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2012 Zoning Minutes

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January 9, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 9, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 9, 2012. Members present were Chairman Larry Olliff, Don Taylor, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, Laura Chan and LeNolon Edge. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Laura Chan and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC HEARING:

1.            Harold Yellin, on behalf of G.M. Ortega has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone a 4.14 acre tract located at 1354 Pine Barren Road from RA-1, Rural Agricultural with mobile homes allowed to R-3C, a Multi-Family Zoning District: Harold Yellin, on behalf of Mr. G.M. Ortega presented the rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yellin stated that de-annexation/annexation procedures from Bloomingdale to Pooler have been followed in accordance with Georgia Law. Further, that the intent is to rezone the 4.14 acre tract to be in compliance with the current zoning of the adjoining parcel to construct Phase 2 of a proposed multi-family development. Ruth Moore, adjacent property owner, questioned the number of units being proposed in Phase 2. In response, Mr. Yellin stated that they are proposing 74 total units. With no further comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval to rezone a 4.14 acre tract located at 1354 Pine Barren Road from RA-1, to R-3C. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.  

OLD BUSINESS: 

2.            Revised Plat for Pooler Marketplace to adjust the lot lines between Lots 3 and 4: Hal Kraft with HGB&D presented the revised plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that the developer has a potential sale for Lot 4, but the outparcel as platted is larger than needed for the proposed use. Therefore, the developer is requesting a revision to the recorded plat to reduce the size of Lot 4 by adjusting the lot line between Lots 3 and 4. Mr. Kraft also stated that there are no changes to the overall boundary or any of the other lots in the subdivision and that both lots are still owned by the developer. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of the revised plat for Pooler Marketplace to adjust the lot lines between Lots 3 and 4. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition. 

NEW BUSINESS:



3.               Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Whitefield Marsh Apartments, Phase 2 located on the Ortega Tract on Pine Barren Road, which is currently being annexed into Pooler from Bloomingdale: Scott Monson with Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Monson stated that Phase 2 is proposed by Cortland Partners on approximately 4.14 acres located on Pine Barren Road. Further, that the project will include 74 apartment units in four (4) buildings. This is the second phase of the previously approved Whitefield Marsh project being constructed on the adjacent Parcel C-1 of the Morgan tract. In addition. Mr. Monson stated that access to the project will be gained through Whitefield Marsh, Phase 1. With no comments, Commissioner Edge made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Whitefield Marsh, Phase 2, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition. In regard to the landscaping plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.

4.               Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Pooler Fire Station #3, located at 1750 Quacco Road: Travis Burke with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Burke stated that the intent is to construct a 4,500sf fire station and the infrastructure to support it. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval of the site plan for Pooler Fire Station #3, located at 1750 Quacco Road, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition. For lack of a landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Chan to table this item. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

5.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Pooler Fire Station #4, located on Barrow Drive: Travis Burke with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Burke stated that the intent is to construct a 3,900sf fire station and the infrastructure to support it.  With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the site plan for Pooler Fire Station #4, on Barrow Drive, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition. For lack of a landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Lanier to table this item. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Edge made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:26 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissio

January 23, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
January 23, 2012

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 23, 2012. Members present were Chairman Larry Olliff, Nancy Bachner, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, Laura Chan and LeNolon Edge. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  

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

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Laura Chan and passed without opposition. 

Commissioner Bachner made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Chan, to appoint Larry Olliff as Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board. Motion was passed without opposition. As for  Co-Chairman, Commissioner Chan made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Lanier, to appoint Don Taylor. Motion passed without opposition.  

OLD BUSINESS:

1.            Landscaping Plan review for Pooler Fire Station #3 located at 1750 Quacco Road: Following review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the plan for Fire Station #3 located at 1750 Quacco Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.  

2.                  Landscaping Plan review for Pooler Fire Station #4 located on Barrow Drive:  Following review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Chan to approve of the plan for Fire Station #4 located on Barrow Drive. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

3.               Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for a proposed Mellow Mushroom Restaurant located on Lot 2 in the Pooler Marketplace:  Hal Kraft with Hussey, Gay, Bell &         DeYoung Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that this project is for the development of a 1.70 acre commercial parcel (Lot 2) at Pooler Marketplace and has been cleared and graded as part of the overall development. Further, that the proposed development will consist of a Mellow Mushroom Restaurant and the access will be from the private drives within the Pooler Marketplace Development, which connect to Park Avenue and Pooler Parkway. There were questions from the board regarding the dumpster enclosure. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that the enclosure will match the building. With no further comments, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed Mellow Mushroom Restaurant located on Lot 2 of the Pooler Marketplace, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition. In regard to the landscaping plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.

Mike Ferreira of MITR Survey requested that item #4 be added to the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Edge to add this item to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition. 

4.            Review of revised Minor Subdivision Plat of Lots 26, 27 and 29-A of Pooler Park of Commerce at Godley Station for Tide Chase Holdings: Mike Ferreira with MITR Surveying Company presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is to correct rear building setback lines, parcel identification numbers, and several notes were added. After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval of the revised minor subdivision of Lots 26, 27 and 29-A of Pooler Park of Commerce. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.  

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.

February 13, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
February 13, 2012 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 13, 2012. Members present were Craig Beck, Nancy Bachner, Laura Chan, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, and James Reardon. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  

LeNolon Edge gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Laura Chan and passed without opposition. 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of Lot 1 located on Little Neck Road for Jeffrey Smith: Jeffrey Smith, property owner, presented the minor subdivision request to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to subdivide Lot 1 into two (2) single-family lots, 1A and 1B. Lot 1A will consist of approximately 1.00 acre and Lot 1B will consist of approximately 1.44 acres. A hardship was granted by Chatham County in 2003 prior to the City of Pooler annexing the parcel.  Mr. Smith stated that his elderly mother lives in one manufactured home and her caretakers live in the other manufactured home and that he agrees at the time the hardship dissolves, he will notify the City of Pooler and the manufactured home will be removed from Lot 1B. After some discussion, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat of Lot 1 located on Little Neck Road for Jeffrey Smith.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.  

2.            Recombination Plat review of Lots 12-A, 12-B & a 30’ unopened road on Old Louisville Road for Michael & Pamela Hayman: Mr. Ping Tyner, on behalf of Michael Hayman, presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the recombination plat is to combine Lots 12-A, 12-B and a 30’ unopened road into one parcel of land. The lot will consist of 10.85 acres and the manufactured home and single-family residence will be removed.  With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of the recombination plat of Lots 12-A, 12-B and a 30’ unopened road on Old Louisville Road for Michael and Pamela Hayman. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition. 

