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Plat near 335 denied

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By Jeff M. Hardison

Just as the Levy County Planning Board voted 3-2 to recommend denial of the preliminary plat of Golden Oaks Manor, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to deny it on Feb. 5.

If it is approved in the future, Golden Oaks Manor will be a 15-acre subdivision with 10 lots ranging between 1.6 and 1.9 acres, Building and Zoning Director Rob Corbitt said.

The developer wanted to use an easement to serve two of the 10 lots, rather than creating a road.

The proposed subdivision in the area of Levy County Road 335 south of Williston would not provide good traffic circulation as it was laid out, Corbitt said.

On a motion by Commissioner Nancy Bell, seconded by Commissioner Lilly Rooks, the vote showed commissioners Tony Parker and Danny Stevens wanting to approve it with modifications. Commission Chairman Sammy Yearty solved the split vote, however, by siding with the vote to deny.

Corbitt said another reason to deny this type of request is because it sets a bad precedence. While there have been a couple of developments where this type of layout was allowed, Corbitt said it is only under very extenuating circumstance where the county will consider such a request.