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Landscaping rules tabled

Monday, May 16, 2005

By Ken Ross, Managing Editor

After a discussion of the second reading of an ordinance on landscaping and screening standards, the Cherokee City Council decided last week that revisions need to made before the council votes on the matter again.

The ordinance would not add requirements to established businesses but would give added requirments to a new business being established.

Val Woods, a local business woman, questioned such requirements as that every parking space be within 40 feet of a tree and also questioned grouping together commercial districts, industrial districts and multi-family developments in residential districts.

Dwight Varce, council member, agreed that the proposed ordinance was too restrictive.

Bill Troth said that a provision that landscaping shall be used to screen parking areas was apperantly meant for an industrial development but made no sense for other commercial property.

The matter will be returned to the planning and zoning commission for revision before being returned to the council.

Any revision means that the proposed ordinance will need to go back to the first reading, with second and third readings required before implementation.

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