation of Amendment # 4 to the Jabot PUD Master Plan.

Jeff Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented a brief summary of previous amendments to the Jabot PUD Master Plan. Mr. Halliburton stated that Cristy Lawerence and Brooks Stillwell were also present to answer any questions and Bo Carnell with Memorial is expected. The Jabot PUD Amendment # 4 will update the Jabot PUD and revise specific land uses and development standards for the Harmony Project. Definitions have been included to clarify uses allowed within the Jabot PUD and the Harmony project. The uses have changed in the commercial zoning since the original Jabot PUD was approved. The intent was to list allowable uses that currently exist in the City of Pooler Zoning Ordinance as of this date. Following some discussion about some of the conditional uses allowed in the Commercial Professional Zoning section of the development standards, it was suggested that night clubs be deleted from item # 2, and deletion of item # 4 which included liquor, beer and win package shops. Mr. Halliburton explained that Tract A is proposed to change land use from single family town-homes to a Health Care Campus (HCC) use. Memorial Medical is looking at developing tract A as an all inclusive Medical Campus. Development Standards for the HCC designation are also included. Within the Harmony Project, Tracts B, C, and D are designated as town-home land uses. The following development standards for town-homes have been slightly modified to meet market conditions: The number of dwelling units per building was changed to an average of five dwelling units, unit width was changed to average unit width of 20 feet and minimum setback distance for each residential building shall be 25 feet for the front yard (from edge of nearest travel lane) for clarification. A small, one (1) acre upland adjacent to I-95 labeled Parcel D-D is proposed to be designated as heavy commercial restricted for billboard highway signage use only. Also, development standards for signs and entrance features have been added along with detailed drawings of specific sign types. The original PUD master plan showed all the Harmony project area as a single family land use with an allowable development density of 4 units per acre. Excluding the 32 acre Health Care Campus (HCC) the remaining 261 acres for the Harmony project would have an allowable density of 1044 dwelling units. The proposed project will have approximately 871 units. The gross development density is 3.3 dwelling units per acre. Some comments were made regarding the status of the spine road, limited access thru Quacco Road, dominant signage on Pooler Parkway and time frame for completion of amenity package. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of amendment # 4 to the Jabot PUD Master Plan subject to the deletion of the following conditional uses in C-P zoning: deletion of nightclubs in item 2 and deletion of item 4 (liquor, beer and wine package shops). 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 Bob Bukowski and seconded by Greg Long.

July 11, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
July 11, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, Tim Lovezzola, Don Taylor, Elinor Minshew and Jim McQueeney. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Jim McQueeney led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Co-Chairman Don Taylor introduced Carl King as our newly appointed alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton administered the Oath of Office.

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.

A motion was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Tim Lovezzola to appoint Don Taylor as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion passed without opposition. Jim McQueeney made the motion to appoint Charles Archer as Co-Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

J.M. Woods agent for the Morgan Family-petition to add 21.83 acres on the north side of Pine Barren Road to the Morgan Family PUD and rezone the tract from R-3B to a multi-family zoning within the Morgan Family PUD. Jim Woods of J. M. Woods, Inc presented this petition for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation.
Adding the 21.83 acres to the Morgan Family PUD would give the owner more flexibility with the development. This was discussed in more detail before the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting, wherein they recommended approval. With no public comments, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to recommend approval of the petition to add 21.83 acres on the north side of Pine Barren Road to the Morgan Family PUD and rezone the tract from R-3B to a multi-family zoning within the Morgan Family PUD. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Chairman Don Taylor explained that items 2 thru 5, involving proposed rezonings of approximately 25 acres on the north side of U. S. Highway 80 between Sangrena Drive and Pooler Parkway would be discussed together. He recognized each petitioner and stated their individual rezoning requests. He further stated that Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D would present a proposed concept plan of how the tracts could be developed into a major commercial development if the tracts were rezoned to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Mr. Wohlfeil gave a brief presentation on the merits of the rezoning proposal as a group. He pointed out on a large scale development map the areas to be rezoned. He stated these rezoning petitions as a group allows more flexibility, better development with more greenspace and buffering from residentially zoned areas.

Board comments: Commissioner Wilson Roberts recommended deleting all the conditional uses in C-2 and the following permitted uses in C-2: open air market or flea market, service stations, mini-warehouses and new or used auto sales & service. Bob Dellenback stated that the proposed development would be a large anchor store with several junior anchors. Commissioner Charles Archer asked about the distance from the proposed building to the nearest residential home. With the drainage ditch and proposed greenspace, it was determined that the nearest residence is approximately 200 feet away.

Public Comments: Several residents from the Sangrena Woods Subdivision appeared before the board and expressed the following concerns: decrease in property values, adequate screening and buffering, maintenance and size of lagoon, increase in traffic, potential truck traffic on Sangrena Woods Drive, tree removal and ditches in the area not being cleaned. Most of the residents stated they would be opposed to an access from Sangrena Drive to the commercial development. There was some discussion about a second entrance into Sangrena Woods Subdivision coming thru by the Fire Department from the Pooler Parkway. In response to the above comments, Steve Wohlfeil stated most of these concerns would be addressed with the development plans.

Billie Tyler’s request to rezone 1.13 acres on the north side of U. S. Highway 80, east of Sangrena Drive from C-1, Light Commercial to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning.
The request is to rezone the 1.13 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning, to allow for a mixed use multi-tenant retail development. Following comments from the board and adjacent property owners, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 1.13 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning with the following conditions: delete all of the conditional uses in C-2, delete the following permitted uses in C-2: open air market or flea market, service stations, mini-warehouses and new or used auto sales and service. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Bob Dellenback, agent for Amy Demas – petition to rezone 3.3 acres (zoned R-1A/C-1) at the northwest corner of U. S. Highway 80 and Pooler Parkway to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. The request is to rezone 3.3 acres to C-2, a Heavy commercial Zoning, to allow a mixed use multi-tenant retail development. Following comments from the board and adjacent property owners, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 3.3 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning with the following conditions: delete all of the conditional uses in C-2, delete the following permitted uses in C-2: open air market or flea market, service stations, mini-warehouses and new or used auto sales and service. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
William & Kenneth Grainger – petition to rezone 10.889 acres on the north side of U. S. Highway 80, east of Sangrena Drive from R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commerical Zoning.
The request is to rezone 10.889 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning, to allow a mixed use multi-tenant retail development. Following comments from the board and adjacent property owners, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 10.889 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning with the following conditions: delete all of the conditional uses in C-2, delete the following permitted uses in C-2: open air market or flea market, service stations, mini-warehouses, new or used auto sales and service and the addition of a 100’ buffer where property fronts along Sangrena Drive and along the adjacent residential lot to the north. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Wyleen Long, agent for Mrs. Patricia Fulmer and Mrs. Rose Mary Parker – petition to rezone 7.79 acres at the northwest corner of Highway 80 and Pooler Parkway from R-1A/C-1 to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. The request is to rezone 7.79 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning, to allow a mixed use multi-tenant retail development. Following comments from the board and adjacent property owners, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 7.79 acres to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning with the following conditions: delete all of the conditional uses in C-2, delete the following permitted uses in C-2: open air market or flea market, service stations, mini-warehouses and new or used auto sales and service. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
OLD BUSINESS:

Site Plan/landscape plan review of Parkway Plaza located in the southwest corner of Godley Station Boulevard South and Pooler Parkway. Bill Henson of Sladek Engineering presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This is a proposed retail space with multiple units at the corner of Godley Station Boulevard South and Pooler Parkway. Commissioners Wilson Roberts and Charles Archer have a problem with the location of the dumpster fronting on the Pooler Parkway. Mr. Roberts also asked about the type of trees located in the islands. The board would also prefer to have the landscape plan on one sheet with a key as to how the plan meets the tree ordinance. Mrs. Carver questioned if Bill Dempsey of Dempsey Land Design has approved the site plan for compliance with the Branigar PUD. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to table the site plan subject to the dumpster location being revisited and Bill Dempsey’s review and approval of the site plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer made a motion to table the plan until the plan is reworked as noted above. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

7. Southwest Quarter Holdings LLC is requesting a modification to the development standards for Phase 9 of the Savannah Quarters PUD (The Gates). Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented this request to the PUD Review Board wherein all of their questions were addressed. Therefore, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to recommend approval of the modification to the development standards for Phase 9 of the Savannah Quarters PUD. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

8. Site Plan/landscape plan review of proposed office buildings on lot 12, Pooler Park of Commerce. Michael Willoughby of Southeast Engineering presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Dr. David Kim, property owner is proposing a medical complex that will include a family practice and pediatric office. Bill Dempsey and Scott Martens have reviewed the site plan and forwarded a list of comments for this board’s consideration. With no public comments, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to recommend approval of the site plan of the proposed office buildings on lot 12, Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Since the landscape plan meets the tree ordinance, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew and seconded by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan. Motion passed.

