Rezoning of the Buck Island Road property for possible new mini-storage was denied by the Guntersville City Council on Monday.

The public hearing for the request to rezone the property owned by Who’s LLC located on Hwy 431 and Buck Island Drive from RS-1 residential to BG-1 general business to allow the mini-storage was held during the city council meeting. Several city residents attended the meeting to speak in opposition of the rezoning. One resident stated the rezoning had been denied by the Guntersville City Planning Board, and they stated the surrounding properties’ value would decrease if they allowed the mini-storage to be built.

Councilman Randy Whitaker made a motion to deny the rezoning, Councilman Phillip Kelley seconded the motion and the council voted unanimously in favor of denying the rezoning.

In other business, the council:

• Held a public hearing and approved the rezoning of the property owned by Harbor Properties located at the end of Taylor Street from I-2 industrial to BG 1-A.

• Approved the personnel report given by Personnel Director Renea Bradley Rowen, which was to fill the positions: detention officer by James Compton, children services librarian by Jessica Lister, parks and recreation laborer by Prentice Thomas and aquatics program director by Christopher Gareri.

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