STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF HENRY

 

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners held a Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, in the Community Room, County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, Georgia.  Notice of this meeting was posted in the entrance foyer of the County Administration Building. The Daily Herald was notified of this meeting. Those present were:

 

          Jason T. Harper, Chairman,

          Warren E. Holder, District I Commissioner

          Elizabeth (“B.J.”) Mathis, Vice-Chairman, District II Commissioner

          Randy Stamey, District III Commissioner

          Reid A. Bowman, District IV Commissioner

          Johnny B. Basler, District V Commissioner

 

Also attending were Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney; Shay Mathis, County Clerk; Rob Magnaghi, County Manager; Phyllis Shrader, Deputy County Manager; Michael Harris, Planning Division Director; Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director; Michael Sabine, Assistant County Manager; Roy Clack, SPLOST/Capital Projects Division Director; Jim Luebbering, Building and Development Services Division Director; and others.

 

(NOTE: Audio of this meeting is available with the County Clerk in the Board of Commissioners’ Office and will be retained for a period no less than twelve (12) months from the date of this meeting.)

 

          Chairman Harper called the meeting to order and announced the agenda would be amended as follows:

VIII. B. Resolution request approval of a change order regarding the Tanger Outlet Center Signalization project

          Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the amended agenda; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

PROCLAMATIONS/CERTIFICATES

          The Board presented the following proclamation as well as three certificates of merits to the 2007 4-H Cloverleaf District Project Achievement winners:

WHEREAS, On January 23, 2007, Henry County 4-H held its annual Cloverleaf County Project Achievement Competition, with 78 Fifth and Sixth grade students participating; and

 

          WHEREAS, Each 4-H’er selected from 61 project areas, such as Archaeology, Arts, Communications, Creative Stitchery, Electric/Electronics, Horses, Performing Arts, and Public Speaking and gave a 5-10 minute speech on his or her project area, using posters and other visuals aides; and

 

          WHEREAS, 48 who placed first, second or third at the Cloverleaf County Competition moved on to the District Project Achievement Competition at Rock Eagle on February 17, 2007, where 15 of Henry Count 4-H’ers received first place; and

 

          WHEREAS, 16 4-H’ers participated at the Junior/Senior District Project Achievement Competition held March 2-4, 2007 and, of those, six came in first place; and

          WHEREAS, Henry County 4-H was also honored for Outstanding Participation;

 

          NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Henry County Board of Commissioners congratulates Henry County 4-H’ers on their success and wishes to honor all the first place winners.  They are Trey Ables, Jordan Green, Jordan Silvey, Theresa Rochowski, Gracie Schwartz, Maggie Henry, Briana Young, Gabriella Henriquez, Ashley Crawford, Marissa McKee, Pritika Sondhi, Mariah Sutton, Drew Darling, Harsh Patel, Hannah Brown, Ellis Jay-Elzie, Ansley Kent, Megan Ramsey, Lauren Smith, Austin Crown, and Emily Duke.  Senior 4-H’ers who will be moving on to the State Congress are Austin Crown, Emily Duke and Franklin Duke.

 

          The three Senior 4-H participates that received the Certificates of Achievement were Austin Crown, Emily Duke and Franklin Duke.

PLANNING & ZONING SERVICES

          Chairman Harper explained the process for zoning items on the agenda as follows: The applicant will have 15 minutes to make their presentation.  At the conclusion of the presentation the Chairman will call for anyone wishing to speak in opposition and there would be a total of 15 minutes allowed for opposition. 

JAMDAT Development, LLC of Stockbridge, GA – RZ-06-39

JAMDAT Development, LLC of Stockbridge, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located west of North Mount Carmel Road, North of Crystal Lake Boulevard.  The property is located in Land Lots 106 and 107 of the 6th District, consisting of 16.86+/- acres. The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval on March 8, 2007.

