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MINUTES OF THE BURLINGTON PLANNING

AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING

 

December 19, 2005

 

Council Chamber, Burlington Municipal Building

 

 

CITY MEMBERS:                                                               EXTRATERRITORIAL MEMBERS:

 

George Byrd, Chairman, Present                   Bud Apple, Present

Paul Cobb, Secretary, Present                   John Enoch, Present

John Black, Present                   Richard Franks, Present

Lynn Cowan, Present                   Jim Johnson, Present

Elder Greg Hargrave, Present                   Ellis Piper, Absent

Gordon Millspaugh, Present                   Bob Ware, Present

 

STAFF PRESENT:

 

Robert R. Harkrader, Planning Director

Daniel Shoffner, Planner I

Haywood Cloud, Zoning/Subdivision Administrator

Dianne Fogleman, Office Assistant

 

 

       ITEM NO. 1Chairman Byrd called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

       ITEM NO. 2: Minutes of the regular meetings held October 24, 2005, and November 28, 2005, were unanimously approved. This was a City and extraterritorial item.

 

       ITEM NO. 3: Mr. Franz Holt with Alley, Williams, Carmen and King, Inc., representing Wakefield Development Company, presented an application for preliminary plan approval of the Mackintosh East Subdivision.  The property is located on Bonnar Bridge Parkway, south of Danbrook Road and southwest of University Drive as shown on plans by Alley, Williams, Carmen and King, Inc., dated November 9, 2005, and containing three lots.

 

       This was an extraterritorial item.

 

       Staff recommended approval of the preliminary plan.

 

       Commission Member Millspaugh made a motion to approve the preliminary plan. Paul Cobb seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to approve the preliminary plan.

 

       ITEM NO. 4: Mr. Franz Holt, representing Wakefield Development Company, was scheduled to present an application to rezone from R-15, Residential District, and I-1A, Planned Industrial District, to CO-I, Conditional Office-Institutional District, to allow construction of an 82,724 square foot one-story elementary school and three athletic fields.  The 18.1-acre site is located on Bonnar Bridge Parkway, east of East Buckhill Drive, west of University Drive and north of the Martin Marietta Quarry and being the southwest portion of Alamance County Tax Map 3-23-16.

 

       This was an extraterritorial item.

 

       Planning Director Harkrader told the Commission that rezoning signs had not been placed on property in Items 4 and 5 until that afternoon.  He explained that the City erects rezoning signs as a courtesy to property owners; however, Commission members would have to decide whether or not to consider the two rezoning applications.

 

       Commission Member Black made a motion to table the items in order to give adjoining property owners time to inquire about the rezoning requests.

 

       Commission Member Johnson stated that he agreed.

 

       Commission Member Franks stated that the rezoning application for the construction of the new school could be considered because the tract is large and that a road to the property has not been built yet thus eliminating where a sign could be placed.  He also stated that the rezoning application for the property on Rural Retreat Road should be tabled in order to give neighbors the opportunity to voice their opinions.

 

       Mr. Harkrader asked if he could have a moment to talk to both application representatives concerning tabling the items.

 

       Mr. Harkrader stated that the two items could be continued until January 2.  Commission Secretary Cobb pointed out that January 2 is a holiday.

 

       Mr. Harkrader suggested January 9.  Commission members stated that January 9 would be suitable for a continued meeting.  Mr. Harkrader stated that he would advertise the items for the second City Council meeting in January and would secure the Council Chamber for January 9th.

 

       Commission Member Millspaugh asked that he be allowed to abstain from voting.  Commission Member Greg Hargrave made a motion to recuse Mr. Millspaugh from voting.  Richard Franks seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to allow Mr. Millspaugh to abstain from voting.

 

       Commission Member Black stated that he wished to amend his former motion and made a motion to continue the meeting until January 9, 2006.  Bud Apple seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to continue the meeting until January 9, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

       ITEM NO. 5:  Mr. Matt Jenkins with Horvath Associates, representing Mr. Robert E. Wooten, Sr., was scheduled to present an application to rezone from R-15, Residential District, to MF-A, Multifamily District, the property located on the east side of Rural Retreat Road and north of Interstate 85/40 approximately 725 feet south of Williams Mill Road and being as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 3-26-8C. 

 

       This item was continued until January 9, 2006.  See Item No. 5 above.

 

 

       Planning Director Harkrader stated that changes had been made in the North Carolina Planning Statutes effective January 1, 2006, and that he would be mailing these changes to Commission members.

 

 

       There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

 

 

 

 

              _____________________________________

                        George A. Byrd, Jr., Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

              _____________________________________

                        Paul A. Cobb, Jr., Secretary