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The Local Agenda: Hall commissioners to consider county planning and zoning issues
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The Hall County Board of Commissioners is expected to consider requests from Willis Wilbanks and Victoriano Torres at its Thursday work session.

Wilbanks is asking the county to approve 1.2 acres at 1764 Cleveland Highway, near the intersection of Cleveland and Limestone Parkway, for an auto repair and sales facility.

Torres wants approval to use 0.5 acres at 10 Mimosa St. The land would be used for an auto repair shop.

The commission is also expected to consider a second reading and vote on a proposed “agri-entertainment” ordinance, and purchasing two fire trucks.

Gainesville planning board to hear requests

Gainesville’s Planning and Appeals Board is scheduled to hear two annexation requests, a zoning request and a road name change request.

OK Lake Lanier LLLP is asking to annex 76 acres on the southwest and southeast corners of the intersection of Browns Bridge Road and Montgomery Drive. The annexation is to move forward plans to expand the Cresswind at Lake Lanier subdivision from 799 lots to 950, an increase of about two homes per acre. The property is currently undeveloped and would be part of Phase III construction. The houses would look similar to other developed areas of the neighborhood. Cresswind is an active adult community that targets baby boomers.

Robert Dimo has also requested the city annex his 0.24-acre tract northeast of the intersection of Browns Bridge Road and West End Avenue. He’s asking the property be approved as general business zoning for a retail jewelry store.

Board members are also expected to vote on Curtis McGill’s request to amend zoning on 3.4 acres south of the intersection of Enota and Yonah avenues to create an assisted living facility. The building would be two-story and have 54 suites for independent, assisted and memory care living, which helps people with memory deficits.

The city of Gainesville is also asking the board to change the name of Kids Way to Gabriel Drive. Kids Way intersects the south side of Clarks Bridge Road and is east of Limestone Parkway. The city got a petition from Windcliff Apartments to change the name.

Gainesville City Council has light work session agenda

The Gainesville City Council has fewer than a half-dozen items on its agenda Thursday. Members are scheduled to hear about Main Street Gainesville board appointments and three project resolutions from Public Utilities. The project resolutions include fiscal year 2014 water service connections, a 2014 automated meter reading project and a water meter replacement project. Dee Taylor, the city’s traffic engineer, is expected to discuss installing speed tables on Memorial Drive at the work session.

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