A car rental business will be locating at the Shoppes at Banks Crossing retail center following action by the Banks County Board of commissioners at the July 9 meeting.
The BOC approved a request for a conditional use permit for Enterprise Car Rental to locate in the shopping center. The property is zoned C-2 (general commercial). The business office will locate in a store front and the vehicles will be located at the rear of the building.
In another zoning request, the BOC approved a request from Myron Ingram for a reduced setback at an existing chicken house at 605 Fort Lamar Road.
In other business at the July 9 meeting, the BOC:
•agreed to a request to abandon Mountain View Lane, Baldwin.
•heard a report from Allison Segrest, community specialist with the Georgia Forestry Commission, on the “forest action plan,” a five-year plan that includes information on current forest conditions, threats and opportunities.
•approved a back up service agreement with Data Survival Inc.
•approved a $39,500 prison detail contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections.
•approved a 2013 budget amendment to show that the revenues and expenditures both total $11.87 million.
•discussed the next fiscal year budget and agreed to move forward with holding public hearings and approving the proposed $11.9 million budget.
•accepted Chandler Crossing into the county road maintenance system.
•took no action on a request for a new medical box for ambulance service. Commissioner Charles Turk questioned why no additional information on the request was provided. “I don’t see any specs on boxes or drawings or detailed information,” Turk said. “This tells me absolutely nothing. There should be all kinds of specifications. This tells me nothing. We don’t know what kind of box we are getting.”