Pickens County Planning & Development February 2018 Report
3/7/2018 ~ by Richard Osborne, AICP Planning & Development Director
Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for February activity:
Building Permits (total)
29 in February 2018 (12% decrease)
33 in February 2017
Building Permits for Site Built Homes
7 in February 2018 (17% increase)
6 in February 2017
122 in February 2018 (10% increase)
111 in February 2017
Total Department Revenue
$14,730.29 in February 2018 (3% decrease)
$15,189.95 in February 2017
Subdivisions: building permits were issued for new homes in the following developments:
Big Canoe (2)
Settlers Ridge off Reavis Rd (1)
Amicalola EMC headquarters project: Construction and inspections are ongoing for building additions to the administrations and operations buildings as well as general site renovations.
Big Canoe Fire Station: Construction and inspections are ongoing for the new headquarters fire station.
Comprehensive Plan: State and County planning staff are working on a draft of the plan based on input related to the 5 to 10 year future of the county and cities. The draft plan will be available for public review and comment in the spring. Questions? Richard Osborne 706-253-8852.
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic: Construction and inspections are ongoing for the new approximately 7,000 sqft two-story building being built adjacent to the existing structure on Samaritan Way.
Hemlocks Landscaping: Construction and inspections are ongoing for the new approximately 3,200 sqft building on Refuge Rd for this business.
Jasper Paint & Body: Construction and inspections are ongoing for the new 6,800 sqft building addition to this business on Philadelphia Rd near Hwy 53.
Mitigate, Inc: Construction and inspections are ongoing for the new 6,600 sqft building in the Sharp Mountain Business Park off Highway 108 for this business.
Land development: A tertiary (stand-alone single lot) land disturbance permit was issued in the Hampton Farms subdivision off Parker Rd. A tertiary permit was issued in The Village at Oak Creek subdivision off Highway 53 West. The preliminary plat for phase 2 of The Ranches at Town Creek subdivision in northwest Pickens was approved.
Based on an analysis of 2017 county alcohol license holders, the highest alcohol sales were reported by license holders in East Pickens: Foothills IGA, Big Canoe, and Home Restaurant.
Permits & Inspections Notes
Planning & Development is glad to welcome back Willie Fortner as the Certified Building Official for commercial and industrial projects. Richard Bruce continues to do a great job as the Certified Building Official for agricultural and residential projects. If you need to schedule an inspection or have a question for an inspector, call 706-253-8850.
A building permit is needed before work begins for projects in the county involving new buildings 200 square feet in size or larger (or small structures needing services such as electrical); building additions; moving a structure; significant electrical, mechanical, or plumbing work; and other significant projects. Minor repairs to make a structure safer and/or more code compliant (roof repair, window replacement, etc.) may not require a building permit. Septic service confirmation is needed from State Environmental Health 706-253-0900 before issuance of a county building permit. Not sure whether a project needs a building permit? Call us at 706-253-8850 and well be glad to talk to you about your project. Thank you.
Timber Harvesting Permit Notice
Before starting any work involving timber harvesting in unincorporated Pickens County, obtain a county timber harvesting permit from the Planning & Development office at 1266 E. Church St, Jasper. There is no fee for the permit but the application must include submittal of a $5,000 surety bond or letter of credit from a financial institution. If you have any questions, call 706-253-8850.
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