2004 Zoning Minutes

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January 12, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JANUARY 12, 2004

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts, Dennis Jones and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton and Councilman Stevie Wall were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Charles Archer, seconded by Dennis Jones and passed with no opposition.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts announced that the board needed to elect a Chairman for the Planning and Zoning Commission to serve for the year 2004. Wilson Roberts nominated Debbie Ryan Watts and the motion was seconded by Charles Archer. Motion passed with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Gate Petroleum Company is requesting two setback variances to replace the canopy at 418 East Highway 80. David Hanes, Consulting Engineer and Land Surveyor for R.L. Croasdall Company presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed plan would replace the existing canopy, raise the height of the canopy, provide a covered walkway from the pump island area to the store and reduce the number of fueling pumps to six. The property is bounded on three sides by street frontage. A sixty-foot building setback is required from Gray Street, Parsons Street and U.S.Highway 80. In order to replace the existing canopy, a 9’ setback variance is needed from Gray Street and a 35’ setback variance is needed from U.S. Highway 80. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve Gate Petroleum’s request for two setback variances to replace the canopy at 418 East Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezolla and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

2. 1. Review of Westside Business Park Preliminary Construction Plans. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the revised construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated the engineer’s comments have been addressed and plans have been resubmitted for review by the city’s engineer. With no public comments, a motion was made by Dennis Jones to approve the revised construction plans for Westside Business Park contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

3. 2. Proposed Site Plan and Landscape Plan for Pooler Holiday Inn – proposed location Is Governor Treutlen Road (Lot E. of Glen Sawyer’s proposed subdivision.
Paul Simonton of Paul C. Simonton & Associates presented the proposed site plan and landscape plan for a 4-story, 102-room, full-service Holiday Inn with a restaurant and lounge. Mr. Simonton was given a copy of the engineer’s comments regarding this project. Commissioner Dennis Jones questioned whether the site plan meets the parking requirements since there are no spaces allowed for employees, nor additional spaces to accommodate trucks, buses and campers. The proposed location of this project is within Sawyer’s Commercial Subdivision, which has not been approved for construction. Therefore, a motion was made Wilson Roberts to table the site plan and the landscape plan for two weeks to give the developer time to address the engineer’s comments and add parking spaces to accommodate trucks, buses and campers. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts welcomed newly elected Councilwoman Rebecca Benton as our council representative over the Planning and Zoning Commission and apologized for not acknowledging her at the beginning of the meeting.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Wilson Roberts.

February 9, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 9, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 9, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Debbie Ryan Watts, Wilson Roberts, Dennis Jones and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Dennis Jones led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Larry Olliff, seconded by Charles Archer and passed with no opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Barry Morton, owner of 325 East Whatley Street has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 7’8” variance on a building lot width to allow the construction of a single family residence. Holly Young presented the variance request for property owner Barry Morton who was unable to attend. The two sub-standard lots combined will have a lot width of 72.04 feet and contains 10,806 square feet. In the older section of town, many of the existing lots do not meet the minimum 80’ lot width requirement. Commissioner Don Taylor questioned whether this request met the criteria for granting a variance. Mrs. Young stated that because of the narrowness of the lot and an allowable use on the lot, the request meets at least two out of the three requirements for granting a variance. Therefore, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of Barry Morton’s request for a 7’8” lot width variance to allow the construction of a single-family residence. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:

2. 1. Site Plan /Landscape Plan Review of an office building proposed on Lot 10, Pooler Park of Commerce ( 135 Canal Street). Marc Mahnke presented the proposed site plan to the board for their review and comments. The proposed project consists of one 15,000 square foot office building (3 stories at 5,000 square foot each). Commissioner Wilson Roberts questioned if the building would front on the Pooler Parkway. Mr. George Weeks of D. J. Development stated that the building will face the Pooler Parkway and will be accessed from Canal Street. Commissioner Dennis Jones asked about the location of the dumpster site. Mr. Mahnke stated that the dumpster site will be bricked like the office building and will be screened with landscaping. With further comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the site plan for a proposed office building on lot 10, Pooler Park of Commerce. Commissioner Larry Olliff asked for the number of trees required, to be placed on the landscape plan. Commissioner Dennis Jones stated that the board recognizes there are flaws in the tree ordinance and questioned the number of trees on the landscape plan that is on the preferred tree list. City Planner Robbie Byrd stated that 13 trees are preferred trees and 12 are palm trees. With no other comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the landscape plan for a proposed office building on lot 10, Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

3. 2. Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review of Crest Quality Homes – a proposed office and model home at 1108 East Highway 80. Bruce Greenspan of Crest Quality Homes presented the proposed plan to the board for their review and recommendation. There is an existing curb-cut to this lot. A motion was made by Larry Olliff to approve the site plan for Crest Quality Homes. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition. The landscape plan exceeds the tree ordinance requirements. Therefore Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

4. 3. Sketch Plan review of Pooler Town Homes – proposed location is south Rogers Street. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented a proposed sketch plan to the board for their review and comments. This is a 40 unit Town Home Development on a 4.2 acre tract on south Rogers Street. The property is zoned R-3A and the project meets the density requirements of 12 units per net acre. The Town Homes will be individually owned, but not condominiums and there will be a Property Owners Association (POA). Commissioner Wilson Roberts has concerns about the traffic in and out of the site off Rogers Street and the lack of turn-around space for trucks within the project. Mr. Michael Hussey stated that additional traffic from 40 units would not be a major impact on a roadway. Furthermore, the opening of the Pooler Parkway and the improvements at U.S.80 and Rogers Street should alleviate some of the traffic on Rogers Street. The board also expressed concerns about curb-side garbage collection. Mr. Hussey stated these issues could be addressed with the engineering drawings. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton asked if each town home would have designated parking spaces. In response, Mr. Hussey stated the parking would be common area maintained by a homeowners association. Ms. Benton stated that in the sub-committee meeting and at the retreat it was discussed that the Planning and Zoning Commission needed to come up with a long-range plan to improve the sub-standard streets in Pooler. Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated at one time the City of Pooler required additional right-of-way for the widening of sub-standard streets. Mr. Hussey stated they would be willing to dedicate additional right-of-way if needed to improve Rogers Street. Commissioner Don Taylor recommends a traffic study to determine how this project will impact this area. In response, Mr. Hussey stated they would do a traffic study, if required, but he believed it would show only a minor impact on Rogers Street. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stated that she believes the opening of the Pooler Parkway will alleviate some of the traffic on Rogers Street. Commissioner Dennis Jones is concerned about the other tracts of land along Rogers Street that are zoned for multi-family being developed and how it would impact this area due to the traffic and inadequate infrastructure. In response, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver stated that the City has made an effort to begin addressing the problem with the existing multi-family zoned tracts that are accessed by marginal streets where traffic problems already exist. A meeting was held last year with the property owners to make them aware of the problem in hopes they would petition the City for a different zoning. In an analysis prepared by the Coastal Georgia RDC, they recommended that the City of Pooler begin working on updating both its Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations prior to the 2007 deadline mandated by Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA). Citizen Billie Tyler is concerned about the additional 80 vehicles and how it will impact this area. Citizen Leo McDonald is worried more vehicles will be cutting thru the neighborhoods to avoid the intersection of Rogers Street and U. S. 80. Citizen Holly Young reminded the board members that this property was one of the tracts involved in a lawsuit and questioned if the board has conferred with the City Attorney about recommendations regarding this project. With no other public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the sketch plan for Pooler Town Homes subject to the following: dedication of additional right-of-way for Rogers Street, multi-drive access in and out of Rogers Street, widen approach at the entrance to the project, address problem with internal traffic flow to accommodate trucks and garbage trucks, traffic study on Rogers Street to determine how this project will impact this area and address concerns regarding curb-side garbage collection. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed with Dennis Jones opposing.

5. 4. Amendment to PUD Master Plan/Final PUD Approval for Godley Station Multi-Family Tract (Forest Lakes Townhouses located on Forest Lakes Drive West of Godley Station Blvd). Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts excused herself from any discussion on this item. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company had presented this project to the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. To accommodate this project the property owner is requesting an amendment to the PUD Master Plan to extend the multi-family zoning across Forest Lakes Drive to add an additional 6 acres. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones reminded the board that a PUD Review Board Meeting was held today at 5:30 p.m. wherein the amendment to the PUD Master Plan was approved. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the amendment to the PUD Master Plan to extend the multi-family zoning across Forest Lakes Drive to add 6 acres to the original 35 acres (41 acres). Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Based on an earlier approval by the PUD Review Board, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts for final PUD approval of the Godley Station Multi-Family Tract (Forest Lakes Townhouses). Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

6. 5. Acceptance of Performance Bond/Approval of Final Plat for The Villages at Godley Station, Northern Tract, Phase V (The Arbors) Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts excused herself from any discussion of this item. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The developer has posted a performance bond in the amount $71,458.80 to cover the improvements not in place in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comments, Larry Olliff made a motion to accept the performance bond and approve the final plat for The Villages at Godley Station, Northern Tract, Phase V (The Arbors). Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

7. 6. Acceptance of Performance Bond/Approval of Final Plat for Barrington Estates, Phase 6B. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The developer has posted a performance bond in the amount of $343,612.00 to cover all of the improvements in order for the plat to be approved for recording. With no public comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to accept the performance bond and approve the final plat for Barrington Estates, Phase 6B.

Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

Councilwoman Rebecca Benton reminded the Board members of the need to start working on long range plans to address the sub-standard streets in Pooler that are constantly causing development problems. Regarding multi-family developments, she would like the board to review the following concerns: insufficient parking and refuge collection.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts announced that beginning in March the board plans to hold workshops to work on the tree ordinance and other issues of concern.

Commissioner Dennis Jones asked that the City write a letter to the Architectural Review Board of the Pooler Park of Commerce explaining the board’s concerns regarding the location of the buildings and dumpster pads that can be seen from the Pooler Parkway, requesting that they make aesthetics a part of their review regarding above issue. Mrs. Carver will request a copy of these standards so the board can review them. She also recommended having someone from the Architectural Review Board attend our next meeting to discuss their policies and procedures for reviewing these plans.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Dennis Jones.

