AND ZONING MINUTES
regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was
held on Monday, June 11, 2001 at 6 p.m.
Members present were: Larry
Olliff, Fleta Pepper, Tim Lovezzola, Holly Young, Debbie Ryan Watts, Craig
Brewer, Zoning Administrator Jackie Carver and Councilwoman Billie Tyler were
also in attendance. Chairman Holly
Young called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion made by Tim
was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
Tower Management, Inc. request for a 160’ height variance for a
Howard, Zoning Manager for American Tower Management, Inc. presented a
variance request to construct a 195’ monopole on property owned by Darrel
Hutcheson and partners on the southside of the Jimmy Deloach Parkway.
The proposed site is approximately l ˝ miles west of the I-95 and
Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Interchange. The
subject property is zoned R-A, a Residential Agricultural District and under
the City of Pooler’s Zoning Ordinance, telecommunication towers are a
permitted use but a height variance is needed.
Hargray Wireless and Triton PCS, Inc., the facility is designed to hold two
additional carriers. The
proposed site is critical for complete coverage along the Jimmy DeLoach
Parkway and to serve the needs of the community.
Mr. Howard stated that the existing trees would provide adequate
buffering from any residential areas. Jason
Groseclose, Project Manager, stated that according to FAA, lighting would
not be required for this monopole site. Bill Holland, representing the
property owners, appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission to
request approval of the tower variance.
A motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the request for a
160’ height variance for a telecommunication tower on the southside of the
Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Motion
was seconded by Larry Olliff and passed without opposition.
Cockrum as agent for Foram Group, Inc. is requesting an amendment to the
Jabot PUD Master Plan to add approximately 136.69 acres to the existing
Jabot PUD. Also Loretta Cockrum
as agent for Pooler Acres LLC has petitioned the City of Pooler to rezone
the 136.69 acres from MH-2B, a Manufactured Home Subdivision Zoning to a PUD
Zoning. Within the Jabot PUD,
the southern 56.02 acres will be zoned for Multi-Family and the northern
50.15 acres will be zoned for Single Family Residential.
Brewer excused himself from any discussion on this item due to a conflict of
interest. Jeff Halliburton of
Thomas & Hutton was present to answer any questions the board may have
regarding these petitions. Mr.
Halliburton explained Loretta Cockrum is petitioning the City of Pooler to
add 136.69 acres to the existing Jabot PUD Development.
The 136.69 acres is owned by Pooler Acres LLC and is presently zoned
MH-2B, a Manufactured Home Subdivision Zoning.
The petitioner is requesting the northern 50.15 acres to be zoned for
Single Family Residential and the southern 56.02 acres to be zoned for
Multi-Family. With the
additional acreage being zoned for Multi-Family development, the density of
the PUD will not change from the original approved PUD Master Plan approved
on September 5, 2000. The
Single Family Zoning District would be developed according to the City of
Pooler’s R1-A Zoning requirements. The
Multi-Family Zoning District would be developed according to the standards
approved for multi-family in the original Jabot PUD Master Plan.
Barbara Sherrod, an adjacent property owner, is concerned about how
this development would affect the surrounding property owners who live in
low-lying areas with existing drainage and flooding problems.
Mr. Jeff Halliburton explained that drainage is the most critical
of any development and would be designed according to the City of Pooler’s
requirements. Wetlands throughout this property will act as holding areas
for drainage and additional detention areas and lagoons will be designed.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will have a chance to review the
development plans before any construction plans are approved.
John and Ruth Moore, area residents, expressed their concerns about
drainage and the increase in traffic on Pine Barren Road if this area is
developed. Mr. Moore would
prefer that if there is an entrance from Pine Barren Road that it be
designed away from the curve and limit the access to the Single Family
Development. Mr. Halliburton
stated that it is the intent of the developer to have the main entrance to
the Multi-Family development off the Pooler Parkway.
In fact, the first phase of the multi-family development will be
adjacent to the Pooler Parkway. With no further comments, a motion was made
by Fleta Pepper to approve the petition to add approximately 136.69 acres to
the existing Jabot PUD Master Plan. Motion
was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed without opposition.
In a second motion, Larry Olliff recommended the rezoning of the
136.69 acres from MH-2B to a PUD Zoning with the southern 56.02 acres zoned
for Multi-Family and the northern 50.15 acres zoned for Single Family
Residential use. Motion was
seconded by Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
Text Amendment regarding regulation of shipping containers and
portable storage facilities in certain zoning districts.
Planning and Zoning Commission has been working on this ordinance and had
received copies of the final draft for their review and comments.
Some changes were suggested for clarification.
With no public comments, a motion was made by Tim Lovezzola to approve
the text amendment regarding shipping containers and portable storage facilities
contingent upon the proposed changes being made prior to review by the Mayor and
Council. Motion was seconded by
Debbie Ryan Watts and passed without opposition.
Tract Minor Subdivision and recombination of tracts “B” and “C”
owned by International Paper Realty Corporation. Steve
Wohlfeil of HGB&D presented
proposed changes on the plat since the recording of tract “C” in
September of this year. The
size of Tract “C” is reduced to 1.50 acres and Tract B is being split
into Tract B-1 and Tract B-2. Mr.
Wohlfeil stated that medical offices are proposed for tracts “C”
and B-1. With no public
comments, a motion was made by Debbie Ryan Watts to approve the Godley Tract
Minor Subdivision and recombination of tracts “B” and “C” owned by
International Paper Realty Corporation.
Motion was seconded by Tim Lovezzola and passed with no opposition.
being no further business to come before the board, a motion of adjournment was
made by Tim Lovezzola and seconded by Craig Brewer.