9. Site plan/landscape plan review of proposed warehouse on lot 31, Westside Business Park. Michael Willoughby of Southeast Engineering presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. A 17,810 square foot warehouse with a loading dock is proposed on lot 31 in the Westside Business Park. With no public comments, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed warehouse on lot 31, Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the tree ordinance with the planting of 20 trees from the preferred tree list. Therefore, Jim McQueeney made a motion to approve the landscape plan for this project. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.

Chairman Don Taylor stepped down to recluse himself from any discussion of item # 10.

Co-Chairman Charles Archer chaired the meeting in the absence of the Chairman.

Site plan/landscape plan review of proposed Spanky’s in Pooler Business Development Park. Dan Fisher of EMC Engineering Company presented the site plan and landscape plan for a proposed Spanky’s Restaurant on lot 2 of Pooler Business Development Park.

The 6000 square foot restaurant is proposing 240 seats with 100 parking spaces. Wilson Roberts questioned the proposed second entrance located on a curve which was also noted in Bill Nicholson’s comments. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of Spanky’s site plan subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and the driveway entrance on the curve being relocated as shown. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the tree ordinance. Therefore, Jim McQueeney made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. Chairman Don Taylor returned to his seat on the board.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Jim McQueeney. Motion passed.

July 25, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 25, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, Carl King, Don Taylor, Elinor Minshew and Jim McQueeney. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Carl King led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Phillip R. McCorkle, agent for Ping Tyner, has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 3.92 acres on east Highway 80 from R-A-1 to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Attorney Phillip McCorkle, representing Ping Tyner, presented the rezoning petition to the board for their review and recommendation. The 3.92 acre tract extends through to Old Louisville Road and is adjacent to the commercial/retail units currently under construction on east Highway 80. The existing house on the rear of the lot will be removed and a non-access easement will be recorded. As with the adjacent Haygood tract that was previously rezoned to C-2, the same uses will be eliminated on this parcel along with large building setbacks, fencing and buffers. Wilson Roberts reminded the petitioner about dedicating additional right-of-way for future widening of Old Louisville Road. A sixty foot right-of-way is needed; not off-set but in a straight line. Mr. McCorkle stated that would be no problem due to the depth of the lot. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton asked Mr. McCorkle if he plans to extend water and sewer to this development. In response, he stated this is a small development, but he would research the possibility prior to the council meeting. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approving the rezoning of 3.92 acres on east highway 80 from R-A-l to C-2 with the condition the following uses will not be permitted: used auto sales and service, truck service centers, mobile home sales or repairs, bars or nightclubs and family entertainment centers and dedication of additional right-of-way for Old Louisville Road. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
Ryan Thompson, agent for property owner Abercorn Site, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 8.311 acres from C-1 to R-1A, a Single Family Residential Zoning. Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. This parcel was once a portion of the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way. The property is currently zoned C-1 (light commercial district) and is 8.311 acres with dimensions of approximately 200 feet by 1,800 feet. The southern 60 feet of this right-of-way will be used for access to the R-4 townhome development. The requested rezoning is to allow for the remaining portion of this right-of-way to be sub-divided into 15 (100 x 140) single family lots. Ike LaRoache, an adjacent property owner is concerned about a drainage ditch that drains the back of his lot. Mr. Thompson stated the ditch is not on the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way and would not be affected by this development. The board questioned if a buffer would be required with commercial abutting a residential district. Since the zoning change would create an undue burden on the commercial side, the board recommends a 20’ undisturbed buffer on the rear of these residential lots. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 8.311 acres from C-1 to R-1A with the stipulation that a 20’ undisturbed buffer will be placed on the rear lot lines at the time the plat is recorded. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Ryan Thompson, agent for Lisa Mock and Pat French, has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 8.2 acres from R-1A to R-4, a town home/condominium zoning district.
Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering stated on behalf of his client, Abercorn Site, LLC, he is requesting to withdraw the rezoning request at this time. Therefore, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to accept the withdrawal of this item. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Sketch plan approval/final PUD approval for the proposed Harmony Townes project – Option B in the Jabot PUD. Jeff Carper of HGB&D presented the proposed project to the board for their review and recommendation. Harmony Townes consists of 203 single family townhome units on Tract B of Jabot PUD. The project meets all current PUD requirements for setbacks, minimum building width and units per building. Ten floor plans will be offered with square footage ranging between 1200 to 1600 square feet. Chairman Don Taylor reminded the board members that this project was approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. Charles Archer questioned the need to widen the two-lane spine road with the number of units proposed at build-out. Mr. Carper stated Thomas and Hutton Engineering did the road design and a traffic study was probably done. He will check with Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company regarding this issue. With no other comments, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew for final PUD approval of the proposed Harmony Townes project. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition. Furthermore, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to recommend approval of the sketch plan for the proposed Harmony Townes project. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.
Final Plat Review for Phase 1A of The Gates at Savannah Quarters. Jacob Lang of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the final plat for Phase I of The Gates to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase I of the Gates at Savannah Quarters will consist of 156 single family residential lots. A PUD revision was approved on July 18, 2005 by Pooler City Council to allow limited access and private streets which are noted on the subdivision plat in note # 9. A construction bond will be posted for all construction associated with Phase IA of this development in order for the plat to be recorded. Mrs. Carver stated according to the subdivision ordinance in “A” Flood Zones, the developer shall establish base flood elevations and finished floor elevations for each lot. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the Final Plat for Phase 1A of The Gates at Savannah Quarters subject to the base flood elevation data being placed on the plat along with minimum finished floor elevations on each lot. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.
Sketch plan review of Ron Walker’s Real Estate office at 511 West Highway 80 Clay Loyless of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the sketch plan to the board for their review and comments. Ron Walker is proposing to build an 8,400 square foot office building on a l acre parcel adjacent to Coastal Bank. Chairman Don Taylor questioned if there is a legal egress/ingress easement across the front of Coastal Bank’s lot. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company stated that when the property was sold to Coastal Bank there was an agreement to grant an easement across the front of their lot. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton recommended the use of earth tone colors similar to Coastal Bank. With no other comments, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier to approve the sketch plan for Ron Walker’s Real Estate Office building. Motion passed without opposition.
Site development plan for American Commercial Retail Center on lot 13 of the Daniels Tract. Mark Pickering of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the site plan for a 31,000 square foot shopping center to the board for their review and recommendation. This is a proposed 7 acre commercial development on the north side of U. S. 80 east of the Pooler Parkway. The dumpster pad location was omitted from this plan by mistake. Therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the site plan for American Commercial Retail Center subject to the dumpster pad being added to the plans. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Final plat review of Pooler Business Development Park. Chairman Don Taylor stepped down to abstain from any discussion of this item. Co-Chairman Charles Archer chaired the meeting for this item. Dan Fisher of EMC Engineering Company presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The 16.2 acre commercial subdivision is located on east Highway 80 between Sharon Court and Pine Barren Road. Two curb-cuts onto U. S. Highway 80 are proposed for access to this subdivision. The project is not yet under construction so the developer will post a bond in order for the subdivision plat to be recorded. With no public comments, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to approve the final plat for Pooler Business Development Park. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. Chairman Don Taylor returned to his seat on the board.
Sketch plan review of a Commercial development on lot 1, Pooler Business Development Park. Clay Loyless of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC presented the sketch plan for a commercial development on lot 1 to the board for their review and comments. Ten units are proposed and adequate parking has been provided. Following some discussion about the removal of several large oak trees, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to approve the sketch plan for a commercial development on lot l, Pooler Business Development Park. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Construction plan review of infrastructure to serve Live Oak Plaza in the Godley Station PUD. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented construction plans for the spine road infrastructure to serve the Live Oak Plaza within the Godley Station PUD. The roadways and drainage system within the project will be public, and will be maintained by the City of Pooler. Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. has several comments to be addressed prior to going to council and five additional comments for consideration only. Following some discussion about the comments, Elinor Minshew made a motion to recommend approval of the construction plans for the infrastructure to serve the Live Oak Plaza subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.
Charity Peterson, a citizen of Pooler, appeared before the board to express her concerns about the color of buildings, signage and strip centers along the Highway 80 corridor. Elinor Minshew stated she would be glad to discuss with Ms. Peterson some proposed plans for a proposed downtown historic district after the meeting.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Elinor Minshew and seconded by Jim McQueeney. Motion passed.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
July 25, 2005

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, July 25. 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Charles Archer, Carl King, Jim McQueeney, Elinor Minshew, Mary Louise Lanier, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, John Henry, Greg Long, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Steve Wohlfeil and Jeff Carper of HGB&D, Clay Loyless of Kern & Coleman, Craig Zuck and Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company.

