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January 12, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 12, 2009


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.  Members present were, Charles Archer, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Robert Byard, and James Reardon. Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance.  Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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



PUBLIC HEARING:

 

1.      Petition to amend the PUD Development Standards to allow Communication Towers and related facilities in the commercial section of the Wynn-Capallo Tract PUD Master Plan located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway:  Jonathan Yates on behalf of Chris Wynn, Managing Partner for JACP Properties, presented the amendment to allow Communication Towers and related facilities in the commercial section of the Wynn-Capallo Tract PUD Master Plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This item was approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. The lack of coverage in this area has prompted the request for an additional telecommunication tower. Mr. Yates stated that a 1.6 acre tract located in the northwest corner, surrounded by wetlands, of the Wynn-Capallo tract has been dedicated for a proposed telecommunication tower. Further, the monopole will be 195’ with a (four)  4’ lighting rod attached to the top. Mr. Yates also informed the board that due to the close proximity to the airport, he applied and was pre-approved by FAA, receiving a “no hazard determination”. During the meeting there were questions concerning the placement of the communication towers within the PUD, the capacity of the tower, and the required lighting for the top of the proposed tower. In response, Mr. Yates stated that the amendment will specify that all communication towers and related facilities are only allowed in a commercially zoned area and be in accordance with the City of Pooler’s recently adopted WTF Ordinance, Sections 80-1 thru 80-11. Further, the capacity of the tower is designed structurally for at least (three) 3 to (four) 4 competitors and anyone with a license in this market. Also, as long as the monopoles are erected below the maximum height of 200’, no lighting on the top is required. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the amendment to the PUD Development Standards to allow Communication Towers and related facilities in the commercial section of the Wynn-Capallo Tract PUD Master Plan located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:



 

2.      Site Plan / Landscape Plan Review for Flowers Bread Distribution Center located at 1285 East Highway 80: James Reardon stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item. Travis Burke with Kern-Coleman Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Burke stated that the plans have been reviewed and approved by NRCS and the city engineer. During the board meeting there were questions concerning the graphic scale, the detention pond, access, and additional traffic being generated in this area. In response, Mr. Burke stated that access has been agreed upon and recorded with the adjacent property owner per the request of DOT (Department of Transportation) to allow a single access for both parcels and the detention pond will be considered a wet detention pond. Mr. Burke also stated that deliveries will be made by small single delivery trucks departing and returning before rush hour traffic. Councilwoman Benton informed the board that the City Manager, Robbie Byrd, has sent in another request for a traffic signal at the intersection of Pine Barren Road and East Highway 80. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval of the site plan for Flowers Bread Distribution Center located at 1285 East Highway 80, contingent upon a graphic scale adjustment being made before presenting the site plan to Council. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Byard and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Byard to recommend approval of the landscape plan for Flowers Bread Distribution Center located at 1285 East Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition. Commissioner Reardon returned to his seat on the board.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition. 

January 26, 2009

 
CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 26, 2009


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.  Members present were, Charles Archer, Scotty Fletcher, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Robert Byard, Nannette Ringham and James Reardon. Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance.  Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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



NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for proposed office building with flex space located at 125 Pipemakers Circle:  Commissioner James Reardon stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item. Travis Burke of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan for the proposed office building with flex space to the board for their review and recommendation. There were questions from the board concerning a 40” Live Oak to be saved, recombination of the lots, dumpster locations and engineering comments. In response, Mr. Burke stated that he will do some minor adjustments to the parking as well as the handicap spaces to allow the maximum needed space to accommodate the Live Oak that is to be saved, two (2) dumpster pads with masonry enclosures will be added to the site plan and all of the engineering comments have been addressed and resubmitted for review. Further, the recombination plat will be forthcoming.  With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed office building with flex space located at 125 Pipemakers Circle, subject to all of the engineering comments being addressed, dumpster pad locations being added to the site plan, submittal of the recombination plat, and the required parking being met after adjustment to the site plan to accommodate the safe keeping of the 40” Like Oak as noted on page L1.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.  Regarding the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval of the landscape plan for the proposed office building with flex space located at 125 Pipemakers Circle, subject to parking spaces being eliminated to accommodate the 40” Live Oak that is noted on the landscape plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ringham and passed without opposition. Commissioner Reardon returned to his seat on the board

 

 

 

2.      Preliminary Construction Plan review and landscape plan for tree ordinance compliance for a seven (7) lot commercial subdivision in the Pooler Marketplace located behind Regions Bank:Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the preliminary construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The project will consist of approximately 36.44 acres and a seven (7) lot commercial subdivision is proposed. The infrastructure associated with the site includes a roadway, water distribution, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage systems. Mr. Kraft reminded the board that this infrastructure is part of the same plan that was approved previously under the Pooler Marketplace site plan. Commissioner Olliff questioned the proposed tenant. Mr. Ryan Slattery of Pooler (E & A) LLC stated that the lease has not been signed at this time, but as soon as the signature is received, a sign will be posted. All of the engineering comments have been addressed.  With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan for a seven (7) lot commercial subdivision in the Pooler Marketplace located behind Regions Bank. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Mr. Kraft stated that a green space plan was previously reviewed and approved by the City of Pooler that covered 17.4 acres of this property (Lots 1 – 4 and Lot 7) before parcel lines were established. Further, now that the parcel lines are being established, this plan distributes the tree counts from the approved plan to the proposed parcels. Lots 5 and 6 are future development parcels, and this plan addresses those lots at the 15 trees per acre requirement.  Mr. Kraft also stated that all tress to be planted will be in accordance with the previously approved green space plan and the list of preferred species in the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Ringham to recommend approval of the landscape plan for the preliminary construction plan for a seven (7) lot commercial subdivision in the Pooler Marketplace located behind Regions Bank. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Byard and passed without opposition.  



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Ringham  made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

February 9, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
February 9, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were, Charles Archer, Scotty Fletcher, Mary Louise Lanier, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Robert Byard, Nannette Ringham and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Proposed Changes in “The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance”: On September 15, 2008, the City of Pooler adopted a new Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to be effective on September 26, 2008. This was a joint effort with Chatham County, the Department of Natural Resources and FEMA to amend the ordinance to include the new DFIRM Maps and FIS (Flood Insurance Study). Since that time some concerns have been expressed by the Home Builders Association of Savannah resulting in the proposed amendments to revise the definition of “Critical Facility”, “National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)”, “Substantial Improvement” and to revise elevated building standards to allow the use of solid foundation perimeter walls. There was discussion concerning the meaning of “ventilation” as noted in Paragraph 1, Section 50 – 92. Zoning Administrator Mrs. Carver stated that this information was taken directly from the FEMA model ordinance. Further she stated that she will check with FEMA and get some type of clarification. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to approve the proposed changes in “The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance” subject to clarification of the word “ventilation” prior to Council. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Final Plat Review of Durham Park Townhomes, Phase 1-E: James Reardon stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item and the following two items. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the final plat of Durham Park Townhomes, Phase 1-E to the board for their review and recommendation. There were questions concerning plans for the proposed Amenity Site, purpose of the cul-de-sac at the end of Durham Park Way and the fact that the townhomes are now located in the “floodway” according to the new FEMA Flood Map adopted on September 26, 2008. In response, Mr. Fell stated that he will have an answer pertaining to the Amenity Site prior to Council, the cul-de-sac will eventually be the entrance to Phase II, and Note 8 on the final plat states this development is in an AE floodway, but in Note 9, the construction of this subdivision was based on the original flood zoning and designation of this area which was an AE, with a flood elevation of 18’. Further he stated that this is all being reviewed at this time. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval of the final plat for Durham Park Townhomes, Phase 1-E, subject to the issue of when the Amenity Site would be built being addressed prior to Council. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

