8/23/2004 - Board of Commissioners Summary

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AGENDA
FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2004 @ 5:00 P.M.
FORSYTH COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
110 EAST MAIN STREET - SUITE 220
CUMMING, GEORGIA 30040

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Jack Conway, Chairman; Charles Laughinghouse, Secretary; David (AJ) Pritchett, Member; Eddie Taylor, Member.

MEMBER ABSENT:
Marcie Kreager, Vice Chairman



Call Meeting to Order

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Adoption of Agenda – Adopted with changes.

Adoption of Minutes:

(1) Called Meeting/Work Session of August 9, 2004. – Adopted.

(2) Regular Meeting and Executive Session of August 9, 2004. – Adopted.

(3) Public Hearings and Executive Session of August 16, 2004. – Adopted.

Consent Agenda:

(1) Adoption of Resolutions authorizing Affidavits concerning Executive Sessions of August 9, 2004 and August 16, 2004. – Adopted.

(2) Request to change Position #0108-026 Administrative Specialist SR, Grade 9 to Classification 0608 Aide to Board of Commissioners, Grade 17 – Director of Human Resources. – Removed – to be placed on a future agenda.

(3) Review and approval of Forsyth County’s 2005 Road Resurfacing Priority List for DOT’s review and consideration of funding through the Local Assistance Road Program (LARP) – Director of Engineering. – Approved.

(4) Adoption of Resolution in honor of Claude John “C.J.” Mathis – Commissioner Pritchett. – Adopted.

(5) Approval of Settlement Agreement between Forsyth County and Hill Road Properties – County Attorney. – Approved.

(6) Approval of Hazard Mitigation Plan Grant - Chairman Conway

Old Business:

(1) Rezoning requests: (Director of Planning & Development)

(A) Kelly Holdings, ZA# 2878, A1/A2 to RES-3 with a variance to the side yard setbacks – District #1. – Approved with conditions.

(B) Riverbrooke Capital Partners, ZA# 2906, A1 to RES-3 – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

New Business:

(1) Rezoning requests: (Director of Planning & Development)

(A) Diane O’Brien, HOP# 04-031, issuance of a Home Occupation Permit for the purpose of a floral arranging business on property currently zoned CR1 – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

(B) Kristie Dimarakis, CUP# 04-059, issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for the purpose of horse boarding on property currently zoned A1 – District #1. – Approved with conditions.

(C) Bennett Partners, LLLP, CUP# 04-060, issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for the purpose of an open storage yard, warehouse and storage building on property currently zoned CBD – District #3.
(Applicant has requested postponement to September 27, 2004). – Postponed to 9/27/04.

(D) Ashton Atlanta Residential, LLC, ZA# 2847, A1 to RES-3 – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

(E) Regent Land Holdings, LLC, ZA# 2866, M1 to RES-6 – District #3. – Motion to approve failed due to the lack of a majority.

(F) Echols Highway 20 Development Co., Inc., ZA# 2882, R2R to RES-4 with a variance to density requirements – District #5. – Approved with conditions.

(G) Echols Highway 20 Development Co., Inc., ZA# 2888, R1 to CBD – District #5. – Approved with conditions.

(H) Mt. Paran Properties, ZA# 2904, A2 to CBD with variances to buffer and setback requirements – District #2. – Postponed to 9/20/04 (Public Hearing).

(I) Sivica Commercial, Inc., ZA# 2920, A1 to CBD – District #3. – Postponed to 9/13/04.

(J) Keith Martin, ZA# 2921, A1 to CBD with a variance to setbacks – District #1. – Approved with conditions.

(K) Post Ridge, LLC, ZA# 2923, A1 to RES-3 – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

(L) Townhomes of Kelly Mill, LLC, ZA# 2924, A1 to RES-6 – District #3. – Postponed to 9/13/04.

(M) Parkway North Business Park, LLC, ZA# 2925, M1 to CBD – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

(N) Keron Heslin, ZA# 2926, A1 to RES-2 with a variance to allow more than one parcel off an easement – District #1. – Approved with conditions.

(O) Ransom Development Corporation, ZA# 2927, A1 to RES-3 with a variance to setbacks – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

(P) Riverbrooke Capital Partners, ZA# 2936, A1 to RES-3 – District #2. – Approved with conditions.

(Q) Capital Design Group, ZA# 2938, A2 to RES-3 with a variance to setback requirements – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

(R) Burruss Mill, LLC, ZA# 2939, A1 to RES-2 – District #4. – Postponed to 9/13/04.

(S) Ransom Development Corporation, ZA# 2940, A1 to RES-3 with a variance to setback requirements – District #3. – Approved with conditions.

(T) Larry and Kathy Kennemore, ZA# 2944, A1 to HB – District #3.
(Applicant has requested postponement to January 24, 2005). – Postponed to 1/24/05.

(U) Avery Stone, ZA# 2948, A1 to CBD with a Conditional Use Permit to allow the proposed use/development of boat storage and RV storage – District #5. – Approved with conditions.

(V) District Union of the United Methodist Church – Atlanta-Roswell District, ZA# 2950, A1 to OR with a variance to allow reduction in parking spaces – District #3. – Postponed to 9/13/04.

(2) Request for a Public Hearing by Cathy Bottomy Magarahan regarding the denial of a variance on AB# 04-100 – Denied by the Appeals Board on July 6, 2004 (District #5) – Director of Planning & Development. – Denied request for a Public Hearing.

(3) Request for a Public Hearing by Elliott Smith on behalf of First Classic Homes regarding the denial of a side yard and exterior yard setback on AB# 04-114 – Denied by the Appeals Board on August 3, 2004 (District #2) – Director of Planning & Development. – Granted Public Hearing.

(4) Acceptance/rejection of RFP# 04-20-1510 for all copiers for Forsyth County Departments – Procurement Director. – Approved.

(5) Acceptance/rejection of Bid #04-62-3340 for the construction of the Bagley Creek Sewer Interceptor – Procurement Director. – Approved.

(6) Review and consideration of Administration Building addition proposal – Interim County Manager. – Approved to build a 3-story addition with unfinished 3rd floor to the present Administration Building with a walkway from Parking Deck.

(7) Review and consideration of Public Safety Complex proposal – Interim County Manager. – Approved to build with a fast track approach.

(8) Approval of Jail and Judicial Center Bond Referendum – County Attorney/Interim County Manager. – Postponed to 11/22/04.




Announcements and Reports:

(1) Commissioner Pritchett announced that a 911 remembrance ceremony will take place on September 10, 2004 @ 12:15 p.m. at the Flag Pole in front of the Administration Building.

(2) Commissioner Laughinghouse announced that he has withdrawn his request to rescind the approval of CUP #04-057 and a Public Hearing will not be held since the applicant has agreed to the conditions that were approved on the zoning at the July 26, 2004 BOC meeting.

(3) Commissioner Taylor thanked everyone for their cards, thoughts and prayers during his recent absence.

(4) Chairman Conway announced that we would review the Agenda at 10:00 p.m. to determine if any items needed to be postponed to a later date.

(5) Chairman Conway asked everyone to please turn their cell phones off or to at least put them on silent.

Public Comments

Recess Regular Meeting

Executive Session if Needed

Adjournment








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