Paulding Commissioners Approve Dog Facility
The non-profit dog care facility is slated for Cleburne Parkway.
A non-profit dog care facility will be able to open on Cleburne Parkway, even though one Paulding County commissioner voted against it and one abstained from the vote.
The Board of Commissioners at its April 26 meeting voted 3-1-1 to rezone 24.07 acres on Cleburne Parkway from suburban residential to agricultural for the facility. Chairman David Austin cast the dissenting vote and Commissioner David Barnett abstained from voting. Austin said his vote was based on personal preference.
“It just seemed like more of a residential area to me than an area for a dog care place,” he said.
Along with the approval were five stipulations for the facility:
- Certain agricultural facilities must be excluded, including chicken houses or other poultry production and swine enclosures.
- The Cleburne Parkway entrance must be built prior to the construction and operation of the proposed dog care business.
- A minimum of a 15-foot buffer is required along the eastern property line adjoining Indian Rose subdivision.
- The entrance from Rose Court will only serve the existing home on the site and will not be used for the proposed business.
- Both the inside rooms and the exterior walls must have sufficient insulation for noise control.
A pawn shop and tattoo art studio will be able to open up on Dallas-Acworth Highway after action taken by the Paulding County Board of Commissioners.
The BOC also approved a special use permit application to operate the pawn shop—which will buy and sell firearms without ammunition, precious metals and coins—and a special use permit for a tattoo art studio in the same development as the pawn shop. The business will feature hand-brushed and watercolor painting, stain glasswork, ceramic and clay opportunities and facilities.
Both approvals carried three stipulations—that approval of the special use permit is not transferrable to another person; all applicable federal, state and local regulations for a pawn shop will be obtained prior to the business license being obtained; and that the owner will adhere to all Paulding County sign regulations.
The county also is purchasing new 45-caliber Glock pistols for the sheriff’s office. No one spoke during a public hearing that was held at the board’s work session regarding an application for an Edward Byrnes Justice Assistance Grant. County Administrator Mike Jones said that while commissioners don’t have to vote on the grant application, they are required to hold a public hearing to solicit public input. The amount of the grant was not immediately available, but Jones said it would cover the cost of the new weapons after older weapons currently being used by the sheriff’s office are traded in.