STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                   )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    MARCH 4, 2008

 

 

 

           

            The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met

 

for regular session (Planning) in the Commissioners’ Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan

 

Memorial Building (Administrative Building) located in Danbury, North Carolina on

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 7:00 pm with the following members present:

 

                                                Chairman J. Leon Inman

                                                Vice-Chairman Jimmy Walker

Commissioner Ron Carroll                                         

Commissioner Ernest Lankford

                                                Commissioner Stanley Smith

                                                                                                                                   

                                                County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                County Manager K. Bryan Steen

                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                                Planning Director David Sudderth

                         

                                                           

Chairman J. Leon Inman called the meeting to order.

 

Commissioner Smith delivered the invocation.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Chairman Inman opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to

 

join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion to approve or amend the March 4th agenda.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker moved to approve the March 4th agenda as presented.

 

Commissioner Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Rezoning Request – M. Roger Baker #198 (RA to RE)

 

            Chairman Inman called the public hearing for M. Roger Baker #198 (RA to RE) for a

 

1 lot residential subdivision to order.

 

There were no public comments.

 

            Chairman Inman closed the public hearing.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

            There were no public comments.

 

 

REZONING REQUEST – M. Roger Baker #198 (RA to RE) (1 lot residential subdivision)

 

            Planning Director David Sudderth presented the Rezoning Request #198 (M. Roger

 

Baker).  The request is to rezone approximately 1.273 acres for a 1 lot residential subdivision. 

 

Director Sudderth presented the following information to the Board for their consideration:

 

M.  Roger Baker (RA to RE) # 198

REQUEST: Rezone approximately 1.273 acres from RA (Residential Agricultural) to RE (Residential Exclusive) for a 1-lot residential subdivision.

SITE OWNER: Jerry W. and Brenda M. Mabe

APPLICANT:  M. Roger Baker

SITE LOCATION: The property is located on the north side of Marshall Smith Rd. (SR# 1164) near the intersection with Badgett Rd. (SR#1165).

Map: 599402              Parcel: 6517                           PIN #: 5994-02-68-6517       

Deed Book: 241         Page: 81                                 Township: Yadkin

 

SITE INFORMATION:

PARCEL SIZE: Total tract 1.273 acres

ZONING DISTRICT: RA (Residential Agricultural)

PROPOSED DISTRICT: RE (Residential Exclusive) for a 1-lot subdivision.

FLOOD HAZARD AREA: Not located in flood hazard area.                  

FIRM MAP #: 370362 5984 J         

FIRM MAP ZONE: Zone X - Area outside 500-year floodplain.

WATERSHED DISTRICT: N/A

SEPTIC/WATER APPROVAL: The site has been evaluated and was found to be suitable for septic disposal by Brandon Joyce, RS. (3-bedroom system 01-17-08).

SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Mt. Olive Elementary, Chestnut Grove Middle, West Stokes High

EMERGENCY SERVICES: Sauratown VFD, EMS - Station # 103, 104 – Pinnacle

EROSION CONTROL: Plan submittal will only be required if more than one acre of land is disturbed during the construction process.

ACCESS:  Access for the proposed lot would be off of Marshall Smith Rd. (SR# 1164). The developer, if necessary, would be required to submit information to NCDOT to obtain the necessary driveway approval.

           

SURROUNDING LAND USE: The subject property is currently vacant. The surrounding property is zoned RA (Residential Agricultural) and is used primarily for residential and agricultural purposes. The RE (Residential Exclusive) zoning district allows for the placement of modular housing and stick-built homes. The request is consistent with the housing types within the immediate vicinity of the proposed site.

 

ISSUES TO CONSIDER:

           

STAFF COMMENTS: This rezoning request comes to the Board as a request for a general use rezoning for a 1-lot residential subdivision to be rezoned to RE (Residential Exclusive). This district would allow stick built and modular homes. The applicant is requesting this one lot division to secure a building site for a single-family residence. The request is necessary because the proposed lot would exceed the number of subdivision cuts that can be allowed on a parcel by the Stokes County Subdivision Regulations. The property owner, (Jerry and Brenda Mabe) had already allowed three other lots to be subdivided from the parent parcel. The addition of one home in this area should not pose a substantial burden on the community infrastructure. The Planning staff has no problem with this request. 

 

PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDATION:   The Planning Board voted 8 to 0 to recommend approval of the proposed rezoning request from RA to RE for a 1-lot residential subdivision. The Board felt that it was consistent with the development in the area.

 

    Director Sudderth noted that there was no opposition to the rezoning request.

     

         The Board had no issues with the rezoning request.

 

     Chairman Inman entertained a motion to approve the Rezoning Request #198 (M. Roger

 

Baker) to rezone approximately 1.273 acres for a 1 lot residential subdivision. 

 

      Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the Rezoning Request #198 (M. Roger

 

Baker) to rezone approximately 1.273 acres for a 1 lot residential subdivision. Vice Chairman

 

Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Proposed NCDOT Stokes County Transportation Plan

 

            Planning Director David Sudderth presented the following information regarding the

 

proposed NCDOT Stokes County Transportation Plan:

 

March 27, 2008 to review the proposed Stokes County Transportation Plan and make a     recommendation to the Board of Commissioners

 

Triad Seamless Mobility Plan

 

            Planning Director David Sudderth noted that he would be providing the Board with

 

updates as he serves on the Technical Board for the Mobility Plan.  Director Sudderth noted

 

that the proposed plan (when completed) will be presented to the Board for their consideration.

 

Animal Shelter Update

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen noted the County is continuing to improve the Animal

 

Shelter facility.  Plans are for animal shelter employees to begin training classes to perform

 

lethal injections if necessary on animals as soon as classes are available.

 

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC)

 

            Chairman Inman questioned if any Board member objected to Commissioner Smith

 

replacing him on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council due to scheduling conflicts.  The

 

Board had no issues with Commissioner Smith replacing Chairman Inman

 

on the JCPC.

            Chairman Inman submitted his resignation from the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

 

to the Board.

 

            Commissioner Lankford moved to appoint Commissioner Smith to replace Chairman

 

Inman on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.  Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the

 

motion carried unanimously.

 

Proposed Used Building

 

            Commissioner Lankford presented information to the Board regarding a used metal

 

engineered building (80x50) for sale, which possibly could be used for a garage. 

 

Commissioner Lankford stated the building has been disassembled, has all parts, and considers

 

it to be an excellent purchase at a cost of $10,000.00.

 

            Commissioner Lankford noted an approximate cost of $10,000.00 for reassembling the 

 

building.

 

            Commissioner Smith requested the date the building was originally constructed.

 

            The Board discussed possible uses for the building.

 

            Chairman Inman requested the County Manager investigate the use of the building for a

 

garage or any other possible county use and report to back to the Board at the March 10th

 

meeting.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman Inman

 

entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Chairman Walker moved to adjourn the meeting.   Commissioner Smith

 

seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene M. Bullins                                                    J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                                    Chairman