Jun. 28, 2013 – The Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting had a packed house last night, as it determined the fate LL Farms LLC and the future of “agri-entertainment” businesses in Hall County.
There were lawyers for business owners David and Michelle Gibbs and for their neighbors in Clermont.
Commissioners unanimously denied the commercial zoning request of the Gibbses, who were operating an event venue at their barn in Clermont.
The barn held events, including weddings, proms and fundraisers, without a business license.
The commissioners also considered an agri-entertainment ordinance that would regulate similar events within agricultural zoning areas.
Under the proposed ordinance, hosts must have a business license for events such as corn mazes, pumpkin patches, wine tastings and fundraisers, even if they’ve been zoned for agri-entertainment.
The building for the event must be at least 200 feet from any property line and parking must be 30 feet from property lines. The draft ordinance also includes limiting noise and the number of attendees.
The minimum lot size would be 15 acres.
The commissioners will consider the ordinance again at the July 11 meeting.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013