3. Minor Subdivision Plat review for PP West, LLC to create Lot 6 from the remaining portion of Phase II, Clyde E. Daniels Tract: Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the minor subdivision plat of the remaining portion of Phase II of the Clyde E. Daniels Tract to the board for their review and recommendation. Lot 6 consists of approximately 1.646 acres and is located south of the Pooler Parkway, north of the drainage canal. Attorney Harold Yellin stated that the purpose of the minor subdivision is to combine this irregular shaped lot that is being subdivided, with the other surrounding properties under common ownership and will take access from US Highway 80. Further he stated that the preapproved curb cut on Pooler Parkway will be the access to this property and is designed for right-in, right-out only. There was discussion concerning the drainage canal, access and the buffer areas. Public Comments: Patty Clark, resident of 104 Wild Turkey Lane expressed her concern regarding potential use of this lot and also provided pictures that demonstrated the stripped 50’ buffer area and dilapidated fencing as viewed from her back yard. Petitioner’s Response: Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company stated that a 15-acre tract set aside as a conservation easement adjacent to this tract of land can not be cleared and has been deeded to the City of Pooler. Further, he stated that this should provide adequate buffering for adjacent residential properties. With no further comments, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision for PP West, LLC to create Lot 6 from the remaining portion of Phase II, Clyde E. Daniels Tract subject to the access easement being recorded along with the plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.

4. Recombination Plat Review of Lots 18 and 19 located within Phase II of “The Pooler Park of Commerce”: Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Fletcher reminded the board that the site plan for a proposed 27,025 square foot office building with flex space was approved by the board at the last meeting. With no further comments, Commissioner Ringham made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat of Lots 18 and 19 located within Phase II of “The Pooler Park of Commerce”. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition. James Reardon returned to his seat on the board.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:45 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

February 23, 2009


CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
February 23, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was not held on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. due to the fact there was no official business to come before the board.

March 09, 2009


CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 9, 2009


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Scotty Fletcher, Robert Byard and James Reardon. Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Larry Olliff gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Posting of Performance Bond/Final Plat Review of a major subdivision of Lot 11 within Parcel 5A of Godley Station, Phase 2: James Reardon stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated that the property is zoned commercial within the Godley Station PUD and located at the intersection of Godley Station Boulevard South and Southern Junction Boulevard. The 10.23 acre tract is being subdivided creating seven (7) commercial lots and a common area. Furthermore, the final PUD and site plan for this development was approved by the Board back on August 6, 2008. The bond amount has also been approved as stated in a letter dated February 20, 2009. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to recommend posting of the performance bond and final plat approval of a major subdivision of Lot 11 with Parcel 5A of Godley Station, Phase 2. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Byard and passed without opposition. Commissioner Reardon returned to his seat on the board.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Olliff made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:10 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

April 13, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
April 13, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were, Charles Archer, Scotty Fletcher, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor and Nannette Ringham. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. New Asbury Park, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone approximately 13.56 acres located on Quacco Road as follows, 5.82 acres from R-4 (Townhome Zoning) to C-2 (Heavy Commercial) and 7.74 acres from R-4 (Townhome Zoning) to R-A (Residential-Agricultural): Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the rezoning petition to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the property was rezoned to R-4 approximately one year ago for the construction of 110 townhomes, but with the economy in the condition it is in now, the developer feels that this change will be in the best interest of the surrounding community. Further, the board members were informed that the developer has donated approximately 0.85 acres to the City of Pooler for the construction of a new fire department. The front portion of the property is being requested as a C-2 zoning, which will contain a commercial outparcel, a 3,000 sq. ft. office building, a mini-storage, a convenience store, and a car wash. The rear portion that contains approximately 6.89 acres is being requested as an R-A zoning district to be developed as an RV Park. The entire site will be served by City of Pooler water and sewer. Chairman Roberts asked the petitioner to explain the RV Park to him. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that the RV Park will be gated, fenced, with an onsite manager with covenants and restrictions that will allow the park to be utilized as a short-term RV Park and not a permanent residence. The petitioner has filed for a zoning text amendment to add an RV Park in the R-A Zoning District. The Board will consider the text amendment during the April 27th meeting. Public Comments: Mr. Earl Davis of 125 Davis Road expressed his concerns regarding the tenants becoming permanent residents, abandoned RV’s, and drainage issues. Amanda Maltanalto of Aquinnah Drive expressed her concerns regarding traffic issues, the safety of her children and the value of her home. Mr. Rick Wissmach of 120 Sussex Retreat spoke in favor of the development and thought it would be a very positive improvement for the area. Fire Chief Wade Simmons informed the board and the adjacent property owners that since the fire department will be in this area, he and the City Manager have been discussing the possibility of creating some type of safety inspection program that will enable the fire department to assist the city in keeping the park free of any violations. Also, since the fire station is used frequently by the Police Department, this too will eliminate any issues that may arise from within the RV park area. Joseph Rooke, adjacent property owner expressed his concerns regarding the length of time one is allowed to stay in the park, type of fence that will be constructed between the property and the type of buffer being proposed. Petitioner’s Comments: Mr. Coleman responded to the public comments by stating that the proposed zoning changes would generate less traffic than the recently approved Townhome development. Further, the owner will not be able to purchase RV’s and rent out, the type of fencing in the front area will be of a solid type and the remainder of the area will be of a shadow box type fencing that will be aesthetically pleasing. Mr. Coleman also stated that in an effort to try to work with Chatham County, Mr. Davis, an adjacent property owner, has been contacted to allow them to create some effort to try and relieve some of the drainage problems from across the street and this is moving forward. Also, he further stated that the detention pond will be designed and approved by the City’s Engineer to assure all requirements are met. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval of a C-1 Zoning in lieu of the C-2 Zoning as requested by the petitioner for 5.82 acres located on Quacco Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition. Commissioner Ringham made a motion to recommend approval to rezone 7.74 acres from an R-4 to a R-A zoning located on Quacco Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

2. Recombination Plat review of lots 537 and 538 in The Farm @ Morgan Lakes, Phase 1A: D.R. Horton, Inc. owns both lots and the recombination will correct a side setback discrepancy. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Ringham to recommend approval of the recombination plat of lots 537 and 538 in The Farm @ Morgan Lakes, Phase 1A. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. Final Plat review of Towne Park, Phase 1, Block C, Lots (166-169): Don Taylor stepped down from his seat on the board to present the final plat for Towne Park, Phase I, Block C to the board for their review and recommendation. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the final plat of Towne Park, Phase I, Block C, Lots (166-169). Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ringham and passed without opposition. Commissioner Taylor returned to his seat on the board.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Ringham made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:20 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.


