STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF HENRY

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners held a Regular Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 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:

 

                        Elizabeth “BJ” Mathis, Chairman,

Reid A. Bowman, Vice-Chairman, District IV Commissioner

Warren E. Holder, District I Commissioner

Rick Jeffares, District II Commissioner

            Randy Stamey, District III Commissioner

Johnny B. Basler, District V Commissioner

Also attending were Shay Mathis, County Clerk; LaTonya Nix-Wiley, County Attorney; Rob Magnaghi, County Manager; Phyllis Shrader, Deputy County Manager;  Mike Bush, Finance Director; Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director; Michael Harris, Planning & Zoning 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 Mathis called the meeting to order and announced the following item would not be heard at this meeting:

Rezoning request by HPMC, LLC William Herbert of Stockbridge, GA (RZ-09-01), Commission District 5 (Presenter:  Ray Gibson, Planning & Zoning Director)(Exhibit #13)

The applicant requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to C-3 (Heavy Commercial) for property located at 1598 Highway 138.  The property is located in Land Lot 94 of the 11th District, consisting of 0.73 +/- acres.  The request is for the continuation of the property’s use as a tire shop.

            Chairman Mathis stated a presentation of a proclamation and awards needed to be added to the agenda.  Commissioner Basler made the motion to approve the agenda with the amendment; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried 5-0-0.

            Chairman Mathis recognized Boy Scout Troup 62 from First Baptist Church of McDonough who was in attendance as part of a requirement for their Citizenship in the Community Badge.

            Chairman Mathis presented the following proclamation and also certificates for the 4-H program:

WHEREAS, On January 20, 2009, Henry County 4-H held its annual Cloverleaf County Project Achievement competition, with 127 fifth and sixth grade students participating; and

 

WHEREAS, Each 4-H’er selected from more than 50 project areas such as Air Science,  Computers, Entomology, Cat Care, Dog Care, Safety, Sports, Performing Arts, Photography, Veterinary Science and Wildlife, and gave a five minute speech on his or her project area, using posters and other visual aids; and

 

WHEREAS, 68 4-H’ers who placed first, second or third at the County Competition moved on to the District Project Achievement Competition at Rock Eagle on February 14, 2009, where 15 of Henry County’s 4-H’ers were first place winners; and

 

WHEREAS, 10 4-H’ers participated in Junior/Senior District Project Achievement held March 13-15, 2009, where Henry County had 6 first place winners; and

 

WHEREAS, Henry County 4-H was also honored at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement for Highest Number of Participants;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Henry County Board
of Commissioners congratulates the First Place Winners on their success. First
Place Winners at the Cloverleaf DPA are Hannah Bloodworth, Claire Burnett, Johnafel Crowe II, Joana Cruz, Erin Hardin, Landon Harper, Kristin Malcom, Victor Martin, Abbey Middlebrook, Amelia Poole, Meredith Sanders, Hannah Sbaity, Frankie Sotka, Wyatt Walden, and Kaitlyn Wallace.  Junior/Senior DPA first place winners are Kayla Bailey, Hannah Brown, Haley Folmar, AnnaKate Jackson, John Jenkins and Grace Whipple.

            Nan Jenkins and Jill Holder made a presentation to the Board on behalf of A Friends House.  A Friends House celebrated its tenth birthday in October, 2008 and has been recognizing people that have offered support.  They recognized the Board for their support and presented the Board with a plaque.

            Chairman Mathis and the Board congratulated the Communications Department for receiving five awards from the National Association of County Information Officers

Presentation regarding Greening Henry County Week

            Julie Hoover-Ernst, Communications Director and Michael Harris, Planning & Zoning Services Division Director presented the agenda item to the Board.  The Solid Waste Management Plan was adopted in March, 2009 and the center piece for the plan is a curbside recycling program for unincorporated Henry County.  The program is expected to be launched in June, 2009.  All haulers that service customers within unincorporated Henry County are required to offer curbside recycling along with their garbage collection.  Nearly 73,000 households throw away an average of 16.8 pounds of waste per day.  With no landfill, it is critical that more is done to reduce waste to protect the environment.  Participation by citizens is optional but highly encouraged. 

