NC - Person: COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Issues discussed this meeting include:

COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PERSON COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING AGENDA

304 South Morgan Street, Room 215 Roxboro, NC 27573-5245

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336-597-1720 Fax 336-599-1609

March 9, 2020 (Meeting to be held in the County Office Building Auditorium)

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9:00am

CALL TO ORDER .. Chairman Jeffers

INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

DISCUSSION/ADJUSTMENT/APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOGNITION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT DAY .. Welcome Introductions

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ITEM 1 Candidate nomination for Republican Commissioner Vacancy . Chairman Jeffers

ITEM 2 Swearing-In Ceremony The Honorable John Hoyte Stultz III

PUBLIC HEARING: ITEM 3 Consideration to Enact a Moratorium Ordinance for all New Solar Energy Systems Ron Aycock

Tagged Interests: moratorium, ordinance, hearing, solar power, and energy

ITEM 4 Consideration to Grant or Deny Request Enact a Moratorium Ordinance for all New Solar Energy Systems . Chairman Jeffers

Tagged Interests: moratorium, grant, ordinance, solar power, and energy

PUBLIC HEARING: ITEM 5 Petition TA-01-20 Request to Amend the Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards to require screening of

Junkyards and Automobile Graveyards from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses . Lori Oakley
Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, transportation, and hearing

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ITEM 6 Consideration to Grant or Deny Request to Amend the Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards to require screening of Junkyards

and Automobile Graveyards from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses ... Chairman Jeffers
Tagged Interests: grant, ordinance, streets, and transportation

PUBLIC HEARING: ITEM 7 Petition TA-02-20 Request to Amend Article VII Section 74 Procedure for Special Use Permits and Appendix C Table of Permitted

Uses of the Planning Ordinance to revise the Camper/Recreational Vehicle Park internal street paving standards . Lori Oakley
Tagged Interests: planning, ordinance, streets, procedure, parks, hearing, and recreation

ITEM 8 Consideration to Grant or Deny Request to Amend Article VII Section 74 Procedure for Special Use Permits and Appendix C Table of Permitted

Uses of the Planning Ordinance to revise the Camper/ Recreational Vehicle Park internal street paving standards .. Chairman Jeffers
Tagged Interests: planning, grant, ordinance, streets, procedure, parks, and recreation

INFORMAL COMMENTS The Person County Board of Commissioners established a 10-minute segment which is open for informal comments and/or questions from

citizens of this county on issues, other than those issues for which a public hearing has been scheduled. The time will be divided equally among those wishing to comment. It is requested that any person who wishes to address the Board, register with the Clerk to the Board prior to the meeting.
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ITEM 9 DISCUSSION/ADJUSTMENT/APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

A. Approval of Minutes of January 21, 2020, B. Approval of Minutes of February 3, 2020, C. Approval of Minutes of February 18, 2020, and D. Budget

Amendment 15
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NEW BUSINESS: ITEM 10 FY2020 ROAP Reallocations . Laura Jensen

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CHAIRMAN S REPORT MANAGER S REPORT COMMISSIONER REPORTS/COMMENTS

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Note: All Items on the Agenda are for Discussion and Action as deemed appropriate by the Board.

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AGENDA ABSTRACT

Meeting Date: March 9, 2020

Agenda Title: Board of Commissioners Vacancy Fulfillment Process

Summary of Information: NC General Statute 153A-27(a) states that if a vacancy occurs on the Board of County Commissioners, the remaining members of

the board shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy within 60 days of the vacancy occurring (February 3rd). GS153A-27(c) states that to be eligible for appointment to fill a vacancy, a person must be a member of the same political party as the member being replaced. The board of commissioners shall consult the county executive committee of the appropriate political party before filling a vacancy, but neither the board nor the clerk of superior court (in case of a tie) are bound by the committee s recommendation.
Tagged Interests: legal, appointments, and court

After discussing this appointment process at the Board s February 18th meeting, Chairman Jeffers sent a request for a nomination of a qualified

person to the Person County Republican Party Executive Committee. A nomination was received on February 20th for Mr. Derrick Sims as the candidate for the Board to consider appointing.
Tagged Interests: appointments

