STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF HENRY

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners held a Regular Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 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; Phyllis Shrader, Interim County Manager; Mike Bush, Finance Director; Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director; Michael Harris, Planning & Zoning Services Division Director; Jim Lubbering, 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 Mathis called the meeting to order and called for an acceptance of the agenda.  Commissioner Stamey made the motion to accept the agenda; Commissioner Jeffares seconded.  The motion carried 5-0-0.

Rezoning Request – RZ-09-07 – North Henry Baptist Church, Inc.

            Ray Gibson, Director of Planning and Zoning presented the agenda item to the Board.  North Henry Baptist Church, Inc. of Stockbridge, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (General Commercial) for property located on the southwest corner of Old Conyers Road and Flat Rock Road, in Land Lot 96 of the 12th District.  The request is for a retail/commercial development.  This item was tabled at the October 20th Board of Commissioners meeting in order for the applicant to submit a site plan to be reviewed by the Board.  A site plan was submitted and it shows a 15,000 square foot building with associated parking as well as the associated buffer which is 40’ from residential land uses.  The subject property is now 5.03 acres.  Staff recommended denial of the C-2 request and approval of a C-1 zoning with fourteen conditions of zoning.

            Lindsey Hobson, and Andy Welch, Attorney’s with Smith, Welch and Brittain represented the applicant.  At the request of the Board of Commissioners additional information has been provided.  This application was grandfathered in under the previous ULDC but also is in compliance with the current ULDC.  The applicant is seeking approval of a C-1 zoning.  The applicant consented to certain types of uses being stricken and would ask that all other uses remain in tact.

            Commissioner Bowman stated when this process first began, the request was for a C-2 zoning with approximately 18.5 +/- acres.  Then the request was changed to C-2 zoning with approximately 7.87 +/- acres.  And the final request is for C-1 with approximately 5 +/- acres. After reviewing the conditions, Commissioner Bowman stated he would like to amend a condition.  Condition #14 states “The following uses shall not be permitted within the approved C-1 land use designation for the 5.03 +/- acre property:  package (beer and wind) stores; Laundromats; minor automotive service repair; tattoo parlors; gasoline service stations; pet supplies stores; pet grooming; bar or drinking (alcoholic) beverage establishment; veterinary services; road, ground passenger, and transit transportation; trains or other rail movement; lodges, event facilities; amusement, sports or recreation establishment; miniature golf; and golf driving ranges”.  Commissioner Bowman stated he would like to add to recreation establishment (no indoor recreation including a bowling alley, theater, pool room nor electronic machines or arcades).  Also the site plan only shows one entrance and it’s expected that there would be only one entrance.

            Commissioner Holder asked if currently there was a potential tenant or use for the property.  Ms. Hodgson stated not at this time.  The main concern of the church is their debt burdens and they feel like marketing this property would help them in the future.  At the Board’s request the site plan indicates an example of a pharmacy with a drive-thru which is allowed under C-1.

            Ms. Hodgson asked for clarification regarding the definition of recreation establishments.  Mr. Gibson stated it would be ok to spell them out.  Commissioner Bowman stated it would be indoor recreation including bowling alleys, theaters, pool rooms and electronic machines.  Ms. Hodgson stated the applicant was ok with that.

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the request.  Those speaking were James Haney, and Bill Console. 

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments from any one wishing to speak in favor of the request.  Speaking in favor was Terry Pen.

            Mr. Welch stated for the record that through the course of the rezoning there were five public hearings (2 rezoning hearings, a town hall meeting and two presentations).  The applicant has tried to make this rezoning public.  The site plan submitted with the application is correct and complies with the Zoning Ordinance of Henry County.  The acreage changed during the course of the application.  At the request of the Board a site plan was submitted and it meets the ULDC and all it’s components for the required concept plan as it is called in the ULDC and a site plan as it was called in the old Zoning Ordinance.  As for the Water and Sewer letter, it is required with an application that is submitted.  It is clear in the Ordinance that the applicant is not required to specify any type of use.  The application requirements have been met in the old and new zoning ordinance.