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April 27, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
April 27, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were, Scotty Fletcher, Don Taylor, Mary Louise Lanier, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, James Reardon and Nannette Ringham. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, Mayor Mike Lamb, City Manager Robbie Byrd, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Larry Olliff gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Michael Pal’s request for a front setback fence encroachment variance at 901 Hayden Drive: Roopal Pal presented the request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mrs. Pal presented photographs to the board during the meeting along with a signed petition from the adjacent property owners conveying their approval of the variance. During the Planning & Zoning meeting, there were questions concerning the possible obstruction of view, the height of the fence, and the height of the fence post. Commissioner Taylor stated that after riding by the property, the fence did not obstruct view from either Hayden Drive or Brighton Woods Drive. Mrs. Pal stated that the height of the fence is 6’ and the posts will be cut as soon as a proposed carport is installed, since the post will serve as a support to the carport. Mr. Michael Pal stated that he has spoken with Scott McPherson, Building Code Enforcer, regarding the requirements of the proposed carport and he will abide by all of the setback restrictions. Public Comments: Roger Livingston, resident of 203 Brighton Woods Drive, expressed his approval to the board regarding the fence location. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Ringham, seconded by Commissioner Fletcher, to recommend approval for a front setback fence encroachment variance at 901 Hayden Drive. Commissioners Ringham, Fletcher, and Lanier voted in favor and Commissioners Taylor, Reardon, and Olliff opposed, thus causing a tie. Chairman Roberts voted in favor of the request, motion passed.

2. Jonathan Yates on behalf of SBA Towers & AT&T Mobility has petitioned the City of Pooler for a conditional use to construct a new WTF on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: Jonathan Yates of Nexsen Pruett LLC on behalf of SBA Towers and AT&T Mobility presented the conditional use to construct a new WTF on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Mr. Yates stated that AT&T is requesting permission to construct a new wireless telecommunications tower south of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway to improve coverage to the Godley Station residential developments. A PUD Amendment to the Wynn-Cappallo PUD was approved to allow Wireless Telecommunication Facilities within commercial districts. Mr. Yates also stated that the proposed area will consist of approximately 1.6 acres but leasing only a 100’ x 100’ area to construct a 195’ non-concealed freestanding monopole tower. Mr. Yates reviewed in detail the criteria for granting a conditional use with the board. During the Planning & Zoning meeting, there were questions regarding the telecommunications site review letter received from Richard Edwards regarding the designated location of the tower and if it is correct and the placement of the antennas. In response, Mr. Yates stated that he has spoken with Mr. Edwards after receiving the letter and due to the amount of wetlands in the proposed area the tower site can not be moved any further off of the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. In response to the placement of the antennas, Greg Knight, RF Engineer with AT&T Mobility responded by stating that the site will be deployed with both GSM and UMTS technologies, requiring multiple antennas per tower face, which need to be all the same height to fulfill the objectives, thus making flush-mounted antennas not possible. Further, this is required in order to perform the necessary communication functions of this site. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to approve the conditional use request to construct a new WTF on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. New Asbury Park proposed Text Amendment to add “RV Parks” as a permitted use in R-A, a Residential-Agricultural Zoning District: James Reardon stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item. Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the proposed text amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the approval of the proposed text amendment must include a set of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for all “RV Parks.” Further, “Article II Protective Covenants, Section 3 Land Use” will be amended to read “any part of property used for the temporary recreational vehicle campground shall not allow recreational vehicles to utilize the park for more than 6 months. If you utilize the park for 6 months you may not return within 90 days.” There was further discussion regarding the length of time the RV can remain on the site within a 1-year time frame and potential loopholes with the proposed text. Mr. Coleman presented photographs of existing RV Parks in the surrounding area to the board for their review. During the Planning & Zoning meeting, there were questions concerning “Article II Protective Covenants, Section 10 Nuisances”, the number of proposed spaces in the RV Park, and the size of the spaces. In response. Mr. Coleman stated that “nuisances” would fall under the enforcement of the City based on what is allowed within a neighborhood and that there are approximately 53 spaces with the majority of the spaces being 25 x 60 in size. Public Comments: Mr. George McDonald, adjacent property owner, expressed his concern to the board regarding the re-zoning of the surrounding properties. Further, he stated that he would like to have a privacy fence between his property and the proposed development. Sandra McDonald of 1511 Quacco Road expressed her concern to the board regarding the appearance of an RV Park, the upkeep, as well as the type of tenants. Board Comments: Commissioner Ringham asked the petitioner if he would have an issue with the text amendment being changed to add RV Parks as a conditional use rather than a permitted use. Petitioner’s Response: Mr. Coleman stated that he feels as though he is getting further and further away from getting approval. City Manager, Robbie Byrd, reminded the board that a site plan has already been approved for an apartment complex at this location. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to approve the proposed text amendment to add “RV Parks” as a permitted use in R-A, a Residential-Agricultural Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed with Commissioners Lanier and Olliff opposing. Commissioner Reardon returned to his seat on the board.

4. Southern Hospitality, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler for an expansion of a conditional use at Pooler Fun Zone located at 1040 East Highway 80: Ann Smith, Architect with Lominack, Kolman and Smith on behalf of Southern Hospitality, LLC presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Ms. Smith stated that the expansion of the Fun Zone Amusement Park is currently proposed into the adjacent lot. Councilwoman Benton asked for clarification of the drawing. In response, Ms. Smith stated that everything on the drawing that is hatched is future development along with the ones that are below the property line which are encroaching into the adjacent lot. Further, the ones that are above the property line that are not hatched currently exist and the others that are hatched are planned. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval for an expansion of a conditional use at Pooler Fun Zone located at 1040 East Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

5. Decorative Fence request by Fred Williams Homebuilders to place a 3’ double rail white decorative fence along Pine Barren Road to match existing fence on Quacco Road: The petitioner is requesting a 3’ double rail white fence along Pine Barren Road to match the existing fence located on Quacco Road. Due to the fact there were questions concerning the placement of the fence and the petitioner was not present, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to table the decorative fence request by Fred Williams Homebuilders. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Ringham made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

May 11, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
May 11, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Mayor Mike Lamb, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Jonathan Yates on behalf of SBA Towers & AT&T Mobility has petitioned the City of Pooler for a conditional use to construct a new wireless telecommunication tower at 1727 Dean Forest Road: Jonathan Yates of Nexsen Pruett LLC on behalf of SBA Towers and AT&T Mobility presented the conditional use to construct a new WTF at 1727 Dean Forest Road. The purpose of the proposed 165’ free standing monopole tower with a 5’ lightning rod is to add more services to the industrial area and to qualify AT&T the ability to improve spectrum use by adding GPS and UTMS systems. The equipment compound shall be fifty feet by fifty feet (50’x 50’). The plan is for the tower and ground equipment to support the needs of up to six (6) carriers. Mr. Yates also reviewed in detail the criteria for granting a conditional use with the board. Commissioner Archer questioned the coverage area. In response, Mr. Gregory Knight, AT&T Mobility RF Engineer, displayed a color chart depicting the existing and proposed coverage, stating that the desired coverage would extend inside commercial buildings within the area. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to approve the conditional use request to construct a new WTF at 1727 Dean Forest Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. Decorative Fence request by Fred Williams Homebuilders to place a 3’ double rail white decorative fence along Pine Barren Road to match existing fence on Quacco Road: This item was tabled at the previous Planning & Zoning meeting, due to the fact there were questions concerning the placement of the fence in the right-of-way and the petitioner not being present. Fred Williams with Fred Williams Homebuilders explained to the board that Michael Hussey met with the City Manager on site to discuss the fence location. As a result of the meeting, the drawing was revised to move the proposed decorative fence 12’ off the edge of the pavement to allow room for any future sidewalk expansion. A motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of a 3’ double rail white decorative fence being placed along Pine Barren Road to match the existing fence on Quacco Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:25 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

May 26, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
May 26, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Scotty Fletcher and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Wally Walker has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 304 Carver Street from R-1A (a Single-Family Residential Dwelling District) to R-2C (a Two Family Residential Dwelling District): Mr. Wally Walker presented the rezoning petition to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Walker stated that his intention is to demolish the existing old house on Lot 12 to construct a 40 x 50 Duplex Apartment. Further, he is proposing a recombination of Lots 10, 11, and 12 to increase the width of Lot 12, therefore the new side setback would be 13 ½’ from each property line. This would increase the square footage of the recombined lot to approximately 13,000 square feet, leaving approximately 12,000 square feet in area for Lots 10 & 11. The board questioned if adequate parking spaces would be provided, if the minimum rear yard setback requirement would be met on the existing adjacent duplex with the proposed recombination, the width of the proposed driveway, adding that the intent of this classification allows for this type of development within R-1A zoning districts as spot zoning, but not intended to be a high density area. In response, Mr. Walker stated that the proposed duplex will have the required two (2) parking spaces per unit located in the front of the building, the minimum rear yard setback will be met, and the proposed driveway will be at least 12’ wide. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to recommend approval to rezone 304 Carver Street from R-1A to R-2C, contingent upon a minimum of four (4) parking pads along with a double driveway being constructed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed with Commissioner Olliff opposing.

