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Long meeting; few decisions
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As their October meeting neared five hours in length this week, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission members decided they had had enough for one sitting and postponed the rest of their business until a Tuesday session to be held at 4:30 p.m. at the commission’s office.
Among business items, the LCPC recommended two zoning changes to planned unit development for Sawgrass Landings, formerly known as Liberty Gateway at Martin Plantation. The LCPC also sent on to the county commission the proposed annexation by Midway of the portion of that development that is not in Midway.
The rezonings and annexations were allowed to move forward under a “good faith” letter signed by the attorneys representing both jurisdictions.
County Administrator Joey Brown signed a long letter to Midway Mayor Don Emmons objecting to the annexations, and the county’s objections remain in force as negotiations continue.
The planning commission also chose Don Hartley, its newest member, as interim vice chairman. The LCPC’s regular vice chairman, Jack Waters, is ill and has been unable to attend recent meetings.
Other LCPC business included:
• a temporary use permit for a carnival on the property of Kevin Hodges on Highway 196,
• recommending rezoning Devendorf property just west of I-95 to planned unit development for North Newport Plantation,
• hearing from Rob Sales — and opponents — who wants to increase the number of houses from one to four per acre on property he is selling on and near Dolphin Island
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