Portrait Homes is seeking Final PUD Approval for Harmony Townes located within the Jabot PUD. Dana Coble of Portrait Homes presented this request to the PUD Review Board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development consists of 203 single family townhome units on Tract B of the Jabot PUD. The project meets the current PUD requirements for setbacks, minimum building width and units per building per amendment # 4 that was recently approved by City Council. Ten different floor plans are proposed with square footages ranging from 1200 to 1600. Harmony Townes will have its own Homeowners Association (HOA) with its own Architectural Review Committee. While residents will share all amenities contained within the overall development, a separate pool and pool house, for the exclusive use of the homeowners of Harmony Townes, will also be built during the first phase of construction.

The access to this development will be from Pooler Parkway and Quacco Road. The road from Pooler Parkway is only two lanes and the board expressed concerns about the traffic potential at the build out of all the developments along the spine road. Ms. Coble stated Thomas & Hutton designed this road as part of the Jabot PUD Master Plan and should be adequate for this development. There was some discussion about future widening and additional right-of-way of the spine road. With no other comments, a motion was made by John Henry to recommend Final PUD approval for Harmony Townes located within the Jabot PUD. 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 Charles Archer and seconded by Don Taylor.

August 8, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 8, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Carl King, Don Taylor and Elinor Minshew. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Mary Louise Lanier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Site plan/landscape plan review of a proposed office/warehouse building on lot 38, Westside Business Park. Joe Marchese, General Contractor for 2195 Development Group was present to answer any questions about the proposed project. This is 10,800 square feet of tradesmen shops with roll-up doors in the back and brick veneer on the front of the building. Mr. Marchese summarized how the engineer’s comments were addressed. Following some discussion about the dumpster location, Mr. Marchese stated it would be gated and located within a dumpster enclosure. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed office/warehouse on lot 38, Westside Business Park subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Commissioner Tim Lovezzola questioned the size of the landscaped island in front of the building not meeting the ordinance. There was discussion about reducing the number of employee parking spaces from 28 to 27 and increase the landscape island to the size of two parking spaces. With no other comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan subject to the size of the island adjacent to the building being increased to two parking spaces and reducing the number of employee parking spaces from 28 to 27. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.

2. Site Plan Review for additional parking at Fred Williams Design Center. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. With no public comments, Elinor Minshew made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for additional parking at Fred Williams Design Center. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

3. Final Plat Review of Lot 15-B at Parkway Professional Plaza for Southeast Builders

Toss Allen of Southeast Engineering and Environmental presented the final plat for a subdivision of lot 15-B at Parkway Professional Plaza to the board for their review and recommendation. A building has been constructed on lot 15-B and the owner wants to sell the units individually. All of the related infrastructure is complete. Chairman Don Taylor requested a second benchmark on any future plats presented to this board on this lot. With no public comments, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to recommend approval of the subdivision of Lot-15B at Parkway Professional Plaza for Southeast Builders. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.

4. Decorative Fence Request at 221 Rothwell Street for Brian & Suzette Rewis. Suzette Rewis presented this request for a decorative fence to the board for their review and recommendation. She explained that her two small children play in the front yard and this fence would keep them out of the street. Mrs. Rewis presented a plot plan that shows 12.5 feet dedicated for additional right-of-way. She would like to place her decorative fence 6 feet off the edge of the pavement. There was some discussion as to whether the city could legally allow her to place the decorative fence within this right-of-way. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton stated that if the city does not need this right-of-way possibly they would consider deeding it back to the property owner. The board asked Mrs. Rewis to provide the city with a copy of her deed (with metes and bounds) when she purchased the property and further consideration would be given to her request. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the decorative fence provided the fence is placed thirty (30) feet back from the center line of the road right-of-way. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

5. Site Plan Review of a proposed building addition to Floyd Medical Center at 145 Trader’s Way. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC. presented the site plan for a proposed 750 square foot addition to Floyd Medical Center to the board for their review and recommendation. Plans have been approved by Bill Dempsey of Dempsey Land Design. With no public comments, Elinor Minshew made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed building addition to Floyd Medical Center at 145 Trader’s Way. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezolla and passed without opposition.

6. Sketch Plan Review for proposed Office Complex at Lot 17, Pooler Park of Commerce for Roy Patel. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC presented a sketch plan for a proposed Office Complex at Lot 17, Pooler Park of Commerce for Roy Patel. This is an irregular shaped lot with roadway on three sides. The property owner is requesting permission to construct a dumpster pad with a separate drive to be located to the side of the building. Commissioner Roberts stated that he was more concerned with the maintenance of the dumpster than the location. The owner is also requesting a 5’ variance to the rear yard building setback line from a 25’ setback to a 20’ setback. Bill Dempsey has no problem with this variance if more landscaping is incorporated on the site. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of a sketch for a proposed Office Complex at Lot 17, Pooler Park of Commerce for Roy Patel subject to approval of AARB of Pooler Park of Commerce and Bill Dempsey of Dempsey Land Design. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

Preliminary Construction Plan review for Woodlake Town Homes.
Craig Zuck of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company and Grant Beeson of Abercorn Site, LLC presented the preliminary construction plans for Woodlake Town Homes to the board for their review and recommendation. Reviewing the list of comments from Bill Nicholson, the board has some concerns with item 6, which involves an outfall ditch that is located within the city limits of Bloomingdale and maintained by the City of Pooler. That same item references an ownership/maintenance agreement is needed between the cities so that Pooler drainage can be discharged to a Bloomingdale channel. Public Works Director Robbie Byrd expressed concerns about the City of Pooler maintaining an outfall ditch in the City of Bloomingdale. Clarence McNeil, an adjacent property owner, expressed his concerns about the foundation of his home being disturbed by construction of this project. The board recommended that Mr. McNeil take pictures prior to any construction. Chairman Don Taylor stated that if any defects occurred, Mr. McNeil would need to take that up with the developer. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan for Woodlake Town Homes subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed particularly those issues concerning item # 6. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Construction plan review for off-site water and sewer extensions to Woodlake Town Homes. Trent Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the construction plans for off-site water and sewer extensions to Woodlake Town Homes to the board for their review and recommendation. The plans have also been reviewed by Don Billet and comments have been provided. There was some discussion about the looping of water lines and the crossing of utility extensions beneath the Pooler Parkway.
Plans have been submitted to EPD but have not been approved. With no further comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the construction plan for off-site water and sewer extensions to Woodlake Town Homes subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Elinor Minshew and seconded by Tim Lovezzola. Motion passed.

