Coweta County Commissioners

Welcome Road, Wynn's Pond hearings before commissioners Tuesday

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Three public hearings are on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners meet at 6 p.m. in the county commission chambers on Perry Street.

John and Melissa Stuckey, doing business as Roanoke Farm Weddings and Events LLC, are seeking a special use permit for the property at 1441 Welcome Road that would allow it to be used as a special events facility.

The property totals 20.92 acres. Currently, 4.25 acres is zoned C-Commercial, with the rest zoned Rural Conservation. The request is to have all the property zoned RC-Special Use Permit, for a facility that will host weddings, showers, parties, and the like.

The planning department is recommending approval, with conditions.

Another public hearing is on the proposed abandonment of the Fischer Road end of Wynn’s Pond Road.

The abandonment of that end of Wynn’s Pond Road was included in the development agreement approved in 2008 between Coweta County and Fischer Crossings Development Group. That agreement was assigned earlier this month to new developers, Southern Trust Capital LLC.

A median break will be constructed on Hwy. 34 East at Wynn’s Pond Road, and that end of the road will be reopened before the Fischer Road side is closed.

The remaining public hearing is on the removal of a condition from the 2008 rezoning of property on Chestlehurst Road near Senoia. The rezoning was for additional film and video production facilities, adjacent to Raleigh Studios. The public hearing is on removing the condition that additional right-of-way be dedicated to the county for future improvements to Chestlehurst Road. The county’s Transportation and Engineering Department states that the requirement is no longer needed.

Other items to come before the board include:

• Two requests from Oak Grove Baptist Church related to a proposed expansion of the facility at 1809 Sewell Mill Road. Public hearings have already been held before the Coweta Board of Zoning Appeals. The planning department and BZA recommended approval.

• Approval of a traffic signal for the intersection of Lora Smith Road and Hwy. 34 East.

• Acceptance of grand jury presentments.

• Execution of a proclamation designating Amateur Radio Week.



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