Once the Board votes a candidate into the vacant commissioner seat, the candidate will serve to the first meeting in December. NCGS163-115(d)

requires that the replacement to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term, be elected in the general election. A nomination shall be made by the county executive committee of each political party and the names of the nominees shall be printed on the general election ballots.
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Recommended Action: Appoint a candidate to fulfill the vacant seat to December 7, 2020 and request the Board of Elections to contact the executive

committees of each political party for a name to appear on the November ballot to fulfill the unexpired term to December 2022.
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Submitted By: Heidi York, County Manager

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 153A 340 and 153A 323, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Person County

Board of Commissioners on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Person County Office Building at 304 South Morgan Street, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573. The subject of the public hearing will be consideration of the enactment of an ordinance to place a moratorium on the placement of any and all new solar energy systems for a period of six (6) months from the date of the moratorium enactment. The purpose of the moratorium is to allow the county to research all applicable considerations necessary for the proper enactment of a regulatory scheme for solar energy systems.
Tagged Interests: moratorium, Homebuilder, regulation, ordinance, streets, hearing, solar power, and energy

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AGENDA ABSTRACT

Meeting Date: March 9, 2020

Agenda Title: Public Hearing to consider Adoption of a Moratorium Ordinance for all New Solar Energy Systems

Tagged Interests: moratorium, ordinance, hearing, solar power, and energy

Summary of Information: At the Board s February 18th meeting, the Planning Director explained the current regulations for solar farms in Person

County, which are based on the zoning district in which they are located and their proximity to residential development. There are also additional requirements for solar farms include buffering requirements, a decommissioning plan and a performance bond to cover the cost of decommissioning.
Tagged Interests: planning, regulation, agriculture, development, bond, zoning, performance, and Development

The Board of Commissioners discussed two options for updating the regulations on solar farms: create a stand-along ordinance using the template that

was provided at the previous meeting or revise and enhance the current Zoning Ordinance to reflect the desire of the Board to further regulate solar farms.
Tagged Interests: regulation, ordinance, agriculture, and zoning

The Board may enact a moratorium on any new applications for solar farms while the ordinance is being updated, after a properly noticed public

hearing is conducted.
Tagged Interests: moratorium, ordinance, agriculture, and hearing

Recommended Action: Conduct the Public Hearing, adopted the Solar Energy Systems Development Approval Moratorium Ordinance if deemed appropriate and

provide direction to staff on revising the regulations of solar parks.
Tagged Interests: moratorium, regulation, ordinance, development, parks, Development, hearing, solar power, and energy

Submitted By: Ron Aycock, County Attorney

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Solar Energy Systems Development Approval Moratorium Ordinance

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Pursuant to North Carolina General Statues 153A-340 and 153A-323, the Person County Board of County Commissioners hereby adopts the following

ordinance to wit:
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Section 1- This ordinance shall be known and cited as Solar Energy System Development Approval Moratorium Ordinance.

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Section 2- This ordinance shall be applicable to all solar energy systems development applications, projects or endeavors which are not exempted by

state law. Solar energy systems as accessory uses, including rooftop systems as well as ground-mounted incidental systems for both residential and non- residential uses would be exempt.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, development, Development, solar power, and energy

Section 3-The Person County Board of County Commissioners finds that:

(a) An updated and clear regulatory system for Solar Energy Systems is necessary to insure that business promotion and residential activities are

properly coordinated; and
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(b) Compliance with all Federal laws including the Federal Aviation Administration regulations is necessary; and

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(c) Compliance with all State laws including all environmental regulations is necessary; and

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(d) The current County regulatory scheme may not adequately address the issues in subsections a, b and c above; and

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(e) A moratorium as herein provided for will enable the County to research all applicable considerations necessary for the proper enactment of a

regulatory scheme for solar energy systems, which is fair and equitable to all interests; and
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(f) The Board of County Commissioners hereby finds that a piecemeal revision of its regulatory approach to solar energy systems development would

result in inconsistent and sometimes unlawful development decisions and that a comprehensive examination is in the public interest.
Tagged Interests: regulation, development, Development, solar power, and energy

Section 4- This ordinance shall be effective upon its adoption and shall terminate on September 8, 2020 unless sooner terminated by the Person County

Board of County Commissioners. The Person County Board of County Commissioners finds that a period of six (6) months is reasonable in order to comply with statutory requirements.
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Section 5- The County Manager shall insure that under the leadership of the Planning Department all county departments and agencies shall cooperate

and participate as necessary in all aspects of this examination and development of a proper, modern and updated development and regulatory system for solar energy systems. In particular, the Planning Department shall so schedule its activities, examinations and recommendations such that the Planning Board shall have sufficient time to consider any proposed new regulatory system and report its recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners before the termination of this moratorium.
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Adopted, this the 9th day of March 2020.

