Council OKs zoning change to allow canine boarding house in south Brownwood

Boarding house for canines

A Brownwood woman plans to build and operate a boarding house for dogs in south Brownwood.

"It will be an indoor/outdoor, nice facility," Leona Cleveland told Brownwood City Council members Tuesday morning.

Council members approved, on first reading, a rezone of 10.9 acres at 900 Goodwin from R1 Single-Family Residential to A1 Agricultural District, where the canine boarding house will be built. The city's charter allows a kennel only on property zoned as agricultural or industrial zones, council members were told.

Cleveland's father-in-law, Richard Ashton owns the property, and Cleveland will build her residence as well as the boarding house on the property. 

The only option for boarding dogs is at veterinarian facilities, and the boarding house will be "a step up" from the veterinarian boarding, Cleveland told council members.

The dogs will be kept indoors at night, Cleveland said.

The boarding house must provide a 150-foot setback from residentially zoned property, and no breeding of animals is proposed for the site, council members were told.

In other business, council members:

• Approved a $7,900 purchase of a new piece of surveying equipment to replace equipment that is no longer operable. The equipment, called a Pentax Electronic Total Station, is used in several aspects of surveying, council members were told.

• Approved the lease of 2 acres of Brownwood Economic Development Corp. property on FM 45 to Tim Thornhill. Thornhill will lease the property for up to six months for $200 per acres per month.

Thornhill has sold his trucking company and truck repair service and has purchased the metal building on the former Holley property from United Supermarkets, council members were told. The building is being disassembled and must be off the property by the end of June. Thornhill plans to open a custom truck business and has not yet purchased property on which to erect the building. Thornhill will store the building on the FM 45 property.

• Approved an agreement with King's Point development at Lake Brownwood to temporarily haul its waste water to the City of Brownwood's waste water treatment plant. King's Point has applied to the state for a waste water discharge permit and is currently hauling about 6,000 gallons a week to Cross Plains.

The city will receive 11 cents per gallon from King's Point.

• Agreed that Market Street will be the name of the new 600-foot street between Market Place Boulevard and Riverside Park.

• Approved the placement of stop signs at Market Street intersections with Market Place Boulevard, a traffic light at East Commerce and Riverside Drive and a stop sign at Mustang Drive and Golding Road.