City Council met Thursday night to discuss annexing over 17 acres of land along Barfield Road to which a concerned resident spoke out against it.
The land in question is proposed to be residential, but Barfield road resident Jack Carter said if they build on that land it will cause flooding problems for that area in the community. NewsRadioWGNS' Jackson Jones has more...
We spoke with Jack Carter after the meeting...
Vice Mayor Doug Young told Carter a third of the land should be filled to prevent flooding, but Carter wasn't satisfied with the response asking for something more concrete.
He felt very strongly about his suggestion of turning the land into a potential Greenway Trailhead. He would eventually get angry with Council. "Council members I'd appreciate it if your eyes stayed focused on me, this means a lot to me," said Carter.
Council ultimately voted in favor of approving going forward with the annexation.
In other council news, Council unanimously adopted a proposed Food Ordinance on Second and Final Reading that amends City Code and adds new regulations on food trucks operating within the City limits.
The proposed ordinance includes some of the following important regulations:
- "City Parks" is included to the public property where Food Trucks may operate. Operators must obtain written permission from the Park Department and comply with all of the Rules and Regulations of the Department.
- Private Property on which Food Trucks may operate is defined to "within commercial, office, educational, and industrial zoning districts."
- Food Trucks may not operate on Unimproved Properties "unless that parcel is paved, has paved ingress and egress, and has on the parcel a principal structure with an operating restroom."
- Frequency Food Trucks may operate is "no more than four days per calendar week at a location."
- Right-of-Way restriction requires that "No Mobile Food Service Vehicle may remain in the right-of-way designated as a permitted Food Truck location non-operational and not open to the public for more than two hours."
- Food Truck Rallies, defined as 4 or more trucks in a single location on public or private property, require a Special Event Permit.
The annual fee for Mobile Food Service application permit is $50. A violator found operating without a permit, and an operator whose permit has been "suspended" or "revoked" will incur additional fees to reinstate their permits.