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Suite 603, City County Building
400 West Main Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Phone (865) 215-2534
Fax (865) 215-2038
EVELYN GILL, 1ST DISTRICT
MICHELE CARRINGER, 2ND DISTRICT, VICE-CHAIR
RANDY SMITH, 3RD DISTRICT
HUGH NYSTROM, 4TH DISTRICT, CHAIRMAN
JOHN SCHOONMAKER, 5TH DISTRICT
BRAD ANDERS, 6TH DISTRICT
CHARLES BUSLER, 7TH DISTRICT
RICHIE BEELER, 8TH DISTRICT
CARSON DAILEY, 9TH DISTRICT
LARSEN JAY, AT-LARGE SEAT 10
JUSTIN BIGGS, AT-LARGE SEAT 11



THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SHALL MEET IN AGENDA WORK SESSION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020 AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE MAIN ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE CITY COUNTY BUILDING, 400 WEST MAIN STREET. ALL AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO VOTE.

 

AGENDA


 
 
             
1. RLA-10546    Call to Order/Roll Call (5:00 P.M.) Click to View
 
2. RLA-10547   Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
     Commissioner Brad Anders
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3. RLA-10548   Public Forum. Click to View
 
4. RLA-10549   Amendments to the agenda. Click to View
 
5. RLA-10550   Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting. Click to View
 
6. R-20-2-101   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, honoring Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr. for his twenty-five (25) years of service in the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
(Commissioners Jay and Nystrom)
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7. R-20-2-110   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, confirming the Knox County Mayor's reappointment of Scott Smith to the Knox County Historic Zoning Commission.
(County Mayor) 
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8. R-20-2-111   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, appointing Chris Myers, P.E. to the Knox County Board of Construction Appeals.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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9. R-20-2-201   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Contract and/or Lease for Services with The University of Tennessee for the lease of Thompson-Boling Arena for Knox County Schools 2020 commencement practices and ceremonies at a total estimated cost of $25,850.00.
(Schools)
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10. R-20-2-202   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Commitment Letter with Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) for exploration of the Ford NGL model to assist high schools with developing pathways to industry certifications at a cost of $24,990.00.
(Schools)
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11. R-20-2-203   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an agreement with Jubilee Banquet Facility for venue and catering services for Gresham Middle School's sports banquet on March 5 or 6, 2020 at an estimated cost of $2,250.00.
(Schools)
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12. R-20-2-204   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a contract with Eyemetric Identity Systems, LLC for the provision of a Visitor Management System at an estimated cost of $109,731.60 for the term of March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021, with the option to extend for four (4) additional years, one (1) year at a time, for a possible total of five (5) years.
(Schools)
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13. R-20-2-205   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Intent to Purchase Internet Access Services with ENA Services, LLC through a Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Contract for the funding year 2020-2021 at an estimated cost of $840,000.00.
(Schools)
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14. R-20-2-206   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Intragovernmental Memorandum of Understanding by and between Knox County and the Knox County Board of Education regarding a comprehensive energy management program.
(Schools)
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15. R-20-2-207   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a grant contract in the amount of $15,000.00 with the Tennessee Department of Education for the provision of Governor's Civics Seal Mini-Grant designated for Social Studies for Government on the Go boxes and professional development. (No local match required)
(Schools)
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16. R-20-2-208   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of Early Postsecondary Expansion Grants from the Tennessee Department of Education in the amount of $9,305.00 for Halls High School and $4,290.00 for L&N STEM Academy designated to projects as outlined in each school's proposal.
(Schools)
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17. R-20-2-209   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of a Middle School STEM Start-Up Grant in the amount of $9,934.00 and a Middle School CTE Start-Up Grant in the amount of $9,111.00 from the Tennessee Department of Education for Hardin Valley Middle School designated to projects as outlined in the school's proposal.
(Schools)
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18. R-20-2-210   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of grant funds and donations for the Knox County Schools as shown on the attached list and in the total amount of $24,500.00.
(Schools)
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19. R-20-2-211   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Intragovernmental Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement by and among Knox County, Tennessee, the Knox County Commission, the Mayor of Knox County, the Knox County Board of Education, and the Director of Schools regarding the relocation of the administrative offices of the Knox County Schools from the Andrew Johnson Building to the TVA East Tower.
(Schools)
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20. R-20-2-301   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving the 2020 Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) overtime reimbursement agreement for the reimbursement of up to $54,000.00 in overtime expenses incurred by the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
(Sheriff)
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21. R-20-2-302   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Overtime Reimbursement Agreement with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force under the Methamphetamine Investigation Overtime Reimbursement Program and/or the Heroin/Opioid Investigation Overtime Expense Program for the reimbursement of up to $9,600 per officer in overtime expenses incurred by the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
(Sheriff)
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22. R-20-2-303   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Memorandum of Understanding and Obligation Document with the United States Marshals Service for the reimbursement of overtime expenses incurred by the Knox County Sheriff's Office in assisting the Violent Offender Task Force with reimbursement of up to $6,250.00 in overtime expenses for the period of October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020 under the Obligation Document.
(Sheriff)
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23. R-20-2-401   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with BES Real Estate, LLC for property located at 1058 Lovell Road (CLT Parcel # 118-06001).
(Engineering and Public Works)
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24. R-20-2-402   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Saturn Properties, LLC for property located at 10005 Parkside Drive (CLT Parcel # 131-106).
(Engineering and Public Works)
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25. R-20-2-403   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Buffat Heights Baptist Church for property located at 2800 Mill Road (CLT Parcel # 060-004).
(Engineering and Public Works)
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26. R-20-2-404   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Papillon Capital, LLC for property located at 10561 Hardin Valley Road (CLT Parcel # 104-00605).
