BY KRISTEN BUCKLES
Greene County issued numerous building permits in April, bringing in more revenue than in any month since September 2011.
Building Official Tim Tweed provided the Greene County Planning Commission with his monthly report on Tuesday, in which he said there were 52 permits issued in April.
This was a 16-permit increase from March, when the county brought in $5,010 in revenues from the permits.
By comparison, the county brought in $10,780 from the permits in April.
The county has not made over $10,000 on monthly permits since September 2011, when the county brought in $11,285.
Tweed also said that his office has been "swamped this past week," indicating that his May report will reflect similar growth.
He said this is a good sign compared with the ebb and flow of permits over the past year.
The commission enthusiastically approved this report.
In other business, members also voted to give preliminary and final approval to the following subdivisions:
* the Willie Kate Cornell estate (Lonnie Bird redivision) on Asheville Highway and Wooded Heights Lane for the subdivision of three lots totaling 2.36 acres;
* the Joe Fann subdivision of one lot on Carl Doty Road, totaling 2.59 acres; and,
* the Robbie Hensley subdivision of one lot on Walters Road, totaling 1.3 acres.
The commission denied a request for the redivision of the Irene Phillips Ayers subdivision on Pilot Knob Road and St. James Road, based on the recommendation of First Tennessee Development District Planner Glenn Rosenoff.
Rosenoff explained that he and County Planner Amy Tweed have worked on this redivision for several months but have not received final corrections to several paperwork matters.
He noted that, as the redivision was presented to the commission, two lots did not meet the minimum lot size requirement.
Rosenoff anticipated receiving a revised request to present to the commission at a later date, but asked that they move forward to deny this version of the request so as to avoid any perception that they have delayed the process.
The commission will meet again at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at the Greene County Highway Department, at 795 Hal Henard Road.