            Commissioner Bowman stated in other jurisdictions there have been concerns regarding recyclables being taken to landfills, will this be monitored to make sure the waste goes into a recycle bin.  Mr. Harris stated one of the key components of the new solid waste management plan is the recycling effort and along with that is the reporting element.  Waste hauling companies will be required to provide quarterly reports to track the recyclables.  That is also one of the reasons a hotline was set up so that citizens can report if they feel the recyclables are not being disposed of properly. 

Public Hearing regarding the abandonment of a portion of Octagon Road

            Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to abandon a portion of Octagon Road.  The abandonment is the result of a court order in a right-of-way acquisition case between Henry County and M. S. Zakaria.  Octagon Road is located between Patrick Henry Parkway and Interstate 75 just north of Jodeco Road.  Octagon Road is not in use.  According to the Court Order as part of the right-of-way acquisition process the road is to be abandoned.  A resolution was approved by the Board in 2003 indicating the intent to abandon the road. 

            Commissioner Holder confirmed that the property contain 4.538 acres.  Mr. McMickle stated that was correct.  Commissioner Holder asked if the property will be abandoned and offered to the adjoining property owner.  Mr. McMickle stated the surveyor described the area of the road in the plat.  The plat indicates 4.538 acres.  There are no right-of-way records that show deeded right-of-way.  The public road is being abandon that was operated within those boundaries.  If there is no right-of-way then the prescriptive easement has been abandoned.  The County does not own the land so the land would still be owned by the property owner (M. S. Zakaria).  If there is deeded right-of-way then the County owns the land.  There is no record of deeded right-of-way.

            Commissioner Holder stated the public needs to know that even though the Court Order says a portion of the road will be abandoned, which probably was prescriptive at the time, the County had to purchase at a very high price all of the property that belong to this property owner.  Mr. McMickle stated that was correct.

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak regarding the abandonment; there was no response.

            Commissioner Bowman made the motion to abandon a portion of Octagon Road as required by the Court Order; Commissioner Jeffares seconded.  The motion carried 5-0-0 approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Henry County Department of Transportation, has filed with the Board of Commissioners of Henry County, a Petition for Partial Abandonment of a portion of public roads known as Octagon Road, located in Land Lots 51 of the 6th District of Henry County, Georgia; and 

WHEREAS, that portion of said road sought to be abandoned is shown on a plat containing 4.538 acres which is attached to the said Petition, marked Exhibit “A” ; and

WHEREAS, after due considerations, it appears that the property sought to be abandoned is no longer needed for public road purposes because of changed conditions and because it has ceased to be used by the public to the extent that no substantial public purpose is served by it, and it further appears to be in the best interest of all concerned as well as in the best interest of the public and Henry County, Georgia, to abandon that portion of Octagon Road sought to be abandoned by the aforesaid Petitioners; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Henry County, Georgia, at its public meeting duly assembled, that a portion of Octagon Road shown marked on a plat which is attached hereto marked Exhibit “A” being 4.538 acres and by reference made a part hereof, and a copy of which is on file in the office of this Board, be, and same is hereby abandoned and declared surplus.

Wrecker 1, Inc.

Ray Gibson presented the agenda item to the Board.  Wrecker 1, Inc. requested an appeal of denial of a Conditional Use for property located at 130 Bellamy Place in Land Lot 33 of the 12th District.  The applicant requests a Conditional Use (CU-09-04) for property located at 130 Bellamy Place, in Land Lot 33 of the 12th District.  The property consists of 1.07 +/- acres, and the request is for storage of impounded vehicles in an M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing) zoning district. The request was denied by the Zoning Advisory Board on February 12, 2009. The applicant filed an appeal with the Henry County Planning & Zoning Department on February 23, 2009.  The request was tabled at the April 21, 2009 Board of Commissioners meeting.