(Engineering and Public Works)
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27. R-20-2-405   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Papillon Capital, LLC for property located at 10573 Hardin Valley Road (CLT Parcel # 103EA018).
(Engineering and Public Works)
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28. R-20-2-406   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Primos Land Company, LLC for property located at 0 Creekbend Lane - Unit 3 (a portion of CLT Parcel # 090-09101).
(Engineering and Public Works)
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29. R-20-2-407   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Primos Land Company, LLC for property located at 0 Creekbend Lane - Unit 4 (a portion of CLT Parcel # 090-09101).
(Engineering and Public Works)
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30. R-20-2-408   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Proposal of the Tennessee Department of Transportation to construct a project described as “(Oak Ridge Highway) near LM 3.4 (Slope Stabilization) (February 2019 Flood) Route: SR-62” for the purpose of completing emergency slope stabilization along SR 62 near Hackworth Road, including retaining wall and soil nail construction.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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31. R-20-2-409   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving contracts with Progression Electric, LLC and Stansell Electric Company, Inc. for the provision of traffic signal maintenance and service as needed.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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32. R-20-2-410   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Proposal of the Tennessee Department of Transportation to construct a project described as “S.R. 1, Bridge over Southern R/R (Broadway Viaduct), L.M. 19.47 in Knoxville”. This resolution does not involve either County roadways or County property, however, TDOT has requested this item to be approved by the Commission for informational purposes.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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33. R-20-2-411   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Memorandum of Understanding with the West Knox Utility District (WKUD) to provide for WKUD's reimbursement to Knox County for the estimated cost of $55,000.00 for repaving 1500' of Everette Road upon the completion of utility work performed by WKUD. 
(Engineering and Public Works)
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34. R-20-2-412   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Local Agency Project Agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for the Knox County ATMS Phase II project for traffic signal upgrades to 15 intersections including Maynardville Highway, Cedar Bluff Road, E. Emory Road, Norris Freeway, and Watt Road with an estimated project cost of $1,547,000.00. (No local funding required)
(Engineering and Public Works)
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35. R-20-2-501   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a grant contract with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for Homeland Security Grant pass-through funding in the amount not to exceed $367,881.00 for equipment for Knox County first responders and training for the sixteen (16) counties comprising Tennessee Homeland Security District 2, including Knox County. (No local match required)
(Community Development)
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36. R-20-2-601   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Cooperative Agreement for the acceptance of funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $75,000.00 with a required local contribution for Knox County Air Quality Management’s ongoing Air Pollution Control Program.
(Health Department)
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37. R-20-2-602   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a professional services contract with Cherokee Health Systems for the provision of dental pharmacy services for the period beginning December 1, 2019 and ending November 30, 2022 with the option to extend the contract for six (6) additional years, three (3) years at a time, which may result in a total of nine (9) years.
(Health Department)
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38. R-20-2-801   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, requesting the unclaimed balance of accounts remitted to the state treasurer under the Unclaimed Property Act for the report year ending December 31, 2017.
(Finance)
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39. R-20-2-802   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving and authorizing the acceptance of funds from various sources in the FY 2019-2020 Knox County Budget for the furtherance of certain programs as described in the attached listing.
(Finance)
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40. R-20-2-803   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of additional funding in the amount of $4,000.00 under the 2019 Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Subaward Agreement for the Knox County Regional Forensic Center to assist with cost of the MDILog reporting system in 2019.
(Forensic)
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41. R-20-2-901   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Master Agreement with Hart InterCivic, Inc. for the purchase of certain hardware, software, software support services, warranty services, and professional services in conjunction with the acquisition of the new Verity paper-based voting solution system.
(Election Commission)
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42. R-20-2-902   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, requesting Knoxville-Knox County Planning to undertake a corridor plan for Alcoa Highway.
(Commissioner Dailey)
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43. R-20-2-903   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Real Property Purchase and Sale Agreement in the amount of $6,000,000.00 with BNA Associates, LLC for the Sale and Redevelopment of the Andrew Johnson Building subject to contingencies and further subject to the provisions of Knox County Commission Resolution R-09-4-923. (DEFERRED FROM JANUARY)
(County Mayor)
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44. R-20-2-904   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, requesting Knoxville-Knox County Planning to undertake a corridor study for Western Avenue / Oak Ridge Highway.
(Commissioner Smith)
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45. R-20-2-905  
To Be Added
Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an appropriation in the amount of $200,000.00 from the General Fund Balance to the Knoxville Chamber in support of their new strategic vision. (TO BE ADDED)
(County Mayor and Commissioner Nystrom)
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46. R-20-2-906  
To Be Added
Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, expressing support for State Legislation amending Chapter 847 of the Public Acts of 1982 to eliminate exclusions for short-term rental units in Knox County's Hotel Occupancy Tax.
(TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Beeler)
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47. O-20-1-101  
2nd
Reading
Consideration of an Ordinance of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, amending the Knox County Code, Appendix A - Zoning, Article 2, Definitions, Article 4, Supplementary Regulations, to add a new section 4.106 - Standards for the use-on-review approval of vehicle repair/service in the CN Neighborhood Commercial district, and Article 5, Zone Regulations, to identify automobile repair service shops as a use on review in the CN zoning district. (Ord. No. O-90-9-130, adopted 9-10-90, as amended). (SECOND READING) Planning Commission Action: DENY proposed amendment by a vote of 14-0. Appealed by Benjamin C. Mullins, Esq. on behalf of Robert Kadunce, applicant.
(Planning Commission)
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48. O-20-2-101   1st Reading

