A full house greeted the Comer City Council at its February meeting to hear the decision on a rezoning issue. A prayer circle was busy on the porch of the building. Comer Baptist Church sought to rezone a house located on Madison Street from R-1 to R-2 for use by the church as an all-purpose facility.
Two members of the council abstained from voting. The remaining two voted to approve the request and were joined by the mayor to make it official.
A second rezoning request by Bentley Fitzpatrick to rezone his property form RR to R1 was also considered. Zoning administrator Jim Baird said the property had been improperly zoned by a previous council, resulting in the property being unusable. The property does not have enough road frontage for a RR rating and efforts to get a waiver had been unsuccessful. Baird said the only practical solution was to change the zoning to R1 which requires less road frontage. The motion was approved.
The Royal Oaks Home Owners Association expressed its appreciation for the placement of “Children at Play” signs in the subdivision and requested another stop sign for the new section. Members inquired about progress on garbage pickup and recycling
The council voted to repair the children’s slide in Arnold Park, which was damaged by vandals. The cost to replace the damaged area is $679.
In other business, Mayor William Burroughs informed the council that he spent $450 in repairs to the old depot and received approval to complete the repairs.
City clerk Stephen Sorrells recommended that the city conduct further studies before selecting a location for a new well.
The council received two bids for garbage and recycling service. Both companies will be invited to the March council meeting to explain their offers.