Regional Planning Commission elects officers, approves final Snap-On Tools site map

Published 12:49 pm Friday, January 6, 2023

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The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission met in its regularly scheduled January 2023 meeting on Thursday inside Council Chambers at Elizabethton City Hall to address four items of business and elect officers for the new year.
Dena Bass was unanimously selected by the committee as the Chairman. William “Bill” Taylor was selected as the Vice Chairman while Wes Frazier received the votes to fill the Secretary position. Both Taylor and Frazier were also selected by a unanimous vote.
One of the top items on the night’s agenda was a site plan approval for Snap-On Tools’ new production addition located at 2195 State Line Road.
“Normally I end with my recommendation but tonight I am going to lead with that because I am recommending that you give final site plan approval based on the conversations that we have had with the engineer on getting those final line items completed,” said Logan Engle, Director of Planning and Economic Development. “I did that because I still wanted an action to take place tonight to ensure that Snap-On would be able to move forward as quickly as possible.”
The addition that Snap-On Tools applied for includes a 25,350-square-foot expansion to the existing building as well as the addition of a new parking lot. The new parking lot will have 140 new employee spaces which is a net gain of 59 spaces.
“I am excited about what is happening tonight,” said Frazier, who is employed by Snap-On Tools, and advised the committee that he was not going to abstain from the vote. “I just feel that I have to be a part of it, but I just wanted to let it be known that I am an employee of Snap-On.”
The committee voted 5-0 to approve the final site plan.
Also, the committee also gave final plat approval for the first 15 lots in Phase 1 of The Landings at West End, a new subdivision located along Mary Patton Highway.
When completed, the new subdivision will contain 29 new homes which is the first new subdivision for the City of Elizabethton in quite some time according to Engle.
A replat of the Shook-Lyons property also received approval as did a replat of Lots 29-R and 30-R in the Briarclift Estates Subdivision. Both received a 5-0 vote.
The next meeting of the Regional Planning Commission will be on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Elizabethton City Hall Council Chambers.

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