            Commissioner Bowman made the motion to approve the rezoning from RA to C-1 with 14 conditions; Commissioner Jeffares seconded.  The motion carried 5-0-0 approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, North Henry Baptist Church Inc. of Stockbridge, Georgia (RZ-09-07) applied to rezone the subject property from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (General Commercial) for a commercial retail establishment.  The property is located on the southwest corner of Old Conyers Road and Flat Rock Road (Parcel ID Number 066A-01-002-000) in Land Lot 96 of the 12th District, consisting of 18.36 +/- 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

WHERAS, the Henry County Zoning Advisory Board reviewed and recommended denial of the C-2 (General Commercial) zoning request and approval of a C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district for 7.87 +/- acres of the subject property on August 13, 2009.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners denies the C-2 (General Commercial) zoning request and approves C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) with the following fourteen (14) conditions:

1.                  All new buildings shall be constructed of brick, stone, stucco, glass or any combination thereof.

2.                  An exterior lighting plan shall require all lighting to be of moderate brightness and consist of downcast lighting. All lighting fixtures in the parking area shall be box-style, fitted with non-glare lenses and with cut-off shield to prevent light from extending beyond the limits of the property. 

3.                  A detailed landscaping plan meeting the minimum standards of the ULDC requirements for landscaping shall be reviewed and approved by the Development Plan Review Department prior to the issuance of a Land Disturbance Permit.

4.                  Dumpster(s) shall be placed on a concrete pad and enclosed on three (3) sides.  The enclosure shall be constructed of brick, stone, stucco or any combination thereof.

5.                  Primary ground signage shall consist of a monument-based sign that is consistent in design with the primary structure, constructed of brick, stone, stucco, or any combination thereof, and shall not exceed eight feet (8’) in height. Monument signs shall be allowed in the future right-of-way prior to the construction of the new roadways provided that all future relocations of the signs are at the property owner’s expense.

6.                  The Applicant shall coordinate with the SPLOST Department regarding the intersection improvement. 

7.                  All commercial site access points shall be located such that the minimum intersection sight distance is met per the road’s posted speed limit and shall have a deceleration lane/acceleration taper designed and constructed to HCDOT standards. 

8.                  There shall be no new curb cuts within 300’ of the center of the intersection of Flat Rock/Old Conyers. Additional curb cut spacing shall be governed by the ULDC (150’ minimum separations for a posted speed limit of 35mph from curb cuts on same or opposing side of road). 

9.                  There shall be no more than two curb cuts into the site per road frontage.

10.              Depending on the usage of the site, once a site plan is available, there may be an additional requirement for a left turn lane on Flat Rock and/or Old Conyers for access into the site.  In the event that a left turn lane is required along Flat Rock Road at the nearest curb cut to the intersection the spacing requirement of 300’ from the intersection may need to be increased in order to avoid conflict with the left turn lane storage necessary at the intersection. 

11.              The Applicant shall preserve right-of-way to provide for a future right-of-way width of 60’ from the new center line established by the SPLOST intersection improvement plan #343.500, dated 6-1-09, along the site’s frontage. Upon widening of roadway to a 4 lane section with a raised median, the site’s curb cuts (depending on curb cut locations) may be restricted to limited access points. 

12.              Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no zoning conditions 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 any other applicable codes.

13.              The subject property rezoned shall be limited to the 5.03+/- acres identified by the survey dated November 2, 2009, and prepared by Hurd-Prince & Associates, Inc. Said survey is attached as Exhibit ‘A’ of this resolution.

14.              The following uses shall not be permitted within the approved C-1 land use designation for the 5.03 +/- acre property: package (beer and wine) stores; Laundromats; minor automotive service repair; tattoo parlors; gasoline service stations; pet supplies stores; pet grooming; bar or drinking (alcoholic) beverage establishment; veterinary services; road, ground passenger, and transit transportation; trains or other rail movement; lodges, event facilities; amusement, sports, or recreation establishment (bowling alleys, theaters, pool rooms and electronic machines); miniature golf; and, golf driving ranges.