The subject property is located south of Jonesboro and west of Mt. Carmel Road.  The property was rezoned by the Board of Commissioners on August 19, 2003 and the applicant’s request is to add an additional sixteen (16) lots.  When the property was rezoned in 2003, it did go thru a Development of Regional Impact.  At the time of the rezoning 630 lots were approved and based on the DRI (Development of Regional Impact) requirements, anything over ten percent (10%) would warrant a new review.  The applicant submitted an application for re-review and GRTA found that the request is in the best interest of the region.  The conditions that were placed on the property applied to Pod B in which the applicant indicated during the Zoning Advisory Board meeting that he agreed with the conditions.  The additional sixteen (16) lots will be accessed from Crystal Lake Boulevard. 

Chairman Harper confirmed the request is to rezone 16.86 +/- acres, adding sixteen (16) additional lots with the same conditions as the rest of the development.

Cheri Hobson-Matthews, Assistant Director of Planning and Zoning, stated for clarification, when the Notice of Decision was issued in August, 2003 there were certain conditions placed on the property.  GRTA has replaced the previous Notice of Decision with a new one which encompasses all the transportation improvements and adds additional conditions.

Chairman Harper called for the applicant or their representative to come forward.  There was no response.  Mrs. Hobson-Matthews stated the applicant mentioned to Mr. Gibson that he would be attending the meeting and a meeting notification was faxed and mailed on April 9, 2007. 

Commissioner Mathis requested the rezoning hearing be postponed to the end of the agenda.

Christopher S. Fulcher of Jackson, GA – RZ-07-01

Christopher S. Fulcher of Jackson, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located on the north side of Snapping Shoals Road, east of North Ola Road.  The property is located in Land Lot 114 of the 8th District, consisting of 23.27 +/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval on March 8, 2007.

          The applicant’s proposal includes thirty (30) lots with a minimum lot size of 22,000 square feet on sewer and a net density of 1.40 dwelling units per acre.  The applicant proposed masonry facades with cement fiberboard accents and a minimum heated floor area of 2,000 square feet.  The request is inconsistent with the Comprehensive Development Plan.  The Future Land Use Map designates the subject property for Residential and Agricultural land uses at up 1.0 dwelling units per acre.  Planning & Zoning Staff recommended denial of R-2 and recommended approval of R-1 with conditions.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended approval of R-2 with seventeen (17) conditions.  The ZAB Board recommended the minimum lot size of 25,000 square feet and a maximum number of units to be twenty nine (29) and a minimum house size of 2,400 square feet.

          Lee Kelley, KAJ properties, represented the applicant.  Mr. Kelley stated the applicant agrees with the proposed seventeen (17) conditions.

          Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition of the request.  Those speaking in opposition were:

·        Charles Downey, 557 Heathmoor Drive, McDonough

Commissioner Holder asked for clarification regarding condition #16; the way the condition currently reads, will a raised or elevated bed of landscape be allowed within the right of way.  Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner, stated condition #16 was recommended by the Zoning Advisory Board.  Commissioner Holder stated the concern is for safety if this will be allowed within the right of way. 

Chairman Harper stated condition #16 should read: A decorative fence consisting of brick or stacked stone columns with maintenance free material between columns not to exceed twenty-five feet (25’) in length shall be a part of the landscaping along the entire Snapping Shoals Road frontage except for the entrance street itself. Landscaping along Snapping Shoals Road shall not encroach into the County Right of Way nor shall it extend beyond the Homeowners property lines.  The road frontage along Snapping Shoals Road shall be sodded.

          Commissioner Stamey asked Mr. Kelley if he agreed with amending condition #2 to read: All houses shall be constructed of a combination of two (2) or more of the following materials: brick, stone, stucco, and/or cement fiberboard on all sides.  Vinyl shall only be used for the soffits and fascia.  Mr. Kelley stated he agreed.  Also condition #4 was amended to read:  The minimum lot size shall be 27,000 square feet with sewer service installed.  Mr. Kelley stated he agreed with the minimum lot size of 27,000 square feet.