February 23, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 23, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 23, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Commissioner Larry Olliff chaired the meeting in the absence of Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts and Co-Chairman Dennis Jones.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the February 9th minutes subject to a correction regarding the motion for item 2 under new business. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review of preliminary construction plans for The Villages at Godley Station, Northern Tract, Phase 6. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company, Inc. presented the proposed construction plans for Phase 6 of the Northern Tract of The Villages at Godley Station. Mr. Coleman stated the engineer’s comments have been addressed and plans have been resubmitted to Bill Nicholson for his review. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for The Villages at Godley Station, Northern Tract, Phase 6 subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition. Regarding the tree ordinance, Mr. Coleman stated there has been a problem in other phases of the development because of pine beetles infecting existing pines left on site to meet the tree ordinance. He has discussed this problem with City Planner Robbie Byrd. They both agree that it may produce a better product if the pine trees are removed and hardwood trees are planted on each lot to meet the tree ordinance. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan for the Northern Tract, Phase 6. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

2. Site Plan Review of renovations, additions and improvements at Gate Food Post No. 209.David Haines, Consulting Engineer and Land Surveyor for R. L. Croasdall Company presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. The improvements include replacing the existing canopy, raising the height of the canopy, providing a covered walkway from the pump island area to the store and reducing the number of fueling pumps from eight to six. During the renovation, the convenient store will remain open but the fueling stations will not be operational. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the site plan for improvements at Gate Food Post No. 209. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Wilson Roberts.

March 8, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MARCH 8, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Larry Olliff, Charles Archer, Dennis Jones, Debbie Ryan Watts, Wilson Roberts and Don Taylor. Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Dennis Jones led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts introduced Mary Louise Lanier as our new alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton administered the Oath of Office.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Jan Humble’s conditional use request to operate a Family Home Daycare from her residence at 221 Longleaf Circle. Jan Humble presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. If approved, Mrs. Humble plans to keep four full time and two part-time children. Her focus will be to provide the children with educational and stimulating activities, a hot lunch and outdoor playtime. Commissioner Dennis Jones asked if Hunter’s Ridge has a homeowner’s association and if the covenants allow a family home daycare? In response, Mrs. Humble stated that there is no homeowners association and the covenants allow this type of business. With no public comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of Jan Humble’s conditional use request to operate a family home daycare from her residence at 221 Longleaf Circle. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Southwest Quadrant East Spine Road greenspace plan review for issuance of a Land Disturbing Activity Permit. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the greenspace plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This project is for clearing and grubbing only of the right-of-way and utility easements for the proposed east spine road of the Southwest Quadrant/Savannah Quarters development. This is the first project proposed on the east side of the Pooler Parkway. Hopefully, this spine road will spur development by providing access to the adjacent properties. The width of the proposed east spine road is 110 feet. This includes an 80’ road right-of-way, a 20’ utility easement on one side and a 10’slope easement. A sidewalk is proposed for one side and joint trenching of utility companies will be recommended. Following some discussion regarding utilities, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the Southwest Quadrant East Spine Road greenspace plan for issuance of a Land Disturbing Activity Permit. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

3. 3. Final PUD approval of the Village Green Townhomes in the Southwest Quadrant/ Savannah Quarters Development in the City of Pooler. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D, representing the applicant in this matter. A presentation was made before the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting and all issues were addressed. The project consists of 30 townhome lots and is consistent with the development standards approved by the City of Pooler for Phase I, Southwest Quadrant PUD Master Plan. The recommendation of the PUD Review Board was that on the construction plans and on the plat that a 32’ rear setback is added for accessory buildings. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend final PUD approval of the Village Green Townhomes in the Southwest Quadrant/Savannah Quarters Development in the City of Pooler contingent upon a 32’ rear setback for accessory buildings added to the construction plans and plat. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

4. 4. Preliminary construction plan/landscape plan review of the Village Green Townhomes. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the plans to the board for their review and recommendation. Beginning with the greenspace plan, Mr. Kraft stated that the plan shows 94 preferred trees (15 trees per 6.26 acres) to meet the tree ordinance requirements. One tree is proposed per (30) townhome lots and the remaining 64 trees will be placed in the Village Green openspace areas and along Lakeview Drive between the sidewalk and road pavement. On the construction plans, comments have been addressed and plans have been resubmitted to the city’s engineer for review. With no public comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for the Village Green Townhomes contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. A further motion was made by Larry Olliff and seconded by Charles Archer to approve the greenspace plan for this project. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Final Subdivision Plat Review/Approval of The Village Green Townhomes. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat for The Village Green Townhomes. This is a 30 lot subdivision to provide building lots for the proposed Village Green Townhomes. Instead of a 30’easement, the revised subdivision plat shows a 40’access, drainage and utility easement that was recommended in the review comments. Citizen Jack Brewton questioned the number of acres and the number of units proposed in the Village Green Townhome project. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that 30 units are planned on 6.26 acres. With no other public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final subdivision plat for The Village Green Townhomes contingent upon a 32’ rear setback for accessory buildings being added to the plat and also receipt of an approved performance bond. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Mary Louise Lanier and seconded by Wilson Roberts. Motion passed.

April 12, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
APRIL 12, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 12, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Debbie Ryan Watts, Wilson Roberts and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Attorney Phillip R. McCorkle, as agent for property owner Franklin Denny Haygood has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 7.84 acres between U. S. Highway 80 and Old Louisville Road from R-A-L, Residential-Agricultural- Limited to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier stepped down from her seat on the board to represent her interest as an adjacent property. Attorney Phillip McCorkle stated that he is representing Joseph and Rebecca Coppula who are attempting to purchase this property from Franklin Denny Haygood with a contingency that the tract be rezoned to a commercial use. Mr. McCorkle distributed some maps to the board members and pointed out the current zonings surrounding this tract of land. East of I-95, along the U. S. 80 corridor, the majority of the land is zoned C-2, Heavy Commercial, a small portion of C-1, Light Commercial, some R-A, Residential-Agricultural and some I-1, Light Industrial Zoning. Several meetings have been held with adjacent property owners and the following proposals have been made as a result of issues discussed during these meetings: a 5’ non-access easement along Old Louisville Road, a 50’ tree buffer and a proposed 6’ fence along Old Louisville Road and Mr. Easterling’s property, a 20’ buffer proposed along the Lanier property on the west and the Tyner property on the east and deep building setbacks proposed to keep the buildings far away from Mr. Easterling’s property. The closest building to Mr. Easterling’s residence would be 183’ away. Drainage was the major concern expressed by the adjacent property owners during the first meeting. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company attended the second meeting with the adjacent property owners to discuss the drainage issues. The problem is evident that there are major outfall ditches that are not being maintained. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission to express their concerns. Ronald Easterling is concerned about the drainage, noise and potential uses allowed in a C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning. He opposes the project but will consider selling to them. If approved, Mr. Easterling wants to know who is going to enforce the noise ordinance and who is going to enforce the proposed buffering. In response, Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stated the buffering is overseen by the building department and the noise ordinance is enforced by the Police Department. Beverly Waters owns four properties across from this development and her major concern is the drainage and how this development would impact the drainage of surrounding properties. The county maintained ditches through her property and outfall ditches at one time but with no easements in place the City of Pooler will not maintain these ditches. Mrs. Waters asked if there is a master drainage plan for this area and if not there should be with the potential development in this area. Mary Louise Lanier and her brother own property to the west of this tract. While they are not totally opposed to commercial development, they are very concerned about potential uses allowed in C-2, Heavy Commercial Zoning and the impact on surrounding residential properties as far as noise, congestion, pollutants both air and ground and industrial lighting. The property has no public water, no public sewer and hence no fire flow. She is very concerned about the drainage and how this development will impact the drainage in this area. She feels all of the ditches in this area need cleaning and upgrading to support future development along east highway 80. If the tract is divided as proposed with three different buildings, who will be responsible for maintaining the buffers, detention ponds, septic tanks and paved areas. Mrs. Lanier would like to make the following recommendations: either restrict the uses in C-2 zoning or preferably consider a C-1, Light Commercial Zoning, a 10’ berm with plantings between her property and Mr. Haygood’s property, maintenance of trees and fencing within the buffer, would like the city or whomever to provide a ditch clean out schedule with continuing maintenance that is monitored prior to any development, be provided with pre-development run-off data prior to any development, and the assurance that run-off from any pollutants will not effect the drainage system through adjoining properties. Mr. Ping Tyner reiterated the fact that all of the ditches in this area were maintained by the county for years and has been a problem since the City of Pooler annexed this area. Mr. Tyner recommends the commercial property not extend all of the way to Old Louisville Road but line up with Mr. Easterling’s property and extend across. Mr. McCorkle asked Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company to address the board regarding the above drainage issues. Mr. Coleman assured the board the drainage concerns would be addressed with the engineering plans for this project. Copies of pre-development run-off and drainage calculations will be made available to the adjacent property owners. He further explained the run-off would drain into box culverts under U. S. Highway 80. Also, on-site detention areas will take care of this project’s water and be released at a rate not to exceed pre-development run-off. Regarding septic tanks, the Chatham County Health Department has given concepual approval for three septic tanks (mound system). Councilwoman Rebecca Benton asked Mr. McCorkle if his client would be willing to dedicate some land for future widening of the Old Louisville Road. In response, Mr. McCorkle stated that he felt his client would be willing to dedicate some right-of-way for future road improvements. Commissioner Wilson Roberts would like to see the above drainage issues addressed as to whether improvements are needed and who would be responsible for these improvements. Regarding the option of a berm, Mr. Easterling would prefer to have a tree buffer with additional plantings. Commissioner Charles Archer would prefer to see a C-1, Commercial Zoning due to the potential contaminants connected with certain allowable C-2 uses. With no public comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the rezoning of Franklin Denny Haygood’s property between U. S. Highway 80 and Old Louisville Road from R-A-L to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning subject to certain uses under conditional uses in C-1 Zoning being excluded. Mrs. Carver reminded Commissioner Wilson that the conditional uses would need Planning and Zoning’s approval as well as the Mayor and Council. Therefore, Mr. Roberts amended his motion to approve the rezoning. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed with Charles Archer opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Karen and Jeff Thornburg’s request to subdivide .5 acres located in the north East corner of Newton Street and west Whatley Street into two lots. Commissioner Wilson Roberts excused himself from any discussion on this item. Jeff Thornburg presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Thornburg plans to construct a single-family residence on each lot. The house on Lot A-1 would face Newton Street and the house on lot A-2 would face Whatley Street. The access to both homes would be from Newton Street. The lots meet the minimum square footage and setback requirements. Commissioner Don Taylor requested that benchmark datum be added to the plat. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision subject to benchmark datum being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

3. Final Plat Review/Approval of Glen Sawyer’s Commercial Subdivision on Governor Treutlen Road. Paul Simonton of P.C.Simonton & Associates presented Glen Sawyer’s Commercial Subdivision plat on Governor Treutlen Road for approval. The construction plans have been approved and Mr. Sawyer has posted a bond to cover the improvements in order for the plat to be recorded. Commissioner Don Taylor reminded Mr. Simonton about putting benchmark datum on the plat. With no public comment, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the Glen Sawyer Commercial Subdivision plat subject to benchmark datum being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

4. Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4A, revised preliminary construction plan/landscape plan review. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the revised construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. Westbrook Phase 4A,consisting of an eastern tract and a western tract was approved by this board October 28, 2002. The project was put on hold by the owner following this approval. Now the developer is ready to proceed with the project, but would like to exclude the western tract from the original project and revise a portion of the eastern parcel due to proposed modifications on the golf course. Comments have been addressed and plans will be resubmitted for the city’s review. Regarding the greenspace plan, the required tree cover for this project is 652 trees. In addition to the remaining trees in the protected buffers, one preferred street tree will be planted at each lot and 6 additional preferred trees will be planted or saved per lot as shown in the typical tree save/tree planting exhibit shown on the greenspace plan. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend

approval of the revised preliminary construction plan for Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4A. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition. With no other comments regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer made a motion, seconded by Tim Lovezzola, to approve. Motion passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Charles Archer. Motion passed.

