Fortune-telling, zoning fix, utility easements on BOC agenda Tuesday night

Clayton County Commissioners Felicia Franklin-Warner (second from left) and Chairman Jeffrey Turner (second from right) objected strongly to zoning changes and conditional use permits placed on property owners in the Mountain View district Dec. 21. (Staff Photo: Robin Kemp)

JONESBORO—The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has a number of construction projects and contracts on tonight's consent agenda for the board's first meeting of the new fiscal year.

The meeting starts at 6:30 at 112 Smith St., Jonesboro.

One item would restore agricultural (AG) zoning to certain unnamed parcels in District 3. The parcels were rezoned RS-110 in December 2018 as part of acrimonious wrangling over a number of zoning matters.

The BOC will vote on several permanent and temporary construction easements for Clayton County Water Authority to do repairs on Roxbury Drive, Upper Riverdale Road, Garden Walk Boulevard and Crystal River Drive.

Also up for a vote are contracts for fiber optic cabling, splicing and alarm and sprinkler services and juvenile court services from Georgia CASA.

The county Transportation and Development Department is asking the BOC to authorize a letter to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, assuring the health and safety of Clayton County Landfill Site #2.

The BOC also will vote on whether to grant Georgia Power an easement "for use of a proposed O'Hara-Riverdale 115kV" transmission line on Valley Hill Road. The project would impact a quarter-acre of land in the county's Greenspace Program Land Trust.

On the regular agenda are several as-yet unfilled board appointments, including:

Animal Control: This term ends March 12, 2021 and fills the vacancy left when Dr. Don McMillan resigned.

Board of Appeal: This term ends December 31, 2021 and fills the vacancy left when Hershel Trawick resigned.

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities: This seat has been empty since April 2 when Brenda Roberts' term expired. Because she had already served twice, she is ineligible for reappointment.

Veterans Advisory Board: This term ends June 6, 2022 and fills the vacancy left when Leonard Morgan resigned.

Development Authority: This seat is the second of two new ones the Board of Commissioners added to the Development Authority of Clayton County board. This is a four-year appointment.

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