Coweta County Board of Commissioners

Recycling, Fischer Crossings on Tuesday agenda

by SARAH FAY CAMPBELL

Final decisions on a permit for a recyclables transfer facility, and rezoning and variances for the Fischer Crossings development, are on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners. 

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is held in the county commission chambers on Perry Street. 

Total Recycling of Georgia LLC is requesting a conditional use permit for property 369 Hwy. 16 West/ Carrollton Highway near the Hwy. 34 Bypass. The 9.4-acre property is the former site of Pike Transfer trucking company. 

The business would accept deliveries of recyclable material —such as plastic, glass and cardboard — sort and package the material, and ship it off to be processed. Future phases could include construction and demolition materials. No recycling of vehicles is allowed. 

A public hearing was held earlier this month before the Coweta Board of Zoning Appeals. The board recommended approval. Those wishing to comment on the permit, or anything else, can speak during the public comment periods of the Board of Commissioners meeting. 

There will be two public hearings on the Fischer Crossings development near the Coweta-Fayette line at Peachtree City. Requests include a rezoning action to change the zoning of a portion of what was formerly going to be a "loop road" in the development, and amending some conditions of zoning. 

New developers are looking to buy the property and have already gone through the steps to work with the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority on changes to the Development of Regional Impact requirements. 

The developer, Steve Gaultney, is also requesting a host of variances to the county's "quality development corridor" rules including building materials, screening requirements, landscaping and building design requirements. The zoning appeals board recommended approval of some variances and denial of others. 

Other items to come before the commissioners include: 

• A request from Sheriff Mike Yeager for "advance funding" of video visitation and additional holding cells at the Coweta County Jail. 

• Approval of the 2013-2014 budgets for the district attorney's office and state public defender's office. 

• Approval of the final change order and closeout documents for the new Coweta County Fire Station 6 on U.S. 29 North in Madras. 

• Approval of a contract for preventive maintenance and repairs to the radios used for the county's public safety radio system. 



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