(Commissioner Bowman left the meeting at 7:10 p.m.)

Ordinance regarding Wireless Communication Facilities

            Ray Gibson, Director of Planning and Zoning presented the agenda item to the Board.  On August 25th the Board passed a Moratorium on Wireless Communication Facilities (WCF) or Cell Towers for new towers not collocated within the County.  Technology is changing regarding cell towers where companies have to put their towers closer together and are having to locate in residential areas because of  more people are using cell phones rather than land lines, which was one of the reasons for the moratorium so that the Ordinance could be updated.  In working with the Georgia Tax and Regulatory Solutions, LLC consulting firm new regulations were put together within the Code that will allow staff to better review and make decisions on the locations of cell towers within Henry County. 

            Two processes that will be utilized in the Code will be the Administrative Review Process and the Conditional Use Process.  The Administrative Review will be for minor modifications to existing WCF’s.  The fees for an Administrative Review will be increased from $350 to $1,500.  In addition, the review period will be shorten from 45 days to 30 days.  The Conditional Use Application Process will be similar to a church submitting a Conditional Use Application; however the review process will be done by a consultant.  The fee for review of a Conditional Use application for WCF’s will go from $350 to $7,000 of which $5,000 will be for the technical review by a consultant team as well as an attorney and $2,000 will be for the County.  This application will be heard by the Zoning Advisory Board.  Additional information that will be required is a visual impact assessment as well as a balloon test.

            Regarding the development standards, the buffer will be increased around the base of the tower from a 10 feet landscaped strip to a 15 feet landscaped strip and also increasing the tree height from 6 feet to 10 feet spread apart at 12 foot intervals.  The towers will now have to be setback from all property lines the height of the tower.  Previously it was 50% of the tower height.  In addition the setback from residential structures will be the height of the tower and an additional 10%.  The residential agricultural height change was reduced from 180 feet to 150 feet.  Separation distance remained the same between towers. 

            Staff was asked to research other counties regarding their fees for the application review for WCF’s.  Gwinnett County chargers a flat fee of $6,000 for each application which includes co-location.  Rockdale County application fee is $1,000 and the County retains authority to charge additional fees. In Coweta County $6,500 is placed in an escrow account for third party consultant review and this is for co-locations as well.  Pickens County requires payment directly to a third-party consultant.  Laurens County has an $8,000 escrow deposit.  Forsyth County has a $400 base fee and additional fees could be submitted if the County deems it necessary to have a technical review by a third-party consultant.

            Chairman Mathis asked if these counties recently changed their fees.  Mr. Gibson stated that a lot of the counties have amended their fees over the last year.

            Chairman Mathis asked if staff was capable of reviewing these applications and can determine what’s required.  Mr. Gibson stated staff couldn’t review the RF engineering information. 

            Chairman Mathis asked what would be the cost for hiring a third party to do the review.  Mr. Gibson stated the fees are approximately $6,000 to $8,000 and our consultant is charging $5,000.  In Coweta County $6,500 is for the whole review.  We are under what they are being charged and the fee does not include the actual application fees and those range from $500 to $1,000.

            Chairman Mathis asked if in the current Ordinance there was the ability to conceal the towers.   Mr. Gibson stated the way the Ordinance is written, they are not really concentrating on the aspect of co-locations.  The proposed Ordinance will force companies to look closely at co-locations.  Staff can recommend that companies co-locate but can not make it a requirement.  Staff does not have the RF engineering back ground to know how a tower will service a particular area. 

            Commissioner Stamey asked how many applications has staff received.  Mr. Gibson stated there are six applications that were submitted approximately five months ago.  Commissioner Stamey asked if the Ordinance is adopted, would it have an affect on those applications.  Mr. Gibson stated it will not impact those applications. 

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in favor of or in opposition of the agenda item; there was no response.

            Mr. Gibson stated the proposed Ordinance was sent to the PCI, the Wireless Infrastructure Association and they replied that the Ordinance is a good Ordinance.

            Latonya Wiley, County Attorney, asked the Board to add to the Ordinance that the existing regulations will be repealed only as to future applications.  All applications that are currently on file will be governed by the prior regulations. 

