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Phone museum zoning change recommended
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The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Tuesday recommended zoning changes which will pave the way for the International Telephone Pioneers Association’s office, museum and community center at the former Glenn and Trudie Bryant residence on Highway 84.
The 39 acres was zoned for residential use, and, if the Hinesville City Council agrees, will become office-industrial.
The museum will host craft shows, fairs and community activities.
At the beginning of the meeting, the commissioners conference room was crowded with interested citizens, but as agenda items were disposed of, many by being tabled, attendance was reduced to almost no one.
A number of citizens turned out to comment on the conditional use petition by Gilly Development Corporation to place a 300-foot tall cell phone tower near Camp Viking Road in east Liberty County.
No one spoke in opposition to the tower, but LCPC members were critical of the quality of the drawing presented with the petition. The proposed site is part of a 1,000-acre tract and the sketch did not show the 110x110 square foot area planned for the tower enclosure precisely enough for some members of the planning commission.
The LCPC denied the conditional use permit for the tower.
Many members of the audience commented.
A petition from the Yellow Bluff Development concerning a dispute over a fence was tabled because the fence height was found to be the subject of an enforcement action by county inspectors.
Also tabled was a rezoning petition from the owners of Dolphin Island who want to create a planned unit development for 22 condominiums. The Dolphin Island agent requested the delay.

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