Council meets Thursday, will vote on development changes

September 10, 2013 • Local News

City Council will meet Thursday to make four decisions to grant liquor license transfers or approvals to new e[auth] ateries and a convenience store.

They will also consider assuming ownership of a 44-acre property that was never developed into a planned-unit development by its owners.

Councilors will decide whether to approve a transfer of ownership for a liquor license for Allsup’s Convenience Store at 1500 N. Garden Ave., and the transfer of ownership for Best Western Plus Sally Port Inn & Suites to sell alcohol.

The Alcohol and Gaming Division granted a “conditional” preliminary approval for the Sally Port Inn’s application.

Carmines Italian Eatery, to be located at 625 N. Main St., has also applied for a restaurant liquor license to sell beer and wine. The restaurant has signed a five year lease, with an additional option for another five-years, with Krum Land and Cattle Company.

Another restaurant, El Tapatio, at 3012 N. Main St., will ask for a restaurant liquor license to sell beer and wine.

In other action, councilors are expected to decide whether to terminate a planned unit development, the Tierra Berrenda Development, a 44-acre site adjacent to the eastern side of the 3600-4300 blocks of North Main Street.

The development was created in 1983. The owner and developers at the time proposed a number of multi-family complexes that would access onto local streets and then onto Tierra Berrenda Drive that would lead on to Main Street.

An open space area was developed in the flood plain of the Berrendo River on the north side of the development.

The planned-unit development is divided into nine phases. One phase was built with homes. The remaining eight phases remained undeveloped for nearly 30 years. These were combined into one tract. The open space was dedicated to the city for flood plain management.

The proposed street, Tierra Berrendo Drive, has not been constructed, laid out, or established.

Future development of the area will have to take into account new facts, such as flood management, residential density limits, traffic flow and permitted uses, according to the city’s report.

Councilors are also expected to consider renewing City Attorney Barbara Patterson’s contract for legal services. Patterson’s contract calls for paying her firm $12,784.92 per month.

The city will also reimburse her firm for any witness fees, services for process fees, investigative fees, expert witness fees, filing fees, subpoena fees, postage fees, bulk mailings, travel costs, long-distance telephone costs, outside legal counsel costs and fees incurred on behalf of the city.

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