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REGULAR MEETING

LEE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD REGULAR MEETING

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Monday, February 17, 2020, 6:00 PM

Lee Co. Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive Gordon Wicker Conference Room

CALL TO ORDER 6:00 PM - NO PUBLIC HEARING REQUIRED. PLEASE GO STRAIGHT TO THE GORDON WICKER CONFERENCE ROOM AND START THE MEETING.

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Introduction by Chairman: The Lee County Planning Board is an advisory council on matters relating to land

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development and long-range planning and provides recommendations to the Lee County Commissioners. All

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information relevant to each case should have been presented during the public hearing. The Planning Board

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may ask for clarification of information received during the public hearing, but may not receive new

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information. Recommendations made this evening will be presented to the Commissioners for consideration on

March 2, 2020 and action may or may not be taken at that time per the discretion of the Commissioners.

A. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES January 21, 2020 C. DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST D. OLD BUSINESS (None) E. NEW BUSINESS

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1. MAJOR SUBDIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT (No public hearing required) Application by Harrington Properties of NC to develop a 40 lot residential

single-family
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home subdivision on a vacant 43 + acre tract of land with frontage on Cox Maddox Road

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(between 812/814 and 828 Cox Maddox Road) and frontage on Wilmer Road (opposite 299

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Wilmer Road). The subject property was rezoned from Residential Agricultural (RA) to

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Residential Restricted (RR) in January of 2020 and is identified as Tax Parcel 9661-83-4636-00

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as depicted on Lee County Tax Map 9661.04.

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F. OTHER BUSINESS (None, unless added by the board.) G. ADJOURNMENT

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**** REFERENCE THE FULL SIZE PRELIMINARY PLAT AND SOIL REPORT

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INCLUDED WITH THE AGENDA PACKET ****

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE

LEE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

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SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA

The Lee County Planning Board met in regular session at the Gordon Wicker Conference Room,

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on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.

ROLL CALL

Members Present: Herman Morris, Vice-Chair

Walter Ferguson

Frank Gilliam

Dave Turner

Charles Baker

Oscar Roberto

Members Absent: Kay Coles, Chair

Staff Present: Clerk to the Board Angela Baker; and Amy McNeill, Zoning Administrator.

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MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

Having noted the presence of a quorum, Vice-Chair Morris called the meeting to order.

APPROVAL/DISAPPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Board member Gilliam seconded by Board member Ferguson and carried

unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Moved by Board member Roberto seconded by Board member Gilliam and carried unanimously.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

There were none.

NEW BUSINESS

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1.REZONING APPLICATION

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Application by SACR Development, LLC to rezone two vacant tracts of land totaling 26.21 +/-

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acres with frontage on St. Andrews Church Road (between 2013 and 2207 St. Andrews Church

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Road) from Residential Agricultural (RA) to Residential Single Family (R-20). The subject

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property is identified as Tax Parcels 9650-59-9227-00 and 9650-58-5534-00 as depicted on Lee

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County Tax Map 9650.02

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Planning Board Minutes

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SACR Rezoning

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1/21/2020

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DISCUSSION

Concerns of the Board included sedimentation and erosion control; the wetlands located at the

back of the property and preventing water from flowing onto neighboring property.

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Amy McNeill stated that those concerns were controlled by the State/NCDEQ or the U.S Army

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Corp. of Engineers.

DECISION

Board member Turner made a motion to recommend that the County Commissioners approve the

rezoning based on it being consistent with the long-range plan; and that the

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sedimentation/erosion control issues and traffic/driveway permits are approved at the State level.

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Seconded by Board member Roberto. The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to come before the Board, upon, seconded by Board member Ferguson,

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the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 P.M.

Adopted this day of , 2020.

BY:

Herman Morris, Vice-Chair

ATTEST:

Angela M. Baker, Clerk

LEE COUNTY

PLANNING BOARD STAFF REPORT

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February 17, 2020

Cox Maddox Road Subdivision Preliminary Plat

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Introduction: Harrington Properties of NC is requesting preliminary plat approval for a 40-lot residential

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subdivision located off of Cox Maddox Road and Wilmer Road. All lots are proposed to be served by public

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water, individual private septic systems, and public streets.

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Location: Off of Cox Maddox Road (SR 15277) and Wilmer Road (SR 1528), both a

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NCDOT maintained public streets

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Property Owner: Donna Leigh Thomas (per GIS)

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Project Developer: Harrington Properties of NC

Project Engineer: J Thomas Engineering, Inc.

