A zoning request that was previously denied has been sent back to the Planning Commission due to lack of information at the original meeting.

The City of Claremore-Rogers County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission denied a zoning request from D.M. Sokolosky at the May 18 meeting. Sokolosky had made a request to change the zoning of his property, located at 5725 N. 193rd E. Ave. in Catoosa, from RS-40 to RS-20 for single family homes.

Now he will have another chance at the rezoning during Thursday’s meeting of the planning commission.

Following the denial by the planning commission, Sokolosky filed an appeal, which brought the case before the Rogers County Commission.

A “majority” of the planning commission requested Sokolosky’s case be brought back before them, due to lack of information.

“We want it brought back to the board ... to start back at square one, because we didn’t have sufficient information in our file to make the decision that we made,” planning commission member Dick Haley said at the May 30 county commission meeting. “We would like to take this item back and simply start over with our decision upon your request for RS-20 zoning.”

Rogers County Planning Commission Director Chuck Taber said he was to blame for the lack of sufficient information.

“There was other information that was not presented to the board on May18, and I take the blame for it,” Taber said.

The normal procedure after a zoning denial includes an appeal, as Sokolosky had filed, and the issue being addressed by the county commissioners. If the request is again denied, the applicant must reapply during a specific time frame.

According to Taber, even if Sokolosky had not filed an appeal, he would have brought the case to the attention of the county commission and request it be sent back to the planning commission.

During the May 18 meeting, Sokolosky requested rezoning of 65 acres from RS-40 (residential 40,000 square-foot lots) to the smaller RS-20 (residential 20,000 square-foot lots). It was denied in a 5-3 vote.

Sokolosky said he has owned the land for the last 10 years and noted that some RS-10 and RS-20 zoning already exist in the area near 66th Street North and 193rd Street.

However, nearby residents protested the rezoning. Questions were raised about the use of aerobic ssewer systems on half-acre lots.

Other items on the City of Claremore-Rogers County Metropolitan Planning Commission include:

•Public hearing with discussion and possible action of zoning by Gary L. Jones from RS-60 to RS-40 to split residential lot: 29255 S. 4090 Rd., Catoosa.

•Public hearing with discussion and possible action for change of zoning by Kellogg Engineering, Inc., from AG to RS-25 for Single Family Residential:13500 S. 4080 Rd., Oologah.

•Discussion and possible action on a request from Piquet Family Limited Partnership to rezone a parcel of land from AR to C-2: 2500 S. Hwy. 66.

•Discussion and possible action on the approval/denial of the Development Plan from Briscoe Properties, L.L.C., for a PUD in S27 and S34-T22N-R16E: Briscoe Ranch.