2. Minor subdivision plat review of 3.23 acres divided into Lots 3A and 3B located at the end of Jones Road for Trina and John D. Green: Zoning Administrator, Jackie Carver stated to the board that this item has been withdrawn, due to septic tank issues relating to Chatham County Health Department Regulations.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

June 8, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JUNE 8, 2009


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Scotty Fletcher, Don Taylor, Nannette Ringham, Charles Archer and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Medical Hardship Variance Request for temporary placement of a travel trailer at 418 Sangrena Drive. Verna Warner presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. She explained that the variance, if approved, would allow her brother to stay in a travel trailer on her property to help care for their mother, who requires 24-hour-a-day care. Further, the length of time for this temporary arrangement is unknown. There was discussion by the Planning and Zoning Board concerning the removal of the existing fence, proposed location of travel trailer, future plans of an addition to the residence, current health condition of her mother and how the variance standards apply with a medical hardship. Ms. Warner stated that her mother is 91 years old and her health is fairly good, but she is completely dependent upon them to feed, bathe and dress her. Sometime in the future, she does plan to build a double garage with a bonus room on the second floor.
Public Comments: Jack King of 1121 Big Bend Road expressed the following concerns: if the travel trailer will be moved in and out, will water and sewer hook-up be required and if it would remain on site once the medical hardship no longer exists. In response, Ms. Warner stated that the travel trailer will not be moved in and out and will be connected to water, sewer and electricity. With no other comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the medical hardship variance for temporary placement of a travel trailer at 418 Sangrena Drive with the request meeting #1 and #2 of the variance standards and subject to the travel trailer being removed when no longer needed or brother is not available to live there. Commissioner Archer asked if the motion could be amended to include that when the addition is built that the travel trailer will be removed. Ms. Warner stated that when the addition is built, her brother will live in the house and not the travel trailer. At that time, she was hoping that the travel trailer could remain at her home with utilities disconnected. Since, Ms. Warner is requesting to leave the travel trailer parked at her home; Commissioner Olliff withdrew his motion as stated. Following some discussion, a motion was then made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the medical hardship variance for temporary placement of a travel trailer at 418 Sangrena Drive subject to disconnection of water, sewer and power and not allowing anyone to use the travel trailer as a residence when it is no longer needed for the mother’s health or when the brother moves into the house. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed with Commissioner Archer opposing.

2. Godley Station Animal Hospital located at 127 Canal Street is requesting approval to place a 6’ aluminum fence that looks like wrought iron between the building and the Pooler Parkway. David Howes, owner of Godley Station Animal Hospital, presented the site plan showing a proposed 6’ aluminum fence that looks like wrought iron to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the fence is for the security of the animals. He stated that a lot of dogs are walked on a daily basis around the facility on a leash. Further, the fence would provide a safe area for his patients and provide an attractive addition to the property. Mr. Howes reiterated the function of the fence is not to have dogs run unattended or be left outside overnight. Because the retention ditch located between the building and the Pooler Parkway is approximately five (5) feet below the base of the building, the fence will be hard to see from the Pooler Parkway. Commissioner Archer questioned if any trees would have to be removed. In response, Mr. Howes stated that they do not plan to cut any of the trees. Councilwoman Benton asked and Mr. Howes confirmed that powdered coating aluminum fencing is proposed. With no other comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the request to place a 6’ aluminum fence at Godley Station Animal Hospital located at 127 Canal Street. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ringham and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Archer made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

June 22, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 22, 2009


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Scotty Fletcher, Mary Louise Lanier and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Mayor Mike Lamb, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. T & M Commercial, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler for an additional wall sign at 1215 East Highway 80: Mr. Greg Tsiopanas and Dr. Melvin Deese presented the petition to the board for their review and recommendation. Dr. Deese stated that the additional wall sign is needed to have visibility from U.S. Highway 80 for the new proposed Apple Care Medical Walk-in Clinic, aka an Urgent Care Center. Further, Dr. Deese stated that medical clinics are placed around or near larger medical facilities; therefore, the additional wall sign will alert patients of the location in a timely manner. There was discussion during the Planning & Zoning Board concerning the placement of a sign over the suite as well as the scale of the sign. In response, Dr. Deese stated that there will be a sign placed over the clinic door and the size of the sign will be in accordance with the City’s Sign Ordinance. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Lanier to recommend approval for an additional wall sign located at 1215 East Highway 80 based on the request meeting #1 and #3 of the criteria. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.

2. Plat review of a recombination of Tracts 1A & 3A of the Houston Tract for Sandra Sowell: Mr. Sowell presented the recombination to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated that the proposed recombination identifies the new lots as Tract A with 1.11 acres and Tract B with 1.53 acres. With no comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination of tracts 1A and 3A of the Houston Tract for Sandra Sowell. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.


3. Site Plan / Landscape Plan Review of a proposed 170’ Monopole Telecommunication Tower at 1727 TWR Dean Forest Road: Jonathan Yates of Nexsen Pruett presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yates stated that the proposed site will be located on the property currently owned by Gypsum Express and the leased area will be approximately 50’ x 50’ with a brick wall surrounding. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the site plan of a proposed 170’ Monopole Telecommunications Tower at 1727 TWR Dean Forest Road, subject to the conditions listed in the CityScape Consulting report. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the plan for the proposed telecommunication tower. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor, and passed without opposition.

4. Site Plan / Landscape Plan Review of a proposed 195’ Monopole Telecommunication Tower at 1575 Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: Jonathan Yates of Nexsen Pruett presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yates stated that the proposed site will be located on the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and due to the enormous existing tree cover, rear wetlands, as well as the existing vegetation, the tower will be very well concealed. Further, he stated that the fence enclosure is proposed to be a wooden fence and the leased area will be approximately 70’ x 70’, along with additional landscaping. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the site plan of a proposed 195’ Monopole Telecommunications Tower at 1575 Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. Regarding the plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the landscape plan for the proposed Telecommunications Tower. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Councilwoman Benton asked the Board Members if there were any items that they would like her to convey during the Summer Planning Retreat scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2009. In response some of the items discussed were the standards and lot width for Duplex Zoning and the Storm Water Management Design requirements for 10-year, 25-year, and 50-year storms.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Archer made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:45 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

July 13, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
July 13, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer, Nannette Ringham and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Review of minor subdivision plat creating Lots 11-A and 11-B from Lot 11 of the Clyde E. Daniels Tract: Daryl Calloway of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Calloway stated that his client, Remington II, LLC only needs to purchase a portion of the tract for a proposed business. Therefore, he is asking to create a minor subdivision in order to have the plat recorded. The board questioned the remaining lot size of Lot 11-A for adequate setbacks and access to Lot 11-B. In response, Mr. Calloway stated that the remaining Lot 11-A would contain approximately 1.320 acres and setbacks would be sufficient for future development, referencing the 10’ building setback noted on the plat as well as the 60’ front building setback. Further, the access to Lot 11-B would be off of the adjacent 30’ private access easement, rather than directly off of Highway 80. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat creating Lots 11-A and 11-B from Lot 11 of the Clyde E. Daniels Tract. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.

