By Jack Gurner
WATER VALLEY – Businessman W. R. Newman appeared before the planning commission Monday night, June 16, regarding his plans to open a mobile home dealership on the Hwy. 7 bypass south of the intersection with Hwy. 315.
Newman presented the commissioners with maps that showed the location of his business along with a drawing of the immediate area of the business and a floor plan of the office.
“What’s the proper step?” asked Ken French. “There’s nothing for us really to recommend other than to say it meets the guidelines.”
Commissioners agreed that Newman’s business, First Place Homes at 800 Hwy 7 South, meets the requirements of the zoning and developments ordinance. They recommended that he present his plans to city officials for approval.
Next on the agenda was Rodney Phillips who was instructed by city officials to meet with the planning commission about placing a mobile home on Burks Dr.
Phillips had initially been given the go-ahead by the city, but was told later an error had been made. By this time he had signed a contract to purchase the home.
Commissioners examined the zoning map and determined that the error was in the location of the colors on the map. They agreed that the property is located in an area surrounded by other properties designated as R-4 (which allows mobile homes). It is also bordered on one side by the city brush dump.
“We feel that it was missed during the original assessment,” commented Commission Chairman Billy Humphreys.
Commissioners are recommending to the city board that the proper color be applied to the Burks Dr. area on the map to show the correct designation of R-4. The planning commission meets the third Monday of each month in the boardroom of city hall. To be placed on the commission’s agenda, contact City Clerk Vivian Snider.