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2010 Zoning Minutes

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January 11, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
JANUARY 11, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, Don Taylor and Nancy Bachner. Mayor Mike Lamb, 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.

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:

Review and recommendation of proposed revisions to the previously approved Phase I Final PUD in the Southwest Quadrant / Savannah Quarters PUD: Hal Kraft with HGB&D presented the proposed revisions to the previously approved Phase I Final PUD to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that the PUD Development Standards were based on a previous layout and product type that was approved by the City in 2003, with the side building separation being 30’. Further, that this proposed revision is to correct the development standards for Westbrook Villas to match the existing site development plan that was approved by the City and 41 units that have already been constructed. The revised side building separation is 20’ for the current project. The previous project had larger two-story buildings and the additional separation was desired due to the larger building mass. This item was approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of proposed revisions to the previously approved Phase I Final PUD in the Southwest Quadrant / Savannah Quarters PUD. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.
Review of the right-of-way plat for Park Avenue Extension located off of Pooler Parkway: Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the right-of-way plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that the road was constructed several years ago and accepted by the City, but the plat was never submitted for recording. Further, that because most of the adjacent parcels have already been platted and sold, approval signatures were obtained for each adjacent parcel on the plat to acknowledge the plat and the required utility easements on their property along the right-of-way. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the right-of-way plat for Park Avenue Extension located off of Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for the proposed Mitsubishi Power Systems Plant located within the Mega Site off Pine Meadow Drive: Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. All of the engineering comments have been addressed. This project is for development of a manufacturing facility at the “Mega Site” in the City of Pooler. The overall acreage of the project site is 119.34 acres with the disturbed area of this initial phase being 30 acres. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend approval of the site plan for the proposed Mitsubishi Power Systems Plant located within the Mega Site off Pine Meadow Drive. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

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 Reardon and passed without opposition.

January 25, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 25, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, James Reardon, Don Taylor, Charles Archer and Nancy Bachner. 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 James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Sandra Glick, Executor of the Estate of Leo L. Durden has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone Lot A, Durden Subdivision to a depth of 315 ’, from R-1A (Single-Family Residential District) to C-P (Commercial-Professional Zoning District): Scotty Fletcher, on behalf of Sandra Glick, presented the rezoning petition to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fletcher stated that the property is located on the corner of U.S. West Highway 80 and Durden Drive. In addition, the petitioner has plans to market the property for a commercial-professional development. There were questions from the board regarding protective screening of adjacent residential property. Mrs. Carver read from Article III, Section 11, wherein an arboreal landscaped greenbelt not less than 20’ wide shall be provided and properly maintained along its entire length by the users of the commercial property. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval to rezone Lot A, Durden Subdivision to a depth of 315’, from R-1A (Single-Family Residential District) to C-P (Commercial-Professional Zoning District). Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for a proposed 33,000 sq. ft. Royal Cinema located on Lot A-2B-1, Towne Center @ Godley Station: Don Taylor stepped down to excuse himself from any discussion of this item. Dan Fischer of EMC Engineering presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fischer stated that the proposed movie theater will have 10 screens with a seating capacity of 1,280. All of the engineering comments have been addressed. Commissioner Olliff questioned if adequate parking has been provided. In response, Mr. Fischer stated that the 320 parking spaces meet the parking requirements for the City of Pooler. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of the proposed 33,000 sq. ft. Royal Cinema located on Lot A-2B-1, Towne Center @ Godley Station. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, there was discussion concerning the type of dumpster and if the hardwood trees will be from the City of Pooler’s preferred tree list. In response, Mr. Fischer stated that the plan is designed for a dumpster, but there is adequate room for a compactor, and the landscape plan complies with the preferred tree list. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition. Don 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 Taylor and passed without opposition.

March 8, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
March 8, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Don Taylor, Nancy Bachner, Mary Louise Lanier, Scotty Fletcher, Charles Archer and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen 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 was approved as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.


PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Romine Enterprises, LP has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 2.83 acres located at 1915 Dean Forest Road from a C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning District to an I-1, Light Industrial Zoning District. Attorney Daniel Falligant,
as Trustee for Romine Enterprises, L.P., presented the rezoning petition to the board for their review and recommendation. He explained that his client has owned the property since 1995 and Dozier Cook, owner of Dozier Enterprises, LLC, has a pending lease agreement with an option to buy if the rezoning is approved. Furthermore, the property is currently zoned C-2, Heavy Commercial and the intended use by Mr. Cook is the warehousing and storage of crane equipment, which is a permitted use in the I-1, Light Industrial Zoning. Dozier Cook presented pictures to the board displaying his crane business at 155 Pine Barren Road and an aerial view of the proposed site. The location described on Dean Forest Road would serve as an overflow yard for crane attachments with no on-site repairs. Further, this would not be a high traffic area, with on-site activity taking place no more than four times a week. Some comments from the board members included: adequate buffering from the adjacent residential areas, hard surface needed to eliminate dust, existing fence around the property and site plan addressing these concerns. In response, Mr. Falligant stated that the owners have no problem meeting any of these conditions. Public Comments: Jessie Jones of
5012 Old Louisville Road stated that he was pleased with the other industrial developments in the area and he would be fine with the rezoning if they were held to the same standards. Ping Tyner, who owns property on the corner, agrees that the site should be held to the same standards as the Northpoint Industrial Park and consideration given to a turn lane off of Dean Forest Road. Ken Collins, resident
across the street from this property, is concerned with potential uses in an Industrial Zoning, particularly container storage. Clyde Munn, whose driveway is directly across from the site, expressed the following concerns: truck traffic, noise, lighting, existing old septic system and adequate buffering to protect the resident’s quality of life. James Garrett is also concerned about truck traffic and
the lighting from the Northpoint Development is a nuisance. Petitioner’s Response: Mr. Cook reiterated that there would be very little traffic at this site and noise should not be an issue. Also, Attorney Falligant agreed the traffic at five o’clock on Friday afternoon is unbelievable. Further, whether the property is rezoned or not, any lighting or buffer issues would be addressed. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to recommend approval
of the rezoning of 2.83 acres located at 1915 Dean Forest Road from a C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning District to an I-1, Light Industrial Zoning District contingent upon permitted use # 17 being excluded. Motion was seconded by
Commissioner Reardon. Commissioners Fletcher, Reardon and Lanier voted in favor of the motion with Commissioners Olliff, Taylor and Archer opposing. With a tie vote, Chairman Roberts voted against the motion as proposed stating that he felt more exclusions were needed. Mrs. Carver was asked to distribute copies of a list of permitted uses in the I-1, Light Industrial Zoning for consideration. The board members, along with the petitioner, reviewed the list and agreed upon the uses that should be excluded. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the rezoning of 2.83 acres located at 1915 Dean Forest Road from C-2, Heavy Commercial to I-1, a Light Industrial Zoning District contingent upon items 1, 4 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17 being excluded and an approved site plan is needed prior to any improvements. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Lanier made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:25 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

March 22, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
March 22, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, Don Taylor, Scotty Fletcher and Charles Archer. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final Plat approval of Durham Park Townhomes, Phase 1-F, Lot M for South Godley Developers, LLC: Michael Fell with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat of Durham Park Townhomes, Phase 1-F to the board for their review and recommendation. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the final plat for Durham Park Townhomes, Phase 1-F, Lot M for South Godley Developers, LLC. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Lanier made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:05 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

April 12, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
APRIL 12, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Scotty Fletcher, James Reardon, Don Taylor, Charles Archer 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:

Hallmark Homes has petitioned the City of Pooler for side setback variances on a new residence constructed at 116 Tahoe Drive: Steve Hall, President of Hallmark Homes, presented the request for side setback variances to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Hall stated that the home constructed on Lot 225 in the Amberly section of the Forest Lakes Subdivision is approximately 2300sf and was constructed on a 60’ patio lot with minimal lot yard maintenance and minimal space between homes. Mr. Hall also stated that all of their homes are designed with hardy plank exterior, but this particular home was constructed with a brick exterior which has caused the home to exceed the required side setbacks. In addition, Mr. Hall presented to the board a layout of the existing neighborhood and the configuration of each lot. Also presented to the board was a “Lot Fit Study” that was completed on the 50 home sites left in the Amberly section of Forest Lakes Subdivision. This information identified 27 lots that require homes be constructed with a width of 50’ or less to meet side setback requirements. Mr. Hall stated that the air conditioning unit will be moved to the rear of the home to allow for more green space for the adjacent property owner. Chairman Roberts questioned how far the brick protrudes over the foundation wall. In response, Jeff Stovefield, contractor for Hallmark Homes, stated that the foundation is exactly 50’ wide and with the veneer and the added air space, the brick overhangs the foundation wall approximately 4½”. Chairman Roberts stated that if the City of Pooler inspector measures distance from foundation to foundation, the variance in question on the east side is less than one (1) inch and a variance is not needed on the west side. Public Comments: Mr. Dwayne Gard of 118 Tahoe Drive appeared before the board and stated that this issue has caused a lot of strife and stress. Further, the real estate agent informed he and his wife there would be approximately 10’ from the adjacent property owner. Mrs. Gard also appeared before the board to express her concerns stating that there is not enough space for her to get to the rear of her property without being on the neighbor’s property, the decrease in property value in the future and questioning the consistency of how setbacks are measured. Mr. Lewis Cruz of 114 Tahoe Drive appeared before the board to express his concern regarding a proposed propane tank being placed so close to his residence and asked if it could be relocated to the rear of the home. Petitioner’s Comments: Mr. Hall responded by stating that there are set regulations and guidelines to how and where propane tanks can be placed, which he has no control over. Commissioner Bachner questioned the homeowners about their homeowners association and what the requirements are concerning propane tanks. With no further public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval for side setback variances on a new residence constructed at 116 Tahoe Drive, based on the request meeting #1 and #3 of the criteria. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed with Commissioner Archer opposing.

