The Euharlee City Council voted to approve the minimum acres needed for a lot to tie into the city’s sewer system during their meeting held on Tuesday night.
This approved change will move the minimum size needed only for the R-1 zoning from 15,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet. It was stated that there are municipalities that surround Euharlee that have a smaller acre requirement. Some of those minimum sizes go as low as 8,000 or 7,000 square feet.
There were a handful of comments and questions from citizens in the audience about why this proposal. After some discussions Mayor Craig Guyton stated that the threat of annexation out of the city impacted the council’s decision. It was stated that if the city does not do anything land on the outskirts of the city could be annexed into Bartow County and get their desired minimum lot size.
After other council members also weighed in on getting ahead of impending development it was stated that they do not wish to go lower than 10,000 square feet. With that a motion to approve this new minimum lot size was put forward which passed with a 4-1 vote with council member Joe Turner voting against.