Coun­cil also ap­proves to add beer and wine sales to up­com­ing Ca­noe Tug-O-War in down­town Cal­houn

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Brandi Owczarz

At the most re­cent meet­ing of the Cal­houn City Coun­cil, the up­dated 2016 City of Cal­houn Zon­ing Map was ap­proved af­ter a pub­lic hear­ing on the mat­ter.

“The map is more ac­cu­rate now than it was sev­eral years ago,” said Mayor Jimmy Palmer. “We are very pleased with the progress made on it.”

In old busi­ness, a sec­ond read­ing of a vari­ance re­quest by Cal­houn City Schools was read, as well as a sec­ond read­ing of a vari­ance for Stephen­son En­gi­neer­ing, Inc., agent for Fam­ily Sav­ings Credit Union. The Zon­ing Ad­vi­sory Board will meet on June 9 con­cern­ing the re­quests with a pub­lic hear­ing sched­uled for June 13.

In new busi­ness, a re­quest by Echota Bap­tist Church to block Col­lege Cir­cle for Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School from Sun­day, July 17 to Fri­day, July 22 from 5 – 9 p. m. each day was ap­proved by the Coun­cil.

A re­quest from the His­toric Preser­va­tion Com­mis­sion to ap­point Justin Chil­dress to a three year term re­plac­ing Sue Haney. The term will ex­pire June 1, 2019. The Coun­cil ap­proved the re­quest.

Added to the agenda by amend­ment was a vote for a tem­po­rary al­co­hol per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion for the up­com­ing Ca­noe Tug- O- War that will take place on Wed­nes­day, June 22 in down­town Cal­houn at the De­pot.

“It’s about five or 10 days short of what our res­o­lu­tion is,” said Coun­cil­man Matt Bar­ton of the re­quire­ment to ap­ply for the li­cense 45 days in ad­vance of an event. “I am go­ing to take a mo­tion for a vari­ance for that.”

Coun­cil­man David Ham­mond sec­onded the mo­tion.

“As I un­der­stand it, there is a spe­cial event per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion process for an event on June 22 that does not meet our guide­lines of a 45 day re­quire­ment ap­pli­ca­tion and a mo­tion was made to go ahead and ap­prove the ap­pli­ca­tion.”

“The rea­son for the late­ness in the ap­pli­ca­tion by David Bur­ton is be­cause the event wasn’t ap­proved un­til the last coun­cil meet­ing,” said Coun­cil­woman Jackie Palaz­zolo of Wall Street Cater­ing, who is ap­ply­ing for the per­mit.

The Coun­cil ap­proved the mo­tion with Palaz­zolo ex­cus­ing her­self from the vote due to per­sonal in­ter­est.

The next meet­ing of the Cal­houn City Coun­cil will be held at 7 p. m. on Mon­day, June 13 at the De­pot in down­town Cal­houn.

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