April 26, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
APRIL 26, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 26, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Larry Olliff, Debbie Ryan Watts, Wilson Roberts and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Charles Archer. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. City of Pooler’s request to rezone 12.97 acres off the Pooler Parkway next to the fire station from R-1A, Single Family Residential to R-3A, a multi-family zoning district.

Jackie Carver, representing the City of Pooler explained the City is working with a developer out of Macon to develop 68 units of Senior Housing. She further recommended that the commission defer this to council for their consideration since an agreement is pending that would determine if the City considers the rezoning of this property. Tommy Fort, an adjacent property owner asked about buffering and if Plantation Drive would be opened up to the Pooler Parkway. He also wanted to know if the screened picnic building would remain if this property is developed. In response, Mrs. Carver stated the project would have to meet buffering requirements and the proposed access for the project would be off the Pooler Parkway or Isaac LaRoche Drive. Commissioner Larry Olliff is concerned about the access off the Pooler Parkway. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton stated that a curb-cut off the Pooler Parkway has not been approved at this time. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 12.97 acres off the Pooler Parkway from R-1A, single family residential to R-3A, a multi-family zoning district. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed with Larry Olliff and Dennis Jones opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Site Plan Review of Pine Barren/Quacco Road Intersection and Design Center Entrance. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the revised plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The board’s concerns have been addressed. Therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the revised plan for the Pine Barren/Quacco Road Intersection and Design Center entrance. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

3. Final Plat Approval/Godley Villages, Northern Tract, The Arbors, Phase 5B.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts excused herself from any discussion on this item. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company, Inc. presented the final plat for a portion of Phase 5, The Arbors. The developers of Godley Villages, Phase V have completed all of the improvements and a maintenance bond has been posted to begin the warranty period.

With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final plat of The Arbors, Phase 5B (27 lots). Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

4. Final Plat Approval/Godley Villages, Northern Tract, The Arbors, Phase 5C.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts excused herself from any discussion on this item. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company, Inc. presented the final plat for a portion of Phase 5, The Arbors. The developers of Godley Villages, Phase V have completed all of the improvements and a maintenance bond has been posted to begin the warranty period.

With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final plat of The Arbors, Phase 5C (27 lots). Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

5. Final PUD approval for Southeast Quadrant, Phase 6 and development standards for this phase. A PUD Review Board was held prior to this meeting wherein this item was discussed in more detail. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D recapped the different phases of the Savannah Quarters Master PUD Plan. He stressed the purpose of a PUD District is to encourage flexibility in land planning that will result in improved design and provide more open space. The current application before the board is for final PUD approval for Phase 6 and the development standards. Phase six consists of a single-family residential area of approximately 115 acres with amenities. There will be a separate Homeowner’s Association for this area of the PUD to maintain all the open space, buffers and etc. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the final PUD for the southeast Quadrant, Phase 6 and the development standards. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Larry Olliff. Motion passed.

PUD Review

May 10, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
MAY 10, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 6 p.m.   Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts and Don Taylor.  Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Mike Royal, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance.    Commissioner Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6: p.m.


Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts.      Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS: 

1.      Site Plan / landscape plan review for Parkway Professional Center located on lot 16, Phase II, Pooler Park of Commerce.  Michael Willoughby of Southeast Engineering and Environmental presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments.

A similar project has been built to the south of this site.  This project includes six single-story commercial retail buildings whereas the project to the south has two-story buildings Mr. Willoughby stated that he is addressing the engineer’s comments but is waiting to

obtain the new engineering details approved by the City of Pooler.  Mrs. Carver stated that the Architectural Review Board of the Pooler Park of Commerce has approved a reduction of the side yard setback on this lot from 25’ to 20’.  With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Wilson Roberts to approve the site plan for the Parkway Professional Center subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and approval by the Architectural Review Board.  Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.  The landscape plan met the requirements of the tree ordinance.  Therefore, Commissioner Roberts approved the landscape plan subject to approval by the Architectural Review Board.  Motion was seconded by Don

Taylor and passed without opposition. 

2.      Sketch Plan review of proposed Family Dental Office at 512 West Highway 80.

Dan Gay of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Services, Inc. presented a sketch plan for a proposed Dental Office at 512 West Highway 80.    Mr. Gay explained this is a 2592 sq. ft. dental office with 16 parking spaces proposed.  The sketch plan meets setback, buffer and parking requirements.  Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned the distance of the drive from Wilkes Street to the adjacent property line.  He also recommended the parking lot proposed off Wilkes Street be set aside for employee parking.  Commissioner Don Taylor questioned the access to this property thru a right-of-way from U. S. Highway 80.  Mr. Gay stated that they have an attorney researching this issue.  Councilwoman Rebecca Benton questioned the location of drives off of Wilkes Street as to whether they lined up or not.

With no public comment, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the sketch plan for a proposed dental office at 512 West Highway 80 subject to a written access agreement with the property owner of the adjacent right-of-way.   Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.    

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Charles Archer. Motion passed. 

May 24, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

MAY 24, 2004 


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 24, 2004 at 6 p.m.   Members present were: Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Larry Olliff, Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor.  Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance.    Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6: 00 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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

NEW BUSINESS: 

1.      Site Plan / landscape plan review of a proposed Office building on Read Street.

Ted Coy presented the site plan for a proposed office building to the board for their review and comments.  Mr. Coy owns Castrol Car Care at 224 East Highway 80.  The proposed plans include a 30’ x 30’ office building for their use only, not public use. Payroll, accounting and all office work from his seven businesses would be handled from this office. Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned the location of the dumpster, so close to Read Street.   The board recommended moving the dumpster at least ten (10) feet farther away from Read Street and screened with foliage.  All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed.  Therefore, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the site plan contingent upon the dumpster being moved ten (10) feet to the west and screened with red tips.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.    Regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer made a motion to approve, seconded by Don Taylor.  Motion passed. 

2.      Site Plan /landscape plan review for proposed Godley Station Medical Office Building (Urgent One Medical Office) located at intersection of Medical Park Drive and Traders Way.  Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item.  Tre’ Wilkins of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. presented the project to the board for their review and comments.  The project includes a pediatric and emergency care facility as well as a pharmacy.  All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Commissioner Larry Olliff asked how the dumpster would be screened.   In response, Mr.Wilkins stated the Architect is proposing a shadow fence with brick columns and additional landscaping.

Following some discussion about the dumpster location, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the site plan for the Godley Station Medical Office.  Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.  Regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the plan contingent upon approval by the Architectural Review Board.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. 

3.      Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Alta Towne Lake Apartments located in Northwest corner of Godley Station Blvd. and Forest Lake Drive.   Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts excused herself from any discussion on this item.  Commissioner Larry Olliff presided over the meeting for this item.  Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and comments.  This is a gated 312 unit apartment complex with a clubhouse and amenities.  All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed.  At this time, all of the water and sewer within this project will be privately owned.  With no public comments, a motion was made by Don Taylor to approve the site plan for Alta Towne Lake Apartments.  Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.   Regarding the landscape plan, a lot of trees are being preserved around the perimeter of the project in the buffer area.  Remaining trees are mostly pines with no significant trees.  The landscape plan includes plantings of magnolias, live oaks, red maples and some cabbage palms.  With no public comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the landscape.  Motion was seconded by

Don Taylor and passed without opposition. 

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Don Taylor and seconded by Larry Olliff.  Motion passed. 

June 10, 2004

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June 28, 2004

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PUD Review

July 12, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 12, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Councilman

Mike Royal, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Commissioner Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6: 00 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Charles Archer. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Dorothy and Kelly Fortner have petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone the remaining 7’ strip of land along the north property line of 109 Parsons Avenue from R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Dorothy Fortner presented the request to the board for their review and recommendation. Pam Lossing of Metro Properties explained the commercial zoning district along U. S. Highway 80 extends to a depth of 300 feet. The Fortners are requesting that the 7’ strip of land along the north property line that falls outside of this commercial zoning district be changed so the entire lot is zoned C-2. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approving the rezoning of a 7’ strip along the north property of 109 Parsons Avenue from R-1A to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
Georgia Mae Wilson has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 115 Parsons Avenue from R-1A to a C-2 Zoning.
Georgia Mae Wilson presented this request for rezoning of her property to the board for their review and recommendation. She stated Mr. Patel has put a binder on her property and plans to include her property in the development of his hotel. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton stated that if this rezoning and the prior rezoning is approved, additional right-of-way needs to be deeded to the City of Pooler for the widening of Parsons Avenue. She also stated that the City may be able to use SPLOST funds to make the needed road improvements. Commissioner Don Taylor asked Mr. Patel about deeding half of the additional right-of-way needed to widen Parsons Avenue. Commissioner Wilson Roberts would like to see additional buffering between the commercial zoning and the residential areas. Commissioner Dennis Jones reminded the board of all the undesirable uses listed in the C-2 zoning description that the property could be used for if this deal falls thru. The board discussed “conditional zoning” that would restrict the property to a hotel/motel use. Jay Larrick, owner of 120 Moore Avenue has the following concerns: type and width of proposed buffer, drainage, dumpster location, and lighting of the parking lots adversely effecting adjacent residential areas. Mr. Patel has no problem designing a fence within the proposed buffer area. The other items of concern mentioned by Mrs. Larrick would be addressed on the site plan. Charles Morgan, representing the estate of Willowee Clarice Morgan appeared before the Commission to inform them that he and his brother filed on Friday to rezone 125 and 129 Parsons Avenue. These lots are adjacent to Georgia Mae Wilson’s property. With no other public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of Mrs. Wilson’s property from R-1A to C-2, contingent upon the dedication of 16.25’ feet for right-of-way, restricting the use to a hotel/motel and the possibility of additional building setback requirements imposed upon site plan submittal. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Preston Peacock’s request to remove some large pine trees at 423 West Highway 80.

