In a meeting of the Trussville City Council held Tuesday night, several area residents were present to raise concerns about possible residential rezoning guidelines being passed in the Carrington subdivision
During the meeting, a public hearing was held concerning an amendment to the residential garden portion of the city’s zoning ordinance. Currently, some undeveloped lots in the subdivision are considered being used for a garden home-style development.
Under the proposed change, the zoning section would change from single family homes (R2 to R3) to garden home zoning (Q R-G). The considered change would mean these new homes would be developed to meet regular zoning requirements, but will be set up closer to the street and the homes are given some leeway regarding placement of a connecting garage on the home.
Requests before the council were not voted on in the meeting, but will be discussed again at the council’s first meeting of 2013.
Other council news included the council giving Mayor Gene Melton permission to move forward with the city’s purchase agreement for the McPhearson property, former site of GoldKist.
Other community news included the announcement of the CNG fueling station now in commission at the Chevron on Deerfoot. The city will hold an official kick-off celebration at the station on January 16 at 1 p.m.
Due to the Christmas holiday, the Trussville council will hold their next meeting Thursday, Dec 20 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.