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MINUTES OF THE BURLINGTON PLANNING
AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
December 15, 2003
Council Chamber, Burlington Municipal Building
MEMBERS: EXTRATERRITORIAL MEMBERS:
Don Starling, Chairman, Present Bud Apple, Present
George Byrd, Secretary, Present John Enoch, Present
Jim Burwell, Absent Celo
Paul Cobb, Present Gale
Rev. Greg Hargrave, Present Richard Franks,
Gordon Millspaugh, Present Ellis Piper,
Robert R. Harkrader, Planning
Dianne Fogleman, Office Assistant
NO. 1: Mr. Don Starling, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00
NO. 2: Minutes of the meeting held November 24, 2003, were unanimously
NO. 3: Mr. Ernie Koury presented an application to rezone from I-1,
Planned Industrial District, to I-2, Light Industrial District, the property
located at the southwestern quadrant of Tucker Street and Interstates 85/40 and
being as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 12-5, Lot 2.
This was a City item.
Staff recommended approval of the request
for rezoning. Planning Director
Harkrader stated that the small tract of property is bounded by Interstates
85/40 and Hahn Road and setbacks in I-2 zoning are not as severe as those in
Commission Member Cobb made a motion to
recommend approval of the rezoning.
Gordon Millspaugh seconded the motion.
The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request
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.
Commission Member Fletcher stated that
the Commission continues to be manipulated by Mr. Carl Buckland and referred to
the letter from Mr. Buckland to staff asking that the December Planning and
Zoning Commission meeting not be cancelled because he had an item for the
December agenda. However, the agenda item was not presented to staff. Mr. Fletcher made a motion to schedule the
Commission's December meeting the third Monday so there will be no confusion
about whether or not to have a December meeting.
Planning Director Harkrader stated that
it has been the policy to not have a December meeting if no items are submitted
for the agenda. Also in the past, the
fourth Monday sometimes falls during Christmas week and often there is not a
quorum of Commission members to conduct the meeting. Therefore, staff asks that an alternative December meeting date
Commission Chairman Starling pointed out
that if the Commission changes its December meetings to the third Monday, it
could possibly conflict with City Council's agenda work sessions.
Commission Member Cobb suggested that the
Commission decide in November on whether or not to have a December
meeting. Commission Member Enoch stated
that if agenda items are presented for a December meeting, it is the
responsibility of the Commission to consider the items. In addition, voting on whether or not to
have a December meeting in October has worked in the past and used the phase
"If it's not broken, don't fix it."
Commission Member Apple seconded Mr.
Fletcher's motion to hold the Commission's December meeting the third Mondays
of the month. Voting in favor of the
motion were Fletcher, Apple, Byrd, Hargrave, Enoch and Piper. Voting against
the motion were Starling, Cobb, Faucette and Millspaugh.
There being no further business to
discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m.
A. Byrd, Jr., Acting Chairman