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April 19, 2013

Site plan for Dog Park approved

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• Approved a code amendment to allow vehicle overhang. This was necessary because of a request by McDonald’s. McDonald’s is planning an expansion, which will leave the business closed for 90 days. The site plan for this project was also approved at Monday’s meeting. The ordinance change allows vehicles to hang over pavement and green space when parked around the city.

• Approved a rezoning request by Casey’s, located at 109 North Attica, to accommodate expansion of that business.

• Approved the first reading of a public health and safety zoning ordinance, regarding nuisances. Council requested updates to the nuisance ordinance months ago, and this proposed ordinance is the result. Feik wanted only the first reading to be approved Monday, to give the public, as well as council, time to study the changes before it is fully adopted. The ordinance can be reviewed at the City’s website, www.knoxvilleia.gov.

• Approved the second reading of an ordinance regarding sanitary sewer user fees. This ordinance is the one that repeals a scheduled sewer fee increase.

• Approved the first reading of an ordinance regarding infiltration and inflow. As described in a previous edition, this ordinance provides the City with the ability to impose fines and penalties against those who knowingly refuse to comply with wastewater regulations. This is specific to running “clean” water into the sanitary sewer system, which adds unnecessary wear to equipment.

• Approved a Plat of Survey for a parcel split outside the corporate limits for the Duinink Family Trust.

• Approved a fuel contract with Wright Express. This contract is expected to save money on vehicle fuel purchases, while allowing the City to select multiple fuel providers and providing a minimum 1.45 percent discount off of the pump price.

• Approved the union contract. The union ratified the agreement prior to Monday’s meeting.

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