Township: Jonesboro

Tax Parcel: 9661-83-4636-00

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Tax Maps: 9661.04

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Zoning: Residential Restricted (RR)

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Total Lots: 40 lots, plus three areas that are designated as Open Space

Acreage: 42.73

Minimum Lot Size: 30,000sf

Smallest Residential Lot: 30,000sf or 0.68 of an acre and there are two

Largest Residential Lot: 53,184sf or 1.22 acres

Linear Feet of Street: 2,880 + linear feet total

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Street: Public Streets with a 60ft right-of-way width, NCDOT

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Water Sewer: Public Water and Private Septic Systems

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Fire District: Cape Fear Fire Dept., per GIS

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Area Site Description: The site is located in southwestern Lee County, south of US 421 Hwy, east of the US

421 Hwy Bypass and west of Cox Mill Road, off of Cox Maddox Road. Carolina Trace Subdivision, a gated

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residential community that surrounds Lake Trace and has a country club and two golf courses, is located on

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adjoining land southwest of the site. The other area surrounding the site is either developed with single-family

homes, is farmland, or wooded.

Zoning District Information

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Current Zoning

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The minimum lot width is 100ft, with a minimum lot size of 30,000sf, and a max building height of 40ft.

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The minimum building setbacks for a principal structure or house is as follows:

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Front: 30 feet, as measured from the right-of-way line of the proposed public street

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Rear: 30 feet, measured from the rear property line

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Side(s): 15 feet, measured from the side property lines

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Adjoining Zoning

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North: Residential Restricted (RR), opposite Cox Maddox Road

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South: Residential Agricultural (RA) and Residential Restricted (RR)

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East: Residential Restricted Conditional Use (RR-CU) and Residential Agricultural (RA)

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West: Residential Agricultural (RA) and Residential Single-family (R-20)

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Cox Maddox Rd Subdivision Prel. Plat

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Area Plans and Overlay Districts

Long Range Plan: The Plan SanLee land use plan identifies the future land use place type for this tract of land

as Countryside , which has the following characteristics: o agricultural and undeveloped lands outside the Urban Service Area o preservation of the

country s agricultural heritage encouraged o conservation and maintenance of rural lifestyle supported o limited residential density
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Land use designations include schools, churches, single-family detached dwellings, farmland, forests, and

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conservation land. Forms of transportation include automobiles that share the roads with agricultural activity

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(with vehicular connectivity encouraged in new development) and pedestrians walking bicycling on off-street

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trails. The zoning districts are Residential Agricultural (RA) and Residential Restricted (RR). The maximum

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development density is one dwelling unit per two acres with deep building setbacks and a 35ft height limit.

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Utility infrastructure is well water and on-site wastewater disposal. The features character is two-lane rural

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highways, dispersed development pattern, and agricultural fields forests.

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Local Overlay District Notes: Per GIS, the subject property is not located within a historic district, a Watershed

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Conservation Overlay District or a Flood Hazard Area/Floodplain.

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Local Overlay District Notes: Per GIS, the subject property is not located within an area with a historic district,

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an established Flood Hazard Area/Floodplain or a Watershed Conservation Overlay District. There is a pond

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with associated wetlands on site, which would need to be taken into consideration when/if the site is developed.

Specifically, the pond is within the 6 acre Open Space area and encroaches into the rear of lots 35 and 36.

Utilities: The subject property appears to have access to public water via a 6-inch public water main that runs

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parallel to Cox Maddox Road. All public water extensions must be reviewed and approved by the City of

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Sanford Engineering/Public Works Department.

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The subject property has been evaluated by a licensed soil scientist in order to determine the suitability of soils

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for individual private septic systems and the project designer has utilized this general information when creating

the lot configurations. The preliminary plat illustrates the unsuitable soils for septic systems for your reference and both Planning staff and the

Lee County Environmental Health Department have a copy of the
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study created by the soil scientist. Future residential development on each lot would be served by individual

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private septic systems that would need to be approved by the Lee County Environmental Health Department at

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the time that the developer or individual lot owner proposes to construct a house.

Transportation: The site has 102ft + of road frontage on Cox Maddox Road (SR1527), a NCDOT maintained

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paved public highway (asphalt) with a 60ft right-of-way. It also has 1,358ft + of road frontage on Wilmer Road

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(SR1528), a NCDOT maintained soil public highway (dirt road) with a 60ft right-of-way. At this time, NCDOT

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does not have plans to further improve or pave this roadway. The closest traffic count in the area is a 2016

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traffic count of 1,000 vehicles per day on Mt. Pisgah Church Road, just north of the Cox Maddox intersection,

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which is 2,600ft + northwest of the site.