Mrs. Carver stated that Mr. Peacock had contacted her earlier in the day to say he was held up in the Chicago Airport and unable to attend the meeting. City Planner Robbie Byrd explained he had met with Mr. Peacock on site to discuss the removal of some large pine trees. Mr. Peacock is working with the adjacent property owner to share possible access onto eastbound U. S. Highway 80. The board has no problem with the removal of these pine trees and a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the removal of these large pines and sweet gums at 423 West Highway 80. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

4. D. J. Development, owner of parcel 10, Phase II, Pooler Park of Commerce is seeking approval of a change in the site plan to add a low wall structure to the Pooler Parkway side of their property in order to hold back erosion. George Weeks of D. J. Development presented the proposed change in the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The change involves placement of a retaining wall on the building side of the detention area to prevent erosion. The wall will be constructed of concrete block and will have a handrail at the top of the wall for safety and protection. The Architectural Review Board and the city engineer approved the revision to the site plan. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the addition of a low wall structure to the site plan. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

5. Discussion of requirements to qualify for a PUD Zoning. (The Market Place) South Godley Enterprises, LLC. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton abstained from any discussion on this item. Attorney Harold Yellin, representing Rebecca Benton and Josh Walker, representing Jack Wardlaw approached the board members to discuss if the “The Market Place” development meets the requirements to apply for a PUD Zoning. The tracts will meet the acreage requirement of at least 500 acres under single management but whether they are adjacent is questionable. Attorney Yellin stated that the meaning of the word “adjacent” is not in the zoning ordinance. The Godley Station PUD is separated by a public right-of-way. The tracts before the board are separated by the Pipe Maker’s Canal right-of-way. Therefore, he would conclude that the “ The Market Place” would qualify as adjacent properties. A proposed road system is planned that will connect the R- 8 tract with the Benton Tract. Mrs. Carver reminded the board that the R-8 tract is currently a part of the Branigar PUD (Union Camp/Int.Paper) and would need to be deleted from one PUD in order to be added to another PUD. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion for this issue to be forwarded to the PUD Review Board subject to receiving a letter from Branigar/Union Camp approving the proposed zonings and release from the existing PUD. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. The board also recommends adding a definition of “adjacent” in the zoning ordinance for future clarification.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Dennis Jones. Motion passed.

July 26, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
JULY 26, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 26, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff and Don Taylor. Councilmen Mike Royal, Bruce Allen, Wayne Seay, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones called the meeting to order at 6: 08 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final PUD Zoning approval of Parcel I, Morgan Lakes (Phases1-6) located on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the plan to the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. City Council approved preliminary PUD Zoning for this tract on April 18, 2004. The development standards have not changed from what was approved at that meeting. The board is still concerned about the minimum setback from alley right-of-ways for accessory buildings being only 15’ feet. Mrs. Jackie Carver stated that the PUD Review Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended a twenty (20) foot rear setback in their comments to City Council on April 18, 2004. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend Final PUD Zoning approval of Parcel I, Morgan Lakes (Phases 1-6) subject to the minimum setback from alley right-of-ways for accessory buildings being changed from 15’ to 16’ feet. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. Review of Hamilton Grove at Savannah Quarters Clearing Exhibit to show compliance with the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. Ryan Smith of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the clearing exhibit to the board for their review and comments. The plan shows the clearing of Phase I and 4 residential lots and the right-of-ways within the Hamilton Grove at Savannah Quarters. Access to the site will be from the future boulevard proposed off of the Pooler Parkway. Phase I is approximately 12 acres and Phase II has 14 acres. A tree survey was done for Phases I and II and trees larger than 24” are designated on the clearing plan. Based on the minimum tree coverage, Centex Homes will be planting up to 4 trees per lot within Hamilton Grove and they will be at least 1.5” DBH and a minimum height of 8”. The plan more than meets the existing tree ordinance. Therefore, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to approve the clearing plan for Hamilton Grove at Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

3. Timber Harvesting request of Sangrena Woods, Phase IV. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman and Company presented the clearing plan for Sangrena Woods, Phase IV on behalf of property owners William and Kenneth Grainger. He explained all of the right-of-ways, easements and building pads would be totally cleared. Areas remaining will be selectively cleared saving specimen trees (Live Oaks with a diameter of 24” or greater). The construction access proposed on the conceptual plan is in place. The number of lots has been reduced to 39. The issue came up regarding the required open space needed to meet the subdivision ordinance. Mr. Coleman pointed out an area behind lots 29 and 30 that abuts the canal that could be designated for open space but maintenance would be an issue. The board recommended that Mr. Grainger meet with city council regarding alternatives for meeting the open space requirement. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the timber-harvesting plan for Sangrena Woods, Phase IV. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Wilson Roberts. Motion passed.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
JULY 26, 2004

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on July 26, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Larry Olliff, Don Taylor, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Mayor Mike Lamb, Councilmen Bruce Allen, Michael Royal and Wayne Seay. Visitors were Steve Wohlfeil and Hal Kraft of HGB&D and Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company.

Mr. Jim McQueeney was introduced and welcomed as a new member of the PUD Review Board.

Final PUD Zoning approval of Morgan Lakes, Parcel I (Phases 1-6) located on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the plans for parcel I of the Morgan Lakes PUD Master Plan. City Council approved preliminary PUD zoning for this property on April 18, 2004. The purpose of this submittal is to acquire Final PUD zoning for Parcel I (Phases 1-6). Parcel I consists of approximately 414 acres and will contain a mixture of single family detached and multi-family attached residential units (town homes). A total of 801 units are proposed in Parcel l. The development standards have not changed from what was approved during the preliminary PUD zoning. There were comments made regarding the number of lots with less than 7,000 square feet and the distance from the nearest turn-around on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Mr. Thompson stated that the potential build-out is 125 housing units a year over a 5-6 year period. A major concern expressed by the board was the proposed 15’ rear setback from the alley for a garage or accessory structure. The board felt this concern had been forwarded to council during the preliminary zoning review of this project but was unsure of what council approved. Mrs. Carver stated she would pull the file as to what was approved by council and report during the Planning and Zoning meeting. With no other comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to approve the Final PUD Zoning of Morgan Lakes, Parcel I (Phases 1-6). Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

Discussion of Development Standards and Final PUD Zoning of SW Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, Phase 7(commercial area of approximately 160 acres). Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the development standards and an overview of proposed projects in Phase 7 of the Southwest Quadrant. This is a mixed-use commercial area of approximately 160 acres. He stated that Glen Hall and Renfro Development are excited about a 16-18 screen movie theater proposed within this phase. Other uses include retail, a grocery, restaurants, office and an amusement park. Mr. Wohlfeil also stated that in order for this phase of development to proceed, water/sewer plans need to be approved and a subdivision plat needs to be recorded. Furthermore, that he is working on a tight schedule to meet certain deadlines. This item will be considered for action during the August 9th PUD Review Board and Planning and Zoning meetings.

There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion of adjournment was made by Rebecca Benton and seconded by Mike Royal.

August 9, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 9, 2004


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 9, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff and Don Taylor. Councilmen Mike Royal and Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones called the meeting to order at 6: 20 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Estate of Willowee Clarice Morgan is requesting a zoning map amendment to change the zoning of 125 and 129 Parsons Avenue from R-1A to C-2. Carl and Charles Morgan, Executors of the Estate of Willowee Clarice Morgan presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. They listed the following reasons for requesting a C-2 zoning: close proximity to I-95, consistent with zoning in the area and a natural extension of the commercial zoning district. Furthermore, the rental homes located on the property are deteriorating and are in need of major repairs.

Commissioner Don Taylor is concerned about some of the undesirable uses allowed in a C-2 zoning. Commissioner Wilson Roberts would prefer a transitional zoning or a lesser zoning such as (C-1) that would less impact the adjacent residential areas. The petitioner stated that he would prefer to have a C-2, heavy commercial zoning. Commissioner Charles Archer discussed how a commercial zoning would affect the adjacent residential area and stressed the need for buffers if this property is rezoned. Joy Larrick, an adjacent property owner to the west of these lots, is concerned about potential noise and lighting generated by uses allowed in the C-2 zoning. She would not be opposed to some type of office complex. The petitioner stated that the two lots are about 1.45 acres. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to deny the request to rezone 125 and 129 Parsons Avenue from R-1A to C-2. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Site Plan/landscape plan review of Roy Patel’s office complex on lots 6 & 7,Pooler Park of Commerce. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan and landscape plan for this project to the board for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Charles Archer questioned the location of the dumpster and type of enclosure. Mr. Zittrouer stated that the dumpster is located to the rear of the buildings and will have a brick masonry enclosure. Commissioner Wilson Roberts stated that the maintenance and upkeep of dumpster enclosures is becoming a real problem throughout the city, particularly along the Pooler Parkway. He feels dumpsters are better maintained if they are located in the front of a business. The Architectural Review Board of the Pooler Park of Commerce has approved a reduction of the side yard setbacks for lots 6 & 7 from 25’ to 20’. All of the engineer’s comments have been addressed but the site plan needs the approval of the ARB of the Pooler Park of Commerce. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve Roy Patel’s site plan subject to written approval by the ARB of the Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board is concerned about Live Oak Trees being planted in the narrow island in the middle of the property. Mr. Zittrouer stated that they could replace the Live Oaks with smaller preferred trees. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan contingent upon additional landscaping being added to screen the dumpster from the Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed with Wilson Roberts opposing.