__________________________________ B. Ray Jeffers, Chairman Person County Board of Commissioners

Attest: __________________________________ Brenda B. Reaves, Clerk to the Board

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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The Person County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Person County

Office Building at 304 South Morgan Street, Roxboro, North Carolina to hear the following:
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1. Petition TA-01-20 - A request by the Person County Planning staff, on behalf of the Person County Board of Commissioners, to amend the Ordinance

Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards in Person County to require screening of junkyards and automobile graveyards from the public road and from adjacent properties that contain public uses.
Tagged Interests: planning, ordinance, streets, and transportation

2. Petition TA-02-20 - A request by the Person County Planning staff, on behalf of the Person County Planning Board, to amend Article VII Section 74

Procedure for Special Use Permits and Appendix C Table of Permitted Uses of the Person County Planning Ordinance to revise the current Camper/Recreational Vehicle Park internal street paving standards.
Tagged Interests: planning, ordinance, streets, procedure, parks, and recreation

The public is invited to attend the meeting. Substantial changes may occur to the request based on comments from the public hearing. The Board of

Commissioners reserves the right to recess the public hearing to another place and time. For further information on the case(s) listed above, please contact the Person County Planning and Zoning Department at 336-597-1750.
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Person County Board of Commissioners

March 9th, 2020

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Text Amendment TA-01-20

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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Explanation of Request

Petition TA-01-20 is a request by the Person County Planning staff on behalf of the Person County

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Board of Commissioners to amend the Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards in

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Person County to require screening of junkyards and automobile graveyards from public roads and

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from adjacent properties that contain public uses.

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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Requested Ordinance Changes

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Staff Changes:

Removed Text

Added Text

SECTION FIVE. SCREENING

All junkyards or automobile graveyards operated and/or maintained in Person County shall be fenced at all points where said fencing shall be

necessary to screen the view of the junkyard or automobile graveyard persons from public roads and public uses (schools, playgrounds, recreational properties, etc.) on adjacent properties, or housing units and where such screening is not already substantially provided by natural vegetation, or other natural barriers
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All wrecked, scrapped, ruined, dismantled or inoperable motor vehicles and junk shall be stored inside said fence behind the required screening.

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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Requested Ordinance Changes

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Staff Changes:

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Added Text

SECTION SIX. APPLICABILITY

This Ordinance applies to all residential zoned properties and uses and applies to junk as defined in this Ordinance from an adjacent property

containing a public use, and/or road. This Ordinance applies to all commercial and industrial uses on properties that abut residential and public uses and applies to junk and abandoned vehicles as defined in this Ordinance that are visible from an adjacent property, and/or a public road or public use (school, playground, recreational properties, etc.).
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SECTION SEVEN. EXCEPTIONS

Ordinance shall not apply to residential properties that are not visible from residential or public uses (schools, playgrounds, recreational uses,

etc.) on adjacent properties or from public roads.
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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Planning Staff Analysis

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Current text - requires junkyards and automobile graveyards to be screened from public roads, adjacent properties containing dwellings and adjacent

properties containing public uses, such as schools and playgrounds. Existing vegetation can be utilized to count towards the screening requirements.
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Proposed text - requires junkyards and automobile graveyards to be screened from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses,

such as schools, playgrounds and recreational uses. Recreational uses was added to the text to further elaborate on examples of public uses. Under the new text, screening will not be required along the perimeter of a parcel that is adjacent to a dwelling if that area of parcel is not visible from the road. Existing vegetation will continue to be allowed to be utilized to meet screening requirements where applicable.
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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Planning Staff Recommendation

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Planning Staff recommends approval of TA-01-20. The proposed text will amend screening

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requirements of junkyards and automobile graveyards so that they are not visible from public

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roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses.

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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Reasonableness and Consistency Statement

The Board of Commissioners are required to make a motion on the Reasonableness and

Consistency statement.

Reasonableness and Consistency Statement: The request is consistent with the Person

County Land Use Plan and future planning goals of the county, is reasonable, and in the

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public interest as it meets several objectives listed in the Person County Land Use Plan.

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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Planning Board Recommendation from February 13th, 2020 Meeting

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At the February 13, 2020 meeting of the Planning Board, the Board made two separate motions on the proposed text amendment, TA 01 20.