          Teresa Delamar, 171 Maranatha Road spoke in opposition to the request (Ms. Delamar arrived late to the meeting)

          Commissioner Stamey asked Mr. Kelley if he was in agreement with all the conditions as amended.  Mr. Kelley stated he lives approximately 2 ½ miles from the proposed development and would not propose anything that would be detrimental to the area because it would also affect him.  Mr. Kelley stated he is in agreement with the conditions.

          Commissioner Stamey made the motion to approve the rezoning request with seventeen (17) conditions with amendments to conditions # 2, 4, and 16.  Chairman Harper asked Mr. Kelley if he was in agreement with the conditions.  Mr. Kelley indicated he was in agreement.

          Commissioner Mathis asked if the average lot size was to be included as a condition.  Commissioner Stamey stated the average lot size would be increased to 32,000 square feet.  Mr. Kelley stated the concern with the average lot size as a condition as one lot will be used for detention.  He stated he would agree to the 27,000 square feet as the minimum but has a concern with the average lot size of 32,000 square feet.

          Commissioner Stamey stated the average lot size is already 30,500 square feet.  Mr. Kelley stated with the 25,000 square feet minimum lot size, the average lot size would be 30,500.  Commissioner Stamey asked Mr. Kelley if he would agree to the average lot size of 30,500 square feet.  Mr. Kelley stated he agreed. 

          Commissioner Holder seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously approving the following conditions:

1.     All homes shall be built on site; no modular or manufactured homes shall be permitted.

 

2.     All houses shall be constructed of a combination of two (2) or more of the following materials: brick, stone, stucco, and/or cement fiberboard on all sides.  Vinyl shall only be used for the soffits and fascia.

 

3.     The minimum house size shall be 2,400 square feet of heated space.

 

4.     The minimum lot size shall be 27,000 square feet with sewer service installed.

 

5.     The average lot size shall be of 30,500 square feet.

 

6.     The maximum number of units shall be twenty nine (29). 

 

7.     Sidewalks shall be installed on both sides of the streets within the development.

 

8.     All yards shall be sodded to the rear drip line of the houses.

 

9.     Streetlights and underground utilities shall be required.

 

10. The development shall have uniform mailboxes throughout.

 

11. The developer shall work with the HCDOT and SPLOST to preserve right-of-way along site’s frontage to achieve a right-of-way of forty feet (40’) measured from the centerline of Snapping Shoals Road to the front property line of the subject property for future road widening.

 

12. The developer shall install acceleration tapers and deceleration lanes for each entrance, to be constructed to Henry County Department of Transportation standards.

 

13. Each entrance shall meet the minimum intersection sight distance required per the posted speed limit of Snapping Shoals Road.

 

14. There shall be a twenty-five (25’) foot undisturbed buffer along the perimeter of the property except where sewerage and stormwater discharge is permitted.

 

15. There shall be a mandatory Homeowners’ Association.

 

16. Signage for the development shall be monument based and consistent with the columns (brick or stacked stone) of the decorative fence.

 

17. A decorative fence consisting of brick or stacked stone columns with maintenance free material between columns not to exceed twenty-five feet (25’) in length shall be a part of the landscaping along the entire Snapping Shoals Road frontage except for the entrance street itself. Landscaping along Snapping Shoals Road shall not encroach into the County Right of Way nor shall it extend beyond the Homeowners property lines.  The road frontage along Snapping Shoals Road shall be sodded.  The landscape shall have the minimum requirement per fifty feet (50’):

a.      Two (2) canopy trees

b.     One (1) evergreen tree

c.     Two (2) understory trees

d.     Five (5) flowering shrubs, such as azalea, gardenia or carpe myrtle but not limited to

e.      Four (4) small evergreen, such as pittosporum or Chinese boxwood but not limited to

f.       Use of ground cover perennials are encouraged within the landscape plan

 

18. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no zoning conditions imposed herein shall be interpreted or applied in a manner so as to require any violation of any existing building, development, stormwater and/or any other applicable codes.

