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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - June 9, 1977, Burnet, Texas
T zoning chairman Breaks tie vote Burnet although she said she Felt her vote Quot was not in the Best interests of the City of Burnet zoning Board chairman Joy Taylor tuesday broke a tie vote to deny a request to change the zoning on the old Hammond House on South main from r i single family residences to r 2 Multi family residences in other action during tues Days zoning Board meeting the Board denied another zoning change request and approved a third see related Story another member of the zoning commission Bert Bronaugh commented that he Felt the developers of the property would be better off with an r 2 investment than an r i. Quot i see Burnet falling Way behind in rental property said Rev Bronaugh but when the vote was taken he voted against approving the change. Even mrs Taylor before being forced to break the tie vote said Quot we Are denying the needs of our City As a town we need to grow and we need places for newcomers to live. There Are not Many places in the City left to build Quot both however bowed to the wishes of the roomful of protesters. Quot As an individual i know we need this kind of housing. I can understand neighbors having qualms but i feel our town in order to grow needs housing Quot mrs Taylor said during discussion on the matter rip Burton a member of the commission pointed out that Wilson could build a multitude of Small single family dwellings which would possibly be worse than Nice Multi family dwellings. Quot i m in sympathy with the people who live in that area a said Bronaugh. Quot for that reason i can t vote for it Quot Quot i have stated the Way i feel Quot said mrs Taylor when she broke the a ii vote Quot bul i have 4# consider the people in the voting to approve the zoning change were rip Burton and Bill Howell. Ramsey Clingon joined Bronaugh and mrs Taylor to vote Down the proposal. In presenting his request before the commission Ken Wilson said he does not intend Quot to Rush in a build a Multi Story Quot we want to preserve and enhance the neighbourhood and rental housing is needed in Burnet Quot he said. He showed plans for the single Story four plexus which he said included two off Street spaces per unit. The zoning ordinance Only requires i i 2 parking spaces per unit. Or also told the Board that he plans to restore the old Hammond or use and that he does not intend to rent it one nearby resident said in summing up the feeling of those present Quot we be got a Nice neighbourhood and i d like to keep it like it the Developer of the property Ken Wilson was told that the it Njong Board s recommendation was just that a recommendation to the Burn City Council and that he can ask to be placed on the Agenda for not tuesday night s Council meeting when the recommendation will be considered the zone g commission sent rut 38 letters regarding the to of sed toning Chang on the Hammond property and received two written letters of protest and a petition bearing the signatures of 23 residents. Letters fit protest were received from or and mrs Ted Baker and or and mrs Isabelle Burnham 801 s Pierce the following signatures were received on the petition hoarding the rezoning from i to r 2 of lots i and 3 and part of lots 2 and 4 of Block 5 Vandeveer portion of the City the Hammond House property zoning administrator Bill Goble said that several people who signed the petition did not have property lying within 200 feet of the property under consideration o l Lewis 708 s Pierce mrs jewel Cox 801 s main mrs. E b Kinsey 706 s Maili Margaret Houy 807 s main or and mrs a r Townsend 809 s main m c Pafford 808 s Pierce or and mrs English 800 s Pierce mrs. Bennett Burnham 801 s Pierce mrs a i Wallas 709 s Pierce Edith clasps 202 e Elm or. E p. Woods or 204 e Pecan St mrs f p Woods or 202 e Elm or my mrs b w Warwick jr., 701 s