County approves concrete company and farm winery

Published 8:00 am Thursday, January 5, 2023

On Tuesday, the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved separate applications that will allow for a concrete company to move to Vulcan Material Rd. and a new operator for a winery and special events center on Adams Rd.

The owner of a 122-acre property at 488 Vulcan Rd. requested that approximately 10 acres of the parcel be rezoned from General Commercial (GC) to General Industrial (GI) to allow for a concrete company to be moved to the location.

Wayne Davis Construction Company plans to move operations from its Durand Rd. location to the larger parcel on Vulcan Material Rd.

The property in question is near the Bryant Lake subdivision on Hamilton Rd. but is separated by an existing wooded buffer. County Engineer James Emery said the closest home in the community is approximately 1,200 feet from the property.

Richard Davis, president of Wayne Davis Construction Company, said they have agreed to leave the trees and a fence that separates the property from Bryant Lake.

Community Development Director Troy Anderson stated no calls were received from the public about the rezoning request.

The zoning change was previously approved by the Troup County Board of Zoning Appeals & Planning Commission (BOZAPC)with a 6-0 vote.

The commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning request.

The board also approved a special use request by Sean Weiss to operate a farm winery and a special events center business at 692 Adams Rd.

Anderson said the property has been used as a winery and events center since 2012 and the new owner wishes to continue operations under the same conditions previously placed by the board of commissioners.

The special use permit was unanimously approved.

In other business, the board of commissioners:

4 Elected Commissioner Jimmy McCamey as Vice-Chairman for 2023.

4 Approved the acceptance of a Mental Health Court Supplemental Law Enforcement Grant in the amount of $8,250. The grant has a match of $1,250.

4 Approved $75,000 for the purchase of a shop service truck replacement with the potential for a small increase if approved by the county manager.