Coweta commission supports church annexation into Palmetto

Thu, 11/06/2008 - 4:33pm
By: The Citizen

Coweta County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 4 to support the annexation of Palmetto Baptist Church property into the city of Palmetto. The approval came with eight conditions.

Property owned by the church located on U.S. Highway 29 and Tommy Lee Cook Road totals approximately 39 acres situated in four parcels. The properties are currently zoned Heavy Industrial, Commercial and Rural Conservation. Palmetto would have the properties zoned General Commercial, Light Industrial and Limited Use.

County Planning Director Robert Tolleson proposed, and commissioners agreed, to eight conditions relating to the annexation. Conditions included having Palmetto work with the county fire department to ensure fire protection, having the city take over jurisdiction and maintenance of the Tommy Lee Cook portion of the property, having Palmetto consider not allowing access onto Tommy Lee Cook from the church property until the city performs a traffic analysis to assess any required improvements and that the analysis be done by the city for any proposed land uses on the property. Other conditions included the requirement of a 50-foot buffer for future adjacent residential development, enforcing erosion and sedimentation measures, having the city work with 911/Emergency Management to ensure property addressing on future development and the agreement that the annexed area be served by public water and sewer services.

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