3. The Arbors, Phase 6A Final Plat Review and Approval. Michael Fell of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat for The Arbors, Phase 6A to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 6A has 29 lots and is located at the intersection of Pampas Drive and Arbor Village Drive. The developers of Godley Villages plan to post a performance bond on the remaining improvements in order for the final plat to be recorded. Therefore, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to recommend approval of the final plat for The Arbors, Phase 6A. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

4. Final PUD Zoning of SW Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, Phase 7 (commercial area of approximately 160 acres). Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented this before the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. As a result of comments made during that meeting, Mr. Wohlfeil stated that the property owner is fine with deleting garages and automobile repair/service from the list of permitted uses. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the final PUD zoning of the SW Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, Phase 7. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

5. Review/approval of construction plans for the core water and sewer utilities needed to subdivide Sixteen West into development parcels. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans for this project to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft explained the water and sewer construction plans are needed in order for the plat to be recorded. Downer Davis of Davis Engineering, Inc. has reviewed and approved the utility construction plans. With no public comments, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to approve the construction plans for the extension of water and sewer to subdivide Sixteen West into development parcels. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

6. Sixteen West Subdivision, Phase I (5 lots) Final Plat Review and Approval. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the final plat to the board for their review and approval. The developer will post a performance bond to guarantee the completion of the subdivision improvements. Therefore, a motion was made by Larry Olliff to recommend approval of the final plat for Sixteen West Subdivision, Phase I. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Charles Archer. Motion passed.

August 23, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
AUGUST 23, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff and Don Taylor. Councilman Mike Royal, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Don Taylor gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Larry Olliff. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Richard F. Brown, Trustee is requesting a zoning map amendment to change the zoning of 4.28 acres on south Rogers Street from R-3A, a multi-family zoning to R-2C, a two-family zoning. Marlon Jackson, engineer for the project presented the petition for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. The property owner is proposing to build 10 single story duplex units on the 4.28 acres, which would be a down zoning from the current R-3A zoning. Average size of each unit will be 1500 square feet with two bedrooms/two baths and an attached carport. Several adjacent property owners expressed their concerns regarding this rezoning. Rick Colby of 802 South Rogers Street is concerned about the entrance to this project being directly across from his driveway. He stated that he already has a problem getting out on Rogers Street in the morning due to the congestion in this area. Getys Davis of 508 Winskie Road is concerned about children trespassing onto his property. He stated that this development is a misuse of the city’s infrastructure. With no other public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of Richard Brown’s request to rezone 4.28 acres on South Rogers Street from R-3A to R-2C. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

2. Proposed Zoning Text Amendment to create a new zoning classification (R-3D) for multi-family development. Attorney Harold Yellin of Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn presented this text amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. This amendment would provide for multi-family development that would include condominiums, town homes and patio homes. Mr. Yellin stated that numerous variances would be needed to develop this project under existing zoning regulations. He is requesting that since several of the dimensional requirements do not apply, a project under this new zoning classification would be considered a “site specific” development. Ten units per acre are proposed for this zoning classification which is less than R-3A, R-3B and R-3C. There was some discussion about the differences in condominiums, town homes and patio homes. The board expressed the following concerns: buffer requirements, setbacks, building separation, off-street parking and maximum of five (5) units per building. Don Taylor recommended deleting town homes and patio homes from the proposed text. The board was not confortable making any recommendation at this time. Therefore, a motion was made by Don Taylor to table this item until September 13th. The motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Proposed conceptual plan for Hamilton Inn & Suites – corner of Parsons Avenue and Gray Street. Don Taylor excused himself from any discussion on this item. Jay Maupin of EMC Engineering presented the new conceptual plan for the Hamilton Inn & Suites. The site is now larger with the additional lot, the number of rooms have increased from 37 to 72 units and 16.5 feet has been dedicated to widen Parsons Avenue. Mr. Maupin questioned a comment from the city engineer regarding the allowance of bus traffic. With the widening of Parsons Avenue and a minimum inside radius of 20’ this should not be a problem. Adequate buffering will be provided and addressed in more detail on the final site plan. With no public comments, Wilson Robert made a motion to recommend approval of the conceptual plan for Hamilton Inn & Suites. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. Don Taylor returned to his seat on the board.

4. Site plan/landscape plan review for Coldbrook Properties – commercial building on a 1.29 acre tract next to the Waffle House. Stephen Staley of HGB&D presented the site plan and landscape plan for this project to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed project is a single story retail strip located between the Waffle House and Ramada Inn on east Highway 80. Mr. Staley stated that EPD approval is needed and a DOT encroachment permit is needed for this project. Furthermore, that cross access easements for dumpster use and parking are also needed. Commissioner Tim Lovezzola recommended deleting two parking spaces on the east end of the building for better access to the dumpster pad. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Coldbrook Properties subject to DOT encroachment permit and cross access easements being obtained. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Commissioner Wilson Roberts recommended adding a couple of islands in front of the building to break up the parking area. With no other comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the landscape plan subject to landscape islands being added in front of the building at approximately 1/3 points (in relationship to the face of the building). Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

5. Site Plan/landscape plan review for Roy Patel’s Office Building at lots 31 and 32, Pooler Park of Commerce. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Plans have been revised to address all of the engineer’s comments. With no public comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Roy Patel’s office building on lots 31 and 32, Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, the board questioned the landscaping located in the 20’ drainage easement. Mr. Zittrouer stated the drainage easement is not being utilized. City Planner Robbie Byrd stated if this is a city easement he does not want plantings within the easement. At the request of the petitioner, Wilson Roberts made a motion to table the landscaping portion of the site plan for clarification on the 20’ drainage easement. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

6. Review and recommendation of Amendment # 1 (including development standards) to the Morgan Family PUD master Plan – Pine Barren Road. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones reminded the board this item was reviewed and approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. Commissioner Wilson Roberts recused himself from any discussion on this item. Jim Woods of Jim Woods, Inc. explained the Morgan Family is requesting an amendment to their PUD Master Plan that would change the zoning of 36.41 acres from multi-family to single family. He reviewed the proposed development standards and changes requested regarding Spine Road and right-in, right-out access to the Pooler Parkway. With no other comments, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of Amendment # 1 to the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Wilson Roberts returned to his seat on the board.

7. Review of land clearing plan for Southwest Quadrant I-16 Berm. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the land clearing plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This project includes the construction of a 25’high berm 2600’ along the I-16 right-of-way in the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. The berm will provide noise and visual screening for residential development from the I-16 traffic. Commissioner Wilson Roberts asked if the proposed berm would adversely impact the drainage in this area. Mr. Kraft assured him that it would not. Therefore, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to approve the land clearing plan for the Southwest Quadrant I-16 berm. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Larry Olliff and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MINUTES
AUGUST 23, 2004

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on August 23, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Don Taylor, Tim Lovezzola, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Jim McQueeney, City Planner Robbie Byrd, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton and Councilman Michael Royal. Visitors were Jerry Konter, Harvey Gilbert, Steve Wohlfeil, Hal Kraft, Jim Woods, Philip Morgan, Bill Dempsey, Henry Morgan and Harold Yellin.

Review and recommendation of Amendment # 1 (including development standards) for the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan located on Pine Barren Road. Commissioner Wilson Roberts recused himself for any discussion on this item. Jim Woods of Jim Woods, Inc. presented this request to the PUD Review Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Woods explained the Morgan Family is requesting an amendment to their PUD Master Plan that would change the zoning of 36.41 acres from multi-family to single family. This would reduce the allowable density from 684 to 162 units. He reviewed the proposed development standards for proposed detached single family units and attached single family units. The second part of the amendment was to relocate the Spine Road in the Light Industrial area and the two commercial tracts to the south need a right-in, right-out access to the Pooler Parkway. Mr. Woods stated that the changes in the location of the Spine Road and the right-in, right-out access to the Pooler Parkway would need the approval of Chatham County. Bill Dempsey of Dempsey Land Design presented an overview of the proposed development. This is a community with four different housing projects. The homeowners association will maintain the roads and openspace. Two access points are proposed, one from Wild Cat Dam Road and one from Pine Barren Road. Buffers are proposed around the perimeter of the development and between the neighborhoods. Jerry Konter discussed the different neighborhoods, the size lots proposed and average cost of the homes. The proposed town homes will be maintenance free and located around squares with lots of greenspace. With no further comments, a motion was made by Dennis Jones to recommend approval of amendment # 1 to the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan contingent upon Chatham County’s approval of the relocation of the Spine Road and the right-in,right-out access to Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

Discussion of proposed changes in the PUD Ordinance. The board was given some handouts that listed some changes to review and discuss at a later meeting.

There being no further business to discuss, Wilson Roberts made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6 p.m. Motion was seconded by Michael Royal and passed without opposition.

September 13, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 13, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 13, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Mary Louise Lanier, Dennis Jones, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff and Don Taylor. Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Mary Louise Lanier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Proposed Zoning Text Amendment to create a new zoning classification (R-3D) for multi-family development. Attorney Harold Yellin of Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn presented this text amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. George Weeks of D. J. Development was also present to answer any questions regarding the development guidelines proposed in the new R-3D zoning classification. Mr. Yellin reminded the board he was before them a few weeks ago to discuss the proposed text amendment. He explained that a text amendment is needed to develop Park West Pooler that is located in the southwest quadrant of U. S. Highway 80 and I-95. This amendment would provide for multi-family development that would include condominiums, apartments and town homes. Ten units per acre are proposed for this zoning classification which is less than R-3A, R-3B and R-3C. Mr. Yellin reviewed the proposed text that addressed the following concerns discussed at the last meeting: buffer requirements, building setbacks, building separation, off-street parking and maximum units per building. Following some discussion about the wording of the proposed text amendment, Mr. Yellin summarized the following changes recommended by the board: (A) (i) Density shall be limited to ten (10) units per net acre. Buildings shall have a maximum of five (5) dwelling units per building, (iv)…and 20’ side yard (measured from building to building, building to improvements or building to property line, as the case may be). With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the proposed text amendment to include the above changes recommended by the board. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

2. Landscape plan review for Roy Patel’s Office Building at lots 31 and 32, Pooler Park of Commerce. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the revised landscape plan to the board. The board tabled the approval of the landscape plan two weeks ago pending clarification on the 20’ drainage easement. Mr. Zittrouer stated that the 20’ drainage easement was labeled incorrectly and was in fact a 20’ building setback line. Therefore Don Taylor made a motion to approve the landscape plan for Roy Patel’s office building on lots 31 and 32 in the Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3. Minor Subdivision/Recombination at 306 Old Pine Barren Road for Del Ferguson, Manager of DMP Properties, LLC. Del Ferguson presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. He is subdividing an eighty-foot strip out of one lot that he owns to provide access to a 23.39 acre tract to the north that he owns. He has no plans at this time to develop the property. With no public comment, Larry Olliff made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision/recombination at 306 Old Pine Barren Road. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

4. Site Plan/Landscape Plan review of Pooler Family Dental Clinic (location 512 West Highway 80. Commissioner Wilson Roberts recused himself from any discussion on this item. Dan Gay of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Dr. John Howard, property owner, was also present to answer any questions. The project includes a 2600 square foot dental office with 21 parking spaces. Also included in the information provided is a recorded access easement for access across Doctor Howard’s adjacent lot. A 20’ landscaped buffer is proposed from the adjacent residential area. Mr. Gay showed a proposed diagram of a concrete lot swale proposed along the north side of the property. With no other comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Pooler Family Dental Clinic contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed including the proposed lot swale design. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Larry Olliff made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Commissioner Roberts returned to his seat on the board.