To Be Added
Consideration of an Ordinance of Knox County, Tennessee, amending Knox County Code, Chapter 18, Article III entitled "General Sessions Court" to add a sentence at the end of Section 18-86 to provide for special judges to draw compensation for services at the rate of $300.00 per half-day. (Priv. Acts 1939, Ch. 54, § 12; Priv. Acts 1981, Ch. 169; Ord. No. O-91-8-102, adopted 8-29-91; and Ord. No. O-95-5-101, adopted 5-22-95) (TO BE ADDED) (FIRST READING)
(General Sessions Judges)
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49.   
1st Reading
Consideration of a closure of a portion of Bryant Lane, located off of Hardin Valley Road, totaling 1230 feet in length at request of Ball Homes. (FIRST READING)
(Engineering and Public Works)
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50.   
1st Reading
Consideration of a closure of a portion of Solway Ferry Road, located off of Sparks Road, totaling 190 feet in length at request of Solway Baptist Church. (FIRST READING)
(Engineering and Public Works)
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51.    Line Item Transfers.
(Finance)
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52.    Spread of Record the Public Defender’s Office election of Carter Pack to complete the unfulfilled term of Marshall Jensen on the Knox County Employee Insurance Benefits Committee, which term expires December 31, 2023.
(Public Defender’s Office)
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53.    Spread of Record the Knox County Mayor’s Order appointing Patrick Wade to the Board of Commissioners of the West Knox Utility District.
(County Mayor)
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54.    Presentation of the State of Housing Inventory & Affordability in Knox County by Jennifer Roche, Knoxville Area of Realtors.
(Commissioner Jay)
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55.    Discussion item to receive an update on Indigent Care's quarterly report from Martha Buchanan, Director of the Knox County Health Department.
(Commissioners Carringer and Gill)
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56. RLA-10545  
To Be Added
Discussion item regarding the process of Knox County having their own Planning Office/Board. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Anders)
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57.   
To Be Added
Discussion item regarding flooding from February 2019 to February 2020 and how Knox County Schools responds to these flooding issues. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Busler)
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58. RLA-10551   Public Forum. Click to View
 
