The second reading to rezone 1500 Beck Lane on Monday night brought up some questions during the City Council meeting. Councilman Jonathan Reagan asked questions about the proposed project that is related to the rezoning.
According to staff, the developer will be able to apply for tax credits. At issue during Monday night’s meeting was only rezoning the property to RS 2 Residential. Councilman Randy Wall addressed previous citizen concerns about additional traffic.
Project issues including streets, infrastructure, and site plans will come back to the city council. The second reading of rezoning the property to RS-2 residential was approved.
The second reading on rezoning South Jefferson across from the Airport was also voted on. The property is currently split zoned and the owner wanted to rezone it all commercial for the construction of storage units. Council approved the rezoning request. In other business, Council voted on approving the purchase of wireless headphone systems for the street department. The purchase request was approved at a cost of $6670. According to Street Supervisor Mike Moore, the noise-canceling headphones and microphone will allow the street department employees to communicate while on the job site. Council also approved the purchase of office furniture and dividers for Page Office Supply, for the Police Department at a cost of $12,902. Council also approved temporarily changing the city attorney position from an elected to an appointed position. The current City Attorney, Amy Folsom is moving outside the city limits, which makes her ineligible to serve as an elected city official. Council voted to appoint Amy Folsom to continue to serve in the position until an election is held in April 2022.
On Monday night, Lebanon City Council was asked to approve an agreement with H&H Consulting to perform a Hotel Market Feasibility Study. City Administrator Mike Schumacher
The cost approved was not to exceed $12-thousand-dollars, the cost of which will be split 3 ways between Lebanon Redi, Headley Enterprises, and the City of Lebanon. The request passed with a vote of 5 to 1 with Councilwoman Sheila Mitchell voting no.