5. Site Plan/Landscape Plan review of Fortune Plaza – corner of Skinner Avenue and eastbound Highway 80. Attorney Jennifer Dickinson and Stephen Staley, Engineer, addressed the Planning and Zoning Board with a revised site plan for Fortune Plaza. The site plan has been modified to address all of the engineer’s comments and accommodate the curb cut off Highway 80, removing all access from Skinner Avenue. A buffer of conifers are proposed along Skinner Avenues to screen vehicle headlights from shining into the residence across the street. Commissioner Wilson Roberts reminded the owner that the number of parking spaces were designed for an office/shopping center and if a restaurant is proposed, parking requirements will have to be met prior to the issuance of a business license. The board questioned the location of the large Oak tree that was to be saved at the request of Council. Ms. Sherry Ward stated that the large Oak tree closest to Skinner Avenue was the one referenced by council. Ms. Dickinson stated they understood that it was the large 38” Oak tree in the center of the property. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton stated that the minutes reflect the large Oak tree nearest Skinner Avenue. Ms. Dickinson asked that the record show that Ms.Ward circled the large Oak on the tree survey so everyone was in agreement as to which tree was to be saved. Engineer Stephen Staley stated that this tree is located where storm drain piping is proposed, but he could try to redesign around the 38” Large Oak tree. The board agreed the 38” large Oak tree was worth trying to save. Don Taylor made a motion to table the Fortune Plaze site plan and landscape plan to address the following issues: additional wax myrtles to be added along Skinner Avenue for screening, show dumpster enclosure and save the 38” Oak tree nearest Skinner Avenue (one circled on the tree survey). Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

6. Construction plan approval of Southwest Quadrant East Spine Road. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. The road, water and sewer infrastructure will be owned and maintained by the City of Pooler. The east Spine Road will provide access to the Centex development. With no other comments, a motion was made by Charles Archer to approve the construction plans for the Southwest Quadrant East Spine Road subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

7. Preliminary construction plan review/approval of Forest Lakes, Phase III. Travis Burke of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the construction plans for Forest Lakes, Phase III to the board for their review and recommendation. The plans have been revised to address some of the comments but not all of them. The board questioned the width and size of some of the proposed lots. After reviewing the amendment to the PUD Master Plan for Forest Lakes, the average lot size approved was 60’ x 125’. Mr. Burke stated it was not a problem meeting this development standard. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the preliminary construction plans for Forest Lakes, Phase III contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

8. Approval of Plat Revision for Sixteen West, Phase I. Hal Kraft of HGB&D presented the revised plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The Sixteen West Phase I subdivision plat was approved by Planning and Zoning at the August 9, 2004 meeting. Since that approval, further work has been done on the overall site layout and changes to the plat were needed to meet the needs of the various parties involved in the development of the project. Mr. Kraft pointed out the following changes on the plat: On lot 1, adjustments were made to the proposed roads, parking areas and building location. On lot 2, the proposed theater owner requested that the lot lines be adjusted so that the theater parking contained within the lot was more contiguous. The access for lot 2 was also revised to extend to Pooler Parkway, instead of Quacco Road. There was only a slight adjustment to the property line on lot 3 and no changes on lots 4 and 5. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of Sixteen West, Phase I plat revision. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Larry Olliff. Motion passed.

October 11, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 11, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 11, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilman Mike Royal, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. The Morgan Family has petitioned the City of Pooler to annex 29.90 acres on Pine Barren Road: 16.28 acres will remain a multi-family zoning and 13.62 acres will be zoned from multi-family (City of Bloomingdale) to a single-family zoning within the City of Pooler. J. M. Woods of J. M. Woods, Inc., presented the request for zoning of the 29.90 acres proposed for annexation from the City of Bloomingdale. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the following zoning for the 29.90 acres to be annexed into the City of Pooler from the City of Bloomingdale: 16.28 acres will remain a multi-family zoning and 13.62 acres will be zoned from multi-family to a single-family zoning. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

Clyde Edward Daniels’request for a Zoning Map Amendment to rezone 19.6 acres on the north side of U. S. Highway 80 from (C-1, R-3A, R-1A) to C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning. Commissioner Tim Lovezzola excused himself from any discussion of this item. Attorney Phillip McCorkle presented the request for rezoning to the board for their review and recommendation. The front portion of the tract is presently zoned C-1, a Light Commercial zoning, the rear eastern half is zoned R-3A, a multi-family zoning while the rear western half is zoned R-1A, a Single Family Residential zoning. The Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center is located to the west of this tract. Mr. McCorkle’s client, American Commercial Developers are proposing a shopping center with out-parcels fronting on U. S. Highway 80 and a small commercial office park on the rear of the property. In order to do this, a C-2, Heavy Commercial zoning is needed. Regarding buffering from the residentially zoned area to the east, the developer is proposing a fifty (50’) natural buffer (thick tree line), along with a 6’ privacy fence located 10’ off the property line. This more than exceeds the City of Pooler’s buffer requirement of only twenty (20) feet. Mr. McCorkle stated that he is requesting a rezoning of the entire 19.6 acres to a C-2, Heavy Commercial zoning restricting the allowable uses to all the uses allowed in a C-1, Light Commercial zoning and only the following six uses in the C-2 zoning: shopping centers with total floor space exceeding 10,000 square feet, any sales facility exceeding 10,000 square feet of floor area, liquor, beer and wine package shops, restaurants with or without alcohol sales, service stations and mini-warehouses. Patty Clark, resident of Worthington Subdivision is concerned about how the drainage and buffering will affect her. Following some discussion, Mr. McCorkle stated as a condition to the rezoning, they are willing to extend the buffer all the way to the lagoon. With no other public comment, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of Clyde Daniels’ request to rezone 19.6 acres on the north side of U. S. Highway 80 from (C-1, R-3A, R-1A) to C-2, a Heavy Commercial zoning with the following conditions: that the buffer is extended all the way to the lagoon, all the permitted uses in C-1 would be allowed and only the following six uses out of the C-2 zoning would be allowed: shopping centers with a total floor space exceeding 10,000 square feet, any sales facility exceeding 10,000 square feet of floor area, liquor, beer and wine package shops, restaurant with or without alcohol sales, service stations and mini-warehouses. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.
Commissioner Tim Lovezzola returned to his seat.

NEW BUSINESS:

Review of conceptual subdivision plan for 1.8 acre site on south Rogers Street.
Larry Olliff made a motion to accept Karen Thornburg’s request to withdraw this item from the agenda. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

Approval of Amendment # 2 to the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan.
Jim Woods presented the amendment to the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. The request is to change the zoning of 25.74 acres of multi-family to a single-family zoning. With no public comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of amendment # 2 to the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

5. Review of Minor Subdivision Plat of Lot 5, Towne Center @ Godley Station.

Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the minor subdivision on behalf of property owner, Savannah Tire and Hurley Cook. Parcel 5A is currently under contract with United Community Bank. There was some discussion as to why a 15’ pavement setback was deleted from the subdivision plat between lots 5A and 5B and why the access easement is not named. Mr. Coleman submitted a letter from Bill Dempsey and Branigar approving the pavement setback deletion because the two lots will be sharing a driveway and curb-cut. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the minor subdivision of lot 5, Towne Center at Godley Station contingent upon a cross access easement agreement being obtained. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

6. Conceptual plan of United Community Bank, Lot 5A, Towne Center. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the conceptual plan for United Community Bank to the board for their review and comments. The plan meets the building setbacks, parking, and landscape requirements. Commissioner Don Taylor questioned if the ATM awning is encroaching into the building setback. Mr. Coleman stated that could easily be corrected. Therefore, a motion was made Larry Olliff to approve the conceptual plan for the United Community Bank subject to all of the engineer’s comments being addressed and the ATM overhang being corrected. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

7. Review of clearing plan for Barren Pointe, a 336 lot single family residential project proposed on 145 acres located on Pine Barren Road that was recently approved in the Jabot PUD. Cristy Lawrence of Thomas & Hutton presented the clearing plan for Barren Pointe on Pine Barren Road. The developer is trying to get an LDA permit to clear the tract. The tract has mainly planted pines and the significant trees have been designated on the clearing exhibit. With no public comment, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the clearing plan for Barren Pointe. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Charles Archer. Motion passed.

