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MINUTES OF THE BURLINGTON PLANNING

AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING

 

February 24, 2003 - 7:30 p.m.

 

John Robert Kernodle Senior Citizens Center

 

 

CITY MEMBERS:                                                    EXTRATERRITORIAL MEMBERS:

 

Don Starling, Chairman, Present                            Bud Apple, Present

George Byrd, Secretary, Present                             John Enoch, Present

Jim Burwell, Present                                              Celo Faucette, Present

Paul Cobb, Absent                                                 Gale Fletcher, Present

Rev. Greg Hargrave, Present                                   Richard Franks, Present

Gordon Millspaugh, Present                                   Ellis Piper, Absent

 

STAFF PRESENT:

 

Robert R. Harkrader, Planning Director

John Emerson, Zoning/Subdivision Administrator

Dianne Fogleman, Office Assistant

 

 

       ITEM NO. 1: Mr. Don Starling, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.

 

       ITEM NO. 2: Minutes of the meeting held January 27, 2003, were unanimously approved.  This was a City and extraterritorial item.

 

       ITEM NO. 3Consent agenda:  (City)

 

(A)   Mr. Bob Dishinger with Evans Engineering, representing D. R. Horton, Inc., presented an application for final plat approval of Phase 5 of the Hanford Hills Subdivision.  The property is located on the southern side of Hanford Road as shown on a plat by Evans Engineering, Inc., dated January 17, 2003, and containing 16 lots.

 

(B)   Mr. Roger Hunt, representing Pierce Homes of Carolina, presented an application for final plat approval of the Windermere Subdivision.  The property is located north of Clarendon Road as shown on a plat by Timmons Group dated February 4, 2003, and containing 42 lots.

 

(C)   Mr. Roger Hunt, representing Pierce Homes of Carolina, presented an application for approval of the final plat and Declaration of Unit Ownership Documents for Phase I of the Windermere condominium development.  The property is located east of Winterbell Drive and to the south of Cambridge Road as shown on a plat by Timmons Group dated February 4, 2003, and containing six units.

 

       Staff recommended approval of A, B and C. 

 

       Commission Member ­­­­­Burwell made a motion to recommend approval of A, B and C.  Gordon Millspaugh seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of A, B and C.

 

       The Commission found that the plats as presented met all requirements of the Subdivision Regulations.

 

       Consent agenda:  (Extraterritorial)

 

(A)   Mr. James H. Boone presented an application for final plat approval of the James H. Boone Subdivision.  The property is located on the western side of Maple Avenue (NC Highway 49) approximately 2,000 feet south of White Kennel Road as shown on a plat by Boswell Surveyors dated January 14, 2003, and containing two lots.

 

       Staff recommended approval of A.

 

       Commission Member ­­­­­Apple made a motion to recommend approval of A.  Richard Franks seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of A.

 

       The Commission found that the plat as presented met all requirements of the Subdivision Regulations.

 

       ITEM NO. 4:  Mr.  Dennis  Chrismon presented an application to rezone from R-9, Residential District, to B-2, General Business District, and O-I, Office-Institutional District, the property located on the northern side of Garden Road between St. Mark's Church Road and Westridge Drive and being as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 3-25, a portion of Lot 23. 

 

       This was an extraterritorial item.

 

       Staff recommended approval of the request for rezoning on the basis that it will be consistent with current land planning in the area and that the O-I zoning will act as a buffer for the residential area.

 

       Commission Chairman Starling asked if staff had received many calls regarding the rezoning application and was told one resident had called inquiring about the rezoning sign but he did not voice any concerns.

 

       Commission Member Fletcher made a motion to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.  Richard Franks seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.

 

       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.

 

       ITEM NO. 5:  Mr.  Larry  McCauley  presented  an  application to rezone from R-15, Residential District, to R-12, Residential District, and O-I, Office-Institutional District, the property located on the southern side of South Church Street (US Highway 70) and to the west of the intersection of the Western Loop and being as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 3-27, Lot 7. 

 

       This was a City item.

 

       Mr. McCauley stated that the area consisted of approximately eight acres and that the R-12 zoning will be located at the southwestern corner of the bypass and the remainder will be zoned O-I.

 

       Commission  Member Burwell asked where the proposed entrance to the O-I zoning was located and was told South Church Street.  Mr. McCauley stated that an entrance from the bypass would have to be approved by the state.

 

       Staff recommended approval of the request for rezoning on the basis that the zoning will be consistent with land use planning in the area.

 

       Mr. Burwell asked that he be allowed to abstain from voting.

 

       Commission Member Millspaugh made a motion to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.  Rev. Hargrave seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.

 

       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.

 

       ITEM NO. 6: Mr. Germane Miller, representing Grace Fellowship Church of God in Christ, presented an application for a Special Use Permit to operate a child care facility providing care for a maximum of 50 children.  The property, which is zoned R-6, Residential District, is located on the southern side of Sharpe Road (1014 Sharpe Road) and to the west of its intersection with Rauhut Street as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 12-42, Lot 2-A.  The proposed use will be in an existing building. 

 

       This was a City item.

 

       Commission Chairman Starling asked Mr. Miller if the church had applied to the state for licensing and was told that it had.

 

      

 

 

 

 

       Commission Member Hargrave asked if there had been a day care at the church before and was told that there had not been.  Rev. Hargrave stated that there must be 25 square feet per child and asked if there was sufficient space to accommodate 50 children.  Mr. Miller stated that a new church is being built, and the day care will be located in the previous facility. 

 

       Staff recommended approval of the Special Use Permit contingent upon the applicant complying with local and state regulations governing the licensure of child care facilities.

 

       Commission Member Hargrave made a motion to recommend approval of the Special Use Permit with the contingency outlined by staff.  George Byrd seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the Special Use Permit contingent upon the applicant complying with local and state regulations governing the licensure of child care facilities.

 

 

       There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             ______________________________

                                      Donald C. Starling, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                             George A. Byrd, Jr., Secretary