By Faye Gaston
The Union Springs Planning Commission met in a regular meeting on April 6, 2020 via phone conference call, facilitated by City Attorney Elizabeth Smithart.
Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. prayed the invocation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was voted to postpone public hearings about the continued conditional use of mobile homes at 204 Holcombe Avenue E, 111 Montgomery Avenue, and 135 Seale Avenue.
Comments were made relating to rezoning and conditional uses for mobile homes by Chairman Brian Agnew, Co-Chairman Joyce Perrin, and Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. Attorney Smithart advised the following: Pay attention to the locations requested for conditional use, undeveloped locations are extremely costly, and ensure that utilities are available at the locations.
She said it is never too late to enforce the City of Union Springs ordinances. It was voted that Planning Commission Board Members receive their CAPZO (Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official Certification).
Joyce Perrin stated this certification can be received in one day. Payment plans will be set up by the City Council. Presetta "Necee" Walker, Secretary, will contact all nine board members for dates convenient for them and set up classes.
Minutes were approved for Planning Commission Public Hearing on March 2, 2020, for Planning Commission Regular Meeting on March 2, 2020, and Special Called Planning Commission meeting on March 9, 2020.
Present at the April 6, 2020 meeting were members: Chairman Brian Agnew, Co-Chairman Joyce Perrin, Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr., Secretary Presetta Walker, Peggy Goodwin, and Gary Hyche with visitor City Attorney Elizabeth Smithart. Absent were Charlotte Phillips, Larry Stewart, and Carla Elston.