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Rezoning for Childress farm back on Porter Town Council agenda

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The Porter Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Porter Town Hall, 303 Franklin St., for its regular meeting.

The Council agenda includes an ordinance to rezone the property at 1035 Wagner Rd. for the purpose of developing a self-sustaining farm operation with produce and animals. Making the request is resident and former Town official Paul Childress.

The matter had been tabled from the Council’s Nov. 15 meeting after Council Attorney Greg Sobkowski told the Council that an ordinance had not been drafted and in order to take action on the rezoning, the Council would need to have the ordinance written up in time for the meeting.

Town Director of Development Michael Barry said there was no resolution or ordinance made up because the advisory plan commission voted to give no recommendation on the rezoning instead of giving a recommendation to approve or deny.

Meanwhile, the Council will have second readings on two ordinances. The first is to increase the Town’s monthly stormwater fee from $4 to $6, as recommended by the Town’s Stormwater Management Board. The other ordinance is for the montly rate of trash pick-up services which will increase from $14.40 to $14.98 per residential unit in 2017 and to $15.58 in 2018.

In other business, the Council will vote on a resolution to adopt a Title VI nondiscrimination agreement. Local governments are required to have adopted a Title VI resolution in order to receieve federal funds.

The Council will also hear reports from department heads. The public may make comments and present petitions at the start of the meeting.

 

 

Posted 12/12/2016

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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