Staff Analysis: No architectural plans are required to be reviewed/approved as part of this subdivision review

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since the zoning is a standard RR district and not a conditional zoning district. Also, no sidewalks or curb

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gutter are required since the lots are 20,000sf or greater.

The topography slopes downward from middle of the site. Sanford/Lee County does not have a local grading

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permit and relies on the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to regulate land

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disturbing activities. A sedimentation and erosion control plan for this project must be approved by NCDEQ

Cox Maddox Rd Subdivision Prel. Plat

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and a copy of the approval must be on file with the Planning Department prior to recordation of the final

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subdivision plat.

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Please be aware that the subdivision design as illustrated on the preliminary plat does not appear to comply with

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the UDO standard in that the maximum allowed cul-de-sac street length for a street serving lots with an average

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of 20,000 square feet or greater is 1,000 linear feet. The proposed street is 1,245 linear feet; therefore, it exceeds

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the UDO requirement by 245 feet. The UDO has specific language which states that a subdivision which is

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designed to include only one street which is terminating in a cul-de-sac may be allowed to exceed the maximum

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length provided certain physical conditions exists which prohibit the logical or practical extension of additional

streets. The Planning Board shall make this determination as part of their review of an application for

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preliminary subdivision plat approval. The project engineer has provided a letter that is included within your

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agenda packet providing the rationale for this exception.

Other Conditions/ Requirements/Notes:

1.) The TRC this plat on January 30, 2020 and was agreeable with the preliminary plat moving forward for review approval by the Planning Board and

the Lee County County Commissioners. All TRC technical
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revisions must be addressed prior to the final plat being recorded.

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2.) A copy of the NCDEQ approval will be required prior to recordation of the final plat for each phase. 3.) A copy of the NCDOT approval will be

required prior to recordation of the final plat for each phase. 4.) The preliminary plat shall be valid for two years is approved by the Lee County Commissioners.
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COUNTRYSIDE 9 Agricultural and undeveloped lands outside the Urban Service Areas 9 Preservation of county s agricultural heritage encouraged 9

Conservation and maintenance of rural lifestyle supported 9 Limited residential density
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Local Example - Avents Ferry Road Corridor in northeast Lee County

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XT Development Density Utility Infrastructure Preferred Character 9 Maximum 1 dwelling unit / 2 acres 9 Deep Building Setbacks 9 35 Foot Height Limit

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9 Well Water 9 On-Site Wastewater Disposal

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9 Two-Lane Rural Highways 9 Dispersed Development Pattern 9 Agricultural Fields + Forests

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Current Districts Proposed Districts 9 RA (Primary) 9 RR (Secondary)

9 Agricultural District (Primary) 9 Countryside Residential District

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(Secondary)

Residential Working Lands Civic

Single Family Detached Dwellings

Farmland, Forests, Conservation Land

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Schools, Churches

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Low Priority Mode High Priority Mode

Vehicular connectivity

Share roads with agricultural activity

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Off-street trails

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Soil Suitability for Domestic Sewage Treatment and

Disposal Systems

Prepared For: Mr. Brandon Harrington, Harrington Properties of

NC

Prepared By: Jeff Vaughan, Ph.D., L.S.S.

Senior Agronomist/Soil Scientist

Julie Peele Environmental Technician

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Report Date: September 25, 2019

Cox Maddox Road, Sanford, NC Lee County

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Soil Suitability for Domestic Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems Cox Maddox Road, Sanford, NC (Lee County)

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PREPARED FOR: Mr. Brandon Harrington, Harrington Properties of NC

PREPARED BY: Jeff Vaughan Julie Peele

DATE: September 25, 2019

Soil suitability for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems was evaluated on September 25, 2019, for property located on Cox Maddox Road near

