The city of Hartwell monthly meeting was held on Monday July 11th at 7:00pm. The items of Interest to property owners would be the Woodlake landing proposed development that the city approved almost a year ago allowing 8 single family units on a 2-acre track on Lake Hartwell. This is 2 single family homes on a half-acre. When the realtor Charlene Fields who has been proposing this development, was requesting that the 8 units be put together as townhomes so as to look like one single family home with two outside doors therefore being a duplex. The community in and around Woodlake landing ,Spear Circle and Rainbow Lane have embraced this, however there is still great concern on whether these will be rented units or owner occupied. The good news is that they will not be duplexes and can be owner occupied as a single-family townhome. The density of putting too many houses or units on a small piece of property has been the issue as well as rentals vs owner occupied. The board took the recommendation of the City Zoning and Planning committee to allow 2 townhouses per half-acre. It was a unanimous vote.
The other items that would be of interest to property owners was the Cyber Mining operation that wants to occupy the old Tenneco building. There were many concerned property owners there to express their concern over having a business who will generate an ongoing noise situation. Some of the council members including the mayor, were concerned because they live close to the old Tenneco plant. Much discussion was on this issue and the city council indicated that they would not stand in the way if they can meet all the noise ordinance that the city has been working on. Definitely an item for property owners to keep their eyes on in the weeks ahead.
There were other items on the agenda that did not really apply to property owners but might still be of interest to you. As always, you can go to the city’s website and see the upcoming agendas and minutes of these meetings. We will do our best to keep you informed.