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Eagle Ford: Poth P&Z approves zoning change




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April 17, 2013 | 2,219 views | Post a comment

POTH -- Assembling for a regular meeting on April 9, the Poth Planning and Zoning Commission spent the majority of its time addressing the concerns of citizens over a proposed zoning change requested by the Wiatrek brothers. If granted, this would allow the proposed Sandra’s Ridge subdivision to be built on the property currently zoned as residential.

This drew a number of citizens to City Hall to relay their concerns regarding the potential effects, including undesirable drainage patterns from the subdivision’s runoff onto neighboring properties. Several in attendance claimed that the flows would be destructive to their properties and trees.

However, the current approved plan, they were told, ensures the release rates will be diminished through a detention pond and will drain at or below the current rates.

“The plans, as submitted, are signed and sealed and are in compliance with the requirements of the city subdivision ordinance,” said city engineer Dean Bayer.

Bayer and the Planning and Zoning members assured the citizens that the plans for the site show that a 25-year flood would still drain within 20 hours. Concerns remained that this limit would no longer protect the neighboring properties as more houses are built.

Based on the plan’s compliance with all required codes and requirements, the commission approved the zoning change with a vote of 3-0. The matter will now go before the Poth City Council for a final decision.
 

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