Brownwood City Council members approved on first reading Tuesday and zoning change that will allow Cullen Sliger to relocate his produce and nursery business from Early to the 2900 block of Coggin Avenue in Brownwood.
The zoning change — from Single Family Residential District to Local Business District — will not be final until the council approves it on second and third readings.
Council members approved the zoning change after conducting a joint public hearing with the Planning and Zoning Commission, which unanimously recommended approval.
In other business Tuesday, council members:
• Denied a request to rezone property in the at 1008-1012 Vine from Multi-Family Residential to Industrial. James Villegas requested the rezone after buying the property with the intent of using it as a contractor’s yard for his electrical business.
The Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council voted against a request in 2015 to rezone the property, and the commission voted earlier this month to deny the current request. Two residents spoke Tuesday against the rezoning, citing concerns over increased traffic if a business was located there.
• Gave final approval to adopt the the city’s $35.34 million budget, as well as the property tax rate and utility rates.
• Approved a Brownwood Municipal Development District incentive of $36,950 for Steve Browder to develop Duckhorn Town Ranch, a residential subdivision at Southgate and Fourth.
• Approved a BMDD incentive of $3,250 for Little Dude Ranch for installation of a sewer line.
• Approved an infrastructure incentive grant of $4,512 for Jeff Tucker for the relocation of an Oncor utility pole.
• Approved a building incentive improvement grant of $5,000 for Larry Farrow II for improve the former Crazy Lemon property at 540 Pecan. The property will be operated as Jack-A- Don’s.
• Agreed to extend the existing Meet and Confer agreement between the city and the Brownwood Professional Firefighters Association.
• Approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Keep Brownwood Beautiful for the new fiscal year.