August 22, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 22, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, Carl King, Don Taylor and Elinor Minshew. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Bruce Allen, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Mary Louise Lanier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

OLD BUSINESS:

Site plan/landscape plan review of Parkway Plaza located in the southwest corner of Godley Station Boulevard South and Pooler Parkway. Bill Henson of Sladek Engineering Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. There was more discussion regarding the landscaped islands and the location of the dumpster next to the Pooler Parkway. Mr. Henson stated that Bill Dempsey of Dempsey Land Design has approved the site plan including the dumpster location and the landscape plan. Therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the site plan subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

Preliminary construction plan/landscape review for Forest Lakes, Phase 1B in Godley Station. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Forest Lakes, Phase lB. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, a motion was made by Carl King to approve the landscape plan for Forest Lakes, Phase lB. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
Landscape plan/tree ordinance compliance for Cobb Theater in Savannah Quarters. Hal Kraft of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung presented a clearing plan for compliance with the tree ordinance for the proposed Cobb Theater in Savannah Quarters. Site plans for this project have been submitted and will be forthcoming before this board on September 12, 2005. This quadrant of Savannah Quarters has been purchased by Premier Properties and they are ready to move forward with the LDA for this development. The board expressed concern about the large parking areas not having landscaped islands to break up the parking areas. To get 800 parking spaces within walking distance of the theater makes it difficult to include landscaped islands to meet the tree ordinance. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the landscape plan but would encourage the developer to break up the large parking area with three additional landscaped islands. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Recombination plat of parcels L& N in The Crossings at Godley Station.
Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated parcels L & N in The Crossings at Godley Station are being combined into one commercial site. With no public comments, Elinor Minshew made a motion to approve the recombination plat for parcels L & N in The Crossing at Godley Station. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

Acceptance of maintenance bond/final plat review for The Arbors, Phase 7B.
Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat for The Arbors, Phase 7B to the board for their review and recommendation. Chairman Don Taylor stated the benchmarks are on the plat but there is no datum as to whether it’s ’88 or ’29 datum. Mr. Coleman stated the datum is ’29 and will be added to the plat. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to accept the maintenance bond and approve the final plat for The Arbors, Phase 7B subject to the ’29 datum being added to the plat. 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 Carl King and seconded by Elinor Minshew. Motion passed.

September 12, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
September 12, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Jim McQueeney, Carl King, Don Taylor and Elinor Minshew. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Elinor Minshew. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

NEW BUSINESS:

Site Plan Review of the Cobb Theater in Savannah Quarters. Hal Kraft of HGB&D and Ryan Cronk of Premier Properties presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. This project falls within the Phase 7 Final PUD of Savannah Quarters approved by City Council on August 16, 2004. Mr. Cronk gave a brief overview of the overall development containing proposed retail space and restaurants. The site plan before the board consists of a 16-screen movie theater with associated parking. A booklet was distributed to the board members describing the architectural design and style of the overall development. There were two issues discussed during the meeting regarding the site plan of the proposed Cobb Theater in Savannah Quarters. The site plan does not meet the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance requirements regarding landscaped islands within a large parking area. Mr. Cronk assured the board that the landscape plan will well exceed the City of Pooler’s landscape plan. They want to focus the landscaping along the corridors where people will be walking and the entrances to the development. Secondly, the parking does not meet the PUD Development Standards for Phase 7, which is l space per 4 seats. A total of 812 parking spaces are needed and they only have 806. According to the contract, Cobb Theaters need 800 parking spaces for their project. Mrs. Carver reminded the developer that a letter is needed from the Savannah Quarters PUD Board approving a waiver of the six additional parking spaces. Following some discussion regarding the landscaped islands, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the site plan for the Cobb Theater in Savannah Quarters contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and consideration given to extra landscaped islands being placed in the parking lot behind the building. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Sixteen West in Savannah Quarters tree ordinance compliance for issuance of LDA.
Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the initial clearing plan for a proposed commercial development containing proposed retail space and restaurants. The project site is wooded, primarily planted pines. During the tree survey, four significant trees were identified. The only significant tree that can be saved is the one located by the lake. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the initial clearing for LDA issuance for Sixteen West in Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

Final Plat Review/approval for Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4-B. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4B to the board for their review and recommendation. The developer will post a performance bond for construction of the infrastructure in order for the plat to be recorded. Phase 4-B contains 25 single family lots that were included in the Phase 5 Final PUD approval. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton questioned whether the lots were in compliance with the approved development standards. Mr. Kraft stated he would check the development standards prior to the council meeting. Chairman Don Taylor pointed out that a decimal point was in the wrong place of the acreage amount on lot 177. With no other comments, Jim McQueeney made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for Phase 4-B of Westbrook Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Final Plat Review/approval for Phase 1A of the The Farm at Morgan Lakes on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Michael Hughes of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the final plat for Phase lA of The Farm to the board for their review and recommendation. The project is located on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, approximately 2.5 miles west of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway/ I-95 interchange. Phase 1A consists of the construction of 147 lots, an amenity center and associated infrastructure. The project is not yet under construction so the developers will post a bond for 150% of the total construction cost in order for the subdivision plat to be recorded. Chairman Don Taylor reminded Mr. Hughes that benchmarks and datum needed to be added to the plat. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver reminded Mr. Hughes that the preliminary construction plans for this phase were approved by Mayor and Council contingent upon all easements being signed and the developer agreeing that the water and sewer extension project may be delayed due to the easements not being signed. In response, he stated the easements have not been signed but they realize certificate of occupancies can not be issued until this is addressed. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for Phase 1A of The Farm at Morgan Lakes subject to benchmarks and datum being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Sketch plan review for a proposed warehouse on Pine Barren Road for Charlie Williams. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the sketch plan for a proposed warehouse on Pine Barren Road. The board saw no issues with the industrial use, the setbacks, the parking or layout of building. There are some wetlands noted on the site that would need to be addressed prior to development. Therefore, Elinor Minshew made a motion to recommend approval of the sketch plan for a proposed warehouse on Pine Barren Road. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.
Recombination plat for lots 36 and 37 in Westside Business Park. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Both lots are owned by John Kern and Meadow Lakes Development has lot 36 under contract to build Thompson Pumps, Inc. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the recombination of lots 36 and 37 in Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Proposed change in subdivision ordinance to require “Neighborhood Grading and Drainage Plan” for all subdivisions. The Planning and Zoning Commission has been trying to get this ordinance passed for some time. Some developers do a neighborhood grading and drainage plan and some do not. This would assist the builder and the Inspections Department as to how individual lots should drain. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to add the requirement of a “Neighborhood Grading and Drainage Plan” for all subdivisions. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Recombination plat for lots 390 and 391, The Arbors, Phase 5A for Hallmark Homes. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the recombination plat for lots 390 and 391 located at the corner of White Dogwood Lane and Pink Dogwood Lane. The house constructed on lot 391 was built on the property line. To correct this problem, additional land was acquired from lot 390. Both property owners have signed the recombination plat. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat for lots 390 and 391. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Carl King and seconded by Tim Lovezzola. Motion passed.

September 26, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
September 26, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Wilson Roberts, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Don Taylor and Elinor Minshew. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Bruce Allen, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Don Taylor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Richard Barrow’s petition to rezone 14.06 acres off Pine Barren Road from R-A to I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning. Richard Barrow, along with Bill Saxmon presented this rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. The site is accessed by the frontage road that extends from Pine Barren Road to the mega site and bordered to the southeast by the Savannah Ogeechee Canal. The tract is currently undeveloped and would be used for warehousing and logistics. With the close proximity to the mega site, the board believed this to be an appropriate zoning for this tract as well as the surrounding lands with a possible comprehensive rezoning. Following some discussion about potential allowable uses, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of Parcel # 2 (Pin # 5-1010-03-003), a 14.06 acre tract off Pine Barren Road from R-A to I-2, a Heavy Industrial Zoning. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

Recombination of lots 1, 2, and 3 on Bluffton Road for Jeanette Jeffers.
The lots have been combined into one lot in order to place a single family residence. Several board members stated they would like to see the front building setback line added to the plat as well as the address of the lot. Therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the recombination of lots 1, 2 and 3 on Bluffton Road contingent upon the front building setback line and address being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