59. 12-A-19-SP  
Deferred
Request of Joseph and Rebecca Longmire for Northeast County Sector Plan Amendment from SFR (Single Family Residential) and AG/FOR/VAC (Agricultural/Forestry/Vacant) to RR (Rural Residential). Property located at 9901 E. Emory Road and 9853 E. Emory Road / Parcel ID 15  004 and 00401, Commission District 8. Planning Commission Action: ADOPT Resolution 12-A-19-SP amending the Northeast County Sector Plan to LDR (Low Density Residential) due to the change of conditions in the development of the area and to be consistent with the existing development pattern, per attached resolution, Exhibit A, and recommend that Knox County Commission also adopt the sector plan amendment by a vote of 13-0. (DEFER TO MARCH AT REQUEST OF SPONSOR) Click to View
 
60. 12-A-19-RZ  
Deferred
Request of Joseph and Rebecca Longmire for rezoning from A (Agricultural) to PR (Planned Residential). Property located at 9901 E. Emory Road and 9853 E. Emory Road / Parcel ID 15 004 and 00401, Commission District 8. Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE RA (Low Density Residential) zoning by a vote of 13-0. (DEFER TO MARCH AT REQUEST OF SPONSOR) Click to View
 
61. 1-B-20-SP   Request of Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC for Northwest County Sector Plan Amendment from TP (Technology Park) to LDR (Low Density Residential). Property located at 2417 Reagan Road / Parcel ID 104 01101, Commission District 6. Planning Commission Action: ADOPT Resolution 1-B-20-SP amending the Northwest County Sector Plan to LDR (Low Density residential), due to trends in population growth in the sector, per attached resolution, Exhibit A, and recommend that Knox County Commission also adopt the sector plan amendment by a vote of 12-0. Click to View
 
62. 1-C-20-RZ   Request of Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC for rezoning from A (Agricultural) / TO (Technology Overlay) to PR (Planned Residential) / TO (Technology Overlay) up to 5 dwelling units per acre. Property located at 2417 Reagan Road / Parcel ID 104 01101, Commission District 6. Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE PR (Planned Residential) / TO (Technology Overlay) zoning up to 5 dwelling units per acre, which is consistent with the requested LDR (Low Density Residential) Sector Plan Designation and the surrounding zoning by a vote of 12-0. Click to View
 
63. 1-D-20-RZ   Request of Benjamin C. Mullins O.B.O. Primos Land Company for rezoning from A (Agriculture) to I (Industrial) zoning for property located at 0 E. Raccoon Valley Drive / Parcel ID 026090 and for rezoning from CA (General Business) to I (Industrial) zoning for property located at  0 E. Raccoon Valley Drive / Parcel ID 026093 and 026092 (part of), 1918 E. Raccoon Valley Drive / Parcel ID 026091 (part of) and 1922 E. Raccoon Valley Drive / Parcel ID 02609101, Commission District 7. Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE I (Industrial) zoning which is consistent with the MU-SD (NCO-5) sector plan designation by a vote of 13-0 Consent. Click to View
 

    

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