The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.
According to Jason Floyd, first vice president of The Heritage Bank, the ATMs that are being replaced use a Windows platform that no longer will support certain Americans with Disabilities Act components after the first of the year.
A variance was requested because the new ATMs are slightly larger than the machines they will replace. The LCPC recommended approval unanimously, and the matter will go before the city of Hinesville for final approval.
The commission revisited a rezoning petition that was tabled at last month’s meeting.
The request, filed by Cato and Edna Walthour, was to rezone about an acre of land from agricultural-residential to multi-family residential for the installation of duplexes.
Although LCPC staff recommended disapproval of the request based on the landlocked nature of the property and the potential for a domino effect in the event of approval, the commission tabled the request to allow the Walthours time to negotiate with the church that owns the 30-foot easement that accesses their property.
The Walthours didn’t attend Tuesday’s meeting. LCPC Zoning Administrator Gabriele Hartage said the couple has been unable to reach an agreement with the church. The commission then unanimously recommended disapproval.
The matter next goes before the city of Walthourville for a final decision.
The planning commission also:
• unanimously recommended approval of revisions to the McIntosh/Holmestown subarea land-use map. The map will go before the Liberty County Board of Commissioners for final approval.
• unanimously recommended approval of a petition to rezone about an acre from agricultural-residential to single-family, two-family and mobile-home residential for a double-wide trailer at 727 Carter Road. The request will go before the city of Walthourville for final approval.
• unanimously recommended approval of a rezoning application, filed by T.R. Long Engineering, to rezone six acres from agricultural-residential to single-family, two-family and mobile-home residential on Shaw Road. The application is related to a planned subdivision.
• unanimously recommended disapproval of a variance request filed by Derek Head, who seeks to install a 12-by-14-feet shed on his property at 457 Floyd Circle. The commission’s recommendation of disapproval was based on the potential fire and safety hazard the shed would present. The petition will go before the city of Hinesville for a final decision.
• unanimously recommended approval of a petition to rezone 1.76 acres of land from office-institutional to downtown-development. The property, located at 508 N. Main Street, will be used for multiple medical offices and suites. The petition will go before the city of Hinesville for final approval.
• unanimously recommended approval of the final plat for Griffin Park, phase VIIA. The subdivision currently consists of 74 single-family dwelling lots. The request will go before the city of Hinesville for final approval.