2. Review of recombination plat of 7.30 acres located on Winskie Road into Lots 1 and 2 for land distribution between Amy Davis Clayton and Linda Davis Hawk: The petitioner was not present. Given that the board reviewed the plat and had no questions, a motion was made by Commissioner Ringham to recommend approval of the recombination plat of 7.30 acres located on Winskie Road into Lots 1 and 2 for land distribution between Amy Davis Clayton and Linda Davis Hawk. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Archer made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:25 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ringham and passed without opposition.

July 27, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
July 27, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Scotty Fletcher and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Request of a 36” decorative fence height variance for Godley Station Animal Hospital located at 127 Canal Street: In lieu of the petitioner not being present, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to move this item to the end of the agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition. At the end of the meeting, the board again considered review of this item. There was discussion by the Planning & Zoning Board concerning the proposed 6’ high decorative fence around the sides of the building and the view from Pooler Parkway. Commissioner Taylor stated that due to the contour of the lot including the retention ditch that is located between the building and the Parkway, the fence will not appear to be 6’ high. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to recommend approval of the request to place a 6’ decorative fence at Godley Station Animal Hospital located at 127 Canal Street. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier with Commissioners Archer and Reardon opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:


2. Recombination plat review of Lot 77 and Lot 76B, also known as 1119 Plantation Drive in Sangrena Woods Subdivision for Harold E. Conley: Mr. Harold Conley presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Conley stated that a few years ago he purchased one half of the adjacent lot. To eliminate having two separate parcels, he is requesting the recombination of Lot 77 and Lot 76B to create a larger lot. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the recombination plat of Lot 77 and Lot 76B, also known as 1119 Plantation Drive in Sangrena Woods Subdivision for Harold E. Conley. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.


3. Site Plan / Landscape Plan Review for a proposed O’Reilly Auto Parts store located at 1020 West Highway 80: Cristy Lawrence of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed 0.85 acre heavy commercial site located on Lot 11-B of the Clyde E. Daniels Tract, will consist of an O’Reilly Auto Parts store with parking lot frontage on Highway 80. Ms. Lawrence stated that the engineering comments have been addressed and revised plans will be resubmitted within the next few days. Commissioner Archer questioned the distance from Highway 80 to the entrance of the proposed development. In response, Ms. Lawrence stated that it appeared to be approximately 30’. Chairman Roberts questioned the dumpster enclosure. Ms. Lawrence stated that the enclosure will be out of the required material according to the City’s ordinance. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed O’Reilly Auto Parts store located at 1020 West Highway 80, contingent upon all the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff, and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon, seconded by Commissioner Archer to approve the plan. Motion passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:45 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition.

August 10, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 10, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Scotty Fletcher and James Reardon. Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Wiregrass Holdings, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler for a trailer parking variance on Lot 6 in the Dean Forest Business Park to allow trailers with more than two (2) axles to park within the 60’ front building setback: Jeff Jepson of Northpoint Realty presented the parking variance to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Jepson stated that at the time the business park was developed, the temporary cul-de-sac was installed for emergency vehicle purposes as a turn around. Further, the master plan has now been designed to go beyond the temporary cul-de-sac; therefore it no longer serves the purpose intended. Mr. Jepson also stated that because of the cul-de-sac being installed, a portion of the required parking area has been lost. There were questions raised concerning the possibility of reducing the size of the proposed building, plans to extend the main drive creating additional cul-de-sacs, the timeframe of extending the road past the proposed development on Lot 6, the size of the entire property, percentage of the building and parking lot coverage, and the distance between proposed parking spaces. In response, Mr. Jepson stated that when a business park is developed, they attempt to meet the needs of their potential clients, so reducing the size of the proposed building would not be an option at this point, and there is an additional 23 acres of industrially zoned property that will eventually be developed with the need of the roadway to be extended beyond Lot 6. He also stated that he is not sure of the timeframe since this will all depend on the real estate market and the distance between the parking spaces appear to be approximately 160’ to 180’ wide. Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman and Company stated that there is well above 20% of open space on a 6.5 acre site with a proposed building being approximately 60,500 square feet. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval for a trailer parking variance on Lot 6 in the Dean Forest Business Park to allow trailers with more than two (2) axles to park within the 60’ front building setback based on the request meeting #1 and #3 of the criteria for granting a variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.


NEW BUSINESS:

2. Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for a 196-foot concealed telecommunications facility on Quacco Road for Verizon Wireless: Commissioner Don Taylor stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item. Mr. David Kirk, representing Verizon Wireless presented the site pan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kirk stated that the proposed 196-foot tower height is imperative to allow Verizon Wireless to provide suitable coverage, including in-building coverage, along I-95 and Quacco Road. Further, the applicant is proposing to install a new 100 by 100 square foot compound to accommodate future service providers and Verizon intends to be the initial carrier to use this facility along with proposing to install three (3) new panel antennas mounted internally within the pole at a 186 foot level of the proposed support structure. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the 196-foot concealed telecommunications facility on Quacco Road for Verizon Wireless, subject to the conditions listed in the CityScape Consulting report. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. In regard to the landscape plan, after a brief discussion concerning the proposed fence being masonry and the type of underbrush plantings, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to approve the landscape plan contingent upon the planting of Savannah Holly between the proposed cypress trees. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition. Commissioner Taylor returned to his seat on the board.


3. Recombination Plat review of lots 10, 11, and 12 on Carver Street for Wally Walker: The purpose of this request is to recombine lots 10, 11, and 12 into lots 10-A and 12-A to increase the width of Lot 12. This would increase the square footage of Lot 12-A to 13,295 square feet, and Lot 10-A would now have 12,500 square feet. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the recombination plat of lots 10, 11, and 12 on Carver Street for Wally Walker. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Lanier made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:40 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

August 24, 2009


CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 24, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Hamilton Grove Subdivision, Phase 2 revised plat to denote new Flood Zone lines and notes based on new Flood Maps and LOMR-F cases: Darrell Calloway of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the revised plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Calloway stated that the following three plats are being revised to reflect new FEMA Flood Hazard Lines. Further, that a LOMR was done to remove this area from the 100-year flood zone. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the revised plat for Phase 2 of Hamilton Grove subdivision. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

2. Hamilton Grove Subdivision, Phase 3 revised plat to denote new Flood Zone lines and notes based on new Flood Maps and LOMR-F cases: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the revised plat for Phase 3 of Hamilton Grove subdivision. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition.


3. Hamilton Grove Subdivision, Phase 4 revised plat to denote new Flood Zone lines and notes based on new Flood Maps and LOMR-F cases: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the revised plat for Phase 4 of Hamilton Grove subdivision. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition.