October 25, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
OCTOBER 25, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 25, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Dennis Jones, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilman Mike Royal, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Wilson Roberts. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Jeffrey Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton, agent for Jabot Investments has petitioned the City of Pooler for an amendment to the Jabot PUD Master Plan: Final PUD approval for the Harmony and change the zoning of parcel J from Single-Family residential to Heavy Commercial. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts recused herself from any discussion of this item. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones introduced the next item on the agenda and explained what was recommended by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. Cristy Lawrence of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the request to the board for their review and recommendation. She is requesting approval of the master plan for “The Harmony”, the development standards and change the zoning of Parcel J from single-family to a heavy commercial. The original overall density approved for this single family zoning district was 1,180 dwelling units. The Harmony project will have approximately 500 single-family lots and 350 townhomes with a gross development density of 2.8 dwelling units per acre. The following single family development standards are proposed for “The Harmony” project: minimum lot area of 7000 square feet and minimum lot width of 55 feet. Development Standards for townhomes is consistent with requirements proposed in the City of Pooler’s new zoning district for townhomes except “The Harmony” shall have a maximum of six (6) dwelling units per building instead of five (5). The developer wants to have six (6) dwelling units because this is a product that has been very successful in Berwick Plantation. The other part of the amendment to the Jabot PUD Master Plan involves changing the zoning of Parcel J from single family to heavy commercial. Parcel J is adjacent to Interstate 16 and surrounded by wetlands that would provide buffering from the residential areas. Commissioner Larry Olliff questioned if the proposed two-lane road leading into the spine road is adequate to handle the potential traffic that would be generated by so many homes. In response, Jeff Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company stated that he didn’t feel this would be a problem and would be glad to furnish traffic counts when the construction plans are submitted. Debra Hutchinson presented to the board a letter from the Pine Barren Plantation Homeowner’s Association requesting the following restrictions on the proposed development: installation of spine road first to reduce construction traffic on Quacco Road and restrict oversized commercial vehicles from using Quacco Road as an access to this development by signage and police enforcement. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones assured Mrs. Hutchinson that the proposed development restrictions as noted in the letter would be forwarded to the Mayor and Council for their consideration. He also reminded the board members that the PUD Review Board approved the request for amendment # 3 to the Jabot PUD Master Plan contingent upon a construction access being created prior to an LDA being issued. With no other comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of “The Harmony” master plan and the development standards contingent upon a spine road being constructed for logging and subdivision infrastructure purposes and the rezoning of Parcel J from single-family to heavy commercial. Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed without opposition. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts returned to her seat.

NEW BUSINESS:

Clem Burnsed, Sr. has submitted a request to sub-divide lot B, a 4.25 acre tract on Pine Barren Road into 2 lots. The tract is located on the north side of Pine Barren Road and west of I-95. There were no public comments nor did the board have any questions for the petitioner, who was not present. Therefore, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of Clem Burnsed’s minor subdivision on Pine Barren Road. Motion was seconded by Dennis Jones and passed without opposition.
3. Godley Station Holdings, LLC has submitted a request to subdivide 2 acres out of a 42.43 acre tract known as lot 5A located in the southwest corner of Godley Station Blvd. south and Pooler Parkway. Stuart Spencer of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. There are no definite plans proposed for the 2-acre tract at this time.

With no public comments, Larry Olliff made a motion to recommend approval of the request to subdivide 2 acres out of a 42.43 acre tract known as lot 5A located in the southwest corner of Godley Station Blvd. south and Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Dennis Jones. Motion passed.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW MINUTES
OCTOBER 25, 2004

The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, October 25, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall. Members present were: Wilson Roberts, Don Taylor, Debbie Ryan Watts, Charles Archer, Dennis Jones, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver. Visitors present were Cristy Lawrence and Jeff Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company.

Review and recommendation of Amendment # 3 to the Jabot PUD Master Plan.

Cristy Lawrence of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the details of the amendment of the Jabot PUD Master plan to the PUD Review Board. The developer is requesting final PUD approval of The Harmony Project that includes approximately 500 single family lots and 350 townhomes. Access will be from Quacco Road and the future spine road to the Pooler Parkway. A 6.4 acre amenity site is proposed that may include a fishing pond, pavilion, pool, tennis courts and play ground area. Under the current Jabot PUD Master Plan, the total allowable density for this 295 acre tract is 1180 dwelling units. The Harmony project will have approximately 845 dwelling units. The development standards proposed for the single family dwelling units within “The Harmony” include: minimum lot area of 7000 square feet and minimum lot width of 55 feet. The development standards proposed for the townhomes are consistent with requirements proposed in the City of Pooler’s new zoning district for townhomes except “The Harmony” shall have a maximum of six (6) dwelling units per building instead of five (5). The developer wants to have six (6) dwelling units because this is a product that has been very successful in Berwick Plantation. The other part of the amendment involves changing the zoning of Parcel J from a single family zoning to heavy commercial. Pacel J is adjacent to Interstate 16 and surrounded by wetlands that would provide buffering from the residential areas.

The board questioned as to when the spine road would be constructed. Jeff Halliburton of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company stated that as a part of the sales contract Jabot will begin construction of the spine road within 18 months of closing. He also stated that a berm is proposed along Interstate 16 as a buffer to the residential development. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the master plan for The Harmony”, the development standards and the zoning change of Parcel J from single family to heavy commercial contingent upon an agreement being reached that the construction road be in place prior to any land clearing or installation of any infrastructure. Motion was seconded by Wilson Roberts and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion of adjournment was made by Wilson Roberts and seconded by Dennis Jones.

November 8, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 8, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 8, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Wilson Roberts, Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Councilman Mike Royal, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Kings Forest Inc./Three Star Homes, Inc. request for a 30’ front yard setback from U. S. Highway 80 and a 30’ side yard setback variance from Sharon Court to construct a new model home at 1205 East Highway 80. Alan Crabb of Three Star Homes, Inc. presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. The property is zoned C-2, a heavy commercial zoning and the front yard setback is sixty (60) feet. He explained every 7 to 8 years, the model homes are replaced with newer models. The proposed model home would replace a model home that is presently thirty (30) feet back from the property line. With a sixty (60) foot front setback, Three Star Homes could only place two model homes on this site. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of a 30’front yard setback from U. S. Highway 80 and a 30’ side yard setback variance from Sharon Court. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Site plan review of garage/storage building at Fred Williams design center on Quacco Road. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Hussey stated this is a scaled down version of a plan that was previously approved by this board. The building will be used for storage and a garage. Access will be an existing gravel road. With no other comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to approve the site plan for a garage/storage building at Fred Williams design center. Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

3. Final Plat review of Barrington Estates, Phase 6C – Quacco Road. Michael Hussey of Fred Williams Homebuilders presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. This is a 27-lot subdivision off Ouacco Road and the last phase of Pine Barren Plantation. The infrastructure is complete and all comments have been addressed. The developer has submitted a maintenance bond in the amount of $187,293.50 in order to record the plat. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to approve the final plat of Barrington Estates, Phase 6C subject to the following changes being added to the plat: benchmark with datum, acreage schedule and existing Gentry Street notation. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

4. Final Plat review of Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4A-1. Richard Loudin of Savannah Quarters was present to answer any questions the board may have regarding the final plat of Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4A-1, which is for 53 of the 80 approved lots. The infrastructure is not complete. Therefore, the developer plans to post a performance bond in the amount of $2,640,298.50 in order to record the plat. With no public comments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the final plat of Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 4A-1. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Larry Olliff. Motion passed.

November 22, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 22, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 22, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Dennis Jones, Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, Debbie Ryan Watts and Don Taylor. Mayor Mike Lamb, City Planner Robbie Byrd and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Dennis Jones gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts stated that a request was made by Michael Willoughby to add an item to the agenda. A motion was made by Don Taylor and seconded by Larry Olliff to add as item # 5 the final plat review and approval of Parkway Professional Center.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Troy Davis has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone 25.6 acres on the west side of the Pooler Parkway and 850’ south of U. S. Highway 80 from R-1A/R-3A to a R-4 zoning district. Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company is representing Tidal Construction who has the property under contract subject to the rezoning. He is requesting a rezoning of the 25.6 acres to R-4, a new townhome and condominium district. The project includes 146 townhome units and an amenities package. The majority of the property is currently zoned R-1A (a single-family residential zoning district), with a small portion on the southern tip that is zoned R-3A (a multi-family residential district). The site will be accessed from U. S. Highway 80, via the existing Wildcat Dam Road and a new 60 public road right-of-way that will be constructed within the former 200’ right-of-way of the Central of Georgia Railroad.

A 20’ buffer will be provided on all property lines adjacent to neighboring properties with single-family uses. Also, a 50’ natural right-of-way buffer will be preserved along the Pooler Parkway. The sketch plan of the proposed project meet the criteria adopted in the new R-4 zoning district. Bernell and Clarence McNeil appeared before the board to oppose the rezoning because of the number of houses proposed and the amount of traffic that would be generated from 146 townhomes. They recently built a house on a one acre tract on the south side of the Central of Georgia Railroad property with the assumption the land around them would be developed with single family residences. Adjacent property owner, Henry Morgan asked for clarification on two issues: First, did Mr. Davis purchase the strip of Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way and secondly, is the developer paving that portion of Wildcat Dam Road that extends from U. S. Highway 80 to the entrance of the Old Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way. In response, Mr. Thompson stated Mr. Troy Davis has purchased the strip of railroad property and the portion of Wildcat Dam Road referenced above would meet city standards. Robert Ambrose, who owns property to the north of this tract, stated that Demas Road is a private road and not a public right-of-way. Furthermore, Mr. Ambrose stated that he and Mr. Jerry Crosby have maintained Demas Road for twenty-five years. He would oppose any attempt to use Demas Road to access this development. Since Mr. Ambrose pointed out that Demas Road is a private road, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton strongly recommended that this road be deleted from the developer’s sketch plan. The board recommended the legality of Demas Road be resolved prior to the official site plan submittal. Commissioner Charles Archer expressed his concerns regarding if the proposed development would have a negative impact on the existing wells and septic tanks in the area. In response, Mr. Thompson assured Commissioner Archer that it would not. With no other public comments, Dennis Jones made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning of 25.6 acres on the west side of the Pooler Parkway from R-1A/R-3A to a R-4 zoning district.

Motion was seconded by Don Taylor and passed with Larry Olliff and Charles Archer opposing.

NEW BUSINESS:

2. Review and recommendation of amendment to Forest Lakes PUD Master Plan.

Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts abstained from any discussion of this item. Co-Chairman Dennis Jones reminded the board members that the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting reviewed this item with a favorable recommendation. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC stated the proposed changes will increase the entire development by 65 lots but will still meet all of the PUD development standards. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the amendment to the Forest Lakes PUD Master Plan. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Chairman Debbie Watts returned to her seat.

3. Conceptual site plan review and recommendation of Pine Barren Plaza (a 9.48 acre tract in the northeast corner of Pooler Parkway and Pine Barren Road). Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC asked the board for their approval of the conceptual plan for Pine Barren Plaza. Chairman Debbie Watts stated this item was also discussed earlier during the PUD Review Board meeting and asked if there were further questions. Commissioner Archer asked about the status of the proposed red light at the intersection of Pooler Parkway and Pine Barren Road. Mayor Lamb stated he hoped it would be in by the end of the year. With no other comments, Larry Olliff made a motion to recommend approval of the conceptual site plan for Pine Barren Plaza. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

4. Final Plat Review/Approval of Godley Station Professional Park, Phase II. Steve Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented the final plat of Godley Station Professional Park, Phase II for the board’s review and recommendation. The tract is located in the northeast intersection of Godley Station Boulevard north and Town Center Boulevard. A portion of the infrastructure is not complete and the developer will post a performance bond in order for the plat to be recorded. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for Godley Station Professional Park, Phase II. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition.