OLD BUSINESS:

Minor Subdivision Plat Review for Lot 2 of the Armstrong Tract into Lots, 2A and 2B, outparcels of Lowes Home Center located on the Pooler Parkway: The petitioner had forwarded a written request for this item to be tabled due to the fact the petitioner would like for this item to be presented to the board at the same time as the proposed Murphy Express site plan. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to honor the petitioner’s request. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Site Plan / Landscape Plan Review for Wee Tots Academy addition located at 406 Gray Street: Mark Boswell with Boswell Design Services, Inc. presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The project involves removing existing pavement, constructing an 875sf building addition, and striping three (3) new parking spaces on the remaining pavement. Existing water and sewer to the existing building will be used and there will be no new impervious area. There were questions from the board regarding the site plan presented to the board, questioning how old it was, the contour lines, the survey presented, the proposed handicap parking space being too close to the utility poles and guide wires, restriping of the parking lot, and previous flooding issues. In response, the petitioner stated that the majority of the information was from an older survey, and the handicap parking space can easily be relocated. Further, that the entire parking area will be restriped, and he is aware of the drainage issues in this area, but this addition will not help nor will it create further drainage issues. With no further comments, Commissioner Archer recommended approval of the site plan for Wee Tots Academy addition located at 406 Gray Street. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed with Commissioner Bachner opposing. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed with Commissioner Bachner 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.

April 26, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
APRIL 26, 2010


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Scotty Fletcher, James Reardon, Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer and Nancy Bachner. Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Larry Olliff 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 Scotty Fletcher and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Final PUD Approval/ Preliminary Construction Plan review for “The Gates” Phase 2 located in Savannah Quarters: Kevin Smith with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, representing K. Hovnanian Homes, presented the preliminary construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Co-Chairman Olliff reminded the board that this item was approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. Mr. Smith stated that Phases 1A and 1B were previously permitted through the City of Pooler and this phase will encompass approximately 27 acres of land. Further, the development will consist of 74 single-family residential lots within The Gates development. Mr. Smith also stated that there are no proposed wetland impacts for this phase of the project and that roadside drainage infrastructure for Phase 2 was designed to accommodate the 25-year, 24-hour storm event, while the proposed lagoons were designed to attenuate the 100-year, 24-hour storm event. In addition, water and wastewater service is planned to be provided by the City of Pooler. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend final PUD approval of the preliminary construction plan for “The Gates” Phase 2 located in Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

Minor Subdivision Plat Review for Lot 2 of the Armstrong Tract into Lots, 2A and 2B, outparcels of Lowes Home Center located on the Pooler Parkway: Wayne Gibson with Murphy Oil USA, Inc., on behalf of H/S Madlo, LLC & Greenquarters, Limited Company, presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to subdivide Lot 2 of The Armstrong Tract into Lots 2A and 2B, with Lot 2A consisting of 1.22 acres and Lot 2B consisting of 1.38 acres. The property is located in the southeast quadrant of Pooler Parkway and Pine Barren Road. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat for Lot 2 of the Armstrong Tract into Lots, 2A and 2B, outparcels of Lowes Home Center located on Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Site Plan / Landscape Plan Review for a proposed Murphy Oil Express @ 1555 Pooler Parkway on outparcel in front of Lowes Home Center: Wayne Gibson with Murphy Oil USA, Inc., on behalf of H/S Madlo, LLC & Greenquarters, Limited Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. There was some discussion from the board concerning the following items: revised drawings illustrating a different location of the gas tanks, the location of the dumpster, the dumpster enclosure, addressing the engineering and Public Works comments, the sidewalk leading to the rear of the building, the location of the air conditioning units, and the entrance locations. In response, Pov Chin, Civil Engineering Project Designer, with Greenberg Farrow, stated that revised plans were submitted to confirm the correct location of the gas tanks, the dumpster location is on the east side of the building and will be of a masonry brick enclosure with a wooden gate, the sidewalk leading to the rear of the building is designed for employee use to and from the dumpster, the air conditioning units will be placed on the top of the building, there will be two (2) entrances from the Lowe’s parking lot with no entrance from the Pooler Parkway, and all of the engineering and Public Works comments have been addressed. With no further comments, Commissioner Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed Murphy Oil Express @ 1555 Pooler Parkway on outparcel in front of Lowes Home Center. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, there were concerns presented by the board of lack of landscaping in the rear of the building. In response, Mr. Chin stated that the plan does not show any type of plantings due to the 20’ sewer easement that runs along the rear of the property. With no further comments, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to approve the landscape plan, subject to adding landscaping around the dumpster enclosure and where permitted at the rear of the building. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.


Westbrook Villas, Phase 2 Plat revision to adjust lot lines to split three (3) of the duplex units into single lots: Hal Kraft with HGB&D, presented the revised plat to the board for their review and recommendation. This item was approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. Mr. Kraft stated that the homes in Westbrook Villas are primarily duplex units, but there were four (4) units in the original layout that were single units due to the shape of the land and the layout issues. Demand for the single unit version is strong, so the home builder would like to split three (3) of the duplex units into single units in Phase 2. Further, there will be no changes made to the total number of units, the number of lots, or the footprint of the development, just minor adjustments to the lot lines for lots 137 thru 150, and the 20’ required building separation will remain. With no comments, Commissioner Reardon recommended approval of the revised plat for Westbrook Villas, Phase 2 to adjust lot lines to split three (3) of the duplex units into single lots. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:35 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

June 14, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 14, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, 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 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:

