A community which for years saw little new housing built within its city limits will soon feature a new subdivision. During Tuesday night’s City Council meeting first reading was given a bill accepting the Breckenridge Estates Subdivision.
The new subdivision, on which Brad Peters proposes building one- and two-family homes, will be located near the end of Columbus Drive, west of Munger Lane and south of Stardust Drive.
The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the final plat at its Feb. 28 meeting. The Department of Public Works and Planning and Zoning Commission endorsed the approval on Tuesday night, with the understanding that City Engineer Mark Rees has concerns regarding storm water runoff. Rees indicated he is striving to have a storm water retention basin included in the development.
In other business:
• Street closures from July 3 through July 6 were approved to accommodate the Kiwanis Club’s 37th annual Samuel L. Clemens Arts & Crafts Festival in Central Park.
• The purchase of bullet resistant vests by the Police Department from Ed Roehr Safety Products was approved. Half the almost $5,800 expense will be paid for by the U.S. Justice Department.
• Two letters of commendation concerning the Hannibal Police Department were shared with the Council by City Manager Jeff LaGarce.
LaGarce said it meant a lot that two out-of-town visitors took the time to write letters of appreciation after returning home.
• A public hearing was scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, regarding the rezoning of property near St. Mary’s Avenue and U.S. 61.
• The following Traffic Committee recommendations were accepted: A no parking loading zone, from 8 a.m. to noon on Sundays, at Oakwood Christian Church; a handicapped parking space at 2426 Market Street; restricted time parking signs at 900 S. Ninth Street; switching no parking restrictions to the west side of Walnut Street in the 1100 block; moving the barricades on Muir Street back just past Pulliam.