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