The election of officers by the Planning and Zoning Commissioners was the first agenda item voted on Monday night.
Elected as Chair, to replace newly sworn-in Town Council member Claudio Forest, was Perfecto Solis. Mike McCall (Place 3 commissioner) was elected to replace Solis as Vice Chair.
In addition, during the May 15 Town Council meeting, David Johnson was appointed to Place 4 and Al Picardi replaced Johnson as Alternate-Place 8. Both men were welcomed in their new positions.
In other business, the request for Record Plats for both Phases 1 and 2 of the Bradford Park residential subdivision, located south and west of the Rippy Road/Waketon Road intersection was approved.
Commissioner Johnson asked about the construction timeline to “straighten” the Waketon Road curve [about which the requests relate]. The answer was that the road construction is the responsibility of the developer, not the town, and will be timed to coincide with the adjacent development.
Also, the Highland Court developer’s (David Weekley) request for a rezoning exception to add six-feet to the mean-height for homes, from 26-feet to 32-feet mean-height, was unanimously recommended for council consideration.
The amended PD-137 addresses the roof line for pitched-roof homes, especially one-story homes with a bonus-room addition.
It also addresses the neighboring Pecan Acres residents’ original concern about potential three-story homes with windows. Highland Court will feature only one- or two-story homes. The height amendment will only apply to additional roofing material, not windows.