The Board of Aldermen met for its regularly scheduled meeting on September 26th, approving the tax levy for calendar year 2022 of $1.4494 per $100 of assessed value.
The Board also approved the second reading of an ordinance allowing for a zoning change at the proposed Lofts at Creekside Landing. The proposed development, generally located east of NW Sni-A-Bar Parkway where NW Sni-A-Bar Blvd. dead ends to the east, will consist of four apartment buildings containing 24 units in each building, three four-plex buildings, and one duplex, for a total of 110 units.
Alderman Arnold once again spoke out against the zoning change, raising concerns regarding the lack of green space, raising concerns regarding the impact on schools, and questioning the need for apartment housing in the city.
Alderman Cleaver spoke in support of the project, stating that there was a need for apartment options for residents. Aldermen Mills and Skinner also spoke in support of the project. The motion passed with Aldermen Arnold and Bass voting against the ordinance.
In other business, the board approved a resolution authorizing the installation of new network cables in City Hall. The board also approved resolutions authorizing the installation of streetlights in the Eagle Ridge Estates 5th and 6th plats, and Eagle Ridge multi-family 3rd plat subdivisions.
The next meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, October 10th at City Hall.