Liberty groups to get League of Cities training

August 11, 2003|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - The newly named city Planning Commission and Board of Adjustments will receive training from the League of Cities, it was announced Thursday at a joint meeting in City Hall, according to Tracey Rodenbach, secretary.

The League of Cities has agreed to do the one-day training in Liberty at a date to be announced. The eight-hour training is mandatory for all members of both agencies. Mayor Steve Sweeney will work out a date with the League of Cities.

Members and officers of the Planning Commission are: Char Hecht, chairman; Tracey Rodenbach, secretary; and Melissa Vaughn, Bill Lester, Mark Wolford and Karen Brown. The commission is seeking one more member.

Dale Hoskins is chairman of the Board of Adjustments and other members are Anne Leigh, Glenn Vanoy, Rosie Buis and Geraldine Wilson. Elmer Cain has resigned.


Members will receive copies of the zoning regulations and the city's Comprehensive Plan.

The Planning Commission heard a proposal by Rob Hundley, who is seeking a variance for the front setback of the property on Whipp Avenue. He proposes to build a two-story house with full basement on the site. The house will have 640 feet on each level.

The required setback is 20 feet, and the front setback on Hundley's plan is eight feet. There is a 25-foot strip of property in front of the property line, which is a right of way, and not owned by Hundley.

Rodenbach said the setback is not in compliance with the city zoning regulations and the commission referred the matter to the Board of Adjustments for a variance.

The Board of Adjustments, which met immediately after the Planning Commission, agreed to Hundley's proposal but stipulated the building must be off the street the same amount of space as the adjacent building.

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