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Oakwood increases stream buffer
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Oakwood City Council approved an amendment to a stream buffer protection ordinance Monday evening that enacts a 50-foot buffer off stream banks with an additional 25-foot non-negotiable impervious buffer. Before Monday evening, the Oakwood stream buffer ordinance allowed for some design manipulation in the 25-foot impervious buffer, according to Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown.

The council approved a request from GG Oakwood LLC, ABG Oakwood Investments LLC and Oakwood Industrial Group LLC to annex and rezone an 8.1-tract at 4459 Railroad St. and a 17.18-acre tract at 4510 Railroad St.

The council annexed the two tracts from Hall County into the city and rezoned them from agriculture residential to planned industrial development. Brown said the site will be divided into one- and two-acre lots to support light industrial development.

Oakwood City Council also granted up to 2,500 gallons of sewer capacity to a proposed Taco Bell site on Mundy Mill Road next to Bank of America. In compliance with Environmental Protection Department standards, the council approved the hiring of Fox Environmental for $18,900 to conduct the city’s annual storm water report and to assist in the city’s implementation of its storm water program.

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