Romine Enterprises, L.P. Site Plan improvement for Dozier Crane’s Laydown yard located at 1915 Dean Forest Road: Travis Burke with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan improvement to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Burke stated that the client’s intention is to construct a laydown yard on this previously rezoned development site. This laydown yard will be utilized by Dozier Crane as a location to store crane components. Further, that this proposed site would not be a high traffic area, with on-site activity taking place no more than once a week. In addition, the proposed surface leading in and out of the area, along with the turn-a-round, will be milled asphalt. Mr. Burke also stated that the existing metal building will not be removed and that a portion of the fence will be relocated approximately 80’ back from the front property line for access purposes. Some comments from the board members included: adequate buffering from the adjacent residential areas, hard surface needed to eliminate dust, lighting, proper drainage, yard maintenance, the length of the tractor trailers, and the proposed positioning of the stored crane components. In response, Mr. Burke stated that he was not present during the rezoning approval and he will have to get with the owner concerning the hard surface issues, the existing lighting can either be eliminated or redirected, if grass is approved in the storage area, he can only assume the grass will be maintained, the longest trailer that will be accessing the yard is 48’ long, and he will request that the owner maintain the storage yard in an organized fashion. Public Comments: Clyde Munn, resident on Dean Forest Road, expressed concern over the potential for increased drainage issues, the upkeep of the yard, and dust. Rebecca Benton stated that the site should be held to the same standards as the Westside Business Park. Ken Collins, resident, expressed concern over the potential for increased dust, and lighting. Ping Tyner, who owns the property on the corner, agrees that there is potential for increased dust, drainage issues, as well as the need for a hard surface laydown yard to support the weight of large equipment. Petitioner’s Comments: Mr. Burke stated that an existing and a proposed grade is shown on the site plan presented and the only area that grading is being proposed is the access road, the movement of water will not be interrupted and all water will continue to move as it currently does. Further, there is a perimeter ditch on three sides of the property, with a culvert on the southeast side of the property that picks up the majority of the water. Also, Mr. Burke stated that when the right-turn lane was constructed by GDOT, an 18” RCP Pipe was installed for water drainage. Commissioner Taylor requested that in this particular case, the entire laydown yard should be hard surfaced, noting that further ordinance clarification is needed regarding whether it is a requirement. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to table the item. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:35 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.

June 28, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 28, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Nancy Bachner, James Reardon, Don Taylor, Mary Louise Lanier and Charles Archer. 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.

OLD BUSINESS:

Romine Enterprises, L.P. Site Plan improvements for Dozier Crane’s laydown yard located at 1915 Dean Forest Road: Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan improvement which was tabled at the last Planning & Zoning meeting, to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the client’s intention is to construct a laydown yard to store crane components with on-site activity taking place no more than once a week. Mr. Coleman presented photographs to the board of three (3) existing businesses with laydown yards, Dozier Crane located at 151 Pine Barren Road, HD Supply Waterworks located at 101 Barrow Drive, and HD White Cap located at 118 Westside Blvd. Mr. Coleman stated that Dozier Crane’s laydown yard contains a crush-n-run substance, HD Supply Waterworks laydown yard has a portion of concrete and the remaining 1/3 acre is crush-n-run, and the laydown yard of HD White Cap in the Westside Business Park contains a granite crush-n-run material. Some comments from the board members included: the potential for increased dust, lighting, yard maintenance, and drainage issues. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that grass will grow regardless of the type of surface that is used, and that grass is typically the best measure for eliminating dust. Dozier Cook of Dozier Crane stated that he would have no problem placing granite crush-n-run or milled asphalt under the stored crane components, and if the laydown yard remains grass, he will assure that the yard will be properly maintained. Further, he mentioned that if the entire area is paved, drainage will become an even bigger issue for the adjacent property owners. In addition, Mr. Cook stated that his intention is to store the crane components from the rear of the yard forward, the front of the property will be nicely landscaped and the light poles will be removed from the site. Attorney Danny Falligant, Trustee for Romine Enterprises, L.P. was present to reiterate that the plan that was engineered by Kern-Coleman & Company is a good one that offers adequate screening and buffering from the adjacent property owners as well as adequate retention. In addition, he stated that in accordance with the City of Pooler’s ordinance, the paving requirements refer to that of a parking lot, and that the cost of paving the entire area would not be reasonable, not to mention the problem with water run off. Further, he stated that he feels as though this plan would be an improvement over what currently exists, and that the concerns with dust is mainly contributed to the ongoing road construction on Dean Forest Road. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend approval of the site plan improvements for Dozier Crane’s laydown yard located at 1915 Dean Forest Road, contingent upon either granite crush-n-run or milled asphalt is used for both, the laydown yard and the driveway, and that the lighting be deflected away from residential areas. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier with Commissioners Olliff and Archer opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Franklin McKinney submitted a plat of a minor subdivision of Lot B, and a recombination of the rear portion of Lot B, Lot A-1 and Lot A-2, resulting in a combined single lot of 7.20 acres: Franklin McKinney presented the recombination to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. McKinney stated that his intention is to combine 1.6 acres of the rear portion of Lot B with Lot A-1 and Lot A-2, resulting in a combined single lot that will consist of approximately 7.20 acres. Further, he stated that the changes have been approved by the Chatham County Health Department. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the minor subdivision of Lot B, and a recombination of the rear portion of Lot B, Lot A-1 and Lot A-2, resulting in a combined single lot of 7.20 acres. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Olliff made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:50 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

