Council to review PUD ordinance before voting on second reading

WESTOVER — Westover City councilmembers will look over the Planned Unit Development district ordinance before voting on its second reading.

Johnson said councilmembers had not received copies of the ordinance in time for the most recent meeting, and he wants them to read through it before voting again.

Council previously approved the first reading of an ordinance establishing the Planned Unit Development district, which was recommended by the city planning commission.

Johnson said previously that there are areas of Westover that would benefit from being designated as such and developed.

He said the area of particular interest now is at the end of Riverview, where Grant Street starts and turns and comes back up toward Fairmor Drive.

A public hearing for the proposed Planning Unit Development district ordinance will be at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Westover City Building. The council meeting will take place directly after the hearing, scheduled for 6 p.m.

Also at this week’s meeting, Downstream Strategies President Evan Hansen and geographer Evan Tedoko asked Johnson and council to provide a representative for an October meeting among members of municipalities, the Solid Waste Authority and Downstream Strategies to brainstorm and hear reports on efforts to encourage more recycling and control of waste removal.

In other business:

Police Chief Richard Panico said the department had answered 487 calls and issued 27 traffic citations since his last report.

He said there were seven shoplifting cases and 12 parking complaints.

The department will conduct final interviews this week for the two police candidates who passed the physical and written exams, Panico said.

City code enforcement official Jason Stinespring said the Gateway PARCS supply store would be opening soon, and the new Mon Health building had received its final inspection and fire marshal inspection, and it would also be opening soon.

Stinespring said he had given 11 notices of violation, with three to clean up exterior property and three to cut grass. He said they condemned four buildings.

City clerk Sandra Weis said voting for the General Election in November would be at the Westover Community Building and that all of Westover is now in Precinct 71. Early voting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-Nov. 3. For Election Day, the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Nov. 6.

Weis said she had not received the results of the Westover audit from Ferrari and Associates for 2016 and 2017 yet.

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