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MINUTES OF THE BURLINGTON PLANNING
AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
April 25, 2005
Council Chamber, Burlington Municipal
MEMBERS: EXTRATERRITORIAL MEMBERS:
Chairman, Present Bud
Secretary, Present John
Paul Cobb, Present Richard
Lynn Cowan, Present Jim Johnson,
Elder Greg Hargrave,
Present Ellis Piper,
Present Bob Ware,
Robert R. Harkrader,
Director of Planning and Community Development
Assistant Director of Planning Services
NO. 1: Chairman Byrd called the
meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
NO. 2: Minutes of the meeting held March 28, 2005, were unanimously
approved. This was a City and
NO. 3: Consent agenda: (City)
Michael M. Hughes, representing WMW Development, LLC, presented an application
for final plat approval of Phase 1, Waterford Subdivision, formerly known as
Lake McEwen. The property is located on
the west side of University Drive (Western Loop) approximately 1,500 feet south
of South Church Street (US Highway 70) as shown on plans by Michael M. Hughes,
P.E., Inc., dated March 30, 2005, and containing 71 lots.
Lane Sarver, representing Mr. Kenneth J. Carden, presented an application for
final plat approval of the CAC of Alamance County No. 2 Subdivision. The property is located on the east side of
Hyde Street approximately 280 feet northeast of Oakcrest Court as shown on
plans by Abbotts Creek Surveying, Inc., dated February 4, 2005, and containing
(A), Commission Member Ware asked why the plat shows 74 lots instead of 71 as
stated on the agenda.
Director Harkrader stated that originally there had been 74 lots and Lots 3, 4 and 5 had been combined into one
Member Cobb asked if potentially could Lots 3, 4 and 5 be subdivided and was
told that they could be.
recommended approval of (A) contingent upon the developers posting proper
surety with the City of Burlington for completion of street construction prior
to recording the plat and contingent upon street plans and profiles, water and
sewer plans and storm drainage plans being submitted to the City Engineering
Department and approval of same by the City Engineering Department. Staff also recommended approval of (B).
Member Cobb made a motion to recommend approval of (A) with the contingency
outlined by staff and recommended approval of (B). Gordon Millspaugh seconded the motion. The Commission unanimously recommended approval of (A) contingent
upon the developers posting proper surety with the City of Burlington for
completion of street construction prior to recording the plat and contingent
upon street plans and profiles, water and sewer plans and storm drainage plans
being submitted to the City Engineering Department and approval of same by the
City Engineering Department. The Commission unanimously recommended approval of
Todd Lambert, representing L. B. McCauley and Associates, Inc., presented an
application for preliminary plan approval of the Morgan Glen Subdivision. The property is located on the east side of
Burch Bridge Road approximately 850 feet southwest of the intersection of Burch
Bridge Road and Old Glencoe Road as shown on plans by Simmons Engineering and
Surveying, Inc., dated April 5, 2005, and containing nine lots.
Member Johnson asked the applicant what type of structures are planned for the
lots. Mr. McCauley stated that he
planned to construct single-family site-built homes on the lots.
Staff recommended approval of (C).
Member Franks made a motion to approve (C). Jim Johnson seconded the
motion. The Commission unanimously
Commission found that the plat as presented met all requirements of the
ITEM NO. 4: Jane and Michael Greene presented an
application to rezone from R-6, Residential District, to CI, Conditional
Industrial District, the property located on the west side of Lakeview Avenue
approximately 250 feet south of Radiance Drive and being as shown on Alamance
County Tax Map 12, Block 24, Lot 22.
The purpose of the rezoning is to allow a woodworking shop.
This was a City item.
Mr. Greene stated that he once used the
structure as a warehouse where he stored machine shop equipment and for a year
he had been trying to find someone to purchase the property. He explained that he wanted the use to be
something that would not disturb the neighborhood and make a lot of noise.
Mr. Greene stated that the structure was
built in 1969 by Mr. Warren for a woodworking shop and Mr. Warren later had a
carpet store there. Mr. Greene said
that he had purchased the shop from Mr. Warren’s widow. Mr. Wayne Allred plans to purchase the
property, and he and his two sons will operate a woodworking shop where they
will construct cabinet frames for new homes.
Mr. Greene explained that there will be no construction outside the
building, and an air compressor will be housed inside. He pointed out that he had contacted all
adjoining neighbors concerning his plans and that he received no negative
reactions from any of them. He stated
that all neighbors had signed a petition approving the rezoning request, and
that a copy of the petition along with photographs of the structure were
enclosed in Commission members’
Commission Chairman Byrd asked staff if
the department received any telephone calls concerning the rezoning sign placed
on the property and was told that no calls were received.
Commission Member Cowan asked if there
would be any change in outdoor lighting and was told that there would not be.
Staff recommended approval of the request
for rezoning with the use and development conditions submitted by the
petitioners. Planning Director
Harkrader stated that Mr. Greene had received favorable comments from neighbors
and that staff believes that the use will not be detrimental to the
neighborhood. He also pointed out that
there is an adequate vegetative buffer around the structure.
Commission Member Hargrave asked that he
be allowed to abstain from voting. Commission Member Cobb made a motion to
allow Mr. Hargrave to abstain from voting.
Gordon Millspaugh seconded the motion.
The Commission voted unanimously to allow Elder Hargrave to abstain from
Commission Member Cobb made a motion to
recommend approval of the request for rezoning. Gordon Millspaugh seconded the motion. The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the
request for rezoning with the following use and development conditions
submitted by the petitioners:
allow a woodworking shop.
1. Size of the building, which was constructed
in 1969 with 3,372 square feet, will not be increased.
There will be no sign at the street;
however, there will be a sign on the front of the building.
3. The name of the business will be Tarheel
Cabinet, and the name will be placed on the front of the building. The business
is a small, family business owned by Mr. Wayne Allred and will be operated by
Mr. Allred and his two sons.
4. There will be seven parking spaces in front
of the building.
5. No paving is planned in the near future;
however, additional gravel will be brought in for the parking spaces and the
6. None of the buffer trees will be removed from
the back and side of the property.
7. There are no plans to plant any additional
trees or shrubbery in the near future.
8. This will be a very low-profile business
consisting of only three to four employees and very little traffic in and out.
9. Wooden cabinets will be manufactured in this
building and delivered and installed in homes by the employees.
10. The air compressor will be inside the
building; therefore, the noise level will be very minimal – if there is any
noise at all.
11. Hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and occasionally from 8:00 a.m. until 12
noon on Saturday. No work will be done
after 8:00 p.m. on any day.
The Commission found that the zoning
change as requested would not adversely affect the adjoining property and would
be in keeping with land use planning in the area.
Planning Director Harkrader reminded
Commission members that there would be a joint meeting of the City Council and
Planning and Zoning Commission on May 9, 2005, at the Kernodle Senior Citizen
Center. Dinner will be served at 6:00
p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30.
Commission Chairman Byrd welcomed Mr.
Celo Faucette, a former Commission member, to the meeting. Mr. Byrd also asked that everyone remember
Commission Member Enoch in their prayers during his recovery.
There being no further business to
discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
George A. Byrd, Jr., Chairman
James M. Burwell, Secretary