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The Planning Board voted unanimously (7 0) to add the word also to the second sentence in Section Six Applicability. Section Six will read: This

Ordinance also applies to all commercial and industrial uses...
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The Planning Board also voted unanimously (7 0) to recommend denial of the proposed text amendment. The board felt that the proposed language was not

consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and future planning goals and objectives of Person County. The board stated that the proposed amendment is not reasonable and it is not in the public interest.
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Text Amendment TA-01-20 Reasonableness and Consistency Statement

Reasonableness and Consistency Statement:

The request is consistent with the Person County Land Use Plan and future planning

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goals of the county, is reasonable, and in the public interest as it meets several

objectives listed in the Person County Land Use Plan. OR

The request is not consistent with the Person County Land Use Plan and future

planning goals of the county. It is not reasonable and not in the public interest as it

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does not meet the objectives listed in the Person County Land Use Plan.

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Text Amendment TA-02-20

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Explanation of Request

A request by the Person County Planning Department staff on behalf of the Person County Planning

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Board to amend Article VII Section 74 Procedure for Special Use Permits and Appendix C Table of

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Permitted Uses of the Person County Planning Ordinance in order to revise the current

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Camper/Recreational Vehicle Park internal street paving standards.

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Requested Ordinance Changes (from Staff)

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Staff Changes:

Removed Text

Added Text

Section 74 Procedure for Special Use Permits

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74-1B In addition to requirements listed in Section 74-1 A, a Special Use Permit site plan for a camper/Recreational Vehicle Park must

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show compliance with the following in addition to meeting the requirements of Section 81 (Site Plan Requirements): 1. A minimum lot size of two acres

is required.
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2. Density to be 2500 square feet for each tent or trailer space.

3. A minimum undisturbed fifty foot buffer from all property lines.

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4. The park shall have internal paved streets that directly abut each space unless the street serves less than six (6) lots. All internal paved

streets rights-
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of-way shall have a minimum width of forty-five (45) feet and eighteen (18) feet of pavement width. Rights-of-way for one-way streets may have a

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minimum width of twenty-four (24) feet and nine (9) feet of pavement width.

a. Internal streets serving less than six (6) lots may be gravel and must be constructed to Person County Paving Standards for Private Roads.

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5. Each campsite shall contain a stabilized parking pad of either pavement or gravel and one off-street parking space.

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6. A sanitary source of drinking water shall be not more than 200 feet, toilet facilities not more than 400 feet and wash houses not more than 1500

feet
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from any tent or trailer space. This provision shall not apply where community water and sewer connections are provided to trailers having self-

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contained kitchens and bathroom facilities. (Added 8/2/2010)

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Requested Ordinance Changes (from Staff)

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Staff Changes:

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Added Text

Appendix C Table of Permitted Uses

PRINCIPAL USES ZONING DISTRICTS R B-1 B-2 GI RC

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CAMPER/RECREATIONAL PARK (Amended 8/2/2010) See Section 74-1B S S S S

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Modifications from Planning Board

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Board Changes:

Removed Text

Added Text

Section 74 Procedure for Special Use Permits

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74-1B In addition to requirements listed in Section 74-1 A, a Special Use Permit site plan for a camper/Recreational Vehicle Park must

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show compliance with the following in addition to meeting the requirements of Section 81 (Site Plan Requirements): 1. A minimum lot size of two acres

is required.
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2. Density to be 2500 square feet for each tent or trailer space.

3. A minimum undisturbed fifty foot buffer from all property lines.

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4. The park shall have internal paved streets that directly abut each space unless the street serves less than six (6) lots. All internal paved

streets rights-
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of-way shall have a minimum width of forty-five (45) feet and eighteen (18) feet of pavement width. Rights-of-way for one-way streets may have a

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minimum width of twenty-four (24) feet and nine (9) feet of pavement width.

a. Internal streets serving less than six (6) lots may be gravel and must be constructed to Person County Paving Standards for Private Roads shall

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be paved or gravel with a ten (10) foot wide travel way and (4) inches of compacted surface material.

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5. Each campsite shall contain a stabilized parking pad of either pavement or gravel and one off-street parking space.