4. Discussion of method to determine density of a proposed duplex zoning within an R-1A, single family residential zoning: Councilwoman Rebecca Benton stated that she had requested that this item be placed on the agenda because of the discussion and vote of 4 to 2 regarding a Duplex Zoning request within an R-1A Zoning that was on Council agenda, Monday, August 17, 2009. There was discussion concerning spot zoning, and the meaning of “dense” in the R-2A Zoning District description. Further, the possible consideration of an overlay district that would allow smaller lots for single-family residential as well as the methods determining denseness by ratio of duplexes/single-family residences within a block or radius distance.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Lanier made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

September 14, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
September 14, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was not held on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., because there were no agenda items to come before the board.


Respectfully submitted,


Kimberly Classen
Planning & Zoning Assistant

September 28, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
September 28, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Scotty Fletcher, James Reardon, and Nancy Bachner. Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

The minutes of the August 24, 2009 meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

Chairman Wilson Roberts introduced Nancy Bachner as our newly appointed member to the Planning & Zoning Board and Councilwoman Benton administered the Oath of Office.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Towne Lake Park of Commerce, LLC petitioned the City of Pooler for an 8’ sign height variance to construct a directory sign with an incorporated clock tower at 125 Southern Junction Boulevard: Travis Burke with Kern-Coleman and Company presented the variance to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Burke stated that this project is located within the South Godley PUD and the current guidelines do not specifically address signage issues as far as height specifications for directory signs, other than stating that the location and the size of the sign must be shown and submitted before the PUD reviewer for approval. Unfortunately, there is no longer an Architectural Review Board; therefore, this request must now meet the City of Pooler’s development standards. Mr. Burke also stated that when the project began, the ARB was still active, so the hardship is based on the fact that the development standards have now changed through the course of the development with new guidelines. Mr. Burke stated that the top of the structure itself is above the required 30’ maximum height. Further, the structure is an open steel frame design, with a proposed clock and directory signs on three sides of the structure, on a square base over the existing dumpster enclosure. There were concerns from the board regarding the following: whether the request met the variance standards, public safety, the height of the incorporated clock, the total square feet of frontage, and the location of the proposed directory sign. Public Comments: Donna Fischer, President of Townlake Home Owners Association, expressed her concerns to the board regarding the height of the sign, as well as public safety. Mr. Robert Bryan, Townlake Board of Directors, also reiterated to the board his concerns regarding the height of the sign. Petitioner’s Comments: In response, Mr. Burke stated that the developer is concerned with the proportion of the sign since it was designed to be placed on the existing dumpster enclosure, due to the fact of this being the main corner of the property where two major streets intersect each other. Further, Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company stated that he would meet with the developer and discuss the possibility of decreasing the height, eliminating or lowering the clock. With no further public comments, at the petitioner’s request, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to table this item for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.

Southern Hospitality, LLC petitioned the City of Pooler for a 10’ sign height variance in order to replace the sign located at 1040 East Highway 80 to increase the visibility of the Fun Zone Amusement Park: Bill Norton of Sign Mart presented the variance to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Norton stated that the larger sign was needed to attract traffic from I-95, and at 30 feet, the sign would be blocked by the Flash Foods Sign when being viewed by westbound traffic. There were concerns from the board regarding the following: whether the request met the variance standards, sign visibility and setting precedence if approved. Commissioner Lanier stated that our current sign ordinance does not address the advertising needs for a large multi activity development with limited road frontage. Therefore, suggesting that the City review the sign ordinance to possibly address this issue, with Commissioner Fletcher concurring. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer, seconded by Commissioner Lanier, to recommend approval of the 10’ sign height variance in order to replace the sign located at 1040 East Highway 80 to increase the visibility of the Fun Zone Amusement Park based on the request meeting #1 and #3 of the criteria. Commissioners Archer, Lanier and Bachner voted in favor of the motion, with Commissioners Fletcher, Olliff, and Reardon voting in opposition, thus creating a tie. Motion passed with Chairman Roberts voting in favor.

Southern Hospitality, LLC petitioned the City of Pooler for a 55 square foot electronic message board variance in order to replace the sign located at 1040 East Highway 80 : Bill Norton of Sign Mart presented the variance to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Norton stated that the current 15 square foot size limitation is so small as to be virtually of no use for advertising along this very busy thoroughfare, not to mention the message center is the most effective way of advertising the activities of the park. Further, a 15 square foot sign, especially when mounted 15 feet above grade, would not be visible until the customer was already on the property. There were concerns by the board regarding the following: whether the request met the variance standards, public safety, and that there is currently no obstruction blocking sign visibility. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Lanier, seconded by Commissioner Archer, to recommend approval of the 55 square foot electronic message board variance in order to replace the sign located at 1040 East Highway 80, based on the request meeting #1 and #3 of the criteria. Commissioners Archer and Lanier voted in favor of the motion, with Commissioners Bachner, Olliff, Reardon, and Fletcher opposing. Therefore, motion was denied by majority vote.

The Estate of Annie Pearl Rahn petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 2.26 acres located at 5146 Old Louisville Road from an RA-L (Residential-Agricultural, Limited District) to an R-A (Residential-Agricultural District): Jackie Tatum presented the rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Ms. Tatum stated that she is interested in purchasing the property to open a “Doggie Daycare” business and this is not an allowable use in the RA-L (Residential-Agricultural, Limited District) zoning district. There were concerns by the board regarding the fact that if the zoning is changed, manufactured homes would be an allowable use. Public Comments: Mr. Tyner, resident of 5210 Old Louisville Road, stated that he is concerned with dog waste, no city sewer service available, improper drainage and the fact that if the rezoning is passed, the entire area will eventually turn into a mobile home park. Mrs. Rhonda Pippin, resident of 5138 old Louisville Road stated that she is the adjacent property owner and is against the rezoning due to the fact of noise, increasing traffic, and the odor of animal waste. Further, she stated that if the rezoning is approved she is requesting that a privacy fence be installed along the entire property line and is also requesting that the City not allow crush-n-run to be used in the driveway. John Doonan, Trustee of Bible Baptist Church, stated that they are concerned with the increase of traffic, and the potential mobile home use if rezoned. Petitioner’s Response: Ms. Tatum responded to the comments by stating that there is a private septic tank that serves this property, the proposed doggie day care facility is approximately 170’ from the ditch, a privacy fence will be installed as proposed on the drawing, the driveway will be of a dust free material, and she will have a contract with Waste Management to remove dog waste. Dr. Karen Cauld, co-investor with Ms. Tatum, reiterated to the board that all of the public comments have already been addressed. With no further comments, after reviewing Section 10, # 8 of the standards for zoning ordinance, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher, seconded by Commissioner Olliff to deny the rezoning request of 2.26 acres located at 4156 Old Louisville Road from an RA-L (Residential-Agricultural, Limited District) to an R-A(residential-Agricultural District). Motion passed with Commissioners Archer and Lanier opposing.

Jackie Tatum petitioned the City of Pooler for a 12’ side setback variance required to meet regulations for a proposed animal boarding “Doggie Daycare” at 5146 Old Louisville Road: Chairman Roberts stated that since item 5 is contingent on item 4, there was no need for further discussion.