            Chairman Mathis asked staff to present the information that was requested by the Board at the April 21st meeting.  Mr. Gibson stated there’s no zoning file for Bellamy Industrial Park.  There is a final plat which illustrates 33 lots with 9 of the lots currently vacant.  The average building size on the 24 lots that had buildings as 7,335 square feet and the average office size of 1,483 square feet.  In addition, all business licenses for all wrecker services within Henry County were obtained.  Currently there are 24 wrecker services within the county; 22 are home occupation licenses and 2 are commercial businesses.  The commercial businesses are Swansons which is currently zoned M2 with a Conditional Use obtained for a salvage junk yard on May 2, 1995 and Elkins which is zoned RA (Residential Agricultural) and was approved to operate in 1972.  Staff was also asked to review the Henry County Towing Conditional Exception conditions that were approved for building size.  The applicant was asked to construct a 2,000 square foot building as part of the Conditional Exception approval.  The building was to be a metal building with a masonry front, preferably cut block or brick. 

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in favor of the applicants request; there were no comments.

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition of the applicants request; there were no comments.

            Chairman Mathis asked the applicant if you had anything to add to what was presented by Mr. Gibson.  Steve Richardson, representative for the applicant stated the property is a storage yard not an impound yard.  It’s specifically for storage and leading to the County wrecker service.

             Commissioner Stamey asked what the basis for the 3,200 square foot building as a condition was.  Mr. Gibson stated that was an average thrown out earlier when staff didn’t have all the building sizes. 

            Commissioner Stamey asked if condition #6 All parking and outside storage areas shall be paved was per the Ordinance.  Mr. Gibson stated that is typically what the Development Plan Review Department will ask for (Section 3-7-214 of the County Code).  Jim Lubbering added that this section has been in the Code since 1983.

            Commissioner Holder asked if currently any of the 33 lots were operating without a building.  Mr. Gibson stated of the 9 vacant lots, three had heavy equipment stored on them but was not related to any business. 

            Commissioner Bowman recused himself from voting on this agenda item.

            Commissioner Stamey stated the resolution has 8 conditions and he would like to modify the following conditions:

1.       The primary structure shall have a masonry front façade and shall have a minimum of 1,800 square feet of floor space.

2.       A ten foot (10’) buffer shall surround the sides and rear of the subject property.  The buffer shall feature Leyland cypress trees a minimum of six feet (6’) high at the time of planting, spaced closely enough to provide an opaque screen at the time of maturity.

Commissioner Stamey made the motion to approve the Conditional Use with 8 conditions including the amendments; Commissioner Jeffares seconded.

Commissioner Stamey confirmed for a point of clarification that the building shall be a metal building with a masonry front.  Mr. Gibson stated that was correct.

Commissioner Holder asked if the applicant was agreeable to the conditions.  Mr. Richardson stated no.  Commissioner Holder stated the request is to uphold the denial or overturn the denial of the Zoning Advisory Board.  LaTonya Wiley, County Attorney stated there are more options.  The Code gives the Board the opportunity to impose conditions based upon the Conditional Use.  The applicant has the opportunity, according to the Ordinance, to withdraw his application.

Commissioner Holder asked the applicant if he was willing to withdraw his application.  Mr. Richardson stated no, they need this to store vehicles for the County wrecker service and it has the proper zoning.

Chairman Mathis stated there was a motion on the floor to approve the Conditional Use with 8 conditions with the two amendments.  Chairman Mathis called for the vote.  The motion carried 4-0-1 with Commissioners Jeffares, Basler, Stamey and Holder voting in favor and Commissioner Bowman abstained.  The following resolution was approved:

WHEREAS, Wrecker 1, Inc. (AP-09-01) of Stockbridge, GA, applied for a conditional use (CU-0-04) to allow an impound lot at 130 Bellamy Place (Parcel ID Numbers: 068D-03-056-000), in Land Lot 33 of the 12th District, consisting of 1.07 +/- acres; and

WHEREAS, all County and State requirements for legal advertisement and a public hearing have been met; and

WHEREAS, the Planning & Zoning Staff for Henry County has reviewed the request and submitted a report that is part of the public record; and

WHEREAS, the Henry County Zoning Advisory Board (ZAB) reviewed and denied the request for a Conditional Use on February 12, 2009;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Henry County Board of Commissioners overturns the denial and approves the Conditional Use request with the following conditions:

1.       The primary structure shall have a masonry front façade and shall have a minimum of 1,800 square feet of floor space.

2.       A ten foot (10’) buffer shall surround the sides and rear of the subject property.

3.       There shall be a fence a minimum of six feet (6’) in height located ten feet (10’) inside the property line.  Should the fence be chain link, it shall feature vinyl slats to render it opaque.

