Pickens County Planning & Development May 2018 Report

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Pickens County Planning & Development May 2018 Report



6/7/2018 ~ by Richard Osborne, AICP Planning & Development Director

Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for May activity:

Building Permits (total)
43 in May 2018 (0% increase)
43 in May 2017

Building Permits for Site Built Homes
14 in May 2018 (133% increase)
6 in May 2017

Inspections
179 in May 2018 (38% increase)
130 in May 2017

Total Department Revenue
$38,171.96 in May 2018 (44% increase)
$26,430.20 in May 2017

Subdivisions: building permits were issued for new homes in the following:
Bethany Moorings off Bethany Rd (1)
Jordans Crossing off Pettit Rd (1)
Little Creek Farms off Jerusalem Church Rd (1)
Monument Falls off Monument Rd (1)
Outback off Price Creek Rd (1)
Salacoa Highlands off Henderson Mountain Rd (1)
Village at Oak Creek off Hwy 53 West (1)

Special Projects
Amicalola EMC headquarters project: Construction and inspections are ongoing for building additions to the administrations and operations buildings as well as general site renovations.
Comprehensive Plan: The process of creating and adopting the plan for the 5 to 10 year future of the county and cities is scheduled for completion by the end of June. Once the plan has been adopted by all jurisdictions, hard copies and an electronic version of the document will be publicly available. Questions? Richard Osborne 706-253-8852.
Mitigate, Inc: Construction and inspections are ongoing for the new 6,600 sqft building in the Sharp Mountain Business Park off Hwy 108 for this business.
Shiloh Holdings (Magnum Contracting): Construction and inspections are ongoing for the new 17,000 sqft building at 2 Mountain Park Dr in the Sharp Mountain Business Park off Hwy 108 for this business.

Land Disturbance Permits and Tertiary Permits info
Rodney Buckingham, Land Development Officer, is the best county staff person for questions related to land disturbance. Mr. Buckingham may be reached at 706-253-8858 or rbuckingham@pickenscountyga.gov
If a project involves land disturbance of one (1) acre or more, a land disturbance permit is likely needed. If a project involves land disturbance of less than one (1) acre disturbed and does not include other permitting such as a building permit, contact Mr. Buckingham before beginning land disturbance to confirm the project scope.
In certain subdivisions, a stand-alone, per-lot land disturbance permit called a tertiary permit may be needed. Before beginning land disturbance in a subdivision, contact Mr. Buckingham to determine whether or not a tertiary permit may be needed.
For a land disturbance permit and/or tertiary permit, submit three (3) sets of civil plans to Mr. Buckingham in the Planning & Development office along with an erosion & sedimentation control plan review checklist. County staff delivers the plans to the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, who reviews the erosion & sedimentation control portion of the plans and must approve them. Mr. Buckingham notifies project representatives when plans are approved.

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