Young citizens proposed the installation of a skate park to the City Council during a council meeting on May 1st. Mayor Carter formed a committee to assess cost and liability for such a project.
Other business discussed:
*A hearing to solicit public comments on the proposed Ordinances for rezoning properties owned by Dennis Colter, located at 504 and 506 Scottsville Rd and 99 Young Ave., from R-2 (High Density Residential) to C-3 (Highway Business). Comments were received during the public hearing, and then the Ordinances 612, 613, and 614 were adopted on first reading during the regularly called Council meeting. These Ordinances served to rezone the three property addresses. Two resolutions were passed calling for a public hearing to determine whether the Harris property should be annexed to Lafayette City limits. This meeting has been scheduled for May 15.
*Ordinance 611 was adopted, rezoning Barry Whitaker’s property at 616 Hwy 52 W from R-1 to C-3.
*Ordinance 615 was adopted, establishing the 2012 tax rate for property at .71 per 100.00—no change from last year.
*Ordinance 616 adopted a 2012/2013 fiscal year budget on first reading.
*The Council approved to replace streetlights in the courthouse yard, a $40,000 project.
*May annual employee evaluations and salary increases were approved, as well as the hire of part-time Dispatcher Kamante Dickey, level 5, at $10.50 per hour. Employees evaluated: Deneshia Hesson, Police; Kevin Woodard, Police; Dewayne Whittemore, p.t. Fire; Jeff Harper, Gas; Jose Ruiz, Police; Garrett Flatt, Police; Clint Perdue, Water.
*Before the Council meeting, the Beer Board met to review and consider an application for a beer permit by owner and manager of La Casita Bakery and Market, Humberto Sampogna. The permit was denied, because of the business’s proximity to a church.