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La Porte City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint council members John Zemanek and Jay Martin to the Fitness Center Committee to study and make recommendations regarding the renovation of the current fitness center and/or a new fitness center.

The city council voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Ron Parker as the department head and chief of police commencing October 8.

The city council voted 5-3, with Louis Rigby, Bill Bentley and Jay Martin opposed, to uphold the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation to deny a request to amend the city's Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan for a 1 acre tract at 10410 North L Street by changing the zoning from Large Lot Residential to Low Density Residential and to reimburse the the applicant in an amount not to exceed $8,500.

The city council voted 5-3, with Rigby, Bentley and Jay Martin opposed, to uphold the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation to deny the zoning change request for 10410 North L Street.

The city council voted 5-3, with Jay Martin, Nancy Ojeda and Kristin Martin opposed, on a motion to overrule a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation to deny, and instead grant a special conditional use permit to allow for a commercial and insutrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing use in the Planned Unit Development District on 7 acres at the south side of Spencer Highway and east of South 25th Street.

The item required a vote of 6 members for approval. Therefore, the motion failed.

The city council voted 7-1, with Rigby opposed, to grant a special conditional use permit to allow for a hotel/motel use at 1328 State Highway 146 South.

The city council voted 62, with Danny Earp and Jay Martin opposed, to allow the alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption at Burger Libre, located at 9709 Spencer Highway, within 300 feet of a public school.

The city council discussed but took no action regarding the city's permitting process.

The city council discussed but took no action regarding city sponsorships.

All other items were approved. All members were present with the At-Large B seat vacant. Agenda







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