 

Cheri Hobson-Matthews updated the Board regarding the applicant for JAMDAT Development RZ-06-39.  A call was received and someone would be arriving momentarily.

Dovetown Developments of McDonough, GA RZ 07-02

Dovetown Developments of McDonough, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located on the south side of Rodgers Road, west of North Bethany Road.  The property is located in Land Lots 149 and 150 of the 7th District, consisting of 2.59 +/- acres.  The request is for the development of three single-family residential lots.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval on March 8, 2007.

To the North of the subject property is the Woods of Lake Dow which is zoned R-2 with a minimum lot size of 30,000 square feet; to the South is Chardonnay Oaks as well as Crown Forrest with minimum lot sizes of 30,000 square feet.  The Future Land Use Map designates the subject property for Low Density Residential Land uses not to exceed 1.25 dwelling units per acre.  The net density of the proposed three lots is 1.16 dwelling units per acre. 

Jason Reagan, Dovetown Developments, represented the applicant.  The request is to rezone 2.59 +/- acres from RA to R-2 with a minimum lot size of 37,000 square feet.  The applicant is aware of the seven (7) conditions recommended by the Zoning Advisory Board and agrees with the conditions.

Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the rezoning request.

David Hipps, 420 Rodgers Road, McDonough, stated he was not opposed to the request but wanted clarification regarding the buffer requirement and the traffic conditions of Rodgers Road.  Chairman Harper confirmed the proposed condition regarding the buffer and as far as the speeding on Rodgers Road, staff would look into possibly installing stop signs in the area.

Commissioner Stamey made the motion to approve the rezoning request with seven (7) conditions; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following conditions:

1.     Driveways shall be located as far as possible from the intersection of North Bethany Road and Rodgers Road, as determined by the Henry County Department of Transportation.  Each driveway shall be located such that the minimum intersection site distance is met per the posted speed limit of the road.

2.     Should any driveway require a driveway pipe, the pipe shall be required to have safety flared end sections on each end of the pipe.

3.     All houses shall have a minimum of 2,400 square feet of heated space.

4.     All houses shall be constructed of brick, stone, stucco, or any combination thereof on all sides.  Cement-based products may be used as accents in dormers, gables, bay windows, and above the roofline of houses.  Vinyl shall only be used for the soffits and fascia.

5.     There shall be two (2) driveways on Rodgers Road and one (1) driveway on North Bethany Road.

6.     A twenty foot wide (20’) vegetative buffer shall be placed along the perimeter of the property to shield the development from neighboring properties.  Where existing vegetation is inadequate, as determined by the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department prior to approval of the final plat, additional planting will be required.  The following number of plant materials shall be required for each fifty linear feet (50’), or portion thereof, of the buffer:

a.      One canopy tree

b.     One evergreen tree

c.     One understory tree

d.     Five shrubs

7.     Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no zoning conditions imposed herein shall be interpreted or applied in a manner so as to require any violation of any existing building, development, stormwater and/or any other applicable codes.

Modification to the contract for the Joint Comprehensive Plan

          This request was tabled at the March 19, 2007 meeting and staff was directed to review the contract with the consultant.  In March, the request was for approval of an additional cost not to exceed $100,000.00.  After review, items have been removed and the amount has been reduced not to exceed $37,275.  The original budget for the services was $284,900.00 and the amount received from the four (4) Cities (approximately $70,000.00) will off set the original contract amount.

          Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the resolution; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, on August 15, 2005 the Henry County Board of Commissioners approved the contract with the consulting firm, Jordan, Jones and Goulding (JJG) to prepare the Joint Comprehensive Plan; and

 

          WHEREAS, since that time, Henry County staff has worked in conjunction with the respective Cities (McDonough, Stockbridge, Locust Grove, and Hampton) in the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan; and

 

          WHEREAS, a critical component governing the success of this plan relied on careful coordination with the Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan, which is being done congruently with the Comprehensive Plan; and

 

          WHEREAS, due to the need for both plans to be closely coordinated, the original scope of the Comprehensive Plan needed to be modified to add elements which had not been detailed in the original scope of services; and

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with the Service Delivery Agreement between Henry County and the Cities, the cost associated with the preparation of this Comprehensive Plan is being shared by all five jurisdictions; and

 

          WHEREAS, the funds are available in the Planning and Zoning budget due to cost savings generated by handling in-house several work items previously budgeted in “Professional Services”; and

 

          WHEREAS, the portion to be paid by Henry County shall not exceed $37,275.00

 

          NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Henry County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes an increase to the contract with Jordan, Jones and Goulding from $284,900.00 to an amount not to exceed $334,600.00

 

SPLOST/CAPITAL PROJECTS

Bid Award and Budget Amendment for Construction of a concession Building

          Bids were previously solicited for this project and the two (2) bids that were received; the lowest was in the amount of $334,000.00.  The Board rejected the bids and re-bid the project and four (4) bids were received with the low bid in the amount of $329,255.00.  The proposed concession building has never been constructed in Henry County.  The concession building will be located at Warren Holder Park and will be a two-story building with a metal roof.  There will be a kitchen facility within the building.  The second level will consist of a meeting room for the association members. 

Staff recommended the bid be awarded to Whitworth Construction in the amount of $329,255.00 and approval of a budget amendment in the amount of $230,000.000.  Staff will work with the vendor to reduce the cost.

Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the request; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Warren Holder Park is a designated SPLOST II Capital project; and

 

WHEREAS, sealed bids were solicited for the construction of a concession building to service the new portion of the park; and

 

          WHEREAS, (4) four sealed bids were received and reviewed; and

 

          WHEREAS, a budget amendment is needed to cover the construction and related cost in the amount of $230,000.00 making the total budget $350,700.00; and

 

          WHEREAS, funding for this budget amendment is available in Unallocated Sales Tax; and

 

          WHEREAS, SPLOST recommends the low bidder, Whitworth Construction; and

                                     

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Henry County Board of Commissioners approves a budget amendment and the proposal of Whitworth Construction and authorizes the Chairman of the Board to sign all necessary documents for the construction of Warren Holder Park Concession Building.  All budget amendments and/or transfers necessary for proper accounting of this resolution will hereby be approved.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

Bid Award to purchase miscellaneous pre-cast concrete drainage products

          The request is an annual contract and sealed bids were mailed to nine (9) vendors and one (1) vendor responded.  Staff recommended the bid be awarded to McArthur Concrete Products.

          Commissioner Bowman made the motion to award the bid to McArthur Concrete Products; Commissioner Basler seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, sealed bids (SB-07-51-041607-1) were solicited for the purchase of miscellaneous pre-cast concrete drainage products for the Department of Transportation; and,

 

          WHEREAS, one (1) vendor submitted a bid for this purchase, as indicated on the attached item/price schedule; and,

 

          WHEREAS, funds are available in the budget of the Department of Transportation for these materials; and,

 

          WHEREAS, McArthur Concrete Products has submitted the lowest and most responsive bid for the purchase of pre-cast concrete drainage products; departmental personnel recommend award to McArthur Concrete Products.

 

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Commissioners of Henry County awards Bid Number SB-07-51-041607-1 to McArthur Concrete Products  for the purchase of pre-cast concrete drainage products; award as a renewable Unit/Price contract with no fixed quantities; prices shall remain firm for the contract period; materials will be ordered as required and approved.  The Chairman is hereby authorized to execute all appropriate documentation to accomplish this purchase.