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6. A sanitary source of drinking water shall be not more than 200 feet, toilet facilities not more than 400 feet and wash houses not more than 1500

feet
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from any tent or trailer space. This provision shall not apply where community water and sewer connections are provided to trailers having self-

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contained kitchens and bathroom facilities. (Added 8/2/2010)

Staff Changes:

Removed Text

Added Text

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Modifications from Planning Board

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Appendix C Table of Permitted Uses

PRINCIPAL USES ZONING DISTRICTS R B-1 B-2 GI RC

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CAMPER/RECREATIONAL PARK (Amended 8/2/2010) See Section 74-1B S S S S

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Board Changes:

Removed Text

Added Text

Staff Changes:

Removed Text

Added Text

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Planning Staff Analysis

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In the fall of 2019, the Person County Planning Board directed Planning Department staff to research paving

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standards for camper/recreational vehicle parks in surrounding jurisdictions.

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Following discussion of the compiled research, the Planning Board members wanted to implement similar

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camper/recreational vehicle park paving standards to those in place in Franklin County, North Carolina.

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The amendment to Article VII Section 74 clarifies when street paving is required for internal streets in

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Camper/Recreational Vehicle Parks and to what standard gravel roads must be constructed to.

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The amendment to Appendix C Table of Permitted Uses provides a reference for individuals to efficiently locate

Camper/Recreational Vehicle Park Requirements.

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Planning Board Recommendation from February 13th, 2020 Meeting

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The Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve the requested text amendment TA-02-20 with the board s

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modifications to staff s text in Section 74-1B Subsection 4(a) with the Reasonableness and

Consistency Statement.

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Planning Staff Recommendation

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Planning Staff recommends approval of TA-02-20 with the Planning Boards modifications. The

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proposed text amendment will provide clarity for applicants and provides regulations for campers that

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are similar to private road standards for subdivisions.

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Text Amendment TA-02-20 Reasonableness and Consistency Statement

The Board of Commissioners is required to make a motion on the Reasonableness and

Consistency statement.

Reasonableness and Consistency Statement: The request is consistent with the Person

County Land Use Plan and future planning goals of the county, is reasonable, and in the

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public interest as it meets several objectives listed in the Person County Land Use Plan.

Specifically, Objective 3.2 to ensure that streets within new developments are properly

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designed, built and maintained.

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Person County Board of Commissioners

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AGENDA ABSTRACT

Meeting Date: March 9, 2020

Agenda Title: Petition TA-01-20 - A request by the Person County Planning staff on behalf of the Person County Board of Commissioners to amend the

Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards in Person County to require screening of junkyards and automobile graveyards from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses.
Tagged Interests: planning, ordinance, streets, and transportation

The proposed text amendment requires legislative review by the Board at a public hearing.

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The NC General Statutes requires that when reviewing a text amendment, the board also include with their motion a statement as to whether the

proposed text amendment is reasonable and consistent.

Summary of Information:

The proposed text amendment requested to Sections Five, Six and Seven of the Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards in Person

County will require screening for junkyards and automobile graveyards from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses, such as schools, playgrounds and recreational uses. Recreational uses was added to the text to further elaborate on examples of public uses. Under the new text, screening will not be required along the perimeter of a parcel that is adjacent to a dwelling if that area of parcel is not visible from a public road or public use. Existing vegetation will continue to be allowed to be utilized to meet screening requirements where applicable.
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The proposed text will be beneficial to properties that are larger in size, in particular properties that have a junkyard or automobile graveyard on

a smaller portion of the property as the proposed text will not require the entire length of the side yard or rear yard to be screened.
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Planning Staff Recommendation: Planning Staff recommends approval of TA-01-20. The proposed text will amend screening requirements of junkyards and

automobile graveyards so that they are not visible from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses.
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Statement of Reasonableness and Consistency: The text amendment request is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and future planning goals and

objectives of Person County. It is reasonable and in the public interest as it will provide clear regulations in the Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards in Person County
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Planning Board Recommendation: At the February 13, 2020 meeting of the Planning Board, the Board made two separate motions on the proposed text

amendment, TA-01-20.
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The Planning Board voted unanimously (7-0) to add the word also to the second sentence in Section Six Applicability. Section Six will read: This

Ordinance also applies to all commercial and industrial uses...
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The Planning Board also voted unanimously (7-0) to recommend denial of the proposed text amendment. The board felt that the proposed language was not

consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and future planning goals and objectives of Person County. The board stated that the proposed amendment is not reasonable and it is not in the public interest.
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Recommended Action: Vote to approve or deny the requested text amendment with or without the Planning Board s modifications/recommendations. The

Board must also include a Statement of Reasonableness and Consistency with the motion.
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Submitted By: Lori Oakley, Planning Director

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Red text: Staff s Proposed Changes