Chairman Roberts acknowledged that Commissioner Lanier stepped down from her seat on the board for the remainder of the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Sketch Plan review for a proposed Walgreens site located at the northwest corner of Pooler Parkway and Godley Station Boulevard: Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the sketch plan to the board for their review and recommendations. Mr. Kraft stated that the lot is currently vacant and cleared with an existing Goodyear across the street facing Trader’s Way. Further, this is only a sketch plan and before Walgreens finalizes the agreement with the developer, comments and suggestions are needed from the City of Pooler concerning the proposed layout. Mr. Kraft also stated that the engineering comments have been discussed with Downer Davis and an adjustment can be made to comment # 1 regarding the south entrance nearest Godley Station Boulevard needing to be adjusted due to its proximity to the entrance. Mr. Kraft stated that there is a possibility that the developer could stripe off some of the additional paving to force vehicles into more of a single lane of traffic. There were concerns by the board regarding the possibility of mirroring the driveway of the existing Goodyear store or a driveway onto Godley Station Boulevard. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that a driveway from Godley Station Boulevard was not considered an option due to the fact they did not think this would be allowed and the other two entrances mainly facilitate the truck traffic. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval of the sketch plan for a proposed Walgreens site located at the northwest corner of Pooler Parkway and Godley Station Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Savannah Tire located at 120 Foxfield Way: Travis Burke of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Archer had questions concerning the placement of the handicap parking spaces. In response, Mr. Burke stated that this is the nearest accessible route to the entrance of the building because there will be no parking available directly adjacent to the building. Further, there are no proposed side walks on the other side of the building. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of the site plan for Savannah Tire located at 120 Foxfield Way, contingent upon engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to adjourn at approximately 8:35 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

October 12, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
October 12, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Scotty Fletcher, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, Nancy Bachner and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Mayor Mike Lamb, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Commissioner Reardon. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Competitive Auto Brokers has petitioned the City of Pooler for a conditional use to operate a wholesale/retail auto sales company at 807 West Highway 80: Amber Sills, Owner, and James Manka, Business Partner, presented the conditional use request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Manka stated that they are requesting approval to operate a wholesale/retail auto sales company. Further, stating that the main source of income will be based on the wholesale division, which consists of purchasing used vehicles from auctions all over the southeast and selling them directly to the dealerships, but would like to be able to resale used cars occasionally. In addition, he stated that they would like to advertise 12 to 14 vehicles if sales are good. The vehicles will be shipped directly from the auction to the dealerships so there will be no reconditioning on site nor any mechanical work. Mr. Manka also stated that the projection on retailing will not be more than 12 to 14 vehicles at any given time. The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There were concerns by the board regarding adequate paved parking for that many cars. In response, Mr. Manka stated that no cars will be parked on the grass at any given time. The board reminded the petitioner that the request stated that no more than seven (7) to eight (8) cars will be parked at this location. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to recommend approval for a conditional use to operate a wholesale/retail auto sales company at 807 West Highway 80, contingent upon no mechanical work being completed on site and parking limited to the pavement only. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

2. Towne Lake Park of Commerce, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler for an 8’ sign height variance to construct a directory sign with an incorporated clock tower at 125 Southern Junction Boulevard: A letter was received from the petitioner asking to have this item withdrawn from the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Archer to accept the withdrawal. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon, and passed without opposition.

Mark Crapps, of Kern-Coleman & Company asked the board if they would consider adding a site plan/landscape plan for Cap Barbell to the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to add this item to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Site Plan / Landscape review for Cap Barbell located at 155 Distribution Drive: Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed warehouse is approximately 60,000 square feet with a concrete truck loading dock. The project is located in an area currently designed as a Floodway. Typically, no fill material can be placed in a floodway. However, a “No-Rise” certification has been provided by Dan Robinson with Kimbely-Horn and Associates, along with data supporting the No-Rise finding. Mr. Crapps stated that Lot 6 is the last one within the confines of the North Point Development. There were concerns from the board regarding the turn around radius for the trucks and engineering comment # 1 pertaining to parking space requirements. In response, Mr. Crapps stated that since the proposed plan illustrates six (6) dock doors, the area was enlarged to eliminate the trucks having to utilize the cul-de-sac area for turning around. Also, the parking space width requirements according to the City of Pooler will be met. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the site plan for Cap Barbell located at 155 Distribution Drive, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, there was discussion concerning the number of proposed trees and the option of the reimbursement to the City for the unused trees. After extensive discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to table the landscape plan to allow revisions to be made concerning the number of preferred trees. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:40 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition.

October 26, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
October 26, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Charles Archer, Nancy Bachner, Don Taylor, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilman Stevie Wall, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Revised Landscape Plan for Cap Barbell, a proposed 60,000 square foot warehouse located at 155 Distribution Drive: Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the revised landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Crapps stated that based on the recommendation from discussion during the previous Planning & Zoning meeting held on October 12, 2009, the developer will be donating to the tree fund for a portion of the trees required on this site. The number of trees required for planting on this site is 78 trees. A total of 57 trees will be planted, leaving a deficiency of 21 trees in which a monetary donation will be made to the City of Pooler’s tree fund, in the amount of $1,575.00. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the revised landscape plan for Cap Barbell, a proposed 60,000 square foot warehouse located at 155 Distribution Drive. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Recombination Plat Review of Lot 2, Lot 3, and the common area of the Villages Commercial Tract for Fred Williams: Michael Hussey of Sundial Land Surveying presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this recombination is to remove part of the existing common area and add to Lot 2. Commissioner Taylor questioned the distance on the south side of Lot 3. In response, Mr. Hussey stated that he will revise the plat to show this distance. With no further comments a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the recombination plat of Lot 2, Lot 3, and the common area of the Villages Commercial Tract for Fred Williams, contingent upon adding the distance on the southern line of Lot 3. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.
3. Savannah Machinery Works (Mitsubishi Power Systems) Tree Plan Review for issuance of the LDA Permit for initial clearing and rough grading: Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D Engineers presented the tree plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Wohlfeil stated that since the project is committed to being in operation by October of 2010, the developer is requesting to begin early site preparation on the project, by re-grading the area where the proposed building will be constructed as well as rerouting ditches to drain where the sediment basins will be located. Further, Downer Davis’ comments have been addressed as well as the comments from NRCS. In support of the submittal for issuance of an LDA permit for the initial clearing and rough grading, a conceptual tree plan has been submitted for approval. A final green space plan will be submitted with the site plan once final design of site features and infrastructure is complete. The required tree coverage for this site is 450 trees and the plan provides 126 trees to be planted on the site. The balance of the tree requirement, 324 trees, will be satisfied by a contribution to the tree bank fund to allow planting of trees in more visible areas of the City where more trees are needed. With no comments, Commissioner Archer made a motion to recommend approval of Savannah Machinery Works (Mitsubishi Power Systems) Tree Plan for issuance of the LDA Permit for initial clearing and rough grading. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Councilman Stevie Wall expressed appreciation to the Planning & Zoning Board members for their commitment to the City of Pooler.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

November 9, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
November 9, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer, Scotty Fletcher, James Reardon, Don Taylor and Nancy Bachner. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

Charles Bramblett has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 3’ rear yard setback variance in order to add a proposed 22’ – 8” x 10’ – 0” screened porch on the back of the existing dwelling: Chairman Roberts stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item. Charles Bramblett, property owner of 164 Village Lake Drive, presented the variance to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Bramblett stated that his intention is to extend the roof line 10’ from the rear of the house to cover the existing concrete slab. Donna Fischer, Vice-President of the Townelake Homeowners Association, addressed the board by stating that since the house sits further back on the lot than other homes in the area, the association recommends approval. There were concerns from the board as to whether the request met the variance criteria. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval for a 3’ rear yard setback variance in order to add a proposed 22’ – 8” x 10’ – 0” screened porch on the back of the existing dwelling, based on the request meeting #1 and #3 of the criteria for granting a variance, contingent upon the Townelake Homeowners Association providing a letter of approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed with Commissioners Taylor and Reardon opposing. Chairman Roberts returned to his seat on the board.