Site plan/landscape plan review for a Retail Business Strip Center on Lot 1, Pooler Business Development Park. Clay Loyless of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. T & M Commercial Development LLC is proposing to construct a 15,650 square foot building to support nine retail businesses. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Therefore, Elinor Minshew made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a retail business strip center on lot 1, Pooler Business Development Park. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the requirements of the tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Elinor Minshew to approve the landscape plan for this project. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
Preliminary construction plan/landscape plan review for Harmony Townes Development located on Tract B of the Jabot Tract. Jeff Carper of HGB&D presented the preliminary construction plans for Harmony Townes to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development consists of 203 single family townhome units on Tract B of the Jabot Tract. The project meets all current PUD requirements for setbacks, minimum building width and units per building. A 75’ undisturbed buffer is proposed between this development and Interstate 16. There was some discussion about the storage of roll-out garbage carts for the individual units. In response, Dana Coble of Portrait Homes stated this would be addressed with the Homeowners Association (HOA) guidelines. With no other comments, a motion was made by Mary Louise Lanier to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for Harmony Townes Development on Tract B of the Jabot Tract contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board questioned if any trees would be planted on the rear of the lots. In response, Mr. Carper stated that there are trees proposed on the rear of the lots. Since this is a PUD, the owner can be more creative with the landscape plan. With no other comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Harmony Townes Development. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition.
Final plat approval for Park Lane Duplexes on South Rogers Street. Chairman Don Taylor stepped down to abstain from any discussion of this item. Co-Chairman Charles Archer chaired the meeting for item # 5. Anthony Hampton presented the final plat for the Park Lane Duplexes on South Rogers Street. The number of lots was decreased from 10 to 7 duplex units because of some wetlands that were impacted by this development. The units will be owned and maintained under one ownership. Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier commended the developer on marketing the units to seniors. Mr. Hampton also reiterated to Mr. Rick Colby, the property owner across the street, that signage at the entrance to the development will be addressed according to what was approved by the Mayor and Council. He also assured the board that he will present revised plans to the city if they decide to gate this development. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for the Park Lane Duplexes on South Rogers Street subject to the 5’ right-of-way dedication being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. Chairman Don Taylor returned to his seat on the board.
Preliminary construction plan/landscape plan review for Phase I of The Harmony.
Christy Lawrence of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co. presented the construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase I of the Harmony is a 159 single family residential development that was approved under the Jabot PUD. Access to the site will be from Quacco Road, and Pooler Parkway (once the commercial access road is constructed). Chairman Don Taylor questioned the width of the buffer between this development and Barrington Estates Subdivision to the north. In response, Ms. Lawrence stated a 25’ buffer is proposed and will remain wooded except where drainage swales are proposed. There has been no change in the plan from the sketch plan that was approved. Regarding the construction access road from the Pooler Parkway, the owner of the commercial tract, by contract, has to begin construction of the spine road within 18 months (and complete within 12 months thereafter). With no other comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan for Phase I of The Harmony subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Elinor Minshew and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, Elinor Minshew made a motion to approve the plan and motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts. Motion passed.

Recombination of lots 39, 40, 41, 48, 49 & 50 for Neal & Patti Simmons at 323 East Mell Street. Mr. & Mrs. Simmons are combining the lots for some tax relief. Currently, they receive a separate tax bill for each lot. Commissioner Wilson Roberts asked that the building setback line from Manden Road be added to the plat. With no public comment, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Elinor Minshew to approve the recombination of lots 39, 40, 41, 48, 49 and 50 subject to a thirty foot building setback line from Manden Road being added to the plat. Motion 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 Elinor Minshew. Motion passed.

October 10, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
October 10, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 10, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Don Taylor and Jim McQueeney. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Bruce Allen, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Don Taylor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Amendment # 11 to Southwest Quadrant Master Plan with development standards and Final PUD Approval for KB Homes single family detached and townhome development. Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented amendment # 11 to the Savannah Quarters Master Plan along with development standards to the board for their review and recommendation. The tract is located in the northeast corner of Savannah Quarters, bordered on the north and south by wetlands and on the east by Savannah Ogeechee Canal. Phase Eleven consists of 175 single family residential detached units and 100 single family attached (townhome) units on approximately 73 acres. This proposal is in accordance with existing PUD development standards. On the proposed single family detached lots, the minimum square footage is 7,000 square feet with an average of 8,113 square feet. The minimum lot width is 55’ with an overall average lot width of 63 feet. Chairman Don Taylor reminded the board members this item was discussed before the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting wherein there was some discussion about the noise factor relating to the lots adjacent to the major roadway. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of amendment # 11 to the Savannah Quarters PUD Master Plan along with the development standards subject to the number of 55’ lots being annotated along with an exhibit of the proposed buffer for council’s review of this amendment. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

Site plan / landscape plan review of Thompson Pumps located on lot 36, Westside Business Park. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. A 5,700 square foot warehouse with a canopy overhang and an additional storage building are proposed on the 2 acre tract. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Public Works Director Robbie Byrd questioned the proposed asphalt millings located within the 60’ drainage easement. Mr. Zittrouer stated that he would have this clarified prior to this item being reviewed by the city council. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Thompson Pumps located on lot 36, Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the requirements of the tree ordinance; therefore, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.
3. Beazer Homes/Wynn Tract – clearing plan only for issuance of LDA.

Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the clearing plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This project consists of the initial clearing activities only, for a proposed Beazer Homes residential development off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. The site is currently wooded and surrounded on three sides by wetlands. Significant trees have been noted on the clearing plan and as phases are developed, greenspace plans will be submitted to comply with City of Pooler’s tree ordinance. Mr. Kraft stated that a 50’ undisturbed buffer will be provided along the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and a 30’ undisturbed buffer will be provided along the south and west of the 30-acre future commercial parcel. With no public comments, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to approve the clearing plan for the Beazer Home residential development for issuance of the Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) Permit. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

Approval of a takedown plat of an 18.01 acre portion of Savannah Quarters for property transfer. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the survey plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The tract is located south of I-16 and west of I-95 off of the East Haven Boulevard extension. Mr. Zittrouer explained the takedown plat is only for the transfer of property. There was some discussion as to whether this is a minor subdivision that would adhere to the requirements of the City of Pooler Subdivision Ordinance. Cotter Christian of Savannah Quarters stated that this piece of land is being conveyed to a potential buyer with the understanding they will come back before this board with development plans. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of a takedown plat of an 18.01 acre portion of Savannah Quarters for property transfer. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
Site plan / landscape plan review for Godley Station Medical Campus on Lot B-2C.
Will Floyd of Group 10 LLC and Mark Boswell of Boswell Design Services, Inc. presented the site plan for two 4,000 square foot medical buildings. Two separate enclosed dumpster locations are proposed on opposite ends of the lot. Chairman Don Taylor reminded the developer that a magnolia is not on the preferred tree list for a commercial development. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the site plan for Godley Station Medical Campus on Lot B-2C subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to Bill Dempsey’s approval and with the stipulation that the magnolias would be changed to a tree listed in the commercial preferred tree list. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

Final plat review of Parcel 5A Godley Station located in the southwest quadrant of Godley Station Blvd. South and Pooler Parkway. Craig Zuck of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the final plat for Parcel 5A Godley Station to the board for their review and recommendation. The plat includes seven of the fourteen lots proposed in Parcel 5A. The infrastructure is not complete; therefore, the developer is posting a performance bond in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comments, Jim McQueeney made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for Parcel 5A Godley Station. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
Site plan review of an addition to the Fred Williams Design Center located at Pine Barren Road and Quacco Road intersection. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders, Inc. presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. Mr. Hussey explained the proposed 5,000 square foot addition to the Fred Williams Design Center will be used strictly as a showroom for new home builders. Bathroom facilities are not proposed, so water and sewer services are not needed. The design of the building will be similar to other buildings on site. With no public comments, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for the addition to the Fred Williams Design Center. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.
Site plan / landscape plan review for The Shops at Godley Station on Parcel “J” of The Crossing. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments. All of the infrastructure is in place and has been accepted by the City of Pooler. Two commercial buildings are proposed along with parking and landscaping. The site plan and landscape plan have been approved by Bill Dempsey of Dempsey Land Design. Commissioner Charles Archer questioned the dumpster location next to the Pooler Parkway. In response, Mr. Wohlfeil stated they believed the dumpster could be better screened next to the parkway. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of site plan for The Shops at Godley Station on Parcel “J” of The Crossing subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
After reviewing the landscape plan, a motion was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier to approve the plan. Motion passed.

Site plan / landscape plan review for a proposed office complex on lot 17, Pooler Park of Commerce. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan for a proposed office complex on lot 17, Pooler Park of Commerce. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Commissioner Archer requested placement of a sidewalk from the building to access the dumpster location. With no other comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed office complex on lot 17, Pooler Park of Commerce subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and placement of a sidewalk from the building to the dumpster location.. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. After reviewing the landscape plan, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier to approve the landscape plan.
Approval of takedown plat of Parcel 2A of the Armstrong Tract for property transfer. Stuart Spencer of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the surveyed plat to the board for their review and comments. This plat is strictly for the transfer of property to The Forum Group and eventually added to the Jabot PUD. With no public comments, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to recommend approval of the takedown plat of Parcel 2A of the Armstrong Tract. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Jim McQueeney and seconded by Charles Archer. Motion passed.

