County planners

Demolition of the Log Cabin Shell at 2844 Huntsville Hwy. in Park City got underway last week, just after the Lincoln County Planning Commission gave construction plan approval for the new convenience store to be built in its place.

Bill and Monica Parsons were on hand for the planning commission’s November meeting, as well as Dwayne Waddle of Hayes Construction, which is undertaking the project. The footprint for the new convenience store will remain the same as the former structure that had stood there, according to discussion.

Construction approval was also given for an addition to Dairy D’Lite at 2849 Huntsville Hwy. Owner Lynn Dye was present for the meeting. According to discussion, a 20- by 40-foot addition is being added to the existing structure.

Also gaining construction approval was the Cedar Grove Subdivision Phase II on Prospect Road. Concerns regarding the radius of a cul-de-sac were discussed, as planners explained that current regulations would a minimum of 40 feet, but the county road superintendent requested an amendment requiring a 50-foot minimum to accommodate school buses and service vehicles. Construction plans were approved contingent on creating a 50-foot radius for the cul-de-sac.

Two rezoning requests also gained County Planning Commission approval.

Clayton and Gayla Wilson are requesting that their Pulaski Highway property be rezoned from A-1 (Agriculture, Forestry, Rural Residential) to C-1 (General Commercial).

Harold and Jeff Tunstill are requesting that property at 1414 Borderline Road be rezoned from A-1 to C-1.

A minor plat subdivision of property owned by Moody Bradley on Teal Hollow Road was also approved by county planners. A lot there is being subdivided to create two separate lots, one for the septic system and another for Tha Hollow restaurant. Planners approved the subdivision contingent on the submission of the draft deed reading that lot two will remain a non-buildable independent lot being used as a buffer and draft of the irrevocable deed of easement.

There was also a discussion about a proposed amendment to the county’s zoning resolution related to manufactured and mobile homes. The Tennessee Manufactured Home Builders Association contends that cities can limit single wide placements but counties cannot. The matter remains under review.

There was also a discussion about the difference between zoning resolutions and E911’s addressing policy regarding private roads. That matter was tabled until next month.

Nancy Harris, director of planning and zoning for the county, stated that Charles Hunter, county building inspector, had fielded eight property maintenance complaints and mailed 10 regular letters and two certified letters during the month of October. Hunter has met with several property owners and resolved some complaints, officials noted, adding that he continues to work with property owners to achieve compliance.

In the building inspector’s report, it was noted that 11 permits were issued during the preceding month for construction of new single-family homes. In addition, permits were issued for two in-ground pools, as well as one above-ground poll. Two permits for detached garages were also secured.

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