            Commissioner Jeffares made the motion to approve the Ordinance; Commissioner Basler seconded.

            Commissioner Stamey asked if this Ordinance would have any affect on the Future Land Use Map.  Mr. Gibson stated it would have no affect on the Future Land Use Map.

            The motion carried 3-1-0 with Commissioners Jeffares, Basler and Stamey in favor and Commissioner Holder opposed.

Contract for Professional Service to review certain Conditional Use Applications

            Ray Gibson, Planning & Zoning Director presented the agenda item to the Board.  It was determined by staff that there was a need to have a third party review Conditional Use applications for Wireless Communication Facilities and other reviews as requested by Henry County.  Staff’s request is for approval of a contract with Georgia Tax & Regulatory Solutions, LLC (GTRS) to provide technical review of applications for Wireless Communication Facilities.

            Ms. Wiley stated the contract is only for wireless communication services.  There are no additional fees that the County will need to pay for this service.

            Mr. Gibson stated there are additional fees that could occur if needed to help review the application more thoroughly if required.  Ms. Wiley stated within the contract it states any additional services that would be requested, the agreement provides that it would have to be done in writing if the County Attorney’s office determined that additional legal services were needed. 

            Commissioner Jeffares made the motion to approve the contract; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried 3-1-0 with Commissioners Jeffares, Basler and Stamey in favor and Commissioner Holder opposed.

Amendment to the fee schedules for Planning and Zoning, Development Plan Review and the Building Department

            Jeremy Gilbert, Planning and Zoning Department presented the agenda item to the Board.  The fee schedule for the Planning and Zoning Department that is being amended is to reflect the fees for the Wireless Communication Ordinance that was previously adopted and also to add a fee for activity center master planning initiation fees to help off set some of the cost that are incurred when doing master planning through the Comprehensive Plan.  After discussions with several consulting firms it was stated that the average price to do a master plan would cost approximately $75,000 to $150,000 depending on size.  The county is taking on the task of master planning those and this fee would be adequate to help in advertising and providing all the mail-outs that are required by the Ordinance.  Also there is the request to add to the Development Plan Review fee schedule a statement that reads “all permits that are being expired for the ULDC shall forfeit all fees paid.  Also there is the request to add to the Building Department’s fee schedule that Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) removal bonds or letter of credits for $50,000 per WCF in accordance with Section 12-2-13 of the ULDC as the Building Department will be taking over the responsibility of maintaining the removal bonds for WCF’s.

            Commissioner Jeffares made the motion to approve the amendment; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried 3-1-0 with Commissioners Jeffares, Basler, and Stamey in favor and Commissioner Holder opposed.

Barbara Dampog, Perlita Magat, Senda Lat and Domingo Cheng of Stockbridge, GA – RZ-09-09

            Jeremy Gilbert, Planning and Zoning Department presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to rezone from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to RM (Multiple-Family Residence) for property located along the eastern side of Willow Lane, just south of Jonesboro Road in Land Lots 97 and 128 of the 7th District.  The request is for an apartment development.  The subject property contains 35.5 +/- acres.  The applicant’s proposal is for 223 units on 18.7 +/- net acres.  The previous Future Land Use Map designated the property as Low Density Residential and the current Future Land Use Map designates the property for Commercial and Services.  Under the Commercial and Services designation a Mixed-Use zoning district is allowed at up to 8 dwelling units per acre.  The site plan submitted is for a strict RM development.  The applicant submitted a supplemental site plan for a Mixed- Use zoning district at the recommendation of the Zoning Advisory Board.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommend denial of the request but asked the applicant if, in moving forward, they would consider complying with the current land use plan and looking at a Mixed Use development.  The supplemental site plan depicts 230 apartments along with three mixed use buildings that would have approximately 30 residential units. 

