The Carbondale Observer

News and commentary about Carbondale, Illinois and SIUC

City Council Meeting – 03/06/2011

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The Carbondale City Council met on Tuesday, March 6, 2011 at the city hall/civic center. I watched from home on Mediacom channel 16. This was an unusually short meeting with only one item on the general business agenda. The council approved that item, the final PUD for the Parkview Apartments at 905 E. Park, unanimously. Council also approved the consent agenda unanimously.

During citizen’s comments, one resident asked whether and when the city plans to shut down the Oakland Avenue Auto Repair shop operating at Oakland and Sycamore. The shop was mistakenly given a permit to operate last year. Carbondale’s zoning does not permit an auto repair shop in an R-1 district. Mayor Fritzler said the city is working with the property owner and the business owner to find a new location for the shop.

My views on our restrictive zoning are well known to regular readers, so I see no reason to comment on this issue.

After brief council comments, the council adjourned into closed session at 7:36 p.m. – almost certainly a record for this council. According to council member Jane Adams’ blog, council had no plans to discuss anything controversial in closed session.

Comments are welcome.

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Written by The Carbondale Observer

March 7, 2012 at 7:45 am

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