July 12, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
July 12, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Scotty Fletcher, Don Taylor, and Charles Archer. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

New BUSINESS:

Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for an Apprentice Shop Building for Iron Workers Local 709 located at 131 Westside Boulevard: Chad Zittrouer with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Zittrouer stated that the proposed development will consist of an apprentice shop building for training and educational purposes and will accompany the existing office building. All of the engineering comments have been addressed and the area of disturbance is less than an acre so no land disturbance application is required. Commissioner Olliff questioned the location of the dumpster. In response, Mr. Zittrouer stated that the existing dumpster will be relocated from the western side of the existing office building to the eastern side of the proposed apprentice shop building without an enclosure. Commissioner Archer questioned the milled asphalt being proposed on the east side of the building. In response, Mr. Zittrouer stated that this has been designed primarily for deliveries only. With no further comments, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for the Apprentice Shop Building for Iron Workers Local 709 located at 131 Westside Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, after a brief discussion concerning shrubbery to the north of the site, a motion was made by Commissioner Fletcher to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.


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

August 9, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 9, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Nancy Bachner, James Reardon and Scotty Fletcher. 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.

Scotty Fletcher 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:

Dharmendra Patel of NRN Management, Inc. has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 65 square foot electronic message board variance: Attorney Josh Walker on behalf of Dharmendra Patel presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed sign location is at the corner of Towne Center Drive and Barret Drive and will serve the Towne Center Amusement Complex. According to Article I, Section 66-1(4), an electronic message board shall not exceed 15 square feet. The petitioner obtained a permit to construct the existing sign and was unaware at the time that the sign ordinance restricts the size of all electronic message boards. There was discussion from the board regarding Towne Center Drive and if it would be extended in the future, the location of the seven (7) parcels owned by the petitioner, the current speed limit in the area, and the visibility of both sides of the electronic message board. In response, Mr. Patel stated that he is uncertain of the future development of Towne Center Drive, and all of the property he currently owns is on the right hand side behind Cheddar’s Restaurant with a current speed limit of 25 mph. Further, he stated that the electronic message board will only be visible from Benton Boulevard and will not interfere with the adjacent property owners of Godley Station Subdivision. With no further comments, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to recommend approval of the 65 square foot electronic message board variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed with Commissioner Bachner opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

Review of recombination plat of Lots 37B and 37C in the Westside Business Park: Michael Fell with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the recombination is to shift the lot line because of the property being removed from the flood zone with the updated FEMA maps that went into effect on September 26, 2008. Further, a new wetland jurisdiction line was created on April 13, 2010. Chairman Roberts questioned access to Lot 37C due to the wetlands. In response, Mr. Fell stated that there is 59.9’ of frontage along Westside Boulevard with 4.16 acres of upland and only 1.50 acres of the total 5.66 acres containing wetlands. With no further comments, Commissioner Olliff made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat of Lots 37B and 37C in the Westside Business Park. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed with no opposition.

Final Plat review of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters, Phase 2 which consists of 5 townhome lots located on Kingfisher Circle off of Blue Moon Crossing: Gary Turnbull of Savannah Quarters presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the plat is to record five (5) townhome lots in Phase 2 of the development noting the change in design from duplex to triplex townhome units. With no comments, Commissioner Fletcher made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters, Phase 2. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff with no opposition.

Site Plan review for Phase 2 of MPSA (Savannah Machinery Works) that includes grading and rail track work to serve the southern portion of the site developed in Phase 1: Steve Wohlfeil with HGB&D presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the site plan is for the development of the rail spur that will serve the southern portion of Phase 1. With no comments, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Phase 2 of MPSA (Savannah Machinery Works) that includes grading and rail track work to serve the southern portion of the site developed in Phase 1. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher with no opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:20 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

August 23, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 23, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, Don Taylor and Scotty Fletcher. 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

Doreen Garrison of 227 Chatham Avenue has submitted a recombination plat to combine Lot 4 (Better Homes Subdivision) and the north western portion of Lot 15 (Rothwell Subdivision): The purpose of this recombination plat is to create one legal lot of record to eliminate receiving two separate tax bills. With no comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat to combine Lot 4 (Better Homes Subdivision) and the north western portion of Lot 15 (Rothwell Subdivision) for Doreen Garrison of 227 Chatham Avenue. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Olliff and passed without opposition.


Timothy Johnson has petitioned the City of Pooler for a “Zoning Text Amendment” to add “Precious Metals Dealer” as a permitted use in the C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning District: Timothy Johnson presented the petition to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Johnson stated that he signed a two-year lease at 1105 East Highway 80 and was unaware that a Precious Metals Dealer was not listed in the City of Pooler Zoning Ordinance as a permitted use nor as a conditional use. Since March 1, 2010, he has been licensed by the City of Savannah as a Precious Metals Dealer and he plans to expand to an additional location on Eisenhower Drive, as well as in Pooler. Further, he stated that all regulations are in accordance with State Law. Commissioner Olliff questioned the reason for a holding period of seven (7) days. In response, the petitioner stated that the holding period is specified by State Law. Noting that all transactions are accompanied by a purchase log that is forwarded to the Police Department. With no further comments, Commissioner Archer made a motion to recommend approval to add “Precious Metals Dealer” as a permitted use in the C-2, Heaving Commercial Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.
Michael Hayman and Ping Tyner, owners of property located on Old Louisville Road, addressed Planning & Zoning in regards to a fence that has been installed across a private access easement which provides access from their property to Distribution Drive. After discussion, it was the recommendation of the board for Mr. Hayman and Mr. Tyner to request to be placed on the next Council agenda that will meet on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