            Andy Welch, Smith, Welch, and Brittain represented the applicants. The request is for reconsideration in terms of the old land use which was for apartments (RM zoning) which had been consistent with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan until the new Comprehensive Land Use Plan was adopted.  The land use was then changed to be a commercial type designation.  The Comprehensive Plan provides that within a commercial area there can be a mixed use development.  The Zoning Advisory Board denied the conventional apartments.  The applicant then submitted a plan that was more in line with mixed use within the new ULDC.  When the property was purchased by the applicant, Willow Lane did not exist.  Willow Lane split the property when it was constructed. 

            Chairman Mathis asked if the subject property had access from Mt. Carmel Road before Willow Lane was constructed.  Mr. Welch stated yes there was an eighty foot wide strip that goes between two properties. 

            Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition of the request.  Speaking in opposition was Larry Ryar, II a resident residing at 2356 Cornwell Circle.

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

            Commissioner Stamey stated the apartment complex goes against the Future Land Use Map.  Staff was asked to look at the property for possibly a commercial zoning which is consistent with the Future Land Use Map. Mr. Gilbert presented the Board with the Mixed Use zoning permitted uses.  There are 52 permitted use within the Mixed Use Zoning District.  Commissioner Stamey stated he would like to remove “apartment” as a permitted use within the Mixed Use Zoning.  Mr. Welch stated if that is the desire of the Board, the applicant would make it work without the apartments.

            Mr. Gilbert suggested adding the following to the conditions:

o   The Henry County Department of Transportation recommends that there shall be no more than three (3) entrances into the site based on the conceptual plan submitted.

o   For all curb cuts located along the existing raised median, a left turn lane shall be designed and constructed to Henry County standards.

o   Modify condition #4 to read:  All ULDC requirements for a mixed use development and access shall be met.

Mr. Welch stated for clarification regarding the curb cuts, if the applicant is limited to three (3) curb cuts, a left turn lane would not have to put in for each of the three curb cuts.  If the applicant is going to cut through the median, a left turn lane would have to be installed at that time.  Mr. David Simmons, DOT stated that was correct.  Mr. Welch stated it’s more a median cut than a curb cut.  Mr. Simmons stated that was correct.

Commissioner Stamey asked if the applicant agreed with the addition of the two conditions making it a total of nine (9) conditions and the modification to condition #4.  Mr. Welch stated yes.

            Commissioner Stamey made the motion to deny the RM zoning and approve the Mixed Use (MU) zoning with nine (9) conditions; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0 approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Barbara Dampog, Perlita Magat, Zenda Lat, and Domingo Cheng of Stockbridge, GA request a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to RM (Multiple-Family Residence) for property located along the eastern side of Willow Lane, just south of Jonesboro Road (a portion of Parcel ID’s 073-02-021-000 and 073-02-023-000), in Land Lots 97 and 128 of the 7th District, consisting of 35.5+/- 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

WHERAS, the Henry County Zoning Advisory Board reviewed and recommended denial of the rezoning request from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to RM (Multiple-Family Residence) on August 13, 2009.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners denies the RM. (Multiple-Family Residence) zoning request and approves MU (Mixed Use) with the following nine (9) conditions:

1.      The exterior facades of all buildings shall consist of at least 70 percent synthetic stone or brick. The remaining façade may consist of brick, stone or cement fiber-board. Vinyl shall be permitted only for eaves, soffits, decorative window shutters and window casings.

2.      All access points to the site shall be located such that the minimum intersection sight distance is met per the road’s posted speed limit and shall have deceleration lane/acceleration taper designed and constructed to HCDOT standards.

3.      Dumpster(s) shall be placed on a concrete pad and enclosed on three (3) sides.  The enclosure shall be constructed of brick, stone, stucco or any combination thereof.

4.      All ULDC requirements for a mixed use development and access shall be met.

5.      There shall be a minimum of two of the following land uses Commercial, Office or Multi-Family dwellings with the exception of apartments.

6.      If a standalone residential component is provided an amenity package shall be provided and the amenity package shall include three (3) of the following at the option of the builder/developer: (i) a swimming pool, minimum dimensions of 75 feet by 45 feet; (ii) a tennis court; (iii) a child play area; (iv) a minimum 4 hole putting green; or any other amenity of equal or greater value, as determined by the Director of Planning & Zoning. If a swimming pool is chosen, a 1,200 minimum square foot clubhouse with bathrooms is required. If any other amenity is chose, a 300 minimum square foot open pavilion is required. The amenity package items and location should be included on the final plat prior to final plat approval.