Sanford, NC. Sloan Griffin, Chris McGee, Heath Clapp, Jeff Vaughan of Agri-Waste Technology, Inc. (AWT) conducted the soil evaluation. The detailed soil evaluation of the land area will follow. A property reference map is in Attachment 1. A review of the soil and landscape characteristics that dictate soil suitability for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems can be found in Attachment 2.
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The total property area is approximately 43 acres. The property is partially wooded and partially in open fields. There are several drainage features

with moderate slopes on the property (Attachment 3). There is a pond and an old tobacco barn on the property.
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Soil Suitability for Domestic Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems The aerial map in Attachment 3 details the approximate property boundaries, soil

boring locations, soil types, and soil areas for septic systems. Soil borings were flagged in the field with blue ribbon (provisionally suitable). Approximately 63 soil borings were advanced within the provisionally suitable soils area on the property (Attachment 3). A portion of the property contained drainage features, complex topography, and/or unsuitable soils and, thus, are unsuitable for septic systems. However, this evaluation was merely a preliminary review to determine what potential this land might have for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Therefore, specific types of septic systems, exact locations of future drainfields and repair areas, plus buffers from property lines (current and potential future lot lines), building foundations, wells, etc. are not fully considered. These things will need to be more fully considered as the plans develop for the potential future of this site. It is possible that additional soil evaluations will be required once lot layouts are considered and developed for this property so that septic system types and the location of a septic drainfield can be more fully and appropriately considered.
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One area (see map in Attachment 3) exhibited soil characteristics and soil depths (24 or greater) that is provisionally suitable for conventional or

shallow conventional trench septic systems. This area is approximately 34 acres.

Typical profile descriptions of the provisionally suitable soil for this property are in Attachment 4. Three distinct soil profiles were observed in

the soil borings on the property: a deep red sandy clay loam to sandy clay subsoil, a shallower red sandy clay loam to sandy clay subsoil, or a subsoil with a deep E horizon.
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The provisionally suitable soil borings had the following characteristics. No restrictive horizons were found in any provisionally soil borings

within 36 of the soil surface. Soil texture was provisionally suitable and was estimated to be loamy sand near the soil surface (A and E horizons) and sandy clay loam to sandy clay in the subsoil (B horizons). Soil structure was provisionally suitable and was estimated to be granular near the soil surface (A horizons) and subangular blocky in the subsoil (B horizons). Clay mineralogy was provisionally suitable with very friable to friable moist soil consistence and non- sticky to slightly sticky and non-plastic to slightly plastic wet soil consistence.

The major soil types on this property are Fuquay loamy sand (map symbol FuB), Dothan loamy sand (map symbol DoB), and Tatum silt loam (map symbol

TaD). The Lee County Soil Survey indicates that moderate to severe limitations exist for septic systems installed in these soils types (Attachment 5).
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The land area required for a conventional or shallow conventional septic system is calculated based on the size of the proposed home and the

Long-Term Acceptance Rate (LTAR) of the soil. The LTAR range for the provisionally suitable soils on this property is 0.1 0.4 GPD/ft2 based on the most restrictive soil texture in the subsoil. Table 1 below presents estimated conventional or shallow conventional septic system land area requirements for several home sizes and LTAR s on this property. The LTAR suggested by AWT for a majority of the provisionally suitable soil is 0.3 GPD/ft2, but the final LTAR for specific septic system types and septic drainfield locations will be set by the Lee County Health Department. The detailed computations are in Attachment 6.
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Table 1. Estimated Conventional Septic System Land Requirements (including repair area) for Several Home Sizes and Long-Term Acceptance Rates (LTAR)

on this Property. House Size Long-Term
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Acceptance Rate (LTAR)

Area Required for Conventional Septic

System

Minimum Area Required for Innovative Conventional

Septic System -----GPD/ft2----- -----ft2----- -----ft2-----

3 bedrooms 0.1 0.4 6,750 32,400 8,100 24,300 3 bedrooms 0.3 10,800 8,100 4 bedrooms 0.1 0.4 9,000 43,200 6,750 32,400 4 bedrooms 0.3 14,400 10,800 5

bedrooms 0.1 0.4 11,250 54,000 8,438 40,500 5 bedrooms 0.3 18,000 13,500

Conclusions Based on the results of this evaluation, the installation of conventional or shallow conventional septic systems seems very probable on

this property in the area designated on the map in Attachment 3.
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We appreciate the opportunity to assist you in this matter. Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or comments.

