Dresden to vote on annexation
By Sara Reid, Staff Writer
The Dresden City Board of Mayor and Aldermen has been given the green light to officially introduce three areas of land to be annexed into the Dresden city limits.
Last Thursday, the planning commission met to discuss the possibility of moving plans for annexation forward on the heels of Danny Bunton’s presentation of annual revenues and expenditures on an area to be annexed.
Area one encompasses Gaylord Road and a portion of Darnell Lane and Parkway Street, area two encompasses Hwy. 54 East and the corridor of the urban growth boundary and area three encompasses portions of land parcels on Hwy. 22 including businesses located partially in the city limits and partially out of the city limits. Areas one and two are being recommended for R-1 zoning and area three is being recommended for B-3 zoning.
Broken down into figures, area one encompasses 49 lots totaling 289 acres. Approximately 50.6 acres of the land is residential and 240.93 acres of the land is agricultural or vacant. Total revenues including state-shared revenues, assessed property values, estimated property tax value, automobile sticker revenue and additional water and sewer fees equal $14,985. Total expenditures including fire hydrants, sewer, lift stations and manholes amount to $452,000.
City Attorney Jeff Washburn additionally suggested that the creation of a recreation overlay zone be considered for a designated hunting area. The commission will look at regulations before making a decision.
In other new business, Mayor Danny Forrester reported that Ed Hargraves is looking at the expansion of Evergreen Street and that work “could be done in the foreseeable future.”
In old business, the commission voted to recommend to the board the rezoning of the trailer park property located just north of Kountry Korner to B-3. The property has been residential for about 30 years.
“Kountry Korner has been interested in the lot for additional parking once it’s been made commercial,” commission member Tommy Moore reported.
Calpaco is preparing to rework the inside of the building and wanted board permission to move forward with restructuring. The commission will further study whether or not the business needs both a building permit and a site plan or just a site plan to begin work.