3.               Acceptance of Performance Bond / Final Plat review of Godley Towne Center located on the northwest corner of Pooler Parkway and Benton Boulevard: Evan Bennett with Wolverton & Associates, Inc., on behalf of Andrew Feiler, presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The major subdivision is located on the northwest corner of Pooler Parkway and Benton Boulevard and will consist of four (4) lots. The subdivision plat was previously approved by the P & Z Board on October 24, 2011, and the following revisions have been made since that time: three (3) sign easement areas were added, the word “proposed” was removed from all easements since they will be created by the subdivision plat, access easements that can be relocated and access easements that cannot be relocated have been differentiated, the label has been changed to reflect the drainage easement to be relocated over the detention area, the proposed detention area has been removed from Parcel 4 and the subdivision plat bond determination has been reduced to correlate with the contractor’s bid. The developer is seeking to have this subdivision plat approved and recorded under a performance bond in the amount of $1,203,015.00 After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Chan to recommend acceptance of the performance bond and the approval of the final plat for Godley Towne Center located on the northwest corner of Pooler Parkway and Benton Boulevard. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. 

4.               Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for the Royal Cinema Expansion located at 5 Towne Center Court: Dan Fischer with EMC Engineering, on behalf of Royal Entertainment Group, LLC, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to add an additional three (3) screens to the existing cinema.  After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval of the site plan for the Royal Cinema expansion located at 5 Towne Center Court, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. In regard to the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition.

5.            Posting of a Maintenance Bond / Final Plat review of Somersby, Phase 2A-1 located on Pine Barren Road:  Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 2A-1 will consist of 27 lots on 10.569 acres. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend approval of the posting of a maintenance bond and approval of the final plat for Somersby, Phase 2A-1 located on Pine Barren Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Beck made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.        

February 27, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
February 27, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 27, 2012. Members present were Craig Beck, Laura Chan, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Laura Chan and passed without opposition. 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Final Plat Review of Serengeti Boulevard right-of-way extension and acceptance of the roadway and infrastructure that serves the Hunt Club Amenity Site: Hal Kraft with HGB&D Engineering Company presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The project was constructed and close-out of the site portion of the project was obtained for the certificate of occupancy on the Amenity Center. However, the roadway extension was not closed out and the right-of-way plat was not recorded. This submittal is for final acceptance of the roadway by the City of Pooler and approval of the plat. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for Serengeti Boulevard right-of-way extension and acceptance of the roadway and infrastructure that serves the Hunt Club Amenity Site. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. 

2.            Recombination Plat review of The Farm at Morgan Lakes, Phases 1A and 1B: Michael Hughes with Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Due to the fact that houses were inadvertently constructed relative to the original single family lot lines, the purpose of this plat is to return the lots to their original 55’ width and let the former 20’ alley be added to the end lots. After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval of the recombination plat of The Farm at Morgan Lakes, Phases 1A and 1B, contingent upon verification of ownership. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. 

3.               Site Plan / Landscape Plan review of a proposed Dairy Queen located at 439 Pooler Parkway:  Bharatbhai M. Patel, property owner, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Patel stated that the intent is to construct a 2487sf Dairy Queen restaurant on a 1.23 acre site with a scheduled opening date of May, 2012. There were some concerns from the board regarding the dumpster enclosure and access for delivery trucks. The petitioner stated that the dumpster enclosure will be of a masonry material to match the building. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Beck to recommend approval of a proposed Dairy Queen located at 439 Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition. In regard to the landscape plan, after some discussion concerning the number of preferred trees, a motion was made by Commissioner Chan to approve the plan, contingent upon the petitioner complying with the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. 

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

March 12, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
March 12, 2012


 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 12, 2012. Members present were Craig Beck, Nancy Bachner, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

LeNolon Edge gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:



1.            Wells Fargo Bank has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 45’ front yard building setback variance for an existing building located at 1024 West Highway 80: Attorney Harold Buckley, of Alston & Bird, on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank as trustee for Morgan Stanley Capital I, Inc., presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. The property is located within Pooler Park West, also known as Lot 13, a 3.383 acre parcel within the commercial development. Mr. Buckley stated that while the property does not have any frontage on a public road, the Zoning Ordinance defines the “Frontage of a building” as the side of a building parallel to and nearest to a street. Further, the nearest street to the property is West U.S. Highway 80, which is located to the south of the property. Therefore, the property’s southern property line is the parcel’s front, and a 60’ setback requirement applies along this property line. There are two commercial buildings on the property, with one encompassing approximately 25,000 square feet of floor area and the other building encompassing approximately 6,500 square feet. The smaller building encroaches approximately 45’ into the property’s front yard setback. Furthermore, Mr. Buckley stated that a variance is needed to bring this building into zoning compliance. Further, that the building was properly permitted and developed within the existing commercial development prior to the subdivision, and this created the small building’s current front yard setback encroachment. The post development alteration of setback requirements is not a common condition, creating a peculiar circumstance and the conditions prevent it from conforming to the Zoning Ordinance and impose an undue hardship. Further, Mr. Buckley stated that denial of the variance would render the existing shopping center unusable which would lead to the property’s deterioration and blight. After some discussion, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval for a 45’ front yard building setback variance for an existing building located at 1024 West Highway 80, based on the request meeting #2 and #3 of the criteria for granting a variance, and noting that this variance is only intended to allow for the maintenance, the repair and the reconstruction of the existing building. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.  

2.            Wells Fargo Bank has petitioned the City of Pooler for a variance to allow more than two lots to be accessed by the existing 30’ private access easement within the Pooler Park West commercial subdivision located at 1024 West Highway 80: Attorney Harold Buckley, of Alston & Bird, on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank as trustee for Morgan Stanley Capital I, Inc., presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Buckley stated that the main access for all of the lots within the development is provided via a 30’ private access easement, which runs along the property’s eastern boundary. This easement serves at least four parcels and there is also a 30’ easement that serves the property and two other parcels located between the property and Highway 80. Article II, Section 2 of the Pooler Zoning Ordinance restricts access easements to a maximum of two lots. Therefore, a variance will be required to bring these easements into zoning compliance. For clarification, Zoning Administrator Jacqueline Carver stated that a variance is not needed on the 30’ access easement between lots 11 and 12 due to the fact that once Lot 12 is developed; this access easement will no longer serve Lot 13. After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Beck to recommend approval for a variance to allow more than two lots to be accessed by the existing 30’ private access easement within the Pooler Park West commercial subdivision located at 1024 West Highway 80, based on the request meeting #2 and #3 of the criteria for granting a variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.



