Zoning changes tabled once again by commission

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm

The City’s proposed zoning changes are being held back once again after an agreement could not be reached Tuesday night during the Planning and Zoning Commission’s regular monthly meeting.

Chairman Buddy Bibb called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Members present as of roll call were Mayor Don Hunter, Mike Colbert, and Steve Chismarich.

After unanimously approving the previous meeting’s minutes, the commission moved to old business; specifically a discussion of the commission’s recommendation to the Board of Aldermen on the proposed zoning changes.

City Administrator Dan Lang addressed three questions posed by a member of the community during the last meeting involving the Board of Adjustment’s role, bike traffic on sidewalks, and color restrictions for new architecture.

The present commission members held a brief discussion on the necessity of a select few proposed zoning changes, including the limitations of signage and architectural options.

Lang offered that the commission has reviewed the proposal for many months, going through line-by-line to address any underlying issues. He suggested that doing the same again would be against his recommendation.

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