The Three Rivers City Commission has rejected a proposed change in the Historic District Ordinance regarding a “Certificate of Appropriateness and Notice to Proceed Issued by the Historic District Commission.” The action came on at 5-to-1 vote Tuesday evening (March 5) with Fourth District Commissioner Carolyn McNary casting the only affirmative vote. Concerns about yet-to-be-completed “guidelines” and, specifically, concerns about potential regulation of “colors” contributed to the negative outcome.
In other business, the commission:
- scheduled a public hearing for its March 19th meeting regarding proposed rezoning of property at 112 North Hooker from R-3 to B-2 to allow a greenhouse operator to sell flowers seasonally on the property
- set Fiscal Year 2014 budget discussion meetings for May 14 and 28
- adopted a resolution and authorized publication of a notice of intent to issue bonds to finance the Mural Mall project, and the potential purchase of a new fire pumper and street sweeper, not to exceed $900,000
- authorized a proposed Clean Water Plant improvements purchase order for additional work at a cost of $12,243
- and heard presentations of annual reports for 2012 regarding the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority and the Three Rivers Historic District Commission
Mayor Tom Lowry also presented proclamations recognizing Armstrong International and the Linn family in regard to the February 7th rescue of a man who fell through the ice on Pleasant Lake.
Stories providing additional details regarding these topics will be forthcoming in the River Country Journal during the next several days.