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March 20, 2006: Board of Commissioners work session and regular meeting notes

By Mike Cross
Posted Sunday, March 26, 2006

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March 20, 2006: Board of Commissioners Regular Session


Consent Agenda – passed 5-0
  • Approval of private road name – Zack’s Way

  • Approval of tax releases and refunds

  • Approval to uphold tax penalty for Chuck and Luceil Friedman -- $10.89

  • Approval to accept $23,472 for the March of Dimes to continue Chatham Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies coalition

  • Approval to request $6,193 for Family Planning from the NC Division of Public Health

  • Approval to add roads in Bradford Place subdivision in Fearrington subdivision to the NC System of Secondary Roads.

  • Approval of final plat for “Cattail Creek, Phase 3” – 6 lots on 16 acres off White Smith Road (SR1506), Hadley Township

  • Approval of final plat for “Henry’s Ridge” – 35 lots on 90 acres off Henry Webster Rd (SR 1822), New Hope township

  • Approval of sketch design for “Cooper Subdivision” – 24 lots on 130 acres off Hatley Road (SR1714), New Hope township

  • Approval for preliminary and final plat for “Chapel Ridge phase 23” – 166 lots on 792 acres off Old Graham Road (SR1520), Hadley township

  • Approval to appoint Mr. Tom Bender, Chatham County fire marshal, to the Child Fatality Prevention Team

Public Input Session
  • Mr. Nick Meyer presented his concerns with election equipment decisions

  • Mr. Jeffrey Starkweather presented his concerns with upcoming quasi judicial “interested parties” decision

  • Mr. Greg Solomon requested that the BOC stop approving developments

Planning and Zoning
  • Copeland request to rezone 5.6 acres of RA-5 zoned property at the intersection of Big Woods Rd. and US 64 E to Conditional Use B-1 Business District for a resturaunt. Approved 3-2, with Barnes and Cross voting no.

  • Copeland request to approve resturaunt for 5.6 acres, conditional use, B-1 Business District at Big Woods Road and US 64E. Approved 4-1, with Barnes voting no

  • Revision for “Meadowview Planned Unit Development” to reduce 715 lots to 600 and to change the name to “The Parks at Meadowview” located off Old Graham Road (SR1520), Center and Hadley Township. Approved 5-0.

Legislative Public Hearing
  • John Blair request for conditional use B-1 business district on 10.613 acres located at the intersection of Mt. Gilead Road (SR1760) and Hatley Road (SR1714), New Hope Township. Developer input was provided by Mr. Patrick Bradshaw, attorney for Mr. Blair. Citizen input was provided by Mr. Vance Reece, Mrs. Lindley Hodges, Mr. Jerry Barnes, Mr. Ray Greenlaw, Mrs. Laura Laufler ad Mr. Pierre Laufler – all neighboring or adjoining property owners. On to the planning board.

Quasi-Judicial Evidentiary Hearings
  • John Blair request for Conditional Use permit for self-storage facility, related retail services – boats, RV’s. Developer input was provided by: Patrick Bradshaw, attorney for Mr. Blair; Mr. Phil Creech, engineer; Mr. Tim Barber, architect; Mr. David Johnson, neighbor; Mrs. Thea Sawyer, local sports shop owner; John Anthors, nephew; Mr. David Harris, employee; Mrs. Diane Stokes, Real Estate Appraiser; Mr. Tom Stump, renter; Mr. Sam McCoy, former renter; and Mr. E.J. Secolla, 5 year renter. Citizen input came from Mr. Dave Carman, Real Estate broker. On to the planning board.

  • Booth Mountain Planned Unit Development for a revision to relocate the amenity area. The project consists of 180 lots on 29 acres off Jack Bennett Road (SR1717) and Lystra Road (SR1721), Williams Township. Developer Input: Mr. Nick Robeson, attorney; Mr. Mark Ashness, CE Group engineer. Citizen Input: Mrs. Allison Weakley questioned road shifting and buffer areas. Requested pool and playground area be open to neighboring public use/membership. On to the planning board.

  • “Lystra Gardens” request for a conditional use permit for a planned unit development/cluster subdivision consisting of 139 lots on 144 acres off Lystra Road (SR1721), Williams Township. Developer input: Mr. Garon Reeves, attorney; Mr. Kevin Hamlick, landscape architect; Mr. Don Belk, planner; Mr. Mike Sanchez, Engineer; Mr. Lee Fleming, WWT engineer; Mr. Jason Payne, Soil-Environmental consultant; and Mr. Jim Beason, soils engineer. Citizen input: Mrs Marilyn Collins, Mr. Simon Smith, Mrs. Gretchen Smith, Mrs. Causie Long, Mr. Robert Long, Mr. Raymond Collins, Mrs. Kathleen Emerick and Mrs. Jomar Smith – all adjacent property owners. We had to recess the public hearing at 11:00 pm and will continue at our BOC meeting on 17 April. There are still 15-plus citizens to be heard.

Commissioner Business
  • Commissioner Outz nominated Mr. Paul McCoy to the Planning Board. Approved 5-0
March 20, 2006: Board of Commissioners Work Session
  • School Funding Capital Improvement Plan – Dr. Hart and BOE Chair Norman Clark attended our meeting and we have come up with what appears to be an acceptable approach to move forward. The BOE will review for possible tweaking and we will need a $44.5 million bond referendum in November for the Northeast high school.

  • Health Department – we voted 5-0 to accept grant funds and to match for the current interpreter position. This will maintain an interpreter in the Health Department for three years

  • Water Capital Improvement Plan – Tim Carpenter, of Hobbs-Upchurch engineer, provided an update on each segment of our water plan. All costs are up! No surprise.

  • Public Hearing Discussion – We ran out of time for this item and will address it at our April 17th meeting.
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