4.       The fence shall only be located behind the rear drip line of the primary structure.

5.       Any vehicles or equipment to be stored outside shall only be stored in the rear of the building within the fence.

6.       All parking and outside storage areas shall be paved.

7.       Any ground signage shall be monument based not to exceed fifteen feet (15’) in height.

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

Public Hearing regarding the adoption of the Unified Land Development Code

            Ray Gibson, Planning & Zoning Director and Jeremy Gilbert, Planner presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to adopt the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC).  Staff has been working on this document since 2003 when the comprehensive planning project was started.  This document will replace Sections 3-6 through 3-11 of the current County Code and will contain all the procedures, standards and regulations related to the development of land within unincorporated Henry County.  The ULDC is an implementation tool of the Comprehensive Plan as it is designed to support the policy statements that were outlined in the comprehensive plan that was adopted in the last few months.  What are the benefits of the ULDC over the current County Code?  The ULDC is a single document rather than multiple sometimes conflicting Ordinances.  It is a uniform set of definitions.  It has integrated procedures that detail the sequence of development approvals.  It is a coordinated system for review and enforcement.  All of those elements are not in the current code. 

            We have recently been chosen for the Community Choice’s Assistance Program with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) in which the ARC along with professional planners and attorneys will be reviewing the Comprehensive. Plan, the ULDC and CTP to ensure they are in sink with each other.  Once the recommendations are received from ARC, staff can review the code for any recommended changes.

            The Zoning Advisory Board recommended that the ULDC become effective July 1, 2009.  Staff recommended an amendment to say the ULDC become affective at the first public hearing of the Board of Commissioners in July, 2009. 

            Jeremy Gilbert, Planner reviewed some of the content of the ULDC as well as the changes that were requested by the Zoning Advisory Board.

            Commissioner Bowman commented regarding the care home or group home and there being four children or adults allowed.  Mr. Gibson stated that you can have four children or adults but you would need a Conditional Use.  Commissioner Bowman stated it is understood that a Conditional Use is needed if a home is within a subdivision.  Can a home that is not within a subdivision have four, is there a legal reason for not allowing four children or adults in a care/group home.  Mr. Gilbert stated it was not separated in the code (within a subdivision or not within a subdivision), it was done straight across the board any property that was zoned residential would be allowed to have a personal care home.  Commissioner Bowman stated after discussions with citizens it is not feasible to operate with three clients, the break even point is four clients.  Commissioner Bowman stated he would like for the code to say four clients outside of subdivision and if you are within a subdivision, to have four clients you would need a Conditional Use.  Mr. Gilbert stated one thing that was looked at with the three or fewer as a home occupation is the home occupation ordinance only allows the residents of that home to be engaged in that occupation.  So you would not be allowed to hire employees.  This would not fall under the Home Occupation Ordinance but would need to be looked at as a separate type of business.  Commissioner Bowman stated it would be unreasonable to think that a family member within the residences would need to be available 24/7 to take care of the clients.  Mr. Gibson stated they met with McIntosh Trails and they noted that there was only one home currently in operation within a subdivision out of the seven homes that they currently have.

            Commissioner Stamey asked under the RA zoning could you have the same classification with the Conditional Use for the fifth client; move the number up to four and not within a subdivision.  Mr. Gilbert stated that could be changed to say that personal care homes are permissible in any zoning district with the exception of RA having four clients.  Three clients would be permitted out right in other zoning districts other than RA and then the required conditional use for in RA with more than four and then in any other residential zoning district more than three. 

            Mr. Gibson stated this can get confusing and it will be clarified when it is brought back in July with the zoning map.

            Commissioner Jeffares suggested the Ordinance remain like presented except for RA, have four clients as the number and anything over four would need a Conditional Use.  Mr. Gibson suggested up to six in RA without an RA because the fire code and the building code will dictate the number of people that would be allowed within the home. 