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

September 13, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Nancy Bachner, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon and Don Taylor. Councilman Bruce Allen, 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

Minor Subdivision Plat to convey Tract 1-A, a 1.00 acre portion of the Roberts Tract to the City of Pooler for construction of a new Fire Station: Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fell stated that the purpose of the plat is to dedicate Tract 1-A to the City of Pooler for a proposed fire station. Public Comments: Mr. Greg Barnwell adjacent property owner, expressed his concerns to the board concerning the noise of sirens and the traffic on the access easement. Mr. Barnwell stated that at the end of Triple B. Trail is a 68-acre ranch, with 37 horses and nine (9) families. Further, he stated that the impact of the loud noise of sirens and CEMA warnings could be detrimental to a child on horseback. In addition, Mr. Barnwell is concerned with the resurfacing of Triple B. Trail, asking if it will be paved in the future to accommodate the new proposed fire station. In response, Mr. Fell stated that all of his concerns need to be addressed prior to the approval of the site plan. Chairman Roberts asked if all the site plans for government buildings and/or public improvements go through the same process as all other site plans. With no further comments, Commissioner Olliff made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat to convey Tract 1-A, a 1.00 acre portion of the Roberts Tract to the City of Pooler for construction of a new Fire Station. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.


Minor Subdivision Plat of Tract 1, a portion of the A.M. Wall Tract located off Dean Forest Road into Tract 1-A (48.27 acres) and Tract 1-B (24.13 acres) to separate ownership of the two (2) existing warehouses: Chance Raehn of Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Raehn stated that the purpose of this plat is to separate Tracts 1-A and 1-B for marketing purposes. Noting that cross and utility easements have been created to serve each parcel and an ingress, egress easement for Tract 1-B has been designed for access. The property is located on the west side of Dean Forest Road, north of and adjacent to the Savannah & Ogeechee Canal. With no comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision of Tract 1, a portion of the A.M. Wall Tract located off Dean Forest Road into Tract 1-A (48.27 acres) and Tract 1-B (24.13 acres) to separate ownership of the two (2) existing warehouses. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.


Revised Recombination Plat of Lots 37B & 37C in the Westside Business Park: Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is to correct the location of the lot line between lots 37A and 37B and to add the Curve Table. With no further comments, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to recommend approval of the revised recombination plat of lots 37B & 37C in the Westside Business Park. Motion seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

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

September 27, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
September 27, 2010


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 27, 2010. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. (delayed due to the PUD Review Board meeting held prior). Members present were Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Scotty Fletcher, James Reardon and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Larry Olliff 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 Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Review and recommendation of proposed revision to the Morgan Family PUD Development Standards to include an Assisted Living Home as an allowed use within the Single-Family Attached Residential District: Jerry Konter of Konter Homes presented the revision to the board for their review and recommendation. Co-Chairman Olliff reminded the board that this item was approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. Mr. Konter stated that he met with Susan Bradley, Case Expediter for Region 5 Behavioral Health Development Disability Office. Ms. Bradley is in charge of overseeing the implementation of the State’s Olmstead plan in the region and one of the barriers that have been identified in our area is the lack of accessible housing for persons with disabilities. Further, Mr. Konter stated that he has offered to provide a home within a community that will base support to persons with disabilities and is asking for a revision to the PUD Development Standards to meet the requirement. In addition, six individuals with varying levels of disabilities have been chosen to make their home in Morgan Pines Subdivision, while receiving funding through the Medicaid Waiver program that allows them to access the support needed to live as independently as possible. The in-home supports could include 24-hour care, handicap equipment or in-home nursing services, similar to what a home health agency would provide. Further, the staff would come in and out of the home as a scheduled provider, but would not be allowed to live in the home nor will there be any sleeping quarters for them. Commissioner Archer questioned item 7 on page 7, requesting to add the verbiage “non-occupant” Supervisory personnel and staff for further clarification. With no further comments, Commissioner Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the proposed revision to the Morgan Family PUD Development Standards to include an Assisted Living Home as an allowed use within the Single-Family Attached Residential District, contingent upon addressing item 7 on page 7 to include the verbiage “non-occupant” Supervisory personnel and staff. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Revised minor subdivision plat of Tract 1 of the A.M. Wall Tract located off Dean Forest Road into Tract 1-A (48.27 acres) and Tract 1-B (24.13 areas) to separate ownership of the two (2) existing warehouses: The minor subdivision plat is being resubmitted for approval due to a technical revision that had to be made after approval and signing of the original submittal. The easement surrounding the pump station on the south side of Tract B did not fully encompass the facilities as they were constructed. The easement has been adjusted accordingly with no material changes to the property. With no comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the revised minor subdivision of Tract 1, a portion of the A.M. Wall Tract located off Dean Forest Road into Tract 1-A (48.27 acres) and Tract 1-B (24.13 acres) to separate ownership of the two (2) existing warehouses. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Minor Subdivision Plat Review of Lot B-2C located on Traders Way into three (3) lots for Group 10 Investments, LLC: existing building on Lot 1, proposed building pad on Lot 2, and common area on Lot 3: Commissioner Taylor excused himself from any discussion of this item. Will Floyd presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is to convey ownership of Lot 2 for the construction of a new building. With no comments, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat of Lot B-2C located on Traders Way into three (3) lots for Group 10 Investments, LLC. Motion seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition. Commissioner Taylor returned to his seat on the board.

