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Public hearings on zoning changes, liquor license among council agenda items PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

It appears it will be a busy night at the Imperial city council meeting Monday.
A full agenda was already in the works mid-week for the meeting Monday that starts at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.
City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland listed the following agenda items as of Wednesday.
Two public hearings are set for zoning changes. Both come before the council after Planning Commission approval.
One is requested by Markee Ag Services for a change from commercial zoning to light industrial on the former T-Junction restaurant building the business has purchased on East Highway 6. The new owners plan to use the former restaurant building for storage and placement of a truck scale.
The other hearing is on a request from Titan Machinery, which has purchased just under 10 acres of ground now zoned agricultural from Byron Hust. Titan wants to change the acres to commercial to match its business zoning.
Tequilas, the new restaurant opening soon on East 12th St., is seeking council recommendation for a Class C liquor license from the State Liquor Control Commission. A Class C license allows on and off sale of wine, beer and liquor.
Kent Cordes of Miller & Associates will be at the meeting to review specs for street and other improvements in Sage Addition and the Cornerstone property. A bid opening date will also be discussed.
Another major topic will be an application for $310,000 in LB840 loan funds by the company hoping to construct 10 rental units at Cornerstone. Officials from Dana Point Development Corp., indicate showing receipt of a local loan for two of the units will add additional points in the firm’s efforts to get a NIFA grant for the housing project.
Leyland said if the LB840 loan funds are approved, they would be used for two “market rate” rental units there. The request has received approval by the loan review committee and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee.
The other eight in the proposed housing project are earmarked to be low-income rental units, she said.
There is also a request on the agenda for use of city keno funds for the SCORE science camp this summer.