The Dublin City Council approved two measures Monday that will bring more commerce to town.
Two public hearings for the motions took almost no time, with no one speaking out on behalf or against either. The council had to consider rezoning for property from single family to neighborhood business and adding an auto repair shop/auto detailing shop to the zoning ordinance as a conditional permitted use.
Kassi Jurney, representing the Planning and Zoning Committee, presented information on the rezoning requests. She said the family who owned the property planned to open a barbershop on Patrick Street.
"We sent out 15 letters to property owners in the area and received four responses," Jurney said. "Not a single one of them was opposed to the idea. Therefore, the committee recommends the council allow for the rezoning of the property."
Jurney then presented information on the auto repair shop as a conditional permitted use item.
Jurney said this will allow the committee, the council and the city attorney to work up conditions including noise control, hours of operation, fencing and storage of vehicles and related items.
"We have discussed this as a committee at length and believe that with some restrictions placed on these types of businesses, they can coincide with those around them and the city," Jurney said. "The conditional permitted use would apply to any such business within the city limits, but allows the committee and the council to place the necessary restrictions."
The council voted unanimously to approve both requests.
In other business, City administrator Nancy Wooldridge discussed appointments to the Code Enforcement Board of Appeals.
The council voted unanimously to appoint Elizabeth Cook and Kristi Rodriguez to the board. Wooldridge said the board still needs two additional members.