            Commissioner Basler asked what the current Ordinance call for.  Mr. Gilbert stated the current Ordinance requires care homes to be located on property zoned RA, minimum lot size of 3 acres, located on a major/minor arterial road, building has to be fifty feet (50’) from all property lines and a Conditional Use is required.  Commissioner Basler asked what the proposed Ordinance states.  Mr. Gilbert stated the proposal is in any residential zoning district, three clients would be allowed by right as a home occupation.  Commissioner Basler added that if there was a need for four they would need a Conditional Use.  Mr. Gilbert stated that was correct.  Commissioner Basler asked if the home had a RA zoning with 2 acres.  Mr. Gilbert stated there’s no difference between those, it’s all the same.  Something could be done different just in RA outside of a subdivision.  It could read in RA zoned properties outside of a subdivision, personal care homes could be a permissible use at up to four or six, and anything within a subdivision could meet the requirements proposed or any other option the Board requires.  Mr. Gilbert stated a personal care home by definition is one to six residents with six being the maximum amount with a Conditional Use. 

            Mr. Gilbert stated in Cobb County, for example, they have four or less people that can live within the home excluding the resident staff.  The managing care giver must reside at the care/group home.  Mr. Gilbert added regarding the size of the bedrooms, the State has a requirement in obtaining a permit for a personal care that each person has to have a certain square footage per person. 

            Commissioner Stamey stated that state law would dictate the number of people that can actually occupy the house.  Mr. Gilbert stated that was correct.

            Commissioner Holder asked if in-home daycare was a home occupation with no hired employees.  Mr. Gibson stated that was correct.  Commissioner Holder stated that the personal care homes are necessary businesses and his concern is with the homes being in a R2 or R3 subdivision.  Commissioner Holder stated his concern is that the Ordinances treat everyone fairly and equally.

            Chairman Mathis commented regarding removing cafeterias as a permitted use in an OI zoning district.  Mr. Gilbert stated associated cafeterias within OI, M-1 and M-2 districts that would be internal to office buildings or industrial uses would still be permitted.  Staff didn’t want to include restaurants and cafeterias as the same thing with in OI and have a McDonald’s, for example, within an OI, M-1 or M-2 zoning districts.  Cafeteria’s was removed and would be an associated use.  A cafeteria could be within an office building in an OI, M-1 or M-2 zoning district.

            Commissioner Stamey commented regarding the 40’ buffer along all property lines of a salvage yard, junkyard and wrecker service (with storage area).  Mr. Gilbert stated this is a typical buffer for a commercial or industrial use to a residential zoning district.  It can be modified to 40’ only along property lines that abut residential.  Mr. Gibson stated it’s good to have there because when a Conditional Use is presented to the Zoning Advisory Board, staff can review the site and determine the need and be flexible.  Commissioner Holder stated there should be a lot of thought put into this before it’s adopted.  Mr. Gilbert stated the 40’ buffer is consistent with what is required in the ULDC for salvage and junkyards, it was carried over.  Commissioner Holder stated the requirement of the buffer is for all property lines; does that mean commercial and residential.  Mr. Gilbert stated the way it reads it means for all property lines.  Commissioner Holder stated he would like to see that changed.  The 40’ to residential is understood but there’s a problem with commercial to commercial.  Mr. Gibson asked if the request was to put it back to the original buffer.  Commission Holder stated in his opinion yes.  Chairman Mathis asked if additional language could be added to say a 40’ buffer on all sides that abut residential and all other zonings, whatever is applicable by code.  Mr. Gilbert stated the section could be removed completely because the buffer section of the code would require a 40’ buffer for residential to a commercial zoning district. 

            Commissioner Jeffares stated there needed to be some clarification regarding the Transportation System Standards “All transportation system design, street design, and construction shall comply with Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) requirements”.  People may be confused and think that every road, subdivision road, etc. has to meet the GDOT standards.

            Commissioner Jeffares also stated for clarification that once this it adopted, new applications will abide by the new ULDC, any pending applications will abide by the current code.  Mr. Gibson stated that was correct.

            Commissioner Jeffares stated there needed to be a correction on page 8-19 that refers to section 4.04.03(c)(5); that is not a correct section.  Mr. Gibson stated that should actually be section 8.01.03 (d)(c).

            Chairman Mathis asked for the definition of fenced and exercise in regard to standards for stables and facilities for livestock.  “The parcel (3 or more acres) shall be fenced.  The outdoor track and each exercise yard shall be separately fenced.”  Mr. Gilbert stated a fence could mean a chain-link fence, privacy fence, etc.  That section of the code outlines the different types of fences.  As far as the outdoor track and each exercise yard, if a site has an area without any grass it is the exercise pen.  It’s just an area that is used for walking or riding horses.