5. Final Plat Review/Approval of Parkway Professional Center @ 130 Canal Street.

Michael Willoughby of Southeast Engineering and Environmental presented the final plat of Parkway Professional Center to the board for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Dennis Jones stepped down abstaining from any discussion of this item. The project is located on Lot 15 of the Pooler Park of Commerce. Southeast Builders is the property owner and plans to subdivide the land for 6 office/retail buildings. His plan is to sell each individual lot with a building pad on it and let the new owner build the building. All of the infrastructure is complete and will remain privately owned. Therefore, according to the city engineer a bond would not be needed to record the plat. With no public comments, Don Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat of Parkway Professional Center subject to benchmark datum being added to the plat. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Larry Olliff. Motion passed.

PUD Review

CITY OF POOLER
PUD REVIEW BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 13, 2004 


The PUD REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE held a called meeting on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. at Pooler City Hall.  Members present were:  Wilson Roberts, Charles Archer,  Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, Jim McQueeney, Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver.  Visitors present were Jeffrey Carper of HGB&D, Dana Coble of Portrait Homes, Ryan Thompson and Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton, Mike Kistler of Development Associates, Inc., Daniel Brown, Dian LaRoe, Donnie Harper, Mary King of Konter Realty, Ronald Easterling, P. E. Tyner and Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company. 

Review and recommendation of a conceptual master plan for Parcel 5A/Approval of a new median break along Pooler Parkway.  Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company gave a brief summary of the proposed project.  Parcel 5A lies within the South Godley PUD and is located in the southwestern corner of the Pooler Parkway/Godley Station Boulevard south intersection.  The project site is 42.43 acres.  The current plan includes a commercial subdivision of fourteen lots with one access point on Pooler Parkway and six access points on Godley Station Boulevard south.  The developer is also requesting approval of a new median break along the Pooler Parkway.  The new median break would align with the entrance to this project and the southern entrance to the Pooler Park of Commerce.  The board expressed their concerns about the layout of the commercial subdivision and the proposed new median break.  Larry Olliff asked if a traffic study had been done.  Wilson Roberts recommends that the road design be reworked for better access.  Following some discussion regarding the engineer’s comments, the board recommends their concerns be forwarded to the Mayor and Council.

Review and recommendation of a conceptual master plan for “The Retreat” at Forest Lakes at Godley Station.   Jeff Carper of HGB&D presented the proposed project to the board for their review and recommendation.  The project consists of 103 single-family townhome units within the gated community of Forest Lakes – a part of the Godley Station PUD.  Tract # l contains approximately 15.15 acres with 82 units and is located on the northside of Forest Lakes Drive. Tract # 2 contains approximately 5.85 acres with 21 units and is located on the southside of Forest Lakes Drive.  Bill Dempsey has reviewed the project for compliance with the Godley Station PUD Master Plan Development Standards.  Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the conceptual master plan for “The Retreat” at Forest Lakes.  Motion was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the PUD Review Board, a motion of adjournment was made by Charles Archer and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier.    

December 13, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
DECEMBER 13, 2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 6 p.m. Members present were: Charles Archer, Tim Lovezzola, Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier and Wilson Roberts. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Michael Royal and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance. Commissioner Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the absence of Chairman Debbie Ryan Watts and Co-Chairman Dennis Jones.

Charles Archer gave the invocation and Tim Lovezzola led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Charles Archer. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Daniel Brown’s request to subdivide 1.36 acres into two lots on the corner of Chatham and Morgan Streets. Tommy Brown presented this request to the board and explained the subdividing was necessary to carry out the wishes of his mother who passed away in May. Her will was to divide the property between her two sons. With no public comments, Commissioner Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve Mr. Brown’s minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

2. Review and recommendation of revised site plan and landscape plan for the proposed Pooler Family Dental Office. Commissioner Roberts excused himself from any discussion of this item. Dan Gay of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the revised site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The site plan for this project was previously approved for construction on October 4, 2004. The plans have been revised to include the following: 5 additional dental chairs, 10 additional parking spaces, the number of employees increased from 10 to 13 and parking spaces for employees have been added behind the building. Garbage carts are proposed instead of a dumpster. Under public comments, Donnie Harper and Diane Laroe, who own the resident next to this site had questions regarding the drainage, buffering and trees. Mr. Gay stated that the drainage has been studied all the way to Symons Street and the proposed project would not adversely affect the adjacent properties. He further stated that all of the pines trees would be removed but the 20’ landscaped buffer would be maintained. With no other public comments, Commissioner Tim Lovezzola made a motion to recommend approval of the revised site plan of the Pooler Family Dental Office contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. The landscape plan meets the requirements of the tree ordinance. Therefore, Commissioner Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan for the proposed Pooler Family Dental Office. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier and passed without opposition. Commissioner Wilson Roberts returned to this seat on the board.

3. Sketch Plan review of Roy Patel’s proposed commercial subdivision on east highway 80. Dan Fisher of EMC Engineering Company presented the sketch plan to the board for their review and recommendation. He is representing Roy Patel who plans to purchase the property. The property is accessed by two existing curb-cuts off U. S. Highway 80 and Mr. Patel plans to market the property as C-2, a Heavy Commercial Zoning District. Wilson Roberts questioned the distance between the two curb-cuts and if the DOT would approve both curb-cuts. Mr. Fisher stated the curb-cuts are 600’ apart and they would have to be approved by DOT. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver stated for the record that there is a master plan showing an extension of that frontage road into this tract. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton concurred and asked if the developer would object to a frontage road. Mr. Fisher stated that he had discussed this with the potential buyer and he was not interested in extending the frontage road. He further stated that he has addressed all of Mr. Nicholson’s comments. With the uncertainty of the number of curb-cuts and possible frontage road requirement, Wilson Roberts made a motion to table this item until January 10th. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

4. Review and recommendation of site plan and landscape plan of a proposed office building for Daniels Accounting Services, Lot 9, Pooler Park of Commerce.

Commissioner Tim Lovezzola excused himself from any discussion of this item. Robert Daniels presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Wilson Roberts recommended paving a walkway to the garbage cart pad. Mrs. Carver reminded Mr. Daniels that the plans need to be approved by Scott Martins with the Architectural Review Board of the Pooler Park of Commerce. With no other comments, Mary Louise Lanier made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed office for Daniels Accounting Services, Lot 9, Pooler Park of Commerce contingent upon Scott Martin’s approval. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Charles Archer and Wilson Roberts questioned if the Live Oak proposed in the middle of the parking lot would survive. Following some discussion, Wilson Roberts made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to the Live Oak being changed to another approved tree or the area around the Live Oak being enlarged and the plan is approved by Scott Martins. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Tim Lovezzola returned to his seat on the board.

5. Site Plan and Landsape Plan review of proposed office complex for Joseph Coppola at 1370 east Highway 80. Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier stepped down from her seat on the board because she is an adjacent property owner. Mark Crapps of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC presented the site plan and landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. He stated the plans have been revised and resubmitted addressing all of the engineer’s comments. He has received verbal approval from GDOT on the entrance permit. He has also received Chatham County Health Department approval for the septic system and an approved wetlands mitigation plan. Wilson Roberts questioned the turning radius for an 18-wheeler backing up to the loading dock. Mr. Crapps stated that he placed a template to make sure there is adequate turn-around radius. The existing ditch thru the property has been rerouted to the front of the lot in a 40’ right-of-way dedication. A Homeowner’s Association will maintain the dry detention pond. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board to express their concerns. Mr. Easterling, a former truck driver, stated it would be difficult for an 18-wheeler to turn around behind the building. Mary Louise Lanier is still very concerned about the drainage in the area. In response, Mr. Crapps stated that post development run-off cannot exceed pre-development run-off and on-site detention is required. Mrs. Lanier also reminded Mr. Crapps that when the rezoning came before Council, she requested a 20’ undisturbed natural buffer with additional plantings to compensate for the loss of winter foliage. Mrs. Carver stated that she would pull the minutes from that meeting and fax to Mr. Crapps. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton suggested that Ms. Lanier check with the city manager about the status of the proposed drainage study for that area. With no other comments, a motion was made by Wilson Roberts to approve the site plan for a proposed office complex at 1370 east Highway 80 contingent upon the dumpster pad and loading ramp being redesigned and all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Mr. Crapps stated that the plan shows a 50’ vegetative buffer along the rear of the property, a 20’vegetable buffer along the west side of the property and islands within the parking area that meet the tree ordinance requirements. With no public comments, Charles Archer made a motion to approve the landscape plan subject to Mrs. Carver’s findings regarding additional plantings along the west side of the property. Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition. Mary Louise Lanier returned to her seat.

6. Conceptual Master plan review of Parcel 5A in the South Godley PUD/also requesting approval of a new median break along the Pooler Parkway. Ryan Thompson of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented these requests to the Planning and Zoning Board for their review and recommendation. These requests were discussed before the PUD Review Board wherein concerns were expressed regarding the design of the master plan and the proposed median cut on Pooler Parkway. Mr. Thompson discussed more in detail why the median cut was needed. Further, Mr. Thompson stated this is an irregularly shaped parcel and other designs were considered. Following some discussion, Charles Archer made a motion to recommend approval of the conceptual master plan for parcel 5A contingent upon all of the engineer’s comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Mary Louise Lanier and passed with Wilson Roberts opposing. Regarding the second request, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of a new median break along the Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed with Tim Lovezzola opposing.

7. Sketch plan review of “The Retreat” at Forest Lakes (Originally presented as “The Enclave”). Jeff Carper of HGB&D presented the sketch plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development consists of 103 single family townhome units located within the gated community of Forest Lakes. The sketch plan was reviewed and approved by the PUD Review Board prior to this meeting. With no other comments, Tim Lovezzola made a motion to recommend approval of the sketch plan for “The Retreat”. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

8. The Arbors, Phase 6B Final Plat Review and Approval. Mark Crapps presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. All of the improvements and infrastructure are complete in Phases 6A and 6B. The developer has posted a maintenance bond in the amount of $642,529.55 so the final plat for Phase 6B can be recorded. With no public coments, Wilson Roberts made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for The Arbors, Phase 6B. Motion was seconded by Charles Archer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Mary Louise Lanier. Motion passed.