Norfolk City Council has tabled a ruling on the installation of a new highway corridor surfacing.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 10:25 a.m. CDT
NORFOLK, Neb. – Norfolk City Council has tabled a decision on the installation of a new highway corridor surfacing.
The overlay, which would require new businesses along Highways 275 and 81 to meet certain landscape and aesthetic requirements, is a proposal strongly supported by City Council.
However, he was concerned about the requirements that would scare away new businesses wishing to set up in the area. Due to these concerns, the ordinance passed its first reading earlier this month.
However, the second reading was tabled on Monday after a new concern was raised by a community member.
The area of concern was the billboards in the area and how they would require a conditional use permit.
The person who raised these concerns was unable to attend Monday’s meeting, and since there is no public hearing during the third reading of a city ordinance, the decision to file the event has was put to the vote.
City Council voted to postpone the second reading vote in a 6-2 decision, with Rob Merrill and Gary Jackson voting against.