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

8.      There shall be no more than three (3) entrances into the site.

9.      For any curb cut located within the frontage of the existing raised median a left turn lane shall be designed and constructed to HCDOT standards.

Purchase of property located at 280 Mose Brown Drive, Locust Grove, GA

            Latonya Wiley, County Attorney presented the agenda item to the Board.  The Board authorized the County to enter into negotiations to purchase and acquire the Locust Grove Conference Center.  After discussions with the City of Locust Grove, the request to the Board is for approval of a purchase agreement to acquire the Locust Grove Conference Center with a closing date of February, 2010.

            Also, Henry County was afforded Federal Recovery Zone Funds that could be utilized to acquire this property allowing the County to pay for the property at a substantially reduced interest rate.

            Chairman Mathis asked if the County would take possession of the building before the closing date.  Ms. Wiley stated the agreement provides that the County would have a license to begin maintaining operational control of the facility beginning December 1, 2009. 

            There’s a provision in the agreement that allows the City of Locust Grove to use the property for its official use during the times in which the property is not booked by the County for public and/or private use.  This agreement would be considered an intergovernmental agreement and the law allows a 50 year term and the City wanted a 50 year term.

            Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the purchase agreement with the City of Locust Grove on the said property; Commissioner Jeffares seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0.

Purchase of property located at 526 Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA

            Latonya Wiley, County Attorney presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to acquire property at 526 Industrial Boulevard (formerly the McDonough RV Property).  The property is currently owned by the Bank of Georgia.  The resolution will allow the County to enter into an agreement with the Bank of Georgia to acquire the property.  The property consists of approximately five (5) acres.

            Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the purchase; Commissioner Jeffares seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0.

Presentation regarding the Campground Road Extension Project

            Michael Harris, Planning and Zoning Division Director presented the agenda item to the Board.  In light of the recent inquires regarding the Campground Road Extension Project, a brief timeline was prepared to delineate some of the history of the project.

o   In 1996, in response to an applicant’s request a zoning evaluation was done indicating that Campground Road would be extended to Jodeco Road.

o   In August, 2000 zoning was approved by the City of Stockbridge and within that zoning, the site plan at that time did show the location of a proposed Campground Road Extension.

o   In September, 2000 the final plat for phase one of the Winslow at Eagle’s Landing was approved.  On the plat it showed the proposed layout for the Campground Road Extension bisecting a portion of the subdivision.

o   In July, 2001 the original project agreement between Henry County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) was signed.

o   In 2003, a project agreement was signed between Henry County, GDOT and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) was signed and was amended in 2005.

o   In December, 2003 a contract was awarded to begin the design work on Campground Road Extension.

o   In November, 2002 SPLOST II was approved with the Campground Road project listed as a proposed road project.

o   In 2007, SPLOST III was approved and the Campground Road Extension was shown as a priority project.

Approval of the Minutes

            Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the minutes for the October 5th, 6th, 19th and 20th regular meeting, October 8th called meeting and November 3rd regular meeting; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0.

County Manager Comment

            There were no comments.

County Attorney Comment

            There were no comments.

Public Comments

            Those speaking during public comments were:

o   Manharlal Valand spoke regarding the Campground Road Extension Project.

o   John Zeppra spoke regarding the Campground Road Extension Project.

o   Ronnie Cola spoke regarding the Campground Road Extension Project.

Upcoming Meetings

A.    Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th all County Offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

B.     Monday, November 30th at 9:00 a.m. a Workshop Meeting and Tuesday, December 1st at 9:00 a.m. a Regular Board Meeting

Adjournment

            Commissioner Basler made the motion to adjourn; Commissioner Jeffares seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0.

 

 

                                                            Elizabeth “BJ” Mathis, Chairman

 

Shay Mathis, County Clerk