Elbert County Board of Commissioners Holding Off on Sub-Division Ordinance

March 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are taking a slow and steady approach when it comes to dealing with putting together a new sub-division ordinance.

Originally discussed during the commission’s March work session, the ordinance was set to come to a vote during March’s regular meeting of the commission.

However, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the commission is going to head back to the drawing board so to speak.

“We’re gonna go back and take a look at road and street requirements, and probably go back and add some more teeth into the regulations than what’s there now”, said Thomas. “We postponed that decision until we could sit down again with the planning commission to add some extra requirements.”

Also expected to be included in the revised ordinance is some language that would require a developer to put up a performance bond, to ensure the necessary work takes place regarding a new sub-division.

Thomas says a final decision on the approval of the ordinance won’t come until about May.

“We’ll talk about it again in April, but a final decision won’t be made until May at the earliest”, explained Thomas. “We want to make sure we take our time, and make sure we have all the right requirements we need to in the ordinance.”

So the commission will take the issue up again during April’s work session, which has been pushed back to April 17th, with the commission’s regular meeting following suit, taking place on April 21st.