June 13, 2007
ON ZONING—NEW ZONING ISSUES
one seems to care about zoning issues until their back yard
or surrounding area is affected. Zoning affects everyone
in the county—more road work, more children in schools,
more police, more fire, more 911 calls. All the added costs
mean more money which comes from increased property taxes.
The next meeting
of the P&Z board is June 28, 2007 beginning
at 7:00 pm in the County Annex building, 162 N. Warren Street,
Monticello, GA. Following is the agenda—with item
(e) we have attached a drawing. This is a most troubling
rezone request. See comments below.
200702, applicant Jasper County Planning
& Zoning Commission, proposed text amendment to the
Development Ordinance to
require subdivision design to utilize the principle of
Conservation Subdivision Design. (TWG—If
you have comments about Conservation Subdivisions and
exactly what they offer differently from “standard” subdivisions,
you should attend.)
200703,applicant Jasper County Board
of Commission to discuss
road acceptance policy. (TWG—Remember,
if a road is accepted by the County, the taxpayers keep
it maintained from now until forever. These rules should
be very strict as to what roads are accepted and when.)
Jasper County Planning & Zoning Commission, partial
plan update on Jasper County Comprehensive Plan (TWG—The
comprehensive plan deals with many areas, including how
areas are zoned in the County.)
Bluff to request a final plat for 39 lots on 53.10 acres
located on Jackson Lake Road. (This is the
subdivision across from Martin’s Marina on Jackson Lake
2007Z04, applicant/owner Eric Stanfield,
to rezone 76.04 acres located
at Hwy 212 W from Agriculture to Residential & Commercial.
This tract is shown on parcel 25 on tax map 34. (TWG—The
conceptual drawing doesn’t detail what this actually is.
This “plan” is to have not duplexes, but something with
4 units in each unit shown on the drawing. 72
units x 4 = 288 residences on 72 acres—with
3.5 acres being “commercial” at the entrance. This is
across the highway from the Washington Park Elementary
School. TWG has also been told that this is supposedly
for “Active Senior Adults.” Will this be restricted to
55 and older? This development would bring approximately
450 more people, cars, etc. right at the schools.)
You can send
comments to the P&Z office by fax 706-468-4938 or telephone
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