Thursday, July 21, 2005
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Gwinnett Daily Post
GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council on Monday approved an annexation and rezoning for a 1.38-acre property on the corner of Village Road and Ga. Highway 20.
Once annexed from unincorporated Gwinnett County into Grayson, the property was changed from residential to commercial zoning to allow Mayday Pest Control to move in to the existing home.
"This zoning will match everything else along Ga. Highway 20," council member Allison Wilkerson said.
The approval was recommended by both the Grayson Planning Commission and by city planning firm Precision Planning Inc.; however, the council opted not to use the proposed conditions for rezoning that were submitted.
"The purpose of the (Grayson Zoning Ordinance of 2005) was to avoid having to attach all these conditions every time," Councilman Jimmy Adams said. "All of these conditions are already in the ordinance."
The council did attach two of its own conditions to the rezoning, one restricting the commercial use to only pest control and another making the rezoning subsequent to gaining a business license.
Other than installing a monument sign and a privacy fence around the border of the property, Mayday plans no immediate changes to the building.
"We are not planning on doing anything to the building now. It is probably too large for us at the moment," Brad Olsen of Mayday Pest Control said. "As we grow we will look at making some additions, but the main reason we want that location is to have the Ga. Highway 20 road traffic."
The current property owner Brenda Churchwell will close later this week on an easement agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for about 40 feet of the property along Ga. Highway 20 for the planned road widening. Although the project is not planned for several more years, Mayor Jim Hinkle wanted to make sure Olsen was aware of how much property would be taken.
"I just want to make sure you understand what this widening project on (Ga. Highway) 20 is going to do to this property," Hinkle said.