The Fayette Citizen-News Page
Wednesday, December 16, 1998
Brooks votes to oppose Starr's Mill store zoning

Contributing Writer

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At its recent meeting, the Brooks Town Council has adopted a resolution opposing a convenience store across from historic Starr's Mill on Ga. Highway 85 South near the Brooks Hwy. 85 Connector.

The Fayette County Commission last week tabled the rezoning request to next month (see story on Page 1A). Brent Scarbrough and agent Robert Rolader were requesting to rezone 2.49 acres from A-R to L-C (limited commercial). They want to built a 3,050 square-foot gas station with four pumps and a country store.

The Brooks Council points out in its Resolution that the Fayette County Watershed Protection Plan does requires a 1,000-foot buffer of a water source, that the Limited Commercial zoning does not allow an increase in light, traffic or noise, (which the council feels would occur) nor is it adherent to the Fayette County Land Use Plan nor the Fayette County Growth Management Plan.

The Resolution was adopted unanimously and was to be given to the Fayette County Board of Commissioners by council member Caroline Smith.

Smith, who also serves as the chairperson for the sale of the commemorative Coke bottle, updated the council on the current sales and stated that 200 cases have been ordered and that 219 bottles have been sold to date.

Interested persons have until Dec. 31, 1998 to send their order in, along with a check for $8 for each bottle, to: Town of Brooks Coke Bottle, P.O. Box 96, Brooks, Ga. 30205.

The bottles are expected to be in the first of February and everyone will be notified when and where to pick them up.

Proceeds from the sales are earmarked for the Brooks Recreation Department.

The Rev. Randy Kanipe, Brooks United Methodist Church, designed the town logo that will appear on the bottles.

The council has announced the date for its annual Christmas Party. It will be held Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. and will be held in Hardy Hall.

The town purchased the former Brooks United Methodist Church as its Town Hall and Hardy Hall is located in a building directly behind it.

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