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Floresville P&Z approves moratorium on RV parks, mobile homes


Floresville P&Z approves moratorium on RV parks, mobile homes
Winston Shaffer speaks to the Planning and Zoning Commission in protest of a special use permit request for a mobile-home park to be built at 624 Fourth St.


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September 12, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- Developers hoping to open mobile-home and recreational-vehicle (RV) parks here soon may face a moratorium, which will halt all such applications for a maximum of 18 months, after the Floresville Planning and Zoning Commission approved the recommendation for a moratorium during its Sept. 5 regular meeting.

Commission member Philip Vipond said he believes this is in the best interest of the city.

“Right now, we are just approving these things and it has come to a point where we need to stop and see what is best for the city,” Vipond said. “The moratorium will give us enough time to do what we have been charged by the city’s master plan to do, which is to come up with an expansion plan for the city of Floresville.”

The master plan for the city calls for the Planning and Zoning Commission to organize an expansion plan for the future, said fellow commission member Teddi Harllee.

During the meeting, the commissioner members discussed possibly involving resources from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

“I heard about possibly involving individuals from UTSA while attending a conference at AACOG [Alamo Area Council of Governments],” Harllee said. “This way, proposing an expansion plan for the city could save the taxpayers some money.”

In other action, the Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a request for a special use permit after a number of members of the community spoke during a public hearing early in the meeting against a proposed mobile-home park to be built at 624 Fourth St.



 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
September 14, 2012 8:00am
 
Democrat advocate ought to be up in arms about this action. What is the world will Bill Clinton do for pleasure if we have a shortage of trailer parks ?

 
T-Bone Pickens  
Poth  
September 13, 2012 12:42pm
 
Come on now. You were so close to becoming the Appalachia of Texas and now you want to stop? Manufactured homes are the way of the future - they are built in factories by American workers. Have you ever seen a site built home ... More ›

 
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September 13, 2012 12:16pm
 
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