County commissioners narrowly approved a conditional use application for a longtime dog breeding kennel on Hannah’s Creek Church Road on Monday night after it was presented to them for the second time.
Owner Gyeong Ho Park, represented by attorney David Jordan, made the request. Commissioners Dennis Adams and Derek Doster voted against approval.
Planning and zoning chairman Conolus Scott Jr. said the matter was referred to the zoning board in January after commissioners expressed concern that the matter required additional work and reconsideration by this advice.
The permit allows no more than 25 adult dogs on the property at any one time, excluding puppies under six months old, and requires that all dog facilities be moved beyond a buffer zone of 100 feet between the road and an area behind the applicant’s house. As part of the conditional use, a current puppy facility in front of Park’s house will need to be moved behind his house where his adult dog facilities are located.
The permit also requires the applicant to refrain from burying deceased dogs on the property, composting all animal waste, and working with Code Enforcement Officer Christopher Roach on a vegetative buffer around the property to noise reduction.
Also on Monday evening, the council of commissioners unanimously approved several zoning requests.
They approved a request for Harold and Johnette Appleby to rezone 5.75 acres from RR (rural residential) to A-2 (agricultural) to be combined with their adjacent property for a total of 10.75 acres.
They approved an application for a conditional use permit for 38.92 acres of a 69.82 acre A-2 property owned by Jerry and Amy McEachin to allow them to operate an event hall for small weddings, birthdays and other family events. The property is located on the highway. 29 South near Danielsville Market. The couple have additional plans for the property in Phases 2 and 3, but must return for approval for each of those phases.
Council also approved a request by Herschel and Mary Beth Dalton to rezone two of their properties on the highway. 191 from RR to A-2 to be combined with two other properties for a total of 7.05 acres for sale.
Finally, the council approved a request by John Michael Barton to rezone part (2.01 acres) of his 14.49 acre property on Nowhere Road from A-2 to RR to donate to his uncle, Paul Waddell, who lived on the property for 45 years.
In other actions late Monday, the board approved a beer and wine license application for La Cabana LLC in Colbert and approved Linda Holloman’s reappointment to the Ministry of Families and Children’s Services Board.
They also approved a bid of $192,500 from Cowart Tree Service to maintain the right-of-way on Lem Edwards Road and agreed to hire Melissa Tolbert as county finance manager.