October 24, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
October 24, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Don Taylor, Jim McQueeney and Carl King. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Larry Olliff and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Don Taylor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

NEW BUSINESS:

Recombination of lots 1 & 2 for Jack Brewton and Aaron Walker for All American Glass Addition. Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier excused herself from any discussion of item # 1 and item # 2. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Crapps stated that the recombination is in conjunction with the proposed site plan for an addition to All American Glass in item 2. Commissioner Charles Archer questioned the need for buffering from the Norfolk Southern Railroad property that is labeled R-1A, a residential zoning. After reviewing the zoning map, Mrs. Carver confirmed that the railroad property is also zoned commercial, eliminating the requirement for buffering. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the recombination plat of lots 1 & 2 with the stipulation that the zoning of the railroad property is changed to commercial zoning on the site plan. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.
2. Site Plan /Landscape Plan Review for All American Glass Addition at 505 West Highway 80. Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier excused herself from any discussion of this item. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan and landscape plan for the All American Glass Addition to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed addition will have four spaces for lease with offices in the front and storage areas in the rear of each unit. The plan does not meet the parking requirements as noted in item # 1 of Bill Nicholson’s comments. The parking summary is based on 4,000 square feet of office space and the plans are not labeled as to use. Mr. Crapps stated that he would revisit the parking to meet requirements as listed in the zoning ordinance. There was also some discussion about the proposed sewer tie-in to an existing manhole on the property to the north as noted in item # 9 of Bill Nicholson’s comments. During a title search, they were unable to locate an easement. Commissioner Archer questioned the dumpster location and requested these be noted on the site plan for both buildings. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton questioned the proposed uses and Mr. Aaron Walker stated that he plans to move his trailer repair business from east highway 80 to this location but has no prospects for the other units. Mrs. Carver informed the board that Mr. Walker has applied for a conditional use to operate a garage out of this proposed addition which would come back before the board at a later date. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and dumpster pad locations for both buildings added on the site plan. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the tree ordinance; therefore, a motion was made by Carl King to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Construction Plan Review for Phase II of East Haven Boulevard. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans for Phase II of East Haven Boulevard to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase II is for the construction of an extension of East Haven Boulevard from The Hamilton Grove subdivision to future development and to provide a connection to the back of The Gates subdivision project in accordance with the approved Master Plan. Two minor comments have been noted from the review by Downer Davis, secondary engineer contracted to review plans for the City of Pooler. The wetlands permit has been issued; therefore, they are ready to proceed with Phase II of the East Haven Boulevard extension. With no public comments, Jim McQueeney made a motion to recommend approval of the construction plan for Phase II of East Haven Boulevard subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.
4. Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review for a proposed AutoZone at the corner of Brighton Woods Drive and U.S. Highway 80. Janson Ting of CEI Engineering, Inc. presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Ting reviewed the latest list of comments from Bill Nicholson. Most of the comments are minor except work within the right-of-way of U. S. 80 requires a permit from Georgia DOT which has been applied for but not yet received. Chairman Don Taylor questioned if datum is noted on the site plan. Unable to locate the datum, Mr. Ting stated that he would add the datum to the site plan. Commissioner Charles Archer asked why the project is accessed from Brighton Woods Drive instead of U. S. Highway 80. Mr. Ting stated that the Georgia DOT did not want to grant a curb-cut so close to Brighton Woods Drive. Furthermore, there has been an ongoing concern from the residents of Brighton Woods Subdivision about traffic and overflow parking from Strickland’s Funeral Home.

With no other comments, Jim McQueeney made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed AutoZone subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed, datum being added to the plat and a letter submitted from DOT regarding a curb-cut from U. S. Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Mary Louse Lanier and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the tree ordinance requirements; therefore a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

Recombination of lots 51 and 52 at 312 Manden Road for Gunn Construction & Development. Mrs. Carver explained a residence was constructed in the middle of both lots and that the property owner was informed a year ago that the lots needed to be combined into one lot. Someone is interested in buying the home and the house is near completion. The plat as presented does not qualify as a combination plat. Mrs. Carver has been unable to reach Vincent Helmly, the Registered Land Surveyor to correct the plat. With no public comments, a motion was made by Carl King and seconded by Jim McQueeney to recommend approval of the plat if a proper plat is presented and approved by Chairman Don Taylor. Motion passed.
6. Site Plan/Landscape Review of a proposed professional/retail center for Preston Peacock located at 423 West Highway 80. Clarke O’Barr of Maxwell Engineering presented the site plan of a proposed professional /retail center for Preston Peacock to the board for their review and recommendation. The project is located adjacent to the Video Warehouse site wherein a detention basin is shared as well as a driveway from east bound Highway 80. These issues have been addressed in a written agreement between Mr. Peacock and the owner of Video Warehouse. Chairman Don Taylor requested a copy of the written agreement for the file. The primary building will house Mr. Peacock’s practice and the remaining units will be rented. The second 1,933 square foot building will also be rental space. The following concerns were expressed by the Planning and Zoning Commission: dumpster location next to eastbound U. S. Highway 80, adequate lighting in the parking lot, adequate parking spaces based on use and if considered a shopping center the 10,000 square foot limitation in a C-1, Light Commercial Zoning. Chairman Don Taylor recommended Mr. O’Barr revisit the site plan addressing the above concerns of the board. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to table the site plan and landscape plan of the proposed professional / retail center for Preston Peacock. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

Tom Garner of 93 Brighton Woods Drive appeared before the board to express the following comments regarding the proposed AutoZone on the corner of Brighton Woods Drive and U. S Highway 80: drainage concerns, requested speed bumps along Brighton Woods Drive and access from Brighton Woods Drive instead of U. S. Highway 80.

There being no further business to come before this board, a motion of adjournment was made by Mary Louise Lanier and seconded by Carl King. Motion passed.

November 14, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
November 14, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Wilson Roberts and Carl King. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Bruce Allen, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Charles Archer called the meeting to order in the absence of Chairman Don Taylor.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Ordinance Adoption of Procedures for Administration and Enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. Co-Chairman Charles Archer explained that items 1 thru 3 are on the agenda for adoption as separate documents. The board members have been instructed at the GAZA Workshops that the “Procedures for Administration and Enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance” should be adopted separately and not as part of the zoning ordinance.
These procedures were adopted as a part of the zoning ordinance on March 4, 1996 and have not been amended. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend adoption of the “Procedures for Administration and Enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance”. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

Ordinance Adoption of “The City of Pooler Zoning Ordinance”. Co-Chairman Charles Archer explained that items 1 thru 3 are on the agenda for adoption as separate documents. The City of Pooler Zoning Ordinance includes all of the text amendments approved since March 4, 1996 that were codified as of December 31, 2004. With no public comments, Carl King made a motion to recommend adoption of “The City of Pooler Zoning Ordinance” as presented. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
Ordinance Adoption of “The Official Zoning Map” of the City of Pooler. Co-Chairman Charles Archer explained items 1-3 are on the agenda for adoption as separate documents. This map includes all zoning changes approved as of November 21, 2005. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend adoption of “The Official Zoning Map” of the City of Pooler as presented. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.
OLD BUSINESS:

Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review for Peacock Retail Center located at 423 West Highway 80. Clarke O’Barr of Maxwell Engineering presented the site plan of a proposed professional/retail center to the board for reconsideration after addressing the board’s comments from the last meeting. The size of the building was decreased to meet zoning regulations. The dumpster pad was relocated to an acceptable site and a copy of the agreement between Mr. Peacock and the owner of Video Warehouse was submitted to the board. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the proposed site plan subject to a traffic flow lane being added on the southside of the proposed outbuilding. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Wilson Roberts suggested the (2) Live Oak trees located in the southeast corner of the site be relocated farther west. With no other comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan for compliance with the tree ordinance with the stipulation that the (2) Live Oaks in the southeast corner be relocated farther west. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