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ATTACHMENT 1: Property Reference Map

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ATTACHMENT 2: Review of Rules Pertaining to Domestic Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

Five categories of soil and landscape characteristics are evaluated to determine soil suitability for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems

and include: topography and landscape position, soil morphological characteristics, soil wetness conditions, soil depth, and restrictive horizons. The soil and landscape characteristics found in a particular location dictate the type(s) of domestic sewage treatment and disposal system that can be used on a parcel of land. The detailed rules can be found in Section .1900 Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, but a general review of the five categories and other relevant rules can be found in the sections below.
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.1940 TOPOGRAPHY AND LANDSCAPE POSITION Uniform slopes less than 15 percent are considered suitable, uniform slopes between 15 and 30 percent are

considered provisionally suitable, and slopes greater than 30 percent are considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Complex slope patterns and slopes dissected by gullies and ravines are considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Depressions and wetlands are also considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems.
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.1941 SOIL MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS Sandy and coarse loamy textured soils (sand, loamy sand, sandy loam, and loam) are considered suitable for

domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Fine loamy and clayey textured soils (silt, silt loam, sandy clay loam, clay loam, silty clay loam, sandy clay, silty clay, and clay) are considered provisionally suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems.

Crumb, granular, and single-grained soil structures are considered suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Blocky soil

structures are considered provisionally suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Platy, prismatic, and massive soil structures are considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems.

Slightly expansive clay mineralogy is considered suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Slightly expansive clay minerals

exhibit loose, very friable, friable, or firm moist soil consistence. Expansive clay mineralogy is considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Expansive clay minerals exhibit very firm or extremely firm moist soil consistence. Organic soils are considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems.

.1942 SOIL WETNESS CONDITIONS Soil wetness conditions are caused by seasonal high water table, perched water table, tidal water, seasonally saturated

soils, or lateral water movement. Soil wetness conditions are indicated by soil colors, either in mottles or mass, with a chroma of 2 or less according to the Munsell color charts. Soil wetness conditions detected 48 inches in depth or deeper are considered suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Soil wetness conditions detected between 36 to 48 inches in depth are considered provisionally suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Soil wetness conditions detected 36 inches in depth or shallower are considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems.
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.1943 SOIL DEPTH Soil depths to rock, parent material, or saprolite greater than 48 inches are considered suitable for domestic sewage treatment and

disposal systems. Soil depths to rock, parent material, or saprolite between 36 and 48 inches are considered provisionally suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Soil depths to rock, parent material, or saprolite less than 36 inches are considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Saprolite has a massive, rock-controlled structure, and retains the mineral arrangement of its parent rock in at least 50 percent of its volume. Saprolite only forms from metamorphic and igneous rock parent materials and is typically referred to as rotten rock .
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.1944 RESTRICTIVE HORIZONS Restrictive horizons are capable of perching ground water or sewage effluent and are strongly compacted or cemented.

Restrictive horizons resist soil excavation or augering. Soils with restrictive horizons three inches or more in thickness at depths greater than 48 inches are considered suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Soils with restrictive horizons three inches or more in thickness at depths between 36 and 48 inches are considered provisionally suitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems. Soils with restrictive horizons three inches or more in thickness at depths less than 36 inches are considered unsuitable for domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems.
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.1950 LOCATION OF SANITARY SEWAGE SYSTEMS WAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES NOTICE No area for domestic sewage treatment and disposal

system installation (or repair in Wake County) may be disturbed by clearing, excavation, filling, vehicle or equipment traffic, or storage of building materials.
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.1947 DETERMINATION OF OVERALL SITE SUITABILITY .1948 SITE CLASSIFICATION All of the criteria for the five categories above are to be determined and

classified as suitable, provisionally suitable, or suitable according to the respective rules described above. If all criteria are classified the same, that overall site classification will prevail. If there is a variation in the classification of several criteria, the most limiting classification will be used to determine the overall site classification.

A suitable classification generally indicates soil and landscape conditions favorable for the operation of a domestic sewage treatment and disposal

system or slight limitations that can be readily overcome by proper design and installation. A provisionally suitable classification indicates soil and/or landscape conditions have moderate limitations for the operation of a domestic sewage treatment and disposal system, but modifications and careful planning, design, and installation can result in satisfactory system function. An unsuitable classification indicates severe soil and/or landscape limitations for the operation of a domestic sewage treatment and disposal system.
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SUMMARY Suitable/provisionally suitable landscapes and soils to a depth of 36 inches can, in general, be used for conventional gravity driven septic

systems. Suitable/provisionally suitable landscapes
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and soils to a depth of 24 36 inches can, in general, be used for alternative septic systems such as shallow conventional and low pressure pipe

systems, among others. All alternative systems for provisionally suitable landscapes and soils must be proposed to and approved by the Lee County Health Department. Any landscapes or soils classified as unsuitable may be reclassified as provisionally suitable by the Lee County Health Department after a site investigation by department personnel.
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ATTACHMENT 3: Property Map Detailing Soil Suitability for Septic Systems and Soil Types

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