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Why farm venue needed second vote by Hall planning board
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The Hall County Planning Commission meets Monday, June 3, 2019. - photo by Jeff Gill

The application for a farm in North Hall to host events was recommended for approval again by the Hall County Planning Commission.

Applicant Michelle Gibbs hopes to turn LL Farm at 5586 Ransom Free Road into an event venue for receptions and weddings. The 4.6-acre property has a 28,500-square-foot barn and a residence that has been approved by the county to serve as a short-term rental.

The commission gave its first OK on June 3.

But the proposal had to return to the board after the application was found to be incomplete when it went before the Hall County Board of Commissioners June 25.

The needed document was a campaign contribution form, which requires the applicant to disclose whether they have donated at least $250 to any local government official.

Gibbs did not know that her husband, David Gibbs, had made a contribution, and both are the property owners, Hall Planning Director Srikanth Yamala has said.

The planning commission gave its second approval Monday, July 15.

A final vote on the application by the county commission is set for July 25.

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