3.               Final Subdivision Plat review of The Fairways, Phase VI at Savannah Quarters to plat Lots 22A & 22B: Gary Turnbull, with The Fairways at Savannah Quarters, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Turnbull stated that the purpose of the plat is to record two (2) new additional townhome lots in Phase VI of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend approval of the final plat of The Fairways, Phase VI at Savannah Quarters to plat lots 22A & 22B. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.  



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Edge made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

March 26, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
March 26, 2012


 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 26, 2012. Members present were Craig Beck, Nancy Bachner, Laura Chan, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by Don Taylor. Motion was seconded by Craig Beck and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:



1.            Recombination Plat review for The Fairways, Phase 2 adding all of the driveway to Lot 21B: Gary Turnbull with The Fairways at Savannah Quarters presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Turnbull stated that due to a product change, a shared driveway is no longer necessary; therefore, the purpose of this plat is to add the entire driveway to Lot 21B. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the recombination plat for Phase 2 of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.

2.            Final Plat review for The Fairways, Phase 7 to create six (6) new lots on Kingfisher Circle: Gary Turnbull with The Fairways at Savannah Quarters presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Turnbull stated that the purpose of this plat is to record six (6) new lots on Kingfisher Circle in Phase 7 of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Beck to recommend approval of the final plat for Phase 7 of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.



3.               Commerce Court Plat revision to recombine Lot 1, Lot 2 and common area to show correct building setback lines: Michael Hussey with Sundial Land Surveying, on behalf of Sapelo Investment Properties, LLC, presented the plat revision to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Hussey stated that the purpose of the plat is to revise Lot 1 and Lot 2 and common area, showing correct building setback lines. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval of the Commerce Court plat revision.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.  



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

April 9, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
April 9, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 9, 2012. Members present were Craig Beck, Nancy Bachner, Laura Chan, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by LeNolon Edge. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition. 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Recombination Plat review of Lots 1201 - 1205 within building 20 of Harmony Townes Subdivision: Michael Fell with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Fell stated that the purpose of this plat is to adjust the property lines to match the new product, with no change in the number of townhomes. After some discussion, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the recombination plat of Lots 1201 – 1205 within building 20 of Harmony Townes Subdivision. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.   

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Chan made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:07 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.  

April 23, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
April 23, 2012 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 23, 2012. Members present were Craig Beck, Nancy Bachner, Laura Chan, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Laura Chan and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC HEARING

1.            Gateway Development Corporation, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone approximately 9.76 acres west of Rogers Street and south of Mell Street from R-1A to R-3A: Steve Wohlfeil with HGB&D presented the rezoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Wohlfeil stated that the entire parcel contains approximately 25 acres with the front portion containing 14.85 acres that are currently zoned R-3A (a multi-family residential zoning) district and the rear portion containing 9.76 acres that are currently zoned R-1A (a single-family residential zoning) district. The intent is to construct a 124-unit, one-story apartment complex, for the elderly (age 55 and over) with a community building, a gazebo and a picnic area on the entire 25 acre site.  Mr. Wohlfeil stated that the developer would like to have the rear portion containing 9.76 acres rezoned to R-3A in order to complete all of the infrastructure for the proposed complex and build out this portion, prior to starting construction on the front portion. Mr. Tommy Ward with Gateway Development appeared before the board stating that this proposed project will be the same product as the Sheppard Station Apartment Complex in the Brighton Woods Subdivision. Further, that this project is funded by the state with strict requirements concerning permits and inspections. Public Comments: Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board with the following concerns: clear cutting the entire site, drainage, traffic, the amount of impervious surface, decrease in property value, emergency vehicle access, and the proposed buffer. Petitioner’s Comments:  In response, Mr. Wohlfeil stated that the majority of the concerns will be addressed during the site plan approval process, and that all drainage and vegetation issues will be in compliance with the City of Pooler’s Zoning Ordinance. Mr. Ward also responded by stating that the property is not located within a flood zone and that all drainage from this site will be directed to a retention pond and that the 25’ buffer will contain evergreens to shield adjacent property owners and to prohibit pedestrian access.  Further, that if necessary, the buffer can be increased from 25’ to 50’ with a privacy fence in addition to the evergreens. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval to rezone approximately 9.76 acres west of Rogers and south of Mell Street from R-1A to R-3A. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition. Commissioner Edge excused himself from the remainder of the meeting. 

NEW BUSINESS:

2.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Savannah Machinery Works, Phase 5 at Mitsubishi Power Systems: Gary Shuman with HGB&D presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Shuman stated that this is a continuation of a master planned multi-phased industrial park consisting of 16 acres. Further, the additions in this phase will be to the existing building which will include a 73,600sf bay that will consist of a factory rotor machine, a 17,300sf conference center with office space, an additional 168 parking spaces, a guard house and underground utilities. Further, all of the engineering comments have been addressed and the technical review for NRCS is pending.  With no comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Savannah Machinery Works, Phase 5 at Mitsubishi Power Systems. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Mr. Shuman stated that there are 52 proposed trees for this phase; however, the developer will provide less than the required tree coverage. Therefore, the developer will be required to monetarily reimburse the City of Pooler for the unused trees in the amount of 100% of the value of a healthy Live Oak with a dbh of two (2) inches. With no further comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition. 

3.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for the Villas at Park Avenue: Travis Burke with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Burke stated that this is a 238-unit apartment complex behind the Publix shopping center off of Pooler Parkway that was recently rezoned from C-2, a heavy commercial zoning district to R-3C, a multifamily zoning district. There were questions from the board regarding the drainage and the construction access. In response, Mr. Burke stated that the necessary adjustments have been made to the Edens and Avant property, to both pre and post-developed conditions and that the construction access road will be from Benton Boulevard. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend approval of the site plan for the Villas at Park Avenue, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, Commissioner Beck made a motion to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition. 

4.            Sketch Plan review of proposed revision of the Hunt Club, Phase 3-B: Steve Wohlfeil with HGB&D presented this sketch plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Wohlfeil stated that due to the continuing difficult market conditions, Beazer Homes would like to revise Phase 3-B to 55’ wide lots so that they can continue to provide new homes and keep building in this development. Further, by revising Phase 3-B to this smaller lot category, there would be a total of 171 small lots, which would be a percentage of 23.9%, still well below 33%. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the proposed revision of the Hunt Club, Phase 3-B. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.  

