Planning and Zoning Commission Approves all Requested Changes (With Video)

The Elbert County Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday evening at 5:30 PM in the Commissioners meeting Room at the County Government Complex.
The Commission approved each Item on their agenda by Unanimous vote.
Those Items included:

Approval minutes of the August 24th 2017 session

Zoning change requests that were all approved include the below:
1. Case# 030 020: A request from Elbert County Board of Commissioners to amend the designation of 36.61 acres on the comprehensive land use plan from A-Agriculture to I – Industrial. The subject property is located at 1488 Bowman Hwy, (tax parcel 030- 020). Proposed Industrial Site
2. Case# 030 021: A request from Elbert County Board of Commissioners to amend the designation of 8.3 acres on the comprehensive land use plan from A -Agriculture to I – Industrial. The subject property is located at 1488 Bowman Hwy, (tax parcel 030-021). Proposed Feed Mill Property
3. Case# 031 014: A request from Middleton Rose, LLLP to amend the designation of 79.56 acres on the comprehensive land use plan from A-Agriculture to I – Industrial. The subject property is located at Athens Hwy, (tax parcel 031-014).
4. Case# 031 012: A request from Middleton Rose, LLLP to amend the designation of 274.87 acres on the comprehensive land use plan from A- Agriculture to I – Industrial. The subject property is located at Athens Hwy, (tax parcel 031-012).

Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas addressed the Board to reiterate that the county was committed to good development of the properties in question and that the County Commissioners would look at any industry’s impact on communities before approving such industry.
Dr. Aurthur Lamont also addressed the Board to add his support and information on the approval of the 8.3 acre tract at 1488 Bowman Hwy to be used for a grain / feed mill. Lamont had researched the company extensively, met with the developer and county officials and agreed it would be a clean industry for our county and wouldn’t adversely impact the citizens of the area.

In an “unofficial” period after the meeting citizens in attendance commended Thomas and Lamont for thier work and interest in keeping Elbert County’s most valuable assets including an abundance of water, clean air and land in pristine condition with good clean industry to be developed in Elbert County.

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