|City of Martin approves re-zoning ordinance |
|Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 2:00 pm |
|With two ordinances passing on their final readings and two additional ordinances in line for a final reading, the City of Martin conducted business as usual during a formal session Monday evening. |
The first zoning ordinance re-zoned a tract of land off of East Main Street (Hwy. 431) from R-1 (Low Density Residential) to B-2 (Intermediate Business).
A second zoning ordinance re-zoned a tract of land off Dustin Laird Drive from B-2 (Intermediate Business) to R-3 (High Density Residential).
Both ordinances passed on their final reading Monday evening.
In other ordinance news, the City of Martin will host a public hearing at 5:15 on Sept. 13 for an ordinance adopting the International Building Codes for 2006.
Under the ordinance, sprinklers would not be required in new constructions of residences.
It was good news for the Martin Parks and Recreation department when the Martin Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved application for a grant to be used to construct a “Splash Pad” at Festival Park in downtown Martin.
If approved for the grant, the city plans to use the property’s value to offset the 50 percent match portion of the grant.
In announcements, Martin P & R Director Brian Moore announced the black-topping at Harmon Field for the walking track is complete. Eventually, benches along the track will line the field.
The Martin Police Department is taking full advantage of the extra space left behind during the city hall move to the former First State Bank location.
MPD Chief David Moore announced the in-house renovations are under way that will allow the department to expand its headquarters.
Martin Fire Chief Russell Schwahn announced through the Kiwanis Club, AEDs are now in place at every school in the county.
MFD Lt. Jamie Summers performed the training to certify all of the teachers to use the defibrillating equipment. The board will meet again in an informal session at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. The next formal session is planned for 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. The changes in the board meeting schedule are due to the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival, which is planned for Sept. 4-12.