The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission may finally be ready to vote on some proposed code changes.
The commission is supposed to vote on changes to Section 4 of county codes and regulations during its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Franklin County Government Center.
The county is currently going through and revising zoning codes and regulations. Back in November the commission got an updated Article 4 of the county’s zoning codes and regulations and were supposed to vote on the proposed changes in January.
Citing some confusion with the changes, the commission requested a workshop to make sure everyone was on the same page. The plan was to clear up any issues and allow the vote to take place in February so the staff can move on to another section of code that needs revision.
David Allen also is on the agenda under old business. The owner of The Shop, Allen is applying for a conditional use permit to operate an auto and truck repair business at 190 Spencer Court near Pacific.
Allen is no stranger to the commission. He has twice received a CUP to operate The Shop, only to have the permit revoked each time for violations. Allen told the commission in January he is in full compliance this time around.
Also back from the January meeting is Denny Wapelhorst. He is seeking a CUP to operate a business that applies ceramic coatings to guns and auto parts in his detached garage. The commission will vote on his request Tuesday.
In new business, Riegel Farms Dairy, LLC, located at Austin Drive in the St. John’s Township, is requesting a CUP to create a subdivision with more than seven lots. The Dairy also will be presenting preliminary plats to the commission.
Jeffrey A. Busan is requesting a CUP to host periodic special events at 284 Strothman Hills Lane, off of Calvey Creek Road. Busan would like to use the farm as a place for corporate events, weddings or other similar events.
The commission also will hear from Roger Landvater, who is requesting a CUP for his business.
More code amendments are all on the agenda.
Something that won’t be discussed at February’s meeting is Denny Farm’s CUP.
A possible revocation of the farm’s permit that allows “mudfest” events has been on the agenda for the last several months.
At each meeting, the commission has tabled discussion while a lawsuit filed by the farm’s owners, Michael and Debra Buchanan, against Franklin County, planning board members and Planning Director Scottie Eagan is worked out.
During the January meeting, the commission agreed to table discussion until March in hopes things would be resolved by then.