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County extends zoning moratorium, hears annual audit

Pike commissioners extended the zoning moratorium 60 days from Aug. 9 and heard the county’s audit during their July 25 meeting. At their May 10 meeting, commissioners established a 90-day moratorium in order to allow the planning and zoning director to update county zoning codes and ordinances.

“I’m not in favor of contracting out this job, we have someone in-house who is 100% capable of doing it, we just need to slow down rezoning and subdivision requests so he can focus on getting it done,” said county manager Brandon Rogers at the May meeting. “It’s a lot of work and all of the codes are interlocked together. It’s not an easy and quick fix for sure.”

The moratorium delays zoning and land use decisions such as major subdivisions, rezonings, zoning applications, variances and special exceptions but does not stop administrative acts such as plat review or minor subdivisions.

Commissioners were also presented with the annual audit for Fiscal Year 2021-22 by Driver, Adams and Sharpe.

The county also:

  • Approved use of the courthouse grounds for the Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library’s showing of the movie Murder in Coweta County for the movie’s 40th anniversary. Parts of the movie were filmed in the Pike County courthouse.
  • Approved use of courthouse grounds for the Princess and Hero Meet and Greet on Saturday, Sept. 23.
    • Approved the contract with the Three Rivers Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging for Fiscal Year 2024, pending county attorney review.
  • Appointed commissioner James Jenkins as the county voting delegate for the 2023 Legislative Leadership Conference by a 4-1 vote with Jenkins abstaining from voting.

    • Approved nine resolutions with Georgia Fund 1 and authorized Briar Johnson to execute the resolutions.
  • Heard from Anthony Vinson regarding the recent Grievance Committee findings and lack of action since.

    • Went into closed session to discuss pending or potential litigation and took no further official action except to adjourn the regular meeting.

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