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P&Z to ease variance process
FLORESVILLE -- Some of the angst associated with applying for variances here soon could be a thing of the past, as the Floresville Planning and Zoning Committee is devising an application checklist. The committee reviewed a preliminary list at its March 5 meeting.
Afterward, Chairman Philip Vipond said that the document will allow both the committee and the applicant to ensure an application is complete, preventing delays for both parties. The checklist will be available for download at the city’s website after a final version is approved.
Also during the meeting, the committee discussed Floresville’s land-use plan, recently approved by the city council. Vipond said Chris Stewart of Stewart Planning Consulting is working with City Manager Henrietta Turner and Cyndi Nichols of the Floresville Permits and Code Compliance Office to determine the necessary changes required to bring the city’s ordinances in line with the plan.
Keeping with its spirit of getting organized, the members also reviewed legal invoices billed due to committee business during the first quarter of the current fiscal year. Vipond said since approximately $20,000 in legal fees were attributed to the Planning and Zoning Committee last year, the group now will review the charges to determine validity, prior to recommending payment by city administration.
In other business, the committee:
•Discussed the Pecan Springs RV park located near the corner of Sutherland Springs Road and Alternative Lane. Vipond said that the committee awaits a proposal from developer Robert Starnes, who is requesting that the Floresville Economic Development Corp. assist with funding for road construction.
•Approved a 4-foot setback variance for a custom home to be built at 100 Fairway Drive in the Riverbend residential subdivision.
•Tabled discussion of a building setback variance for the Eagle Ford Inn at 1700 10th St. (U.S. 181).
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