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

October 11, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 11, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Don Taylor, Mary Louise Lanier, Charles Archer and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen 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 Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

St John Divine Baptist Church has petitioned the City of Pooler to establish the church as a conditional use in the R-1A Zoning District and approve an expansion: Dontre Wallace, on behalf of St. John Divine Baptist Church, presented the petition to the board for their review and recommendation. The conditional use request has been proposed to place the church in compliance with existing zoning regulations. Further, the church has been in existence for over sixty years and with the growth of membership, the church needs to renovate the restrooms and expand the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the request to establish the church as a conditional use in the R-1A Zoning District. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the expansion, the board expressed the following concerns: proposed gravel parking area instead of the required asphalt or concrete, no detailed parking layout and no drainage plan. Mrs. Carver explained that only a preliminary plan is required for the conditional use submittal and a more detailed site plan is needed for the expansion. Paul Bush, representing the church, stated that they have plans to pave the handicapped parking area, but for now, crush n’ run is proposed in the parking area. In response, Chairman Roberts stated that if they are allowed to use the crush n’ run, he would recommend granite to minimize dust. With no other comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Archer to recommend approval for an expansion of the proposed conditional use based on the preliminary site plan as presented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.
Commissioner Olliff, arriving late for the meeting, took his seat on the board.

NEW BUSINESS

Review and approval of recombination plat for Harmony Townes, Building 22, lots 1221 thru 1226: Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company Inc. presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. He explained the building footprint has not changed, nor has the number of units since the original plat was recorded in subdivision book 39S, page 59A. The new owner is building a different product than was proposed by the original developer. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Olliff to recommend approval of the recombination plat for Harmony Townes, Building 22, lots 1221 thru 1226. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.
Robert and Janet Daniels appeared before the board to request approval of a change in a proposed decorative fence at 131 Canal Street. The decorative fence that was approved by council on August 2, 2010 does not meet state regulations for a daycare. A motion was made by Commissioner Archer to add the request for a decorative fence at 131 Canal Street to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

Requested Decorative Fence for a proposed childcare facility at 131 Canal Street: Mr. Daniels explained that instead of aluminum, they are proposing a 4’ white vinyl decorative fence with 3” slate separation that would meet state regulations. Landscaping is still proposed to screen the fence from the Pooler Parkway. With no other comments, Commissioner Archer made a motion to approve the decorative fence at 131 Canal Street. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Lanier made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:35 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

October 25, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
October 25, 2010


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 25, 2010. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Scotty Fletcher, James Reardon, Nancy Bachner, and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Larry Olliff 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 Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

Co-Chairman Larry Olliff introduced LeNolon Edge as our newly appointed alternate to the Planning & Zoning Board and administered the Oath of Office.

NEW BUSINESS:

Review and approval of a major subdivision plat of Parcel 2, a 15.14 acre tract located south of Pine Barren Road into four (4) lots: Michael Fell of Kern–Coleman & Company presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fell stated that it is the intent of MSBP Partners, LLC to divide the tract into four lots. Lot 2-A will contain 3.299 acres, Lot 2-B, a .75 acre parcel will be deeded to the City of Pooler for a new fire station site along with a .037 acre being designated for a future lift station site, and Lot 2-C containing the remaining 10.074 acres. Public Comments: Richard Hicks, adjacent property owner appeared before the board with the following concerns: the status of the agreement that is recorded in the Chatham County courthouse regarding the extension of sewer and water, the fact that this area of land was previously developed and designed for warehouses, and the fact that he owns a 2 acre tract of land on the corner of Pine Barren Road and the Local Service Road, which is adjacent to Georgia Power and I-95, that he would like to offer to the City of Pooler as the proposed fire station site. Petitioner Comments: Mr. Fell stated that due to the economy, the developer has no future plans for Lot 2-C at this time, and yes, the proposed development to the best of his knowledge, was for warehousing. Commissioner Archer asked Mr. Hicks if there is an agreement stating that water and sewer lines will be provided to his property. In response, Mr. Hicks stated that the agreement is on file at the Chatham County courthouse. With no further comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the major subdivision plat of Parcel 2, a 15.14 acre tract located south of Pine Barren Road into four (4) lots. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Review and approval of a recombination plat of Parcel 3 (6.305 acres) and Parcel 6 (1.590 acres) located south of Pine Barren Road: Michael Fell of Kern–Coleman & Company presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fell stated that the intention is to combine parcel 3 and parcel 6 into one parcel totaling 7.894 acres, due to the fact that this triangle piece of property was unclaimed, noting that a Quitclaim Deed was made and entered into by and between Richard Hicks and MSBP Partners, LLC as of the 28th day of January, 2010 and recorded in the Chatham County courthouse in Book 359D, Page 131. With no comments, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat of Parcel 3 (6.305 acres) and Parcel 6 (1.590 acres) located south of Pine Barren Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

