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Meeting notes

Decatur Planning Commission

The Decatur Planning Commission conducted the following business Tuesday:

  • Approved request to subdivide 9.5 acres into two tracts, 8.6 and 0.9 acres, belonging to Johnny Johnson, near Old Moulton Road Southwest and Shady Grove Lane Southwest.
  • Approved request to subdivide 1.96 acres into three tracts, 0.65 acres each, belonging to State Docks Eight, near Alabama 20 and Finley Island Road.
  • Approved request to subdivide 150 acres into two tracts, 90 and 60 acres, belonging to Sonja Johnson Little and W.O. Johnson, near Brown Road and Liberty Road.
  • Approved request to consolidate, 11.8 acres with 1.68 acres, belonging to John Barnes, near Mud Tavern Road and South Chapel Hill Road Southwest.
  • Approved request to subdivide 13.48 acres into two tracts, 11.5 and 1.98 acres, belonging to John Barnes, near Mud Tavern Road and South Chapel Hill Road Southwest.
  • Approved request to subdivide 86 acres into three tracts, 48, 21 and 17 acres, belonging to the estate of James Sims, near Neel School Road and Kirby Bridge Road.
  • Approved request to subdivide 64.4 acres into three tracts, 48, 3.4 and 13 acres, belonging to the estate of James Sims, near Boys Ranch Road and Kirby Bridge Road.
  • Approved request to recognize as a legal tract 9.58 acres, belonging to the estate of James Sims, near Neel School Road and Kirby Bridge Road.
  • Approved request to recognize as a legal tract 3.84 acres, belonging to the estate of James Sims, near Neel School Road and Kirby Bridge Road.
  • Extended for one year a $1,000 bond for completing sidewalks at the Vestavia Hills Subdivision, belonging to Jim Hurst, near Vestavia Drive Southwest and Danville Road Southwest.
  • Vacated a 10-by-249 foot utility easement near Market Street Northeast and Well Street Northeast, belonging to Britt Sexton.
  • Vacated a utility easement on lot nine of the Vestavia Hills Subdivision, belonging to James and Elizabeth Bell.
  • Approved a plat application for Monty Smith to subdivide 6.32 acres into five tracts of 0.23, 0.16, 0.2, 0.23 and 5.51 acres, located near Trinity Lane and Beltline Road.
  • Approved a request to rezone 0.48 acres, belonging to Britt Sexton, located near the Waterfront at Rhodes Ferry, from central business to mixed-use development

    Evan Belanger

    Priceville Town Council

    PRICEVILLE — Priceville Town Council on Tuesday:

  • Approved renewal of contract between Priceville Public Library and Decatur Public Library.
  • Approved $4,078.50 for car show expenses, including the band, T-shirts, dash plates and children’s play area. Park and Recreation Board earlier approved $2,200 of the total from sponsor donations.
  • Approved $498.25 to Ed Smith Office Supplies for repair of copier.
  • Approved another copier as unsalvageable surplus.
  • Approved $200 for training, $223.96 lodging and other travel expenses for Patrolman Jason Wilbanks to attend the Shooting Reconstruction Course on Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at The University of North Alabama in Florence.
  • Approved travel expenses for Mayor Melvin Duran and Councilman Wayne Dunkin to attend the Alabama League of Municipalities Transportation, Public Safety and Communication committee meeting in Montgomery on Sept. 17.
  • Approved registration of $100 each and travel expenses for the mayor and any council member choosing to attend the Alabama League of Municipalities Certified Municipal Official training Sept. 24 in Birmingham or Sept. 27 in Huntsville.

    RONNIE THOMAS

    Athens Planning Commission

    ATHENS — On Tuesday, the Athens Planning Commission took the following action:

  • Gave preliminary and final approval for Thirty One South Commercial Park to give four acres to the state to build a new Limestone County Health Department. The remaining 30 acres will be used to attract small industries because the acreage is near the Interstate 65 interchange under development at Tanner.
  • Gave preliminary approval to The Lakes at Watercress, a 44-lot development on Lucas Ferry Road that will have three lakes, nature trails, a tennis court and a driving range.
  • Heard a request from commission member Clint Brown that the committee working on a new zoning ordinance address multiple families living in low-density residential zone homes. Chairman Rod Huffman said the city’s consultant is working on a definition for “single family.”
  • Gave certificates to subdivide and consolidate to Parks Legacy Homes at Watercress on Windermere Drive; and Canebrake Properties on Crooked Stick Place.
  • Gave preliminary and final approval to the re-subdivision of Lot 5 at Athens-Limestone Medical Village.

    HOLLY HOLLMAN

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