5.            Sketch Plan review for the Bassford Industrial Park: Chad Zittrouer with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the sketch plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Zittrouer stated that his client is proposing the construction of a warehouse/storage facility on a 93 acre tract located on the corner of Highway 80 and Old Louisville Road. The initial development phase will consist of 925,000sf of warehouse space with three (3) additional tracts totaling 34.69 acres remaining for future development. The initial development phase will also include the realignment of Old Louisville Road with Pine Barren Road along Highway 80. There were questions from the board regarding whether or not a traffic study has been conducted and the fact that Lot 21 is shown on the sketch plan, but has not yet been rezoned to I-1, a light industrial zoning district.   In response, Mr. Burke stated that only preliminary feedback has been received from DOT, and this sketch plan does include Lot 21, and he will submit a revised sketch plan prior to Council.   With no further comments, Commissioner Chan made a motion to recommend approval of the sketch plan for the Bassford Industrial Park, contingent upon the sketch plan being revised prior to the next scheduled Council meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.  

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

May 14, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
May 14, 2012   


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  Members present were Larry Olliff, Don Taylor, Nancy Bachner, Mary Louise Lanier, LeNolon Edge, Craig Beck and James Reardon. Councilman Bruce Allen and Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver were also in attendance.  Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon.  Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:



1.      Vera Lamb has petitioned the City of Pooler for two variances to construct a 1000 square foot building at 108 East Highway 80:  Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company, representing property owner Vera Lamb, is requesting two variances to construct a 1000 sq. ft. office building on a commercial lot that is only 44 feet wide with a depth of 144 feet.  He stated the project has an approved DOT curb-cut and the proposed building is 20 feet wide with four (4) parking spaces behind the building and one handicap parking space in the front. The first variance requested is to reduce the side yard building setback on the west side of the property from ten (10) feet to five (5) feet.  The second variance requested is to reduce the drive aisle width from 24 feet to 17 feet.  Commissioner Reardon suggested further reducing the drive aisle width to 12’ to allow five (5) feet of greenspace on the eastern side of the property.  In response, Mr. Zittrouer stated that he would not recommend reducing the aisle width lower than 14’ for vehicle maneuverability, which would leave (3) feet of greenspace.  Edwin Smith, adjacent property owner to the east, expressed the following concerns:  whether the number of proposed parking spaces meet ordinance requirements and if any type of business separation is proposed along the eastern property line such as curbing.  Tim Lovezolla, property owner to the west, has no problem with the variances that are being requested but is very concerned with potential drainage problems due to increased impervious surface proposed with this development.

In response, Mr. Zittrouer stated that most of these concerns will be addressed with the site plan, potential run-off from this project will discharge into a curb-inlet within DOT right-of-way and curbing, fencing or something will be designed along the eastern property line to ensure business separation.  Commissioner Bachner presented concern that the board may be setting a precedent by granting such a large setback variance.  In response, Chairman Olliff reminded the board that within the criteria for granting variances, narrowness of a lot is listed.  With no other comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the 5’ building setback variance on the west side of the property and further reducing the drive aisle width from 17’ to 14’ resulting in a 10’ drive aisle variance instead of seven (7) feet as requested to allow for three (3) feet of greenspace.  Further, that the motion was made based on the variance requests meeting criteria 1 and 2 of the variance standards listed in Section 9.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck. Commissioner Edge stated that the variance requests are extreme in his opinion, only meeting one of the three standards for granting a variance.  Chairman Olliff called for a vote and the motion passed with Commissioner Taylor, Commissioner Reardon, Commissioner Beck and Commissioner Lanier voting in favor and Commissioner Bachner and Commissioner Edge voting in opposition.    



2.      N. L. Bassford, Jr. has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone approximately 10 acres also known as 5250 Old Louisville Road from RA-1 (a Residential-Agricultural Limited) Zoning District to I-1 (a Light-Industrial) Zoning District. Commissioner Lanier stepped down to excuse herself from any discussion of this item. Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the rezoning request on behalf of property owner N. L. Bassford, Jr.  He explained this tract is a continuation of the Bassford Industrial Park sketch plan that was reviewed by this board a couple of weeks ago.  In response to board comments, Mr. Zittrouer stated that there is no projected time line for completion, that DOT comments are being addressed and as for access, this tract will be recombined with the Bassford Development utilizing the improved road access proposed with the Bassford Master Plan.  Public Comments:  Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board with their concerns.  William Hunter of 5230 Old Louisville Road informed the board that there is a drainage ditch through his property wherein no easement exists and asked that the board table this request until he and Mr. Bassford have resolved this issue.  Mary Louise Lanier of 1323 East Highway made the following comments:  lot access onto Old Louisville Road, the distance from this lot to U. S. Highway 80, proposed buffering that would address lighting and noise concerns between RA-l and I-1 zoning districts and limit the uses in I-1, Light Industrial as was done when the adjacent 83 acre tract was rezoned back in October 17, 2011.  Response:  Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company stated that the City Manager, as well as the City Attorney is aware of the drainage easement issue that William Hunter expressed to the board.  Further, the issues with drainage, buffering, noise and lighting will be addressed with the site plan.  He read aloud the conditions placed on the rezoning of the adjacent 83 acres on October 17, 2011 and agreed that the same conditions should be placed on the rezoning of this parcel. He further agreed with the board that a recombination is needed as a condition of the rezoning to eliminate future industrial access on an unimproved portion of Old Louisville Road.  Another adjacent property, Ping Tyner, presented his concerns regarding the potential widening of Old Louisville Road, increased traffic and major existing drainage issues in the area.  With no other comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval of approximately 10 acres located at 5250 Old Louisville Road from RA-l (a Residential-Agricultural Limited) Zoning District to I-1 (a Light Industrial) Zoning District contingent upon a recombination of this lot with the adjacent 83 acres owned by N. L. Bassford, Jr. and the same conditions would apply to this rezoning that Council imposed on the rezoning of the adjacent 83 acres on October 17, 2011 (see attached resolution from that council meeting). Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed with no opposition. Commissioner Lanier returned to her seat on the board.



NEW BUSINESS:



3.      Construction Plan review and approval of proposed water and sewer extension to serve Fire Station # 4 located on Barrow Drive.  Chad Zittrouer of Kern-Coleman & Company, LLC. presented the construction plans to the board for their review and approval.  He stated the proposed water supply line will be connected to an existing 10-inch stub out along Pine Barren Road and the sanitary sewer force main will connect to an existing 8-in gravity main located along A. J. Garcia Road.  Further, that all engineering comments have been addressed and NRCS approval is forthcoming.  With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval of the construction plans for the proposed water and sewer extension to serve Fire Station # 4 contingent upon NRCS approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:20 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.