Site Plan / Tree Ordinance compliance for a proposed tractor trailer storage yard located at 130 Pine Meadow Drive: Jay Maupin with Maupin Engineering presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Maupin stated that the owner is proposing an expansion of the existing tractor trailer yard. Further, the existing truck yard is of a gravel surface. Commissioner Fletcher questioned the type of gravel on the existing site. In response, Mr. Maupin stated that the gravel is a granite crush-n-run. There was discussion from the board in regards to the parking lot requirements, which states that all parking facilities shall have a base of either concrete or asphalt. In response, Mr. Maupin stated that asphalt or concrete on a yard this small will quickly crumble due to the excessive tire turning motion causing shear in the pavement, noting that the comments received from Bill Nicholson stated that the owner should verify with the City of Pooler that a stone surface is acceptable. Mr. Franklin McKinney, owner appeared before the board to discuss his concerns with paving the storage yard and what are some of his options. Further, he asked if granite based crush-n-run topped with asphalt millings would be acceptable. With no further comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed tractor trailer storage yard located at 130 Pine Meadow Drive, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Archer and passed without opposition. In regards to the landscape plan, the noted tree is not a preferred species and would represent impact to the functionality of the proposed industrial development. As a result, the owner would like to remove the noted tree and contribute to the City’s tree planting fund. Commissioner Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan, contingent upon the City being reimbursed for the unused trees. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:50 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Fletcher and passed without opposition.

November 8, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
November 8, 2010


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 8, 2010. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, LeNolon Edge, and Don Taylor, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Larry Olliff 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 Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

Minor Subdivision plat of Parcels A & B, being a portion of Tract 12, lands of Southwest Quarter Holdings, LLC, located southeast of the intersection of Quacco Road and East Haven Boulevard: Hal Kraft with HGB&D presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that the subdivision will create Parcel B, a 3.00 acre site for a proposed City of Pooler Fire Station, and Parcel A, a 3.19 acre site will be for future development. Further, access to Parcel A is provided by Quacco Road and East Haven Boulevard, both platted public rights-of-way. Access to Parcel B is provided by Quacco Road. Water and sewer service will be provided by the City of Pooler. With no comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat of Parcels A & B, being a portion of Tract 12, lands of Southwest Quarter Holdings, LLC, located southeast of the intersection of Quacco Road and East Haven Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.

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

November 22, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
November 22, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was not held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. due to the fact there was no official business to come before the board.

December 13, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
December 13, 2010

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 13, 2010. Members present were Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, LeNolon Edge, James Reardon, and Nancy Bachner. Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Larry Olliff 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 Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing:

John Sauerland, on behalf of the Estate of Jesse M. Flake, requested building and parking setback variances for an irregularly shaped piece of property located at 1702 Old Dean Forest Road: Since the petitioner was not present, Commissioner Archer made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Reardon to move Item #1 to the end of the agenda. John Sauerland, on behalf of the Estate of Jesse M. Flake, presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Sauerland stated that in order for Thomas Smith of Smitty’s Collision Center to expand his existing building, he will need to purchase the adjacent lot. In addition, the proposed expansion and the proposed parking area will encroach into the required building and parking setbacks. A 42’ front building setback variance from Old Dean Forest Road, a 30’ front building setback variance from Dean Forest Road, and a parking setback variance is needed. There was some discussion from the board concerning curb cuts, and meeting the parking requirements. With no further comments, Commissioner Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the building and parking setback variances for an irregularly shaped piece of property located at 1702 Old Dean Forest Road, based on the request meeting #1 and #2 of the criteria for granting a variance, noting his concerns with any curb cuts on Dean Forest Road being so close to the intersection of Old Dean Forest Road and New Dean Forest Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.


New Business:

Review of recombination plat for James Bernie White of 110 Pinewood Drive to add an additional 6.22 feet from his adjacent Lot 3 to Lot 2: Mr. James White presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. White stated that the purpose of the recombination is to shift the lot line in order to install a carport or add an additional driveway to Lot 2 in the future. Further, he stated that Lot 3 will still be considered a buildable lot with the total square footage being 10,500 sf. There was discussion from the board concerning the old driveway on Lot 3 being too close to the new lot line and the metal storage building being too close to the property line. In response, Mr. White acknowledged that the storage building was not a permanent structure; therefore, he would be willing to relocate it at a later date if necessary. Public Comments: Laura Chan, resident of Pooler, questioned the resale value of Lot 3 and if the recombination will meet the zoning requirements. In response, the board confirmed that the lot area and the lot width requirements of the zoning ordinance will be met. With no further comments, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat for James Bernie White of 110 Pinewood Drive to add an additional 6.22 feet from his adjacent Lot 3 to Lot 2. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.


Review of revised recombination plat of Parcel 2, a division of Lot B and Lot A located at 126 Pine Meadow Drive: Dean Parker of Highland Land Surveying, on behalf of Franklin McKinney presented the revision to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Parker stated that the purpose of this revision is due to a technical error that was made after approval and signing of the original submittal. The west property line along with the north property line has been corrected. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of the revised recombination plat of Parcel 2, a division of Lot B and Lot A located at 126 Pine Meadow Drive. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.


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