NEW BUSINESS:

Dharmendra Patel is requesting to subdivide Lot A-2B, a 7.73 acre tract in Towne Center at Godley Station into two (2) lots: Lot A-2B-1, a 5.910 acre parcel and Lot A-2B-2, a 1.822 acre parcel: Commissioner Taylor stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item and item #3. Trey Wilkins of EMC Engineering Services presented the minor subdivision of Lot A-2B to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Wilkins stated that due to the fact of the proposed development for Lot A-2B meeting all of the parking requirements, the owner would like to create a minor subdivision by subdividing the parcel into two lots for future development. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval to subdivide Lot A-2B, a 7.73 acre tract in Towne Center at Godley Station into two (2) lots, Lot A-2B-1, a 5.910 acre parcel and Lot A-2B-2, a 1.822 acre parcel, subject to the lot identification being corrected on the plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.

Final Subdivision Plat review for Towne Park, Phase I, Block D (Lots 82-86): Trey Wilkins of EMC Engineering Services presented the final subdivision plat for Towne Park, Phase I, Block D to the board for their review and recommendation. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the final plat for Towne Park, Phase I, Block D, (Lots 82-86). Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. Commissioner Taylor returned to his seat on the board.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

November 23, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
November 23, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, Scotty Fletcher, James Reardon, Don Taylor and Nancy Bachner. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Wilson Roberts led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The revised minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Richard and Tiffany Wissmach have petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 23.38 acres located on Quacco Road from an R-A (Residential-Agricultural District) to an R-3A (Multi-Family Residential Dwelling District): Mr. Richard Wissmach presented the rezoning petition to the board for their review and recommendation. Included in the PowerPoint presentation was a conceptual site plan illustrating the proposed seven (7) buildings with a total of ten units in each building, and the existing pond, the existing wetlands, the proposed nature trail, the recreation area, and the proposed relocation of the existing canal. Mr. Wissmach also illustrated and explained in his presentation his profession, previous completed projects which include residential amenities, marinas, equestrian facilities, and various exclusive custom homes designed by his firm, Wissmach Architects. Further, the multi-family development will be of a two-story design, with two (2) three-bedroom floor plans, two (2) one-bedroom floor plans, and six (6) two-bedroom floor plans. Public Comments: Mr. Hickman Bamberg, resident of 33 Canal Bank Road stated that he is concerned with the existing drainage canal, traffic, the impact this proposed development will have on Quacco Road, as well as the impact on the adjacent property owners. Mrs. Shirley Bamberg, resident of 33 Canal Bank Road stated that she is concerned with flooding, drainage, traffic and privacy. Mr. George McDonald, resident of 1511 Quacco Road stated that he is concerned with standing water on the property and the amount of wetlands that is present. Sandra McDonald, resident of 1513 Quacco Road stated that she is concerned with the amount of traffic that will be added to an area that is already over populated with two (2) proposed churches, and the proposed RV Park that will need access to Quacco Road. Petitioner’s Response: Mr. Wissmach stated that he is aware of the current drainage issues, but the same engineering firm is going to handle both projects, the proposed multi-family development and the proposed RV Park, and he assures the adjacent property owners that these two developments will only improve the problems with standing water by adequate culvert pipes, proper drainage design, and fewer units per acre will generate less traffic on Quacco Road. There were concerns from the board regarding the following: buffering next to existing canal, the maximum allowed number of cars per unit, market potential for the proposed multi-family development, property changing ownership after rezoning is approved, and conditions being placed on the rezoning to limit the density. In response, Mr. Wissmach stated that according to a recent study, multi-family will be the first to come back when the economy begins to improve and this is a desirable location within a natural environment that includes walking trails around the entire pond. Zoning Administrator, Jackie Carver stated that conditions can be placed on the rezoning to limit the number of units per acre and to address particular drainage issues. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval to rezone 23.38 acres located on Quacco Road from an R-A (Residential-Agricultural District) to an R-3A (Multi-Family Residential Dwelling District), contingent upon the maximum density being limited to three (3) units per acre. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Don Taylor and passed with Commissioners Bachner and Lanier opposing.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:00 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

December 14, 2009

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
December 14, 2009

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, Scotty Fletcher, Charles Archer, Don Taylor and Nancy Bachner. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson Roberts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING:

Guy Davidson on behalf of Town Lake Park of Commerce, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler for a text amendment within Appendix A (Zoning Ordinance), Article IV, Section 19, to add schools as a conditional use in the C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning: Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the text amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. The current ordinance does not permit schools in commercially zoned areas as a permitted use nor as a conditional use. The proposed text amendment would permit the location of a school within a commercial-retail area of the Godley Station PUD. The following comments were expressed by the board regarding the proposed text amendment:
· should the amendment be addressed by the Godley Station PUD,
· who has the authority to amend the Godley Station PUD Master Plan and Development Standards,
· should the amendment apply to the entire City or just within Planned Unit Developments, and
· State and Local Law on distance requirements between schools and alcoholic beverage sales.
With no further comments and subject to the approval of The City Attorney, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval for the text amendment within Appendix A (Zoning Ordinance), Article IV, Section 19, to add schools as a conditional use in the C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning, contingent upon the commercial area being located within a Planned Unit Development (PUD). Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.


Guy Davidson on behalf of Towne Lake Park of Commerce, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler for a conditional use to build classroom buildings for a Preparatory Academy at 125 Southern Junction Boulevard: Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the conditional use to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman introduced Mr. Marc Boese, a Director of West Chatham Preparatory Academy. Mr. Boese stated that this is not a typical high school, for the reason that parents must apply for their children to attend, it is very restrictive with zero tolerance, and they have the ability to set their own code of conduct. Further, out of the 200 letters of intent already received, approximately 98 of the letters are students within the 31322 Zip Code with the Westside being their target area. Public Comments: James Barker, resident of 115 Manor Row, expressed his concerns to the board regarding the inadequate buffer, suggesting that a privacy fence be installed behind the buildings, and the maximum number of students at build-out. Donna Fischer, resident of Towne Lake Subdivision, expressed her concerns to the board regarding increase in traffic and potential noise with the proposed school. Ms. Fischer recommends a privacy fence and some type of noise barrier. Nolan Edge, resident of Godley Station, spoke in favor of mixed uses within a PUD. Myra Pierce, resident of 113 Manor Row, also expressed her concerns to the board regarding the dangers of increasing traffic in this area, and the inadequate buffer, suggesting a privacy fence and a heavy vegetated buffer. Petitioner’s Comments: In response, Mr. Coleman stated that traffic should improve because the set school hours are before and after the normal work hours. Further, the site plan has not changed and has already been approved by Mayor & Council with the established 100’ buffer along with approved landscaping plan, the proposed lighting has not changed, buses are limited to a drop off area on Southern Junction Boulevard, and the afternoon noise will be restricted due to school dismissal being before 4 o’clock p.m. In addition, the developer is willing to plant additional understory plantings, such as Wax Myrtle’s. There were questions from the board regarding the following: method of criteria for selecting students, state funds, busing, the number of students driving to school, physical education, sports, and State and Local Law distance requirements between schools and alcoholic beverage sales. With no further questions and subject to approval of the text amendment in item # 1, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval for a conditional use to build classroom buildings for a Preparatory Academy at 125 Southern Junction Boulevard, contingent upon additional understory plantings being added in the 100’ buffer area. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher, with Commissioner Lanier opposing.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:20 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.