The Greene County Regional Planning Commission approved the site plan to a new recreational vehicle park along the Nolichucky River.

The new Keys RV Park will have full hook-up facilities at all 75 campsites and will be located off Fish Hatchery Road.

A new sewage system is to be designed, which is being discussed with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Greene County Building Coordinator Tim Tweed said the campsite plans exceeded county requirements for campgrounds. Hardly any grading work will be necessary due to the natural grade of the ground near the river, he added.

The campsite was approved by the commission, subject to meeting county flood requirements due to its proximity to the river.

The commission approved and denied several other measures at the lengthy meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The commission denied two subdivision requests due to lack of signatures and plats being present at the time of the meeting.

Another measure denied at the Greene County Courthouse Annex Tuesday was also a subdivision request. The property belongs to Fred Smith and is located adjacent to Houston Valley Road in the 18th Civil District.

The subdivision request was denied because of county and state rules stating extra plat lines on the surrounding properties also owned by Smith would have to be removed before re-subdivision could be approved.

Essentially, Smith would have to have all his surrounding properties re-surveyed before the commission could consider allowing his to subdivide his property.

Three subdivisions were also approved at the meeting.

The first is owned by Mellrena Fincher, and is located adjacent to Glenwood Drive in the 25th Civil District. The measure was approved subject to Fincher submitting verification of an existing septic systems on both tracts of the proposed subdivided plots.

The second is the Thomas Estates Subdivision located adjacent to Round Knob Road in the 22nd Civil District. The subdivision was approved subject to the contractor who worked with the engineer on the subdivision plans and TDEC signing off on project, as well as final approval of the homeowners association agreement by county attorney.

The final approved subdivision was OK’d subject to a surveyor replacing word “street” with “driveway.” The property belongs to Beverly H. Selmeski, located adjacent to the 107 Cutoff in the 1st Civil District.

The commission also approved a preliminary version of a memorandum which will prevent billboards or any signage, except for directional signage, from being put up anywhere but near interstate 81 on land zoned as a business district, without limiting businesses from advertising throughout the county.

Tweed explained that through the memorandum, he is trying to regulate where billboards are put up so that residential areas aren’t bothered.

Greene County Attorney Roger Woolsey suggested adding definitions for billboards and signage to the memorandum, which will have to go to the full county commission for final approval. Planning Commissioner Gwen Lily opposed the proposal.

The Greene County Building and Zoning Office granted 59 permits in October, 20 more than September. The Greene County Planning Department approved 11 plats in October, which remained the same as September.

Other administrative minor subdivisions approved at the meeting includes:

  • Division of a portion of the Danny Collins and Barbara Livingston Property, for one lot containing 0.20 acres to be combined with the adjoining property, located adjacent to South Mill Road and South Allens Bridge Road in the 18th Civil District;
  • Combination plat of tracts 7-9 of the Hartsell Jaynes Property, which is a portion of the Heather Davis Property, for one lot containing 4.21 acres, located adjacent to Chuckey Pike in the 1st Civil District;
  • Dakota Melton Subdivision, for one lot containing 0.225 acres to be combined with the adjoining property, located adjacent to Old Baileyton Road in the 21st Civil District;
  • Denise M. Pritchard Subdivision, for one lot of 0.200 acres to be combined with the adjoining property, located adjacent to Oakdale Drive South in the 15th Civil District;
  • Mountainview Ranch Property, for one lot containing 0.5 acres, located adjacent to Mt. Hope Road in the 6th Civil District; and,
  • Survey of Joe Dean and Maurine Lynch’s property, for one lot containing 1.26 acres, located adjacent to Flatwoods Road in the 11th Civil District.