GF Planning Commission, council members to begin work on final stages of new city plan

Friday, June 5, 2009

GREEN FOREST -- The planning commission invited city council members and the city attorney to the July 6 meeting of the commission, to work together on the final stages of adopting a new city plan.

At Monday night's meeting, the commissioners discussed the city's new zoning map and other documents received from Urban Planning Associates, the firm hired to guide the city through the process of adopting a new city plan.

The commissioners have had a month to look over the draft of a city plan, and the time has come to seek input from the city council, which must ultimately approve any new city plan.

The advice of the city attorney will also be needed, to determine any existing city ordinances which might need to be changed to agree with the provisions of a new city plan.

City Attorney Brad Brown said he had reservations about some aspects of the plan, but he said most existing ordinances would not be in conflict with the new plan.

The commissioners intend to check with Urban Planning Associates before the July meeting to make sure they understand the necessary steps to officially adopt the new plan.

They will also ask for samples of ordinances which the city might add to cover signs or fences.

No new building permits were submitted for approval, but the commissioners spent some time talking about some unsightly conditions and inoperative vehicles around town. East Gate Mobile Home park was mentioned as overgrown with grass. The commissioners also asked whether the owners would need to obtain a permit to replace an existing mobile home with another one.

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