On Monday, Candler County Commission held an abbreviated Zoom meeting in lieu of their regularly scheduled February 1 meeting due to quorum issues.
The agenda was reduced to two items, including the approval of a City plan to annex 1.622 acres of land off of S. Lewis St. next to Oak Tree Road. The property and building, now owned by Ganesh SV Metter MPMP, LLC, was previously owned by StarMart Properties and has served as the location of restaurants, most recently Papa Buck’s BBQ before it moved to its current location.
Commissioners voted 3-1 on Monday to respond to the City’s notification of annexation that the county has no legal opposition to the annexation.
However, commissioners expressed some concern that the City is only annexing a parcel and continues to leave one parcel as an “island” of unincorporated area within the City.
The County’s vote on Monday was 3-1, with Commissioners Brad Jones, Blake Hendrix and Chairman Glyn Thrift in favor of the motion and Commissioner David Robinson against.
The City will hold a public hearing on the property owner’s request for annexation on Monday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
As part of a clerical adjustment, Commissioners also approved in a 4-0 vote a license for off-premises consumption of beef for Ray’s Package. The off-premise consumption was left off of a previous application in error.
All other business of the meeting was deferred to the Commission’s Feb. 15 meeting.
Monday’s County meeting followed a short meeting on Jan. 19.
During that meeting, Commissioners agreed to reach out to possible candidates to serve on a proposed County Zoning Panel and approved a video conferencing system for the Courthouse for $26,000.
Commissioners also formalized the Courthouse renovation project with BAK Builders for $200,000.