Takedown Plat of a portion of Lot A-2 and B for South Godley Enterprises, LLC
Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the survey plat to the board for their review and comments. He explained the purpose of the plat is to create two commercial tracts and to provide an access easement to the tracts. The property owner will be posting a Letter of Credit (LOC) to cover the cost of the improvements to provide access to both tracts. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton questioned when the rest of the Lee Wilson Tract was divided up. Mr. Wohlfeil stated that he would have that information to Mrs. Carver in the morning. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the takedown plat of a portion of Lot A-2 and B for South Godley Enterprises, LLC. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

Preliminary Construction Plan / Landscape Plan Review for Phase II of Forest Lakes Subdivision. Travis Burke of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the construction plan for Forest Lakes, Phase II for their review and recommendation. Plans have been revised and resubmitted to Bill Nicholson for his final review. Vicki Gatling of 37 West Lake Heron Court appeared before the board to express her concerns about the drainage problem along the rear of lots 50 thru 55. In response, Mr. Burke assured Mrs. Gatling that her drainage concerns will be addressed with underground piping and swales located within the twenty foot drainage easement along the rear of these lots. With no other comments, a motion was made by Mary Louise Lanier to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans subject to EPD approval, all of the engineer’s comments being addressed as well as Mrs. Gatling’s drainage issues. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the tree ordinance; therefore, a motion was made by Carl King to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.
7. Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review for Sam’s Club off Mill Creek Circle.

Tom Cetti of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed 135,000 square foot building site is off Mill Creek Circle adjacent to the Red Roof Inn. Modifications are being reviewed on changes proposed for the intersection of Pooler Parkway and Mill Creek Circle. Following some discussion about the size of the detention area and dumpster location, a motion was made by Carl King to recommend approval of the proposed site plan for Sam’s Club subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the tree ordinance requirements; therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

8. Morgan Family Plat survey of 150.62 acres (Parcel D-7) for transfer of property.

The Morgan Family has a potential buyer for the tract and a survey plat is needed for transfer of the property. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the survey plat of Parcel D-7 (150.62 acres). Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

Landscape Plan for Phase II of East Haven Boulevard (formerly East Spine Road) Hal Kraft of HGB&D reminded the board that the construction plan for Phase II of East Haven Boulevard (formerly known as East Spine Road) was previously approved by this board at the last meeting to extend the road across the wetlands. The landscape plan is now being submitted for this board’s review. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Phase II of East Haven Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.
10. Final Plat Review of Phase I of “The Retreat” at Forest Lakes in Godley Station.

Jeremy Blackstock of Portrait Homes presented the final plat of Phase I of “The Retreat” at Forest Lakes to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase I consists of 38 townhomes. The engineer for the project has certified that all work has been constructed in substantial compliance with the approved plans and specifications. The developer is seeking to convey the water and sewer systems to the City of Pooler; therefore, a maintenance bond has been posted. With no public comments, a motion was made by Carl King to approve the final plat for Phase I of “The Retreat” at Forest Lakes in Godley Station. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

11. Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review for Westbrook Clubhouse in Savannah Quarters.

Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the site plan for the Westbrook Clubhouse to the board for their review and recommendation. This site plan reflects minor changes to the building footprint and parking areas from what was approved by City Council on February 5, 2001. There are no proposed changes in uses or facilities. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the site plan for Westbrook Clubhouse in Savannah Quarters subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition. There were no questions regarding the proposed landscape plan. Therefore, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Westbrook Clubhouse in Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before this board, a motion of adjournment was made by Carl King and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

November 28, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
November 28, 2005


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 28, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Wilson Roberts, Jim McQueeney and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal, Councilman Larry Olliff, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Don Taylor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Aaron Walker, Jr. has petitioned the City of Pooler for a “conditional Use” to relocate his business, Walker Trailer Parts and Repair Company from 1301 East Highway 80 to a new location at 505 West Highway 80. Mary Louise Lanier excused herself from any discussion of this item. Aaron Walker, Jr. presented his request to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated there is not enough room to safely park trailers at the current location on U. S. Highway 80. He is requesting to move his business to the proposed building next to All American Glass Company. Chairman Don Taylor is concerned about repairs done outside the building. In response, Mr. Walker stated that all repairs would be conducted inside the building and no trailers would be parked or left outside the building. Walker Trailer Parts & Repair will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Holidays and week-ends. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the “Conditional Use” to allow Walker Trailer Parts and Repair to operate their business at 505 West Highway 80 subject to the following restrictions: all repairs and/or storage will be carried out within the confines of the building between the hours of
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer
and passed without opposition. Mary Louise Lanier returned to her seat on the board.

NEW BUSINESS:

Review for Final PUD Approval of Hunt Club, Phase I development of the Wynn-Capallo Tract and approval of proposed development standards. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented Phase I of the Hunt Club along with the development standards to the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting for their review and recommendation. Open space requirements and standards for accessory structures were the only changes made in the development standards submitted. The project meets the development standards as reviewed and approved by the PUD Review Board. Each phase will have a mix of 55’ lots, 65’ lots and townhomes and percentages will be tabulated. During the PUD Review Board Meeting, the board questioned why the maximum building height within the commercial development standards is 125 feet. This does not affect this residential development, but the board did want an explanation. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend final PUD approval for Phase I of the Hunt Club, the proposed development standards including the additional standards under F & G with an explanation presented at council as to why the 125’ building height is listed in the commercial development standards. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

Greenspace Plan / Preliminary Construction Plan review for Hunt Club, Phase I of the Wynn-Capallo Tract. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented preliminary construction plans and greenspace plan for Hunt Club, Phase I of the Wynn-Capallo PUD to the board for their review and recommendation. The Hunt Club development is located on the southside of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Phase I of this development consists of 53 single-family residential lots (21 SF-2 lots and 32 SF-1 lots) and 62 townhome lots. Each phase will have a mix of the residential lots and percentages will be tabulated. This is not a gated community and the roadways and drainage system will be owned and maintained by the City of Pooler. Water and sewer service for the project is currently under construction as part of the City’s Keyslot Water and Sewer GEFA Project. Access to the project will be from an existing intersection and median break on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. The project will be similar to the Village Green Townhomes in Savannah Quarters. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan for Phase I of the Hunt Club of the Wynn-Capallo Tract subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and submittal of the Neighborhood Grading and Drainage Plan as part of the preliminary construction plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, replacement trees will be planted in accordance with the City’s Tree Ordinance. The median of the entrance road will also be landscaped. There are several areas of natural open space provided within the development in addition to the 25’ required buffer between the development and the future commercial parcel. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton strongly urged the developers of this development to let new lot purchases know when a lot backs up to commercially zoned property. In response, Brad Phelps of Beezer Homes assured the board they would be informed of this. With no public comments, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to approve the greenspace plan for compliance with the City’s Tree Ordinance. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

Final Plat Review for subdividing Lot 1 of the Westside Business Park into 7 lots.
Chad Zittrouer from Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Lot l is located between the Savannah Electric & Power Company easement and Westside Boulevard fronting on U. S. Highway 80. Mr. Zittrouer stated that the original plat of Westside Business Park showed the lots as presented on this plat and the lots were combined at a later date for a potential buyer that did not transpire. There are two existing curb-cuts; one between lots 3 and 4 and one across from Sharon Court. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the final plat contingent upon the two existing curb-cuts on U. S. Highway 80 being added to the plat prior to council. Motion was seconded Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

Site Plan / Landscape Plan Review for a proposed warehouse at 176 Pine Barren Road. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This is a proposed 105,000 square foot warehouse and adequate parking spaces have been provided based on office space and employees. Plans have been revised and will be resubmitted to Bill Nicholson tomorrow. Wilson Roberts questioned the dumpster not being screened from Pine Barren Road and if one is sufficient. Within an industrial zoning district, the board felt these items were addressed adequately. There were no public comments. Therefore, Jim McQueeney made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed warehouse at 176 Pine Barren Road subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, only two live oaks are being saved and the remaining pine/gum trees are being removed. A motion was made by Jim McQueeney to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Sketch Plan review for Crestwood Suites – proposed location on San Drive next to Burger King. Paul Simonton of P. C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. presented the sketch plan for Crestwood Suites to the board for their review and comments. If council approves the proposed sketch plan, Andrew Pace has the lot under contract to construct a 4-story hotel with 109 rooms. Mr. Simonton stated he represented Mr. Glen Sawyer when the tract was subdivided into 5 lots. At that time two lots were targeted for hotels and the other three for restaurants. Since that time Mr. Sawyer has sold two of the lots for hotel use and Andrew Pace has approached Mr. Sawyer about purchasing Parcel A and a portion of Parcel B for a third hotel. Prior to submitting a recombination plat, Mr. Pace would like to have the city’s approval of the proposed sketch plan. Several concerns were expressed by the board regarding the sketch plan for Crestwood Suites. The hotel
is too close to the residentially zoned area and shifting the building towards U. S. Highway 80 to the sixty foot setback line would be a better design. Shifting the building northward would also lessen the impact of the project on the drainage from U. S. Highway 80. Having no access around the back of the hotel was another concern. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the sketch plan for Crestwood Suites subject to the recombination of parcel A and a portion of parcel B, the building being shifted towards U. S. Highway 80 to the sixty foot building setback line away from the residentially zoned area and also shifting the building eastward ten additional feet away from the property line for fire truck access. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before this board, a motion of adjournment was made
by Mary Louise Lanier and seconded by Jim McQueeney. Motion passed.

