Zoning application for Special Use Permit - City of Hiram



A public hearing has been set for Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 2PM at 240 Constitution Blvd., 2nd Floor, Dallas, GA 30132, to record the community’s response to the application for a Special Use Permit requested by Ron O’Neal Crist.  The Special Use Permit has been requested in order for Mr. Crist to open/operate a recycling collection facility or solid waste collection facility at the corner of Powder Springs St., and Duncan Cr., within the City Limits of Hiram.  The applicant, Ron O’Neal Crist has ownership/interest in Crist Roofing, Crist Construction, Crist Enterprises, Crist Dumpsters.

A recycling collection facility or solid waste collection facility could represent most any type of waste including household waste.  At this time the application is being made for construction and demolition only.  Materials can include wood products, asphalt, drywall, concrete, bricks, metals, plastics, paper, earth, shingles, insulation, carpet.  These items could also contain asbestos, lead, mold. The facility would also be available to the public to dispose of their solid waste. The City of Hiram would also have the privilege to dispose of their solid waste (at no charge per the application).

If this recycling collection facility or solid waste collection facility is approved in the City of Hiram it will mean:

·         Immediate and permanent decrease in property values.

·         Significant increase in traffic and wear/tear on neighborhood roads by both private vehicles as well as large trucks hauling waste to and from the facility.

·         Solid waste will come from all of Metro Atlanta and beyond.  Waste will be developed from single family, multi family apartments, commercial and industrial locations.

·         Possible ground water contamination/run off from the solid waste.

·         Decrease in air quality due to possible burning of land clearing debris, diseased trees, emergency clean up debris from homes, businesses, apartments.

·         Construction debris could contain asbestos, lead paint, mold and other hazardous materials.

It is vital that voice your position on this Special Use Permit.  The initial meeting will be held Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 2PM @ 240 Constitution Blvd., 2nd Floor, Dallas, GA  30132. (Phone 770-443-7601)  If you are able to attend you are urged to do so. Your position can be heard at the meeting without having to register in advance.  If you are unable to attend written notices of opposition or concerns can be mailed or delivered to the Planning & Zoning Office, 240 Constitution Blvd., 2nd Floor, Dallas, GA  30132 or emailed to crobinson@paulding.gov.

Once this meeting is held a recommendation will be made by the Paulding County Planning & Zoning Office to the City of Hiram for their final decision.  At that point The City of Hiram will also have to advertise a public hearing which would be held at their regular City Council session in order for the Hiram City Council to hear public comments.  That meeting would possibly be held in March or April. You can contact the City of Hiram for the exact time and date. If you are able to attend this meeting you are urged to do so.

Please let your position be heard by either:


·         Attend the Paulding County meeting Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 2PM  OR

mail, deliver, or email your position to the Planning & Zoning Office, 240        Constitution Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Dallas, Ga 30132 or emailed to crobinson@paulding.gov.


·         Attend the City of Hiram Council Meeting once it has been confirmed

·         Contact the elected officials in Hiram @ 770-943-3726

217 Main Street, Hiram, GA  30141

·         City of Hiram Mayor : Doris Devey  (ddevey@hiram-ga.gov)

·         City Operations Manager – Jody Palmer (jpalmer@hiram-ga.gov)

·         City Manager – Robbie Rokovitz (rrokovitz@hiram-ga.gov)

·         Mayor Pro Tem - Prather Rollins  (prollins@hiram-ga.gov)

·         Kathy Bookout – Post 2 (kbookout@hiram-ga.gov)

·         Teresa Philyaw – Post 3 (tphilyaw@hiram-ga.gov)

·         Derrick Battle – Post 4 (dbattle@hiram-ga.gov

·         Kathy Carter – Post 5 (kcarter@hiram-ga.gov)



Please do not sit idle expecting others to speak up.    Your silence = approval


Bradley Knight January 24, 2014 at 07:28 AM
Mr Crist, I suggest you put this dump in your backyard not in mine! If I am not mistaken this location is also very close to Hiram Elementary School?? Added traffic, waste, hazardous materials. We have enough waste dumps already in Paulding County. I believe what Mr. Crist means by going green is the green he will add to his pockets. Hiram needs to protect it's growth and this in no way is a benefit to our small community.
Rebekka January 24, 2014 at 01:57 PM
This is not good for Hiram. I hope the mayor and council refuse to allow the zoning request. VOTE NO!
Clarissa January 24, 2014 at 08:20 PM
This is absurd! Think about people other than just yourself when considering business decisions. If this was not right by many homes, a school, and the silver comet trail it may be understandable. To me this seems like nothing other than greed! I will forever steer people away from using any of the crist services that may be offered. SPEAK UP PEOPLE! Dont let this man take away our clean environment!
Steve January 26, 2014 at 02:09 PM
This proposed dump is adjacent to Hiram Elementary School and totally surrounded by residential areas. We do not need a dump in Hiram. Mayor/Council listen to the people. NO DUMP IN HIRAM!
Andrew January 26, 2014 at 02:25 PM
Let me get this straight, Ron Crist wants to put a dump in Hiram? Not a smart business move Mr. Crist.
Klediss February 07, 2014 at 05:29 AM
Paulding Democrats - First Friday Social, someone help me out . I thought this was the or is going got be the dump site. wah , ha
Patricia Roberts February 10, 2014 at 09:23 AM
This article was posted Feb. 9th so has the meeting already happened or is the date wrong? It reads the meeting is January 28th which I am assuming is suppose to read, February 28th.
Hunt Archbold (Editor) February 10, 2014 at 09:27 AM
"The public hearing re: the proposed dump site in the City of Hiram has been rescheduled for Tuesday February 25th at 2PM at 240 Constitution Blvd., 2nd Floor, Dallas, GA 30132. Phone 770-443-7601."
Javier Lewis February 10, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Still waiting to hear at least 1 reason how this will benefit the residents of hiram! While I applaud your entrepreneurs ambition my vote will be No
Lee Elliot February 10, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Sorry for the confusion. The meeting was originally scheduled for Jan 28th but due to inclement weather has now been rescheduled to Tuesday Feb 25th at 2pm at the address noted (Paulding Co. Planning & Zoning Dept.) Speak up - Speak Out!
Christopher Collins February 10, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Much of what is in that memo is false.
Christopher Collins February 10, 2014 at 11:51 PM
Per Ron Crist: This facility is to be a "Recycle Center" not a "Waste Facility". To be specific, it is simply to collect and or separate wood, metal, plastic, cardboard and roofing shingles so that they can be re-purposed and not just sit in a landfill. The above listed materials will be transferred to the proper companies and or facilities so that they can be contributed to new products and or resources. This "Recycle Center" will not be taking in any household waste or any hazardous materials. This facility will not be generating anything that is bad for our environment nor will it be generating any smells or rodent infestation. We love Hiram, we live and work here and we want to keep it clean. This facility will help contribute to a better environment for our kids and our future. This is a good thing people... THINK GREEN!!
janh999 February 14, 2014 at 09:33 AM
For those repeating the person who is trying to get the zoning approved & for those who work for him... Some construction materials do have hazardous chemicals on & in them so saying there will not be any hazardous waste isn't entirely true. There is also a real threat of mice & rats overrunning the area due to the added places to live, hid & breed, so saying that isn't going to happen is ridiculous. You cannot say these things will not happen because they are very real threats & very unforeseeable. You cannot tell the public it wont happen when it is very possible & probable that it could. Don't make promises you cant keep.


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