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McKENZIE (January 23) — The McKenzie Regional Planning Commission met Wednesday, January 23 at McKenzie City Hall to review the Christian Care Center of McKenzie with its additional site plan …
McKENZIE (January 23) — The McKenzie Regional Planning Commission met Wednesday, January 23 at McKenzie City Hall to review the Christian Care Center of McKenzie with its additional site plan and to discuss the current zoning along U.S. Highway 79.
The commission discussed the site plan indicating a positive opinion of the proposal for the addition and the upgrades. Steve Drummer, who presented the plans, advised that excavation and site prep could be started, but any construction shall not commence without approval by the Building Inspector, Planner Merrill, Design Review Commission and Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission/Planner Merrill will forward the Design Review Guidelines and Requirements to Mr. Drummer to provide the requested full size (ANSI C , 17”x22” or ANSI D, 22”x34”) plan drawings for future Planning Commission and the Design Review Commission meetings. A called Design Review Commission meeting is Wednesday, February 13 in conjunction with the Planning Commission Agenda Planning meeting.
Further discussion was tabled for the Christian Care Center expansion until the February 13 called meeting.
The commission reviewed and discussed the current zoning along U.S. Highway79, Kencindot Street and Cedar Street. Planner Merrill presented an overview of the areas for discussion with Google Earth property views. The proposed changes would be US 79 New Generations office and factory: currently zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial), proposed zoning M1 (Light Industrial). US 79 TDOT: currently zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial), proposed zoning M-1 (Light Industrial). The Mid-Way Materials Concrete Plant and Anderson Tires, Oak Street: currently zoned B-2 (Highway Business), proposed zoning M-2 (Heavy Industrial). Kencindot Street: currently zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial), proposed zoning R-1 (Low Density Residential). SR124/Cedar Street: currently zoned B-2 (Highway Business), proposed zoning R-1 (Low Density Residential)
Monica Heath, representing the McKenzie Industrial Development Board, informed the commissioners of a proposed rail siding project for unloading Carroll County Lumber materials to be delivered by rail. The commission understood the economic benefit of less expensive rail freight rates compared to trucking freight rates. Further discussions of the proposed zoning will be conducted February 27 during the regular Planning Commission meeting.
Mayor Jill Holland inquired about two properties with accumulation of materials. Dales Recycling on SR 124 with items to be recycled stored without any screening and the former Southern Biological property on Euclid Avenue where the building has been demolished and the debris remaining is also not screened.
Planner Merrill researched the TCA Code 54-20-104, etc. Restrictions as to location along certain highways. Holland will direct Property Maintenance Officer Philip Morrissett to notify the property owners to comply with TCA Regulations to provide screening of those materials visible from the roadway.
In other business, the resignations of Dean Robb, Garlon Pewitt and Bobby Young were acknowledged. Mayor Holland presented a plaque to Chairman Robb in appreciation for 15 plus years of service with the Planning Commission and other city boards. Ken Bean was elected Chairman replacing Robb. Once the three seats are filled, further election of officers (vice-chair and secretary) will be completed.