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La Porte City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

La Porte City Council on Monday voted 7-1-1, with Daryl Leonard opposed and Danny Earp abstaining, to approve an ordinance to consent to a petition to create a municipal utility district, and utility agreement for the creation in an in-city district.

The city was approached by Gromax Develpment and Beazer Homes for consideration of creating an in-city municipal utility district. The district will levy property taxes on properties within its borders.

The district includes 234 acres of real estate on the west side of Bay Area Boulevard, north of Fairmont and South of Spencer. The developer is planning to build approximately 640 single family homes, a multi-family development and a senior living facility. Taxes from the district will be used to reimburse the developer for infrastructure costs, including streets, water, sewer and drainage.

Earp stepped away from the table for the item due to a possible conflict of interest.

The city council voted 7-1-1, with Leonard opposed and Earp abstaining, to grant a special conditional use permit for the development of the master planned community included in the municipal utility district along Bay Area Boulevard.

The city council voted 8-0-1, with Earp abstaining, to allow additional uses to be permitted within the Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District.

The city council voted unanimously to repeal a previous ordinance concerning the condemnation of the commercial building at 621 West Main Street.

In November, the city council had voted to repeal the order to demolish the building, pending the developer procuring a permit to improve the property by the end of business on December 11. The developer has until June 1 to complete repairs to the building.

The city council voted unanimously to form a city council subcommittee to review and make recommendations for the annual evaluation forms as determined by the committee.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda




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