Community Association Advisory Board
March 13, 2008
7:00 PM Alamance
Lonnie Baxley, Bill Brannon,
Susan Clawson, Dan Donovan, Harold
Garrett, David Gearhart, Sue
McElroy, Nanette Riddle, Dan Rogers,
Darin Thomas, Rosemarie Williams
Terry Lee, local developer.
Rick Wallace, candidate for county commissioner district 5.
Dave reported that Lisa Andrews and Billy Yow,
candidates for county commissioner, will be invited to attend future meetings
Lonnie reported that the online survey (using
Survey Monkey) had been completed
concerning Subway serving breakfast.
There were 100 responses and 96 were positive.
Darin made a motion that we buy Survey Monkey to be
used for real issues. Motion carried.
Dave reported that
MegaBuilders approached SGCA with development plans for 64 acres
(350 units) on Southeast School
Road across from the SEHS baseball field.
We have to respond before a meeting to
be held on April 9 to rezone the property.
The developer has not yet provided elevation drawings.
Darin suggested that we use survey monkey.
Dave contacted Allen Duncan of Guilford County Schools concerning the
potential safety issues.
Terry Lee spoke about plans to develop a tract adjoing the MegaBuilders project.
Terry’s land contains 45 acres between CIC and Dr. Brown.
His plans are for an assisted living center that will face
He shared concerns about the MegaBuilders high density development on
Southeast School Road and the possibility of a road
connecting both projects. He expects
the Technical Review Committee for the City will likely manage the project.
Terry thinks the strategy should be to raise the price point of the
project. The school zone/safety
argument is the strongest argument to oppose the project.
He advised that we will not stop the project.
We need to develop the criteria that we could support.
Terry agreed to review any document that we produce to present to
MegaBuilders. Terry had already met with Derick representing MegaBuilders and
expressed concerns about connecting the streets between both projects.
There was lots of discussion about the lower price that was proposed at
the Board meeting ($120K vs. $180K that was mentioned earlier).
There was more discussion about using survey monkey to engage the
community. Terry suggested
that we engage Les at county planning to get a sense of what they would agree
with. Lots of discussion on what to
require such as turn lanes. Mike
Mills and Lane Hall with DOT should also be engaged to get input.
The Committee agreed to use the Stone Gables conditional statement as an
example of what we will accept for multi-family type housing and add restrictive
covenants. (note: Additional
meetings were held in early April but no minutes were taken)
Jonathon Hallis is the person who made the
Food Lion re-zoning appeal.
He is proceeding with the appeal.
former mayor of Pleasant Garden
spoke to the group about running for
Commissioner against Billy
Yow. He vowed to be available,
professional and represent all of District 5 in Guilford County.
He said that that Yow does not effectively engage other board members and
others who have influence. Rick is
very pro-education and supports school bond.
He supports business incentives only when there is a clear return for the
community. He is a Republican and
believes in right-to-life, gun ownership and other core party values.
He views this role as public service.
He has four children. He
asked for our support when we vote.
Next SGCA Advisory Committee meeting: April 10, 7
PM at Alamance Pres.
Dan left at 9:15 PM (while
Rick was talking)
Dan Rogers, secretary