Italy P&Z approves Trees zoning request

The Italy Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a request from Josh Trees to permanently zone 617 Mosley Street from Single Family Residential District 2 (SF 2) to Light Industrial (LI) at a meeting called Monday evening before the regularly scheduled city council meeting.

Trees said he rented the metal building, located behind the old nursing home building on Hwy. 77, to a company that is recycling plastic. The property is on approximately 0.89 acres.

There were no residents present at the public hearing to protest the request. Teri Murdock, city secretary/administrator, said they sent letter to surrounding neighbors but received no feedback.

Joan Grabowski, chair, complained about the condition of the Trees property across the highway. Tom Little, member, suggested he put up a fence behind the metal building.

Jimmy Hyles, member, said they were not there to discuss the other property or requiring Trees to put up a fence. He said they were there to approve or deny the request.

Vincente Guerrero, member, said it looked pretty “cut and dry.” 

Little eventually made the motion to approve the request with a second from Hyles. The motion passed unanimously.

The item had to be approved by the city council later that evening.

P&Z member Frances Kirby Allen was not present at the meeting.