By JESSIE HORTON
The city of Dublin will hold a public hearing tonight in regards to the possible rezoning of property located at 233 W. Blackjack Street. The property owner Layne Golden is asking the zoning committee to change the single family zone to a neighborhood business zone.
Before the Dublin City Council get into their agenda Monday night, they will allow anyone wishing to speak for or against the rezoning to have five minutes before the council. Later in the meeting, council members will Planning and Zoning Board representative Kassi Jurney on the board’s recommendation on the property. Then the council will vote on the matter.
Melvin ‘Mac’ McMullen will present further discussion on the city’s plan for annexation of property near the Dublin city limits. The city council has discussed various options for annexation, going different directions out of town, following the highways out of town.
Council members will go into closed session during the meeting to deliberate the temporary position of Chief of Police. They also have an item on the agenda to discuss, consider and/or act upon the temporary position of Chief of Police.
The council will also accept two proclamations honoring students from Dublin High School. Dublin Mayor David Leatherwood will present both the 2014 Varsity Volleyball and Football teams with proclamations honoring them for their success this season.
Last month, the council approved the city’s public works director Cory James to go out for bids on the sewer replacement project and lift stations for the city of Dublin. James has a recommendation for the project and lift stations bid and council members are to consider action.
City administrator Nancy Wooldridge will present Cloy Richards to the council. Richards and Wooldridge are asking members to adopt a resolution that will authorize submission of a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program Application in the city’s name. This grant could help the city with a number of upcoming projects that will benefit residents.
In other business the council will consider recommendations from the Airport Committee regarding the Dublin Municipal Airport, options to remount an ambulance unit for Dublin EMS, the speed limit on W. Blackjack and final budget adjustments for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.