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Pinson to reconsider zoning for Kellogg’s warehouse

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — The Pinson City Council at first did not succeed, so it is trying again.

The city council last week voted to reconsider a previous action, one in which the rezoning of land at 7068 Highway 75 for a Kellogg’s warehouse was denied.

For the rezoning to pass, four positive votes were needed. Dawn Tanner, Robbie Roberts and Joy McCain voted for the rezoning. Mayor Hoyt Sanders and John Churchwell voted against it. Joe Cochran was not present for the vote. To be approved, the vote needed to be 2/3.

A Pinson historical marker outside Pinson City Hall
photo by Gary Lloyd

“A motion to reconsider can be made by a member voting in the majority from the previous action,” Sanders said. “The matter was then tabled till the next meeting to confirm any legal steps to reconsider a zoning case.”

The city council meets Thursday, May 15 at Pinson City Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Sanders said he doesn’t believe there has been a motion to reconsider on a zoning case since Pinson has been doing zoning, which has been for three years.

“All others have been re-classification based on annexation,” Sanders said.

The owner of the property, Jason Stidham, wants to open the warehouse, and he has said the warehouse would be quiet, hidden from view by trees, as non-intrusive as possible and as far away on the property from housing as possible.

The city has already designated the area as a site for future highway commercial businesses, according to the master plan. According to current zoning rules these businesses could include bus stations, funeral homes, printing and publishing businesses, automotive repair, a gym, or an automotive or recreational vehicle dealership, in addition to more commercial endeavors.

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