City Council Update, February 7, 2022

City Council Update, February 7, 2022

At Monday's meeting City Council gave direction on the number of marijuana license among other matters.

Council briefly discussed the number of marijuana licenses the city will award. The current city ordinance allows for three. After scoring, there was a three-way tie for third place, leaving five applicants with the top three scores. A four-person majority on council instructed staff and the city attorney to prepare an ordinance amendment to allow for five licenses.

Council approved the "Bacon Walk" to be put on by the friends of Parks & Rec on April 9 to raise funds for inclusive playground equipment at Jaycee Park. Tickets will be sold in advance. Participants will walk Bacon Ave between Oxford and Jaycee parks where they will be served bagels and bacon.

Council swore in two newer public safety officers, Andrew Boring and Evan Beauchamp, recognized Sgt Steve Mueller on his promotion, and recognized K-9 Bear. All of these individuals have been serving on the force for a while but council wanted to wait so they could be recognized in person.

Several new board appointments were made to the Historical and Environmental Committees. There are currently several vacancies on other boards.

  • Board of Review - 1 vacancy
  • Building Code Board of Appeals - 5 vacancies
  • Beautification Advisory Committee - no limit on membership
  • Citizens Engagement Advisory Committee - 2 vacancies
  • Environmental Advisory Committee - 2 vacancies
  • Historical Committee - no limit on membership
  • Technology Advisory Committee - 2 vacancies
  • Tree Board - 1 vacancy

The deadline to apply is February 18.

Council also

  • Recognized February as Black History Month,
  • Approved a rezoning request on south Coolidge,
  • Clarified their rules and procedures around board appointments, and
  • Approved a plan for handling large amounts of debris after emergencies.

The meeting packet.