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Section A: General News


Elmendorf moves toward zoning plan




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ELMENDORF -- The city of Elmendorf is on its way to its first-ever zoning plan. Residents had the opportunity to weigh in on the proposal at a public hearing held during the July 11 meeting of the Elmendorf City Council.

City Secretary Roxanne De Leon said following the meeting that city leaders are working to map specific districts for various structures and land uses. A rough draft of the map indicates zones for residential, commercial, industrial, manufactured housing, and “city park and city hall.”

De Leon said the public will have another opportunity to comment when a final draft of the map is completed.

The council discussed another “first” during the meeting -- a property-tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled residents. De Leon said City Attorney Michael Guevara is assisting with drafting specific rules. But residents who are older than 65, or who are declared disabled, could have their property tax frozen. Typically, when taxing entities approve such a cap, the amount of ad valorem tax paid remains unchanged from the total paid when the taxpayer is approved for the freeze -- provided the property taxed does not change ownership and is not improved upon.

In other business, the council discussed the following items related to the transition into the new Elmendorf City Hall on Loop 327:

•There no longer will be a restriction on how long councilmen can spend in City Hall, following the council’s repeal of a previous ordinance related to a 30-minute time limit due to the small size of the former City Administration Building on Bexar Avenue.

•Developing rules related to renting space in the new City Hall for meetings and community events. Guevara will assist the city with creating such a plan.

•Future uses for the building on Bexar Avenue. Councilman Tommy Hicks is researching possible grants that would allow the city to convert its former administration building into a public library. De Leon said, however, this might not be possible, due to the structure’s noncompliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Also with regard to the new City Hall, De Leon said the city plans to have the facility open and operational on Monday, July 22, pending the installation of telephone lines and Internet connections.
 

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