December 12, 2005

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
December 12, 2005

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 6 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Wilson Roberts, Jim McQueeney, Carl King and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Larry Olliff and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Don Taylor called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Don Taylor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Erhead Properties, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone approximately 16.4 acres at 1743 Quacco Road from R-A, Residential-Agricultural to C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning District. Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the rezoning request along with property owner Ryan Boland. The subject parcel consists of approximately 16.4 acres and is located on the west side of Quacco Road south of the Savannah Quarters PUD. Currently the zoning for this property is R-A (Residential – Agricultural District) and the existing use on site is one (1) single family residence. The property directly to the north of this parcel is zoned PUD as part of the Savannah Quarters development; wherein the proposed uses are for churches, commercial, and medical/office along the Pooler Parkway. Properties to the south, east and across Quacco Road to the west are zoned R-A, with current land uses of single family residential and vacant/agricultural. Mr. Thompson explained the requested zoning for this parcel is C-1, a Light Commercial Zoning and the allowable uses in this zoning would be compatible with the uses permitted along the Pooler Parkway within the Savannah Quarters PUD. The board was concerned about what was proposed and how the parcel was to be developed. Mr. Thompson stated that most likely the 16.4 acres would be subdivided into smaller tracts as a commercial subdivision. While the final uses for the property are not known at this time, the current plans are for medical / office uses and some commercial retail. On December 7th, a meeting was held with the adjacent property owners to hopefully address any concerns. The board members expressed concerns regarding how the rezoning would affect the surrounding residential areas and the church site to the north. Several representatives from the church are concerned that the rezoning would adversely affect their property with their future plans for a church site and day school located so close to the above referenced parcel. Other adjacent property owners, Mary Hammer and E. W. Ennis are not opposed to the rezoning but would like more information as to what is proposed on the parcel. Several property owners in Savannah Quarters stated they were opposed to the rezoning and urged the board members to give this request careful consideration. Hal Kraft of HGB&D spoke on behalf of Savannah Quarter Holdings and Cotter Christian. He stated that Mr. Christian is concerned about the proposed buffering from the residential areas in Savannah Quarters and asked if the developer would meet with him to discuss this prior to the council meeting. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton is concerned about the property owners that have purchased these very expensive lots in Westbrook Subdivision assuming the adjacent property to the south would remain residentially zoned. Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated that he is opposed to a blanket rezoning of the 16.4 acres and that if the rezoning was approved, extensive buffering restrictions and use restrictions would have to be in place as conditions to the rezoning. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver questioned the need for the rezoning with such a variety of allowable uses in the R-A zoning district such as a medical center, childcare center and churches, just to mention a few. Commissioner Charles Archer also questioned if the property owner had researched all of his options considering all of the allowable uses listed in the R-A Zoning District. In response, Mr. Thompson stated the property owner would like to have the flexibility to add some commercial retail along with the proposed medical / office buildings. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Carl King to table this request for additional information to be provided regarding potential allowable uses and buffering concerns addressed on a preliminary development plan. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

Final Subdivision plat of Lot 15C of the Parkway Professional Plaza into four lots.
The petitioner was not present but the board has approved similar subdivision plats on lots 15A and 15B. A building has been constructed on Lot 15C and the owner wants to sell the individual units. Therefore, Jim McQueeney made a motion to recommend approval of the final subdivision plat of Lot 15C in the Parkway Professional Plaza into

four lots. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Preliminary site plan / sketch plan review of a proposed commercial subdivision located approximately 4,000 feet west of Benton Boulevard on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the preliminary site plan for this proposed commercial subdivision to the board for their review and comments. Dickey Development, LLC plans to subdivide this tract into five parcels with a 45 foot access easement. One parcel will be developed as a mini-storage warehouse, two parcels will be developed as retail, and the remaining two out parcels will be developed as allowed under The City of Pooler C-2 development standards. Mr. Coleman reviewed the list of comments from Bill Nicholson as to how he would address each one. He also stated that the developer is proposing a 20’ undisturbed buffer to include possibly a berm to screen the commercial area from the residential development to the north. Commissioner Roberts recommended a circular drive be added to the Retail A building site for better truck delivery access. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the preliminary site plan for a proposed commercial subdivision on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway subject to the plans being revised to address the board’s comments and the engineer’s comments.
Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Preliminary construction plan for East Spine Road, Phase 3 (Easthaven Boulevard) in the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans for East Spine Road, Phase 3 to the board for their review and recommendation. The Phase 3 project is for the construction of the East Spine Road extension to the amenity/park area, the Lift Station and infrastructure to future residential development in the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. The board questioned who would own and maintain the amenity area. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that the homeowner’s association would probably be responsible for the amenity area. With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan for East Spine Road, Phase 3 in Savannah Quarters subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and clarification of who will own and maintain the amenity area. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.
Construction plan review of a 60” Storm Pipe Extension for South Godley Enterprises, LLC in the northeast corner of Park Avenue and Pooler Parkway.
Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the construction plans to cover a large drainage ditch in the northeast corner of Pooler Parkway and Park Avenue. The construction plan has been approved by Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. With no public comment, a motion was made by Carl King to approve the construction plan of a 60” Storm Pipe Extension for South Godley Enterprises, LLC in the northeast corner of Park Avenue and Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Jim McQueeney and passed without opposition.

Acceptance of Performance Bond / Final Plat review of Hamilton Grove, Phase 3.
Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the final plat of Hamilton Grove, Phase 3 to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 3 contains 67 lots and is located in Savannah Quarters south of East Haven Boulevard. The subdivision is not complete; therefore the developer has posted a bond in the amount of $126,208.11 to guarantee completion of the work in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comment, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to accept the performance bond and recommend approval of the final plat for Hamilton Grove, Phase 3. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

Acceptance of Performance Bond / Final Plat review of Hamilton Grove, Phase 6.
Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the final plat of Hamilton Grove, Phase 6 to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 6 contains 50 lots and is located in Savannah Quarters south of East Haven Boulevard. The subdivision is not complete; therefore the developer has posted a bond in the amount of $1,175,167.54 to guarantee completion of the work in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comment, a motion was made by Charles Archer to accept the performance bond and recommend approval of the final plat for Hamilton Grove, Phase 6. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company appeared before the board to request adding an item to the agenda. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Jim McQueeney to add the acceptance of the maintenance bond and final plat review for Morgan’s Corner as item # 8.

Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

Acceptance of Maintenance Bond / Final Plat review of Morgan’s Corner – a commercial subdivision located in the northeast corner of Pine Barren Road and Pooler Parkway. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat for Morgan’s Corner to the board for their review and recommendation. The subdivision is complete but there were some punch list items noted by the Public Works Department.
They hope to have these punch list items corrected to schedule a re-inspection in a couple of days. Once this inspection is complete and all items have been addressed, the city will accept a maintenance bond in the amount of $172,540.95 to cover any defects that may occur during the l year maintenance period. With no public comment, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to accept the maintenance bond and recommend approval of the final plat for Morgan’s Corner. Motion was seconded by Carl King and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before this board, a motion of adjournment was made

by Jim McQueeney and seconded by Carl King. Motion passed