JULY 2018
Town Council
Butner Town Council met on July 12, 2018. The Landscape Beautification Committee recognized Ivy Nguyen and Kyle Le of 1634 Rogers Pointe Lane as July’s Yard of the Month (YOM). Two public hearings were on the agenda: one for a text amendment to the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) and one for a rezoning on W B Clark Road. Both public hearings were opened and continued to the following meeting on August 2nd. Council also considered and approved the Preliminary Plat for Fleming Farm – Phase I. Phase I includes 141 lots on approximately 55 acres, located behind Wynngate Subdivision, Gate Two Road and Hwy 15. It features three collections of lots ranging in size from a minimum 5,000 sq. ft. to a minimum 9,000 sq. ft. Based on a Traffic Analysis Report, the Preliminary Plat also included road improvements that were not part of the Concept Plan but were required as a condition of the rezoning approval in January 2018.   

Council reviewed and approved various policies and procedures within the Finance Department related to purchasing and electronic payments. Council also adopted a Fringe Benefit Policy as required by the IRS and a Revised Uniform Guidance Procurement Policy as required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is in the process of reducing the speed limit on Hwy 15 from 55 MPH to 45 MPH. For the portion of Hwy 15 that falls within the Town’s jurisdiction, NCDOT requested the Town approve a Certificate of Municipal Declaration for approximately 0.22 miles. Council approved this request as written.

Council Comments
Mayor Turner: attended meetings about County branding and a meeting at Camp Oak Hill. He also attended the Fireworks Show. He also briefly discussed the Zipcode Boundary Realignment and stated he should have more to share at the next month’s meeting.
Councilmember Birdsong: SGWASA adopted a calculated assessment fee and will hold a special meeting this month.
Councilmember Branch: gave positive feedback on this year’s Fireworks Show at Lake Holt. BCA will begin planning the Christmas events at their next meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting is July 19 but the committee will meet instead on August 16.

Planning Board
The Butner Planning Board met on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The Board considered one amendment to the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) and two amendments to the Zoning Map (rezonings). The proposed text amendment requested reducing the minimum Front Building Zone (setback) in the Central Avenue Mixed-Use District (CX) from 15 feet to 10 feet. The amendment was approved as presented. The Board also considered two rezonings: the first was a request to rezone a 18.22 acres on Joe Peed Road from Suburban Residential (RS) to Multi-Family Residential Conditional District (CD-RMF) to allow a townhome development commonly known as Applewood Towns East. The proposed 60 townhomes is considered Phase II of a previously zoned portion of the property, also zoned CD-RMF and commonly known as Applewood Townes West. The Board approved the rezoning as requested with a condition requiring a Traffic Impact Analysis be done prior to Preliminary Plat approval.

The second rezoning application was to rezone 0.52 acres on Central Avenue from Central Business (CB) to Central Avenue Mixed-Use (CX) to allow a variety of uses including a mix of commercial, office and residential. The properties are located at the corner of Central Avenue and West C Street and commonly referred to as former locations of the old Exxon Station and Car Lot. The Board approved the rezoning request as presented.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
The Butner Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee did not meet this month.

Board of Adjustment
The Butner Board of Adjustment did not meet this month.

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