June 11, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 11, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 11, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Laura Chan, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Laura Chan and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING



1.            North Godley Developers, Inc. has petitioned the City of Pooler to amend the conditions placed on the rezoning of 78.39 acres of tract 1 of the Roberts Tract located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to move this item to the end of the agenda to discuss the minor subdivision in item 2. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company presented the amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the petitioner is requesting for all conditions to stay the same for the remaining portion of  Tract 1 and delete all conditions on Tract 3, wherein on July 21, 2008, the following conditions were placed on the rezoning of 78.39 acres of Tract 1, the Roberts Tract, a buffer of 220 feet as follows: 48’ of undisturbed wooded buffer, a berm at 102’ at a space with a depth of 23’, a detention pond 50’ wide, and an access easement of 20’ wide. In addition, the maximum height of the buildings to be constructed on the site shall not exceed 35’. Mr. Coleman stated that the proposed project for Tract 3 requires a racking system with a minimum height restriction of 52’. Deletion of the height restriction on Tract 3 will allow a building height of 45’ based on current I-1 (Light Industrial) requirements. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board to express their concerns in regard to the potential increase in truck traffic, safety of children on school buses, traffic congestion,  pollution, potential noise, the visibility from two-story homes, the potential increase of the number of foreclosures in the area, decrease in property values and the proposed buffer. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that the developer would like to meet with all of the adjacent property owners to discuss their concerns, a traffic study has been completed and does not meet the criteria for a traffic signal and that many of the concerns will be discussed when a site plan is presented. Further, that all of the conditions that were placed on the entire tract in July of 2008, will remain on the existing portion of Tract 1, leaving a distance of approximately 678’ from Tract 3 property line to The Farms at Morgan Lakes. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge, seconded by Commissioner Taylor, to delete the height restriction on Tract 3.  Motion passed with Commissioner Lanier, Commissioner Edge, Commissioner Taylor and Commissioner Reardon voting in favor with Commissioner Bachner and Commissioner Chan voting in opposition.



NEW BUSINESS:



2.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of Tract 1 of The Roberts Tract located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the petitioner is requesting to subdivide 93.83 acres of the Roberts Tract located on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway to create Tract 3, a 26.25 acre parcel for a future warehouse facility. There were several adjacent property owners who appeared before the board in opposition to the proposed development of this parcel. Their concerns included possible decrease in property values, air pollution, potential noise, increased truck traffic, access, adequate buffering and the overall aesthetics. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that the developer would like to meet with the adjacent property owners to discuss all of their concerns. In addition, Mr. Coleman stated that a traffic study has been completed and the findings do not justify a traffic signal at this time. He further stated that there is currently an 80’ access and utility easement that will serve Tract 3, and there will be approximately 23 acres between the Farm at Morgan Lakes and the proposed development. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval to subdivide 93.83 acres of the Roberts Tract to create Tract 3. Motion was seconded my Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

3.            Revised Plat review for The Gates at Savannah Quarters, Phase 2A, to shift the rear lot lines of Lots 210 and 211: Kevin Smith with Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the revised plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the revision is to shift the rear lot lines, increasing the total square footage of Lots 210 and 211. After discussion, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the revised plat for The Gates at Savannah Quarters, Phase 2A. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lanier and passed without opposition.   

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.

June 25, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
June 25, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 25, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Laura Chan, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton,  Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Laura Chan and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC HEARING

1.            Whitaker Investment Group, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler for the following zoning actions on the 25.82 acre Towne Park Pooler Townhome Community located on Governor Treutlen Drive:  

A.     Zoning request to rezone the southern 13.69 acres of the Towne Park Pooler Townhome community from R-4 (a Townhome and Condominium) Zoning District to R-3B (a Multi-Family Residential) Zoning District: Brett Turner of Whitaker Investment Group, LLC presented the rezoning petition to the board for their review and recommendation. There were questions from the board in regard to onsite management in the proposed apartment community, the number of buildings, the height of the proposed buildings, the purpose of the split zoning and creating a minor subdivision. Mr. Turner further stated that the subdivision plat will be presented with the site plan, due to the fact that the proposed apartment complex would have to be owned by a different entity and further, that the plans as they relate to the apartment community have not yet been defined and what is being presented tonight is just a conceptual plan, with all other questions being addressed during the site plan approval process. In response, Mr. Turner stated that this conceptual master plan is the result of several different plans, and after receiving comments from the townhome community, it was determined that a separation of uses would be more attractive to the property owners. Further, this would allow the two communities to have their own entrance and their own amenity site. In addition, Mr. Turner stated that to achieve this type of separation, a 60’ wide buffer between the two communities with a 9’ masonry wall with landscaping on each side is being proposed, to include all of the existing roads within the townhome community being terminated with the construction of cul-de-sacs. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the rezoning request for the 13.69 acres of the Towne Park Pooler Townhome Community from R-4 to R-3B. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition

B.     Variance request on the minimum acreage requirements in the R-4 Zoning District for the northern 12.13 acres: Brett Turner of Whitaker Investment, LLC presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Turner stated that the variance is needed due to the fact that the City of Pooler’s requirements in R-4 (a Townhome and Condominium) Zoning District, states that the development must have a minimum of 20 acres. Further, stating that the Towne Park has failed twice as a “For Sale” townhome community, as a result, this proposed rezoning of the undeveloped portion of the property is very important in order to have an economically viable development plan that meets the housing needs of the community while remaining sensitive to the existing 27 townhome owners in the community.  Chairman Olliff questioned the current status of ownership in the existing townhome community. In response, Mr. Turner stated that there are currently 22 existing townhomes and all are privately owned and occupied, with the exception of approximately three (3) units, which are rentals. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the variance request on the minimum acreage requirements in the R-4 Zoning District for the northern 12.13 acres, based on it meeting #2 and #3 of the criteria for granting a variance.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.  

NEW BUSINESS:

2.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for proposed Mattress Firm at 435 Pooler Parkway: Stacy Galos with Archer Permits, LLC on behalf of Fazio Pooler, LLC presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation.  This project is for the development of a 1.470 commercial parcel at Pooler Marketplace, the proposed development will consist of an 8000sf retail store, the Mattress Firm. Ms. Galos stated that all of the engineering comments have been addressed. There were questions from the board in regard to the dumpster enclosure. In response, Ms. Galos presented the board with a photograph illustrating the type of enclosure that will be used and showing that it will match the outside of the proposed building. Public Comments: Mr. Bostick, of 106 Magnolia Drive appeared before the board in opposition to the proposed access off of the main entrance to Publix, stating that traffic congestion in this area is a concern, and additional delivery trucks will simply add to the problem. Petitioner’s response: Ms. Galos stated that it is her understanding that the mattress delivery trucks will not be semi-trucks; they will be box type delivery trucks. After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed Mattress Firm at 435 Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition. In regard to the landscape plan, after review and some discussion, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to table the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition. 

