|F'ville sets jail
monitor committee; seeks 'input'
By MONROE ROARK
to keep a close eye on county developments as
they pertain to the proposed new jail, the
Fayetteville City Council Monday night announced
that a jail committee would be formed by the city
to monitor the situation.
council voted to add the item to the agenda at
the regular meeting, then voted to form a
committee whose members would be determined
later. Both votes passed unanimously.
[the county] going to spend $60 million to build
a new jail, so we'd like to have some
input, said Mayor Mike Wheat.
since it's going to be in the middle of our
city, added councilmember Al Hovey-King.
City Council also announced that a called meeting
is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. for the sole
purpose of setting the millage rate.
going to meet briefly Wednesday to reduce the tax
rate once again, said Wheat.
city is proposing a rate of 2.59 mills plus .75
mills for its capital projects, a reduction of 18
hundredths of a mill from last year's 3.52 mills.
readings were held on three separate items at
Monday night's meeting, although no final action
was taken on any of them.
Trammell requested rezoning from R-30 to O-I for
a .657-acre lot on the east side of N. Jeff Davis
Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenwyck Commons.
Trammell wishes to use the existing
1,742-square-foot building as an office with a
side entrance drive and rear parking, according
to city staff reports.
was no public comment on the proposal, and
neither Trammell nor the landowner were present.
Councilmembers said that they wanted them in
attendance for the second reading so that any
concerns they may have could be addressed.
first reading was also conducted for a proposed
zoning ordinance amendment restricting the
parking of truck tractors and semi-trailers in
staff, after reviewing the document, suggested
that the Board of Education be referenced in the
ordinance where applicable because that body is
separate from the Board of Commissioners. There
was also a question as to who would enforce the
ordinance the Engineering Department or
the Police Department.
Planning and Zoning Commission is also reviewing
the amendments and will make a recommendation
soon. There was no public discussion of the
ordinance at the City Council meeting.
proposed tree protection and landscape ordinance
was also given a first reading by the City
Council. This document would replace two existing
documents that separately govern tree protection
and landscaping, and it would be incorporated
into the existing zoning ordinance.
resident of Lakeview Court said that the plan is
very important to her, since a lot adjoining hers
was recently clear-cut. She said that she did not
believe the action was malicious, but simply
went on to suggest that loggers register with the
city before beginning their jobs, so the city
will know what it going on at all times and
workers can be reminded of the guidelines for
saving trees in the city.
council presented a proclamation honoring 83
churches in the county for their efforts in
distributing the Jesus video.
Bruschetti was appointed Monday night to the
city's Planning and Zoning Commission.