Coweta Board of Commissioners

Rezonoing, variances on agenda Tuesday

by SARAH FAY CAMPBELL

A public hearing on the rezoning of property near the intersection of Hwy. 34 East and Ruth Drive is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the county commission chambers on Perry Street, located above the tax assessor’s office.

The applicant, 75 Jackson LLC/ Jim Thomasson, is asking to rezone 2.14 acres from Rural Conservation to C-3 Commercial Retail District. Access to the site will be from the adjacent strip center.

The site plan shows one, 9,600- square-foot building with a courtyard and 48 parking spaces. The development will require the expansion of the existing stormwater pond. The planning department is recommending approval.

A buffer variance is also requested for the property.

Other items to come before the board include:

• A variance request for the flagpole at Newnan Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

The dealership hired a contractor to install a 70-foot flagpole. The contractor didn’t get a permit, and the pole is significantly higher than what the county allows in the Quality Development Corridor District. Keeping the flagpole would require a 35-foot variance. The Coweta Planning Department is recommending denial; the Coweta Board of Zoning Appeals recommended approval.

• A public hearing on the proposed abandonment of Old Gordon Road and former Grayson Trail.

• A bid award for design services for intersection improvements at Lora Smith Road, Corinth Road, Belk Road and Smokey Road.

• Approval of an engineering consulting contract to study alternate ways to connect the proposed new Interstate 85 interchange at Amlajack Boulevard to U.S. 29. Plans were to extend Edgeworth Road to connect to the interchange, but a proposed development might alter those plans.

• Approval of an agreement with the Coweta County School System for inmate labor on school property.

• Recognition of Coweta Fayette EMC for its donation toward the early warning storm siren system.


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