3.            Posting of a Maintenance Bond / Final Plat review of Somersby, Phase 2A-2: Michael Fell with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 2A-2 will consist of 3.144 acres and will include 12 single-family residential lots. This phase is a continuation of Somersby Subdivision, Phase 2. With no comments, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval of the posting of a maintenance bond and approval of the final plat for Somersby, Phase 2A-2. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Chan and passed without opposition.   

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:48 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.

July 9, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
July 9, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 9, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Public Works Director Matt Saxon, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:



1.            Gate Petroleum Company has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 25’ front building setback variance from Gray Street and a 31’ front building setback from U.S. Highway 80 for construction of a new convenience store: David Haines of R.L. Croasdell Company presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Haines stated that the variances are needed for the construction of a new 4940 square foot convenience store facility to replace the old 4884 square foot facility, located at 418 East Highway 80. In addition, Mr. Haines stated that the existing convenience store will be demolished due to the fact it has reached the end of its useful life and the new modern store, with appurtenances such as green space for landscaping around the new facility and an updated dumpster enclosure, which will be an improvement for the public good and the quality of life of the citizens of Pooler. With no public comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval for a 25’ front building setback variance from Gray Street and a 31’ front building setback variance from U.S. Highway 80, based upon the request meeting #1 and #2 of the criteria for granting a variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed with Commissioner Bachner opposing.



2.               Nordic Savannah, LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler on behalf of North Godley Developers for a ten foot building height variance to construct a 400,000 square foot temperature controlled storage facility on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the variance request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the proposed project for Nordic Savannah, LLC on Tract 3 requires a racking system with a minimum height restriction of 52’. Therefore, a ten foot building height variance is required in order to construct a proposed 400,000 square foot cold-storage facility. Mr. Coleman introduced Mr. Ross Maples, Director of Business Strategy for Nordic to the board. Mr. Maples stated that this will be the fourth cold storage facility to be constructed within the state of Georgia and will be considered the premier state of the art facility with quick freeze units that will enable products to be frozen within a 24-hour period. This will allow the products to be shipped out directly from the Port of Savannah to countries all over the world. There were questions from the board in regard to fire safety, the adjacent property owners, the proposed berm and the request not meeting two of the three criteria for granting a variance. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that the facility will have a state of the art fire sprinkler system in place, a meeting with the adjacent property owners was scheduled, the proposed berm will be put in place when the area between the proposed cold storage facility and the Farm at Morgan Lakes Subdivision is disturbed and that, in his opinion, the variance request meets #1 and #3 of the criteria. After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to recommend approval for a ten foot building height variance to construct a 400,000 square foot temperature controlled storage facility on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, based upon the request meeting #1 and #3 of the criteria for granting a variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor with Commissioner Reardon and Commissioner Bachner voting in opposition. To break the tie, Chairman Olliff voted in favor of the motion. Motion passed.



OLD BUSINESS:



3.            Revised Landscape Plan for proposed Mattress Firm at 435 Pooler Parkway: After review of the plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to approve the revised landscape plan for a proposed Mattress Firm at 435 Pooler Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.



NEW BUSINESS:



4.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for proposed Nordic Savannah, LLC warehouse development on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the proposed development will consist of a cold storage warehouse facility with truck loading areas on approximately 26.25 acres with buffers being provided per the approved master plan. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval for a proposed Nordic Savannah, LLC warehouse development on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge with Commissioner Reardon and Commissioner Bachner voting in opposition. To break the tie, Chairman Olliff voted in favor of the motion. Motion passed. After review of the landscape plan, Chairman Olliff questioned the number of trees being provided. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that he is aware that the developer must make a contribution to the tree bank. With no further comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the landscape plan, contingent upon a letter of commitment for the contribution to the City of Pooler’s Tree Fund being provided prior to Council. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor with Commissioner Bachner and Commissioner Reardon voting in opposition. To break the tie, Chairman Olliff voted in favor of the motion. Motion passed.

5.               Landscape Plan review/ Tree Ordinance compliance for issuance of a clearing and grading permit for Bassford Industrial Park: Chad Zittrouer with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation.  Mr. Zittrouer stated that a clearing and grading permit is required and the petitioner is requesting approval of the landscape plan to make certain it is in compliance with the City of Pooler’s Tree Ordinance.  The total acreage for calculation is 89.07 acres times 15 trees per acre for a total of 1,336 required trees. The number of proposed trees to be planted is 240, with 138 trees to be planted in the future, leaving a deficit of 958 trees. The contribution to the tree bank will be paid to the City of Pooler at $75.00 per tree, with 50% being paid prior to the issuance of the LDA for clearing and grading and the remaining 50% being paid prior to the issuance of the LDA for the first building. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to approve the landscape plan / tree ordinance compliance for issuance of a clearing and grading permit for Bassford Industrial Park. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company requested that item #6 be added to the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Edge to add this item to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed with Commissioner Bachner opposing.

6.            Construction Plan review / Tree Ordinance Compliance for Godley Industrial Park on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: Terry Coleman with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent of North Godley Developers is to construct the main infrastructure necessary to support the individual parcels within the proposed industrial park. The main infrastructure will include an entrance road, a water distribution system, a gravity sanitary sewer system, a sanitary lift station and force main. The water service will be provided through an 8-inch gravity main, a pump station, and a 6-inch force main. The proposed water supply line will be connected to an existing 12-inch water main located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and the sanitary sewer force main will connect to an existing 8-inch gravity main located along the south side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Mr. Coleman stated that the entrance road will be private in the beginning, but will be dedicated to the City of Pooler upon completion. There were questions from the board regarding the number of outstanding engineering comments, the proposed street names, and the tree ordinance compliance for infrastructure improvements. After some discussion, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the construction plans for Godley Industrial Park, subject to all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed with Commissioner Bachner opposing.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:10 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition.

July 23, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
July 23, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 23, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Craig Beck, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.            National Wireless Construction, LLC, has petitioned the City of Pooler for a conditional use to allow construction of a new telecommunication tower facility at 1112 Little Neck Road: Jonathan Yates on behalf of National Wireless Construction, LLC presented the conditional use to construct a new wireless telecommunication facility on Little Neck Road to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yates stated that AT&T is requesting permission to place a 180’ non-concealed freestanding monopole tower at 1112 Little Neck Road in order to provide coverage to vehicles and residents within the vicinity of I-95. Existing coverage on Little Neck Road is sparse and is the result of spillover from sites that cover I-16 and I-95. The proposed location is a 75’ x 75’ leased area within a 45 acre tract. Mr. Yates reviewed in detail the criteria for granting a conditional use with the board.Public Comments: Russ Hightower with Waste Management of Georgia, Inc. appeared before the board to present a signed agreement with National Wireless Construction, LLC (copy attached to and made part of the minutes). After some discussion, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend the approval for a conditional use allowing the construction of a new telecommunication tower facility at 1112 Little Neck Road, contingent upon the conditions listed in the telecommunication site review from CityScape Consultants being met and the agreement between Waste Management and National Wireless Construction, LLC being made part of the minutes. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. 

