At last Tuesday’s City Council meeting a few topics of special interest were discussed. We have summarized the results for you here:
- HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN: Community Development Director Michael Mayes discussed the resolution to adopt a Historic Preservation Plan and the input provided by the public at various points in the process. The City Council voted to approve Resolution No 7323 to adopt a Historic Preservation Plan. You can read Resolution No 7323 HERE.
- SECOND HAND DEALERS ORDINANCE: The draft ordinance was discussed. City Attorney Brittany Walker noted that the existing ordinance was in conflict with state law. She and other City Staff had extensively discussed the issue with local antique dealers who were directly affected by the ordinance in question. The City Council voted unanimously to adopt the ordinance. You can read the staff report for Bill 1905 HERE.
- NOISE ORDINANCE REVISION: A discussion was held regarding a proposal to revise the City’s noise ordinance. Police Chief Tim Shea noted that hundreds of noise and disturbance requests were officially logged in 2020, noting that COVID-19 impacted those numbers, and the totals during years that businesses weren’t impacted were likely much higher. The proposal would split the year into two periods: April through October and November through March. Different time periods were discussed by the City Council meeting. You can read the staff report HERE.
To see the entire City Council meeting, click HERE.