 

Change Order for the Tanger Outlet Center Signalization

          Originally when bids were solicited for this project, no bids were received.  This project was re-bid and the time frame for installation was approximately six (6) weeks.  After the bids were received the bid amount was not agreeable to all parties (Henry County, City of Locust Grove and Tanger Properties).  After contacting the vendor and requesting a longer time frame (18 to 20 weeks) the price was reduced. 

          Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the resolution; Commissioner Basler seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners approved Resolution 06-316 on November 6, 2006; and

 

WHEREAS, R.J. Haynie was the low bidder at $216,150.00 for the traffic signal at Tanger Blvd and Tanger Outlet Center Entrance; and,

 

WHEREAS, this amount exceeded the budgeted amount for Henry County, Tanger Outlet Center and the City of Locust Grove; and,

 

WHEREAS, R.J. Haynie proposed to increase the contract time from 45 days to 18 to 20 weeks and reduce the contract price to $156,402.05; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Locust Grove and Tanger Partners are in agreement with the proposal and payment of the signal is as follows:

 

Tanger                           $33,333.00

City of Locust Grove       $52,134.02

Henry County                 $70,935.03

Total                     $156,402.05

 

WHEREAS, Henry County’s portion can be funded by transferring $70,935.03 from the Woodstown Road Project in District I Allocation to Tanger Intersection Signalization Project.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Henry County Board of Commissioners that Resolution 06-316 be hereby rescinded and the Chairman is authorized to (1) sign a Change Order reducing the contract amount to $156,402.05 and extend the project completion time to a total of 20 weeks and (2) sign the revised agreement between Henry County, City of Locust Grove and Tanger Outlet Center, hereto shown as Exhibit “A”.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Henry County’s portion shall be funded by transferring $70,935.03 from the Woodstown Road Project in District I Allocation to Tanger Intersection Signalization Project.

 

COUNTY MANAGER COMMENTS

          There were no comments

COUNTY ATTORNEY COMMENTS

          There were no comments

          Chairman Harper asked staff if the applicant had arrived for the JAMDAT Development, LLC rezoning (RZ-06-39).  Staff stated they had not arrived.

PLANNING & ZONING SERVICES

JAMDAT Development, LLC of Stockbridge, GA – RZ-06-39

JAMDAT Development, LLC of Stockbridge, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located west of North Mount Carmel Road, North of Crystal Lake Boulevard.  The property is located in Land Lots 106 and 107 of the 6th District, consisting of 16.86+/- acres. The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board
recommended Approval on March 8, 2007.

          Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the rezoning request; there was no response.

          Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the rezoning request with the proposed conditions and also adding a condition (condition #9) to read “The minimum lot size shall be 22,000 square feet”; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following conditions:

1.     Conditions to GRTA Notice of Decision:

 

The following conditions are carried over from DRI #371 Links at Walnut Creek:

·        Development Intensity and Use

§        The development shall contain a restaurant space of at least 3,000 square feet.

§        Provide a site access point from Pod A to Dutchtown Road that is a minimum of 500 feet from Jonesboro Road.

§        Provide a site access point to Pod C within 500 feet of the midpoint of Dutchtown Road when Dutchtown Road becomes a paved facility.

§        Provide for future vehicular access to the site from Pod B to the property west of the site.

§        All access points shall be designed and constructed such that ingress and egress movements are separated by a landscaped median.

 

·        Pedestrian Facilities

§        Provide a sidewalk on Jonesboro Road along the site frontage.

§        Provide a sidewalk on the west side of North Mount Carmel Road along the site frontage.

§        Provide a sidewalk on the west side of Dutchtown Road from the site access to Pod B to Mount Carmel Road.

§        Provide a sidewalk on the east side of Dutchtown Road from the site access to Pod A to Jonesboro Road.

§        Provide sidewalks on both sides of all internal roads.

§        Provide a pedestrian access point and a crosswalk from Pod C to North Mount Carmel Road that aligns with the proposed vehicular entrance to Mount Carmel Park.