NEW BUSINESS:

2.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for a proposed cell tower at 1112 Little Neck Road: Jonathan Yates on behalf of National Wireless Construction, LLC presented the site plan / landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yates stated that the proposed site will be located on the property that is currently owned by Mr. Paul Grizzard and the leased area will be 75’ x 75’ with a vinyl opaque fence surrounding the site. The existing vegetation will remain in order to screen the tower base and all buffer yard areas that are not devoted to plants will be seeded with lawn grass or suitable ground cover. The existing vegetation will provide a 60’ minimum of mature forested buffer on all sides of the proposed facility. Ms. Carver, Zoning Administrator reminded Mr. Yates of a change in the Cell Tower Ordinance stating that any freestanding wireless telecommunications facilities between 100 and 199 feet AGL shall be equipped with red lights (L-864) for nighttime (only) – strobe lighting of any kind is not permitted; and, white reflective tape/sheeting is required to be installed at 20 feet above ground level and continuing upward at ten foot intervals. After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend the approval of the proposed site plan for a cell tower at 1112 Little Neck Road, contingent upon the petitioner adding the reflective tape to the tower as required in the ordinance, all of CityScape recommendations being met and making the agreement between Waste Management and National Wireless Construction, LLC a permanent part of the minutes. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition. In regard to the landscape plan, after some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.  

3.               Preliminary Construction Plan Revision for Hunt Club, Phase 3B: Hal Kraft with HGB&D presented the preliminary plan to the board for their review and recommendation.  Mr. Kraft stated that this is a revision to the previously approved Hunt Club, Phase 3 subdivision and will contain 58 single-family lots. This phase was approved with a combination of 55’ width and 65’ width lots. The construction of the large lots in Phase 3B was postponed due to difficult marketing conditions, therefore, Beazer Homes would like to revise this phase to include 55’ width lots to continue development.   The PUD limits the percentage of the smaller lot category to 35%, and by revising Phase 3B, there would be 171 small lots, keeping the percentage well below the required 35% limit. After some discussion, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan revision for the Hunt Club, Phase 3B, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

Commissioner Mary Louise Lanier stepped down from the board as an adjacent property owner to discuss some concerns in regard to the July 9, 2012 P & Z minutes since she was unable to attend that meeting. Ms. Lanier referenced Item #5 under New Business, the Landscape Plan review/ Tree Ordinance compliance for issuance of a clearing and grading permit for Bassford Industrial Park. The specific concerns are as follows: the approval of the tree ordinance compliance with no open discussion from the board members who were present, a valid reason from petitioner for hardship alternative, undisturbed buffers, buffering along Highway 80 and Old Louisville Road, drainage, potential pollution, and future subdividing of the lots fronting on Old Louisville Road. Further, Ms. Lanier questioned why a tree survey was not required and

tree replacement responsibility with future subdividing of lots. With no comments, Commissioner Lanier returned to her seat on the board.  

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

August 27, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
August 27, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 27, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:



1.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Pooler Retail Center located at Towne Center Drive: Dharmendra Patel of Mani Development, Inc. presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct 11,350sf of retail space under roof with four (4) units. The disturbed area will consist of approximately 1.62 acres and is located on the corner of Towne Center Drive and Towne Center Court. After some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the site plan for Pooler Retail Center located at Towne Center Drive, subject to all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, there was some discussion regarding the proposed number of trees not meeting the number of trees per acre requirement. Therefore, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to table the plan until revisions are made to comply with the tree ordinance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.



2.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of Lot 3 on S.H. Morgan Parkway for Morgan Center, LLC: Chance Raehn of Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create a minor subdivision by creating Lot 3A, a 12.897 acre tract and Lot 3B, a 15.095 acre tract to allow for the development of future distribution warehousing. The property is located on S.H. Morgan Parkway off of Pooler Parkway. With no comments, Commissioner Reardon made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision of Lot 3 on S.H. Morgan Parkway for Morgan Center, LLC. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.



Milin Patel requested that item #3 be added to the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to add this item to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.



3.            Recombination Plat of Lots 151 and 152, Phase 3D, Westbrook Subdivision: Milin Patel, property owner, presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the recombination plat is to combine Lots 151 and 152 creating one single-family residential lot consisting of 1.33 acres.  The said property is located on Sussex Retreat. After some discussion, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to approve the recombination plat of Lots 151 and 152, Phase 3D, Westbrook Subdivision.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.  

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

September 10, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
September 10, 2012

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 10, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Craig Beck, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier, James Reardon, and Don Taylor. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING:



1.            Phase 16 Amendment – Savannah Quarters PUD Master Plan to change the zoning of two parcels along Pooler Parkway from Commercial/Office to Multi-Family: Zoning Administrator Jacqueline Carver stated that the petitioner has requested this item be withdrawn until further notice. The request was honored.



OLD BUSINESS:



2.            Landscape Plan Review for Pooler Retail Center located at Towne Center Drive: Syed Imran Niazi, on behalf of Mani Development, Inc., presented the landscape plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This item was tabled at the August 27, 2012 Planning & Zoning meeting until revisions were made to comply with the tree ordinance. After review, a motion was made by Commissioner Reardon to approve the plan for Pooler Retail Center located at Towne Center Drive. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:



3.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Hubach Truck Terminal located at 1707 Old Dean Forest Road: Clifton Kennedy of KRI Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Hubach Properties, LLC, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. This is a proposed intermodal facility in which the rear of the site will be used for parking, receiving and dispatching of loaded and empty trailers to the Ports Authority and other destinations, typically during normal business hours. The front portion will be developed as a trucking (tractor and trailer) depot/dispatch facility. There were questions from the board regarding the type of gravel, the detention area, the number of proposed trailers, the proposed lighting and the proposed buffering. In response, Mr. Kennedy stated that the gravel will be non-graded crushed stone that is designed to minimize dust and will be used for truck and trailer maneuvering. Further, the empty trailers will be stored outside the gravel areas with the landing gear resting on the concrete strips. Mr. Kennedy also stated that the number of trailers that will be stored at any given time will be between 15 and 30, and the lighting will be down-cast lighting and is designed not to spill over the property line, and there is at least a 20’ undisturbed buffer on each side, as well as a significant amount of buffering in the rear. In addition, the majority of the 20’ buffering is heavily overgrown and will not be disturbed, with a fence surrounding the entire perimeter being installed and additional trees being planted to enhance the buffer.  Ms. Carver asked if the owner would be willing to agree that if additional clearing is needed to the rear of the property, the proposed clearing plan come before the Planning & Zoning Board for approval.  After discussion, Commissioner Edge made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Hubach Truck Terminal located at 1707 Old Dean Forest Road, subject to all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, after some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to approve the plan, contingent upon any additional clearing being presented to the Planning & Zoning Board for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition.

