June 16, 2014

Bakery, Cell Tower on Oconee Agenda

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Photo Credit: Lee Becker

The Oconee County Planning Commission is set to take up tonight a request for an industrial rezone in the urban north of the county and a request for a new cell tower in the county’s rural south.

The commission will be reviewing a rezone application from Benson’s Bakery in the city of Bogart.

Benson’s is seeking to convert a 2.5-acre-tract from R-1 Single-Family-Residential use to Industrial to build a sewage pretreatment facility for the bakery.

RETEL Brokerage Services, representing AT&T Wireless, is asking the planning commission for approval of a cell tower on 142 acres on SR 15 south of Watkinsville owned by Mark H. Thomas.

RETEL and Thomas want to build a 150-foot monopole that can provide service for four wireless carriers. The tower would be on the rear of the property and would be accessed via Cedar Road.

The planning commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the courthouse in Watkinsville.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.