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City Council will consider zoning amendment and property purchase

The Friona city council will meet in regular session Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at 619 Main St. All council meetings are open to the public.

The first business item on the agenda will be a public hearing to receive comments on a zoning amendment prohibiting the construction of “a tourist or trailer camp, court, or lodge” on Main St, between 4th and 11th streets. The Planning and Zoning Commission met March 22 and will recommend to the council that this amendment be approved.

Other items on the agenda are the annual review of the city’s investment policy; the awarding of the bid for the depository of city funds beginning May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2016; award a bid for a new utility pickup; and awarding the seal coat bid.

The council will also review accounts payable for March, and financial statements for March and the second quarter financials. Police Chief Frank Mooney will give a report, a new member of the Friona Economic Development Corporation will be appointed to replace J.B. Douglas, and the resignation of Mayor Douglas will be accepted.

In a major consideration, the council will take action authorizing the Friona Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) to purchase 10 lots belonging to Connie Whaley Slagle and Doris Whaley Sutton situated between 6th and 7th Streets and Ashland and Woodland. Plans are being discussed with a developer to build up to 24 apartment units on the block.

The council will also move the May meeting from May 13 to May 20. Council items included here make up the tentative agenda for Monday’s meeting and are subject to change. By law the final agenda is posted at city hall on Friday 72 hours prior to the meeting.