§        Provide a dedicated pedestrian pathway that connects the sidewalk system in Pod C to the sidewalk system in Pod A.

§        Provide an east-west pedestrian path from the road at the west end of the dam to the clubhouse.

§        Provide a north-south pedestrian path from the common area east of Lake Erma across the land bridge to the nearest road south of the land bridge.

§        Provide a crosswalk at the intersection of Erma Road/Farmer Road and North Mount Carmel Road.

§        Provide a crosswalk at the intersection of the site accesses to Pod C and Pod B and Dutchtown Road.

 

·        Bicycle Facilities

§        Provide a bicycle rack at the clubhouse.

§        Provide a bicycle rack at the west end of the dam on the north side of Lake Erma.

§        Provide a bicycle rack at the common area east of Lake Erma .

 

The following is applicable to all of the proposed development in DRI #1254

·        Provide sidewalks on both sides of all internal roads.

 

Roadway Improvements as Conditions to GRTA Notice of Decision

The following improvements are required on and adjacent to state routes:

·        Jonesboro Road and Chambers Road (from DRI #371)

§        Install a signal

§        Construct eastbound and westbound left turn lanes along Jonesboro Road

 

The following improvements are required on and adjacent to non-state routes (From DRI #371):

·        Pave Dutchtown Road from the site access to Pod A to Jonesboro Road.

·        Pave Dutchtown Road from the site access to Pod B to Mount Carmel Road

·        Realign the north end of Dutchtown Road at Jonesboro Road to satisfy the site distance requirements of GDOT and Henry County.  If there is a conflict between the requirements, the more restrictive of the two shall apply.

·        Construct a southbound right-turn lane along North Mount Carmel Road at the intersection with the site access at Pod C.

·        Either pave Farmer Road from North Mount Carmel Road to Jonesboro Road in order to bring Farmer Road to current county standards and construct a westbound left-turn lane along Jonesboro Road, or:

·        North Mount Carmel Road @ Jonesboro Road

§        Improve vertical alignment to meet sight distance requirements of the county and GDOT.

§        Signalize intersection when warranted.

§        Provide a westbound left-turn lane along Jonesboro Road.

§        Provide an eastbound right-turn lane along Jonesboro Road,

§        Provide a northbound left-turn lane along North Mount Carmel Road,

 

The following improvements are required on and adjacent to non-state routes (From DRI #1254):

o       North Mount Carmel Road @ Mount Carmel Road

§        Signalize the intersection when warranted.

§        Provide a dedicated southbound right-turn lane along North Mount Carmel Road.

§        Provide a westbound right-turn lane along Mount Carmel Road.

 

2.     Houses on all golf course and lake lots shall have a minimum of 2,500 square feet of heated space; houses on all other lots shall have a minimum of 2,000 square feet of heated space.

 

3.     Houses shall have a two car side entry garage, where feasible, as determined by the Henry County Building Department.

 

4.     All houses shall be constructed of brick, stone or stucco on all sides.

 

5.     All houses shall have a minimum 8/12 roof pitch.

 

6.     All houses shall have architectural grade shingles.

 

7.     All yards shall be sodded to the rear drip line of the houses.

 

8.     Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no zoning conditions imposed herein shall be interpreted or applied in a manner so as to require any violation of any existing building, development, stormwater and/or any other applicable codes.

 

9.     The minimum lot size shall be 22,000 square feet.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

          There was no response

UPCOMING MEETINGS

1.     Monday, April 30th, 2007 @ 9:00 a.m. & Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 @ 9:00 a.m., Regular BOC meeting.

2.     Monday, May 14th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, May 15th @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meetings

EXECUTIVE SESSION

          No Executive Session was held.

ADJOURNMENT

          Commissioner Stamey made the motion to adjourn; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                                                Jason T. Harper, Chairman

 

Shay Mathis, County Clerk