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Section A: General News


City officials race to beat moratorium deadline


City officials race to beat moratorium deadline
Floresville Planning and Zoning Commission member Ray Lamberth (l-r), City Manager Henrietta Turner, Cyndi Nichols of the Floresville Permits and Code Compliance Office, and commission President Philip Vipond discuss options related to the coming expiration of the city’s special-use-permit moratorium during the commission’s Feb. 5 meeting.


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Wilson County News
February 12, 2014
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FLORESVILLE -- City officials here are racing to develop regulations related to recreational-vehicle parks. A moratorium on the special-use zoning permits regulating that specific land use is set to expire in April, according to a discussion during the Feb. 5 meeting of the Floresville Planning and Zoning Commission.

“What are we going to do?” asked commission President Philip Vipond. “We need to get the [zoning] ordinance approved and the [land-use] plan approved.”

Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner said if the city allows the moratorium to lapse, “Everything will go back to the way it was.”

Prior to the city council adopting the moratorium in September 2012, those wishing to establish RV parks could do so after being granted special-use permits. The need for temporary dwellings for oil and natural gas workers seeking their fortune in the Eagle Ford shale led to the establishment of parks of various sizes throughout Floresville. The RV parks, Vipond alleges, have discouraged some companies from moving to the city, citing recent news that Taco Bell and other businesses have announced plans to move to La Vernia.

Turner said extending the moratorium is not a favorable option, acknowledging that a lawsuit filed by Paul Sisley against the city and the commission still has not been settled.

Also during the meeting, the board:

•Approved a final plat for the La Quinta Inn & Suites on U.S. 181.

•Tabled a discussion of development company SEC’s plat for the former Floresville Independent School District Administration Building property at the corner of Standish and 10th (U.S. 181) streets.

In attendance: Commission members Philip Vipond, Ray Lamberth, Jim Lawhon, and Teddi Harllee; City Manager Henrietta Turner, and Cyndi Nichols of the Floresville Permits and Code Compliance Office.

 

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Franklin  
Floresville  
February 19, 2014 3:03pm
 
oh im ok with term limits, just wish they applied to national offices too. Even the president has a term limit.I think the dancing monkeys are in Austin and Washington.lol

 
Alex Lippert  
Floresville  
February 19, 2014 8:35am
 
Like I said , the Council of NO isn't so funny anymore , is it ? The Dancing Monkeys rule ....Rah Rah Rah. Thank goodness for term limits and voter identification laws.

 
Franklin  
Floresville  
February 19, 2014 8:16am
 
SMH...The only thing this city is good at is being stagnant. And judging from responses here I understand why. I'd wait for a response, but people here must be on dialup since everything else around here is behind the times.

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
February 18, 2014 10:06am
 
If I were a resident of Floresville, I'd have all the confidence in the world in the president of one of my commissions walking into a meeting to resolve an important issue and starting with "What are we going to do?" It's ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
February 17, 2014 1:34pm
 
Franklin and Mr Vipond.. FYI.. Pleasanton has several RV parks along with a Taco Bell.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
February 14, 2014 9:12pm
 
Franklin....uppity attitudes....When comparing excellent to mediocre, it's natural to be a bit uppity. Kemo Sabe.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
February 14, 2014 7:32pm
 
Franklin.....Prairie Grouch, Squawk Box, and Chief Noetall are just fine with any concern that provides a place for the working men and women of America. As President Coolidge said "The chief business of the American ... More ›

 
Franklin  
Floresville  
February 14, 2014 4:29pm
 
Another point is that both La Vernia & Pleasanton have done fine with growth without RV parks everywhere.

 
Franklin  
Floresville  
February 14, 2014 4:27pm
 
@Chief & @Prairie Are y'all ok with the RV parks?

 
Alex Lippert  
Floresville  
February 14, 2014 1:53pm
 
Thw Counci of NO isn't so funny anymore, is it ?

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