Board of Alderman 5/10/13

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 10, 2013

Aldermen hear permit requests at short meet

A shortened meeting of Batesville aldermen revolved around hearings for five conditional use permits and two site variances recommended by Batesville’s Planning Commission.

Tuesday’s regular meeting was held in tandem with the municipal election in the upstairs room of City Hall. The alderman-at-large, who serves as vice-mayor, Teddy Morrow presided. Mayor Jerry Autrey and Aldermen Stan Harrison were absent as both faced opponents in the Democratic Primary Election and were campaigning.

Conditional use permits were issued to Burns BBQ for a sno-cone business at Eagle Crest Shopping Center and to Robyn Sims for New Orleans Style Snoballs at 504 Highway 6 East.
Chris Smith received a conditional use permit for a crawfish vendor business at 596 Highway 51 South.

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Batesville Main Street obtained two conditional use permits, one to operate the Farmer’s Market on the Public Square and the other for operation of SpringFest on the Public Square the weekend of May 17-18.

Hallmark Ford received a variance for site and building design standards to allow use metal panels for exterior finish on the proposed dealership building on Highway 6 west and Muster Housing Associates received a variance to allow use of vinyl siding on rehabilitation of Skyview Apartments.

The city received one bid proposal for an automated meter reading system that would automatically read water meters in place of visual reading each month. The unopened bid was forwarded to a committee of city officials including department heads and administrators to make a recommendation.

Former alderman and Batesville businessman Willie King appeared before the board to request “grandfather” status for a building previously used as a cafe on Wood Street. That request was taken under advisement.
Street Superintendent Teddy Austin notified alderman of a resignation in his department and was asked to recommend a replacement at  a later meeting.