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

September 24, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
September 24, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 24, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Craig Beck, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier and James Reardon. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

LeNolon Edge gave the invocation and Larry Olliff led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:



1.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Averitt Express located on S.H. Morgan Parkway: Chance Raehn with Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. Averitt Express is a proposed development located along the north side of S.H. Morgan Parkway within Morgan Center Industrial Park. This proposed development will consist of a 70,815 square foot distribution center with approximately 3,780 square feet of office space and will disturb approximately 11.5 acres.  There were some questions from the board regarding hazardous materials, potential truck traffic, future expansion, hours of operation, approval by the Morgan Family Architectural Review Board and the potential number of employees. In response, Mr. Raehn stated that he is not aware of any type of hazardous materials being transported, the truck traffic will be similar to the adjacent warehouse, the hours of operation are unknown at this time and the Morgan Family ARB approval is pending.  After some discussion, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Averitt Express located on S.H. Morgan Parkway, contingent upon verification of operating hours and confirmation that no hazard materials would be transported. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, with no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Reardon and passed without opposition.

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

October 22, 2012

November 26, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
November 26, 2012


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 26, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Craig Beck, Chairman Larry Olliff, Mary Louise Lanier and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by Nancy Bachner. Motion was seconded by Craig Beck and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC HEARING



1.            J.K. Homes. Inc. has petitioned the City of Pooler for a 15’ side yard setback variance to install a privacy fence located at 234 Chippingwoods Circle:   A motion was made by Commissioner Beck to move this item to the end of the agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Taylor and passed without opposition. With the petitioner not present, Chairman Olliff called for public comments. Mr. Jeffrey Demelo of 259 Morgan Pines Drive appeared before the board to address the following concerns: safety of his children and the children in the neighborhood, the fence being placed on his property line, obstructing his view backing out of his driveway and the aesthetics. Mr. Demelo also presented pictures to the board for their review and read aloud his signed Subdivision Covenants stating that no fence shall be allowed on any property line. After some discussion, Commissioner Taylor made a recommendation to deny the 15’ side yard setback variance to install a privacy fence located at 234 Chippingwoods Circle.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition,  

OLD BUSINESS

2.            Proposed changes in the Tree Ordinance to address additional landscaping and bonding requirements: Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver presented the proposed changes in the Tree Ordinance to the board for their review and recommendation. Ms. Carver stated that she was asked to obtain landscape estimates on some of the recent commercial projects built on the Pooler Parkway. Therefore, she spoke with the owner of Dairy Queen to get an estimate for the landscaping and was informed the cost was approximately $17,000.00. In addition, she wanted to assure that the percentage of a landscape bond would actually cover the cost to replace trees if needed, and was informed by a local landscaping company that this amount would be sufficient; she added that if      in-ground irrigation is installed, this would result in a 20-percent reduction of the landscape establishment bond. Ms. Carver also stated that Section 42-204.1 will be added to the Code of Ordinances, which will explain the requirements for certificate of occupancy, maintenance and perpetual compliance. With some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend approval of the proposed changes in the Tree Ordinance to address additional landscaping and bonding requirements. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.  

NEW BUSINESS 

3.            Preliminary Construction Plan / Landscape Plan review for Phase 2B of Somersby Subdivision located at the end of Casey Drive: Travis Burke with Kern-Coleman & Company presented the construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Phase 2B will consist of 22 single-family residential lots and is a continuation of the recently completed Phase 2A. This phase will be constructed by extending Casey Drive approximately 725 feet and the infrastructure to support it. With no comments, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan for Phase 2B of Somersby Subdivision located at the end of Casey Drive, subject to all of the engineering comments and all of the Public Works comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, with no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to recommend approval of the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition. 

4.            Minor Subdivision Plat Review of Lot 5D, in Phase 8 of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters located off of Kingfisher Circle: Gary Turnbull, with The Fairways at Savannah Quarters presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Turnbull stated that the purpose of this plat is to record Lot 5D in Phase 8 of The Fairways. With no comments, a motion was made by Commissioner Bachner to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat of Lot 5D, in Phase 8 of The Fairways at Savannah Quarters. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.  

Many residents of The Harmony Subdivision were present to express their concerns regarding the development of Harmony, Phase 2, because they were informed this item would be on the agenda. Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver explained that the item did not meet the agenda deadline and apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused the residents.  

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

December 10, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES
December 10, 2012

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 10, 2012. Members present were Nancy Bachner, Craig Beck, LeNolon Edge, Chairman Larry Olliff, James Reardon and Don Taylor. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Bruce Allen, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Planning & Zoning Assistant Kimberly Classen were also in attendance. Chairman Larry Olliff 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 as printed upon a motion made by James Reardon. Motion was seconded by Nancy Bachner and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:



1.            Revised Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Averitt Express located at 1030 S.H. Morgan Parkway:   Chad Grass with Thomas & Hutton Engineering presented the revised site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development was previously approved in October; however, the owner has elected to make some building and parking revisions. The disturbed acreage has increased from 11.5 acres to 12.1 acres. Averitt Express is a proposed development located along the north side of S.H. Morgan Parkway, within Morgan Center Industrial Park. It will consist of the construction of a 78,545 square foot distribution center, with 3,729 square feet of office space. After some discussion, Commissioner Edge made a motion to recommend approval of the revised site plan for Averitt Express, located at 1030 S.H. Morgan Parkway. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Beck to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Bachner and passed without opposition.

2.            Site Plan / Landscape Plan review for Allen Office Facility at 1740 Old Dean Forest Road: Roy Ogletree of Ogletree Design, on behalf of S.A. Allen, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development will consist of a 1,670 square foot office. The water service to the building will be from an existing well onsite, and a new modified septic tank system will be installed according to code. After some discussion, Commissioner Bachner made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Allen Office Facility located at 1740 Old Dean Forest Road, subject to all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Edge and passed without opposition. Regarding the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Edge to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Beck and passed without opposition.

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