Public hearing set for Foshee Road RV park
The fate of a proposed RV park on Foshee Road is now in the hands of Brewton residents after the council set a public hearing on Aug. 25 to rezone the property.
“On July 7, the Brewton Planning Commission met to consider a request by Kelly Properties to approve a zoned partial of property on Foshee Road,” Steve Yuhasz, the city’s community development director. Yuhasz said the property is currently zoned currently as RA, or rural agriculture.
“Their petition to the Planning Authority was to rezone it to R5, which would be a mobile home park,” he said. “During the course of the discussion of the planning committee, there was a compromise reached between parties present that to rather rezone it to R5 which would make it a mobile home park and a RV park, that it would be rezoned B3 (general business). This would allow for an RV park, but not for a mobile home park. That did seem to appease some who were in opposition of it, but not all.
“So the request is we will set up a public hearing date of Mon., Aug. 25,” he said. “At that time, those in favor of or in opposition of this would come before (the council) to say their piece either in favor of or in opposition of. It would then be up to the council to decide what to do with this.”
Mayor Yank Lovelace informed the council he would abstain from the final vote because of a conflict of interest concerning the property owner. Both serve a board together, Lovelace said.
In other business, the council approved:
• a two-year $5,000 lease on spec building in the city’s industrial park to Georgia Pacific. The company will use the site as storage during its renovation;
• to purchase lots 33 and 34 in Alexander Heights to install sewer in the area;
• to re-appoint Sandy Hardee to the city planning commission; and,
• to grant approval to the Southern Normal Alumni Association to host a parade on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m.