By Deidre Wilson
The Lafayette City Council held a special-called meeting on Tue., May 15 to pass the final readings of six ordinances.
“This cleans up all of the business that this council has on the table,” said Mayor J.Y. Carter.
Newly-elected mayor Richard Driver and council members Pam Cothron, Tom Roberts and Roger Russell will take their seats at the June Council meeting.
The council passed three rezoning ordinances:
- Ordinance 612 rezones property located at 504 Scottsville Road belonging to Dennis Colter from R-2 high density to C-3 highway business on second and final reading.
- Ordinance 613 rezones property located at 506 Scottsville Road belonging to Dennis Colter from R-2 high density to C-3 highway business on second and final reading.
- Ordinance 614 rezones property located at 99 Young Ave. belong to Dennis Colter from R-2 high density residential to C-3 highway business on second and final reading.
The proposed 2012-2013 budget for the City of Lafayette (ordinance 616) was passed on second and final reading.
The 2012 tax rate for real property will remain at the current rate of $0.71 per 100 acres assessed with the passage of ordinance 615 on second and final reading.
An ordinance to annex the property located on Highway 52 Bypass West belonging to the heirs of Christine Harris passed on second and final reading.
Council members also voted to dispense with the reading of the May 1 council meeting minutes and to approve those minutes.
The only new business voted upon by the council was approving the Akersville waterline, which is being installed to deal with some volume issues.
Prior to Tuesday night’s meeting, the council held to public hearings. The first hearing was to solicit public comments on the annexation of the property belonging to the heirs of Christine Harris. The second one was to solicit public comments and questions concerning the proposed 2012-2013 fiscal year budget. No comments were made during either hearing.
“This being the last meeting for this council, let me thank the council whose terms are expiring for their service to the city, and we wish you the best,” saidMayor Carter prior to the adjournment of Tuesday night’s meeting.
“As for me, I have mostly enjoyed my position in this office, and I’ll be glad to leave the alarm clock turned off.”