JASPER, Ga. – In the regularly scheduled meeting for the Pickens County Planning Commission Monday, it was business as usual. The seven-member panel took their seats and the Commission Chair Bill Cagle called the meeting to order with the invocation given by fellow member Maurice Hendrix.
The first order of business was to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting. Approval of the minutes was unanimous with a 5-0 vote. Board member Jim Fowler abstained from voting due to absence from the previous session. With no old business to discuss, Chairman Cagle brought new business to the table in the request for rezoning of a parcel of property owned by Wallace Gibson. Gibson was seeking the rezoning of 8.89 acres off of Gibson Trail on Allie’s Way.
The property in question is currently zoned as Agriculture with the request for a Rural-Residential zoning. The proposed sale to be used as low-density single family homes was contingent on the board’s approval. Richard Osborne, director of Planning and Development stated the rezoning of the southwest Pickens County property fell in line with the comprehensive plan set forth by the county and recommended approval. With no one in attendance for public discussion, a motion and a second were given and the board approved the rezoning with a 6-0 vote.