            Commissioner Basler stated there have been discussions regarding updating the zoning signs.  Mr. Gibson stated the new sign will be brought back at the July meeting and have it all finalized together. 

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments regarding the agenda item.  Those speaking were: Jean Bouts spoke regarding personal care homes; Bob Marshall spoke regarding notification of zonings; Steve Cash commended staff on the ULDC document.

            Commissioner Stamey asked for clarification regarding the personal care homes.  Mr. Gilbert stated the proposal is for three clients by right as a home occupation, anything over three, up to six, would require a Conditional Use in any residential zoned district.

            Commissioner Stamey made the motion to amend the personal care home requirement to four clients in a RA zoning district and to revert the buffer requirement back to the current code regarding salvage yards, junkyards and wrecker services; Commissioner Bowman seconded.

            Commissioner Holder asked for clarification regarding the flag lots, was there an increase of the minimum of 30’ to 60’ for a flag lot.  Mr. Gilbert stated currently what’s in the code is 50% of the lot width and has not been changed.  Mr. Gibson stated it had been suggested to remove the 50% and change it to 60’ lot widthand remove the 1000’ separation between flag lots.

            Mr. Gilbert asked for clarification regarding the personal care home.  It is to be a four person care home without a Conditional Use in RA zoning only.  Commissioner Stamey stated that was correct.

            Commissioner Stamey amended the motion to remove the 50% lot width regarding flag lots and add 60’ width and remove the 1000’ separation between flag lots; Commissioner Bowman amended the second.  The motion carried 5-0-0.

Adoption of adjusted fee schedules

            Jeremy Gilbert, Planning & Zoning Department presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to adopt fee schedules for Planning & Zoning, the Development Plan Review Department and the Building Department.  Originally the fee schedule was to be apart of the ULDC.  It was recommended that the fee schedule be removed and adopted as a separate document so that it can be reviewed annually.  The Building Department added an erosion control maintenance bond.  The Planning & Zoning Department added the Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the ULDC Tex Amendment. 

            Chairman Mathis asked how the fees compare to other counties.  Mr. Gilbert stated it is his understanding that they are comparable to other counties.  There are only two or three of the fees that changed from the current fee scheduled.

            Commissioner Stamey asked what the current bond for sidewalks is.  Mr. Gilbert stated currently the sidewalk bond is the maintenance bond for the entire subdivision that includes the sidewalks.  It’s $10 per linear foot without sidewalks and $18 per linear foot with sidewalks. The maintenance bond covers the sidewalks, streets and any detention facilities. 

            Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the adjusted fee schedule; Commissioner Balser seconded.  The motion carried 5-0-0 approving the following resolution:

            WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Commissioners has an interest in promoting the general health, safety and welfare of the community as it relates to physical development; and

            WHEREAS, the staff of the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department, the Development Plan Review Department and the Building Department has reviewed the current fee schedules and recommend amending such fee schedules; and

            WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Commissioners has responsibility to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness in its financial operations by assessing a fee for services that provides primarily a private benefit whereby such fees offsets the potential for a general ad valorem tax increase; and

            WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of commissioners is the governing body of the jurisdiction having authority to adopt policy concerning fees and charges for services pursuant to the Constriction of the State of Georgia and the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, and as amended from time to time.

            WHEREAS, the effective date of the fee schedules shall coincide with the effective of the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) by the Henry County Board of Commissioners.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners hereby the adjusted fee schedules, are on file in the County Clerk’s office.

 

County Manager Comments

            There were no comments.

County Attorney Comments

            There were no comments.

Public Comments

            There were no comments.

Upcoming Meetings

1.      Monday, May 25th is the Memorial Day Holiday – All County Offices will be closed.

2.      Monday, June 1st at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, June 2nd at 9:00 a.m. are Regular Board Meetings

3.      Monday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday June 16th at 6:30 p.m. are Regular Board Meetings

Adjournment

            Commissioner Bowman made the motion to adjourn; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried 5-0-0.

                                                           

Elizabeth “BJ” Mathis, Chairman

Shay Mathis, County Clerk