Board of Adjustment
May 2, 2016
The City of Mount Holly Planning Commission met on May 2, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Municipal Complex located at 400 East Central Avenue, Mount Holly. Those members present were Chairman Bill Gary, Tom Springs, Melanie Wilson, Will Crist, Carlton Broome, Leroy Thorns and Myles Biggerstaff. City Manager Danny Jackson, Planning Director Greg Beal, Planner Jonathan Wilson, Planner Brian DuPont and Matt Kusak were also present at the meeting.
Chairman Gary called the meeting to order and moved to the second item on the agenda; the approval of the minutes. Mr. Crist made the statement that his last name was spelled with an “I” instead of “E”. Mr. Wilson said that will be fixed. Mr. Broome then made the motion that the Planning Commission accept the minutes as presented and Ms. Wilson seconded, all members were in favor.
Chairman Gary moved to the third item on the agenda a Public hearing for review and recommendation to City Council to consider rezoning a 20.65-acre tract of land, located at 220 Beatty Drive, Tax Parcel ID # 222059, from Office/Manufacturing Conditional District to B-3 General Business, as submitted by Regional Developers, LLC. Mr. Beal presented the Board of Adjustment with the plan to rezone 220 Beatty Drive back to B-3 General District and introduced Charles Selah. Mr. Selah then approached the Board of Adjustment and stated that the best use for this property is for it to go back to its original use not manufacturing. Mr. Crist then asked does this also in the property on the corner the old gas station. Mr. Selah then responded no it does not. Mr. Broome made the motion to rezone 220 Beatty Drive to B-3 General Business, Mr. Biggerstaff second the motion and all members were in favor.
Chairman Gary moved to the forth item on the agenda Review and Recommendation to City Council to consider approval of plat for Westland Farm, Phase 1, Map 5 consisting of 32 lots by Faison-Westland Farm LLC. Mr. Wilson approached the Board of Adjustment and stated the developer is seeking approval to start building. Mr. Biggerstaff made a motion to recommend to City Council to consider approval of plat for Westland Farm Mr. Thorns second the motion and all members were in favor.
Chairman Gary moved to the fifth item on the agenda Call for a public hearing to consider amending Article 9, entitled, Sighs, of the Mount Holly Zoning Ordinance, concerning off-site directional sigh for Tailrace Marina. Mr. Broome made the motion to call for a public hearing. Mr. Crist then seconded the motion and members were in favor.
Chairman Gary then moved the last item on the agenda Staff Updates and Open Discussion. Mr. Beal suggested to the Board of Adjustment to move May dinner to May 26 instead of May 12th. Everyone on the Planning Commission agreed to move the dinner to May 26th.
With there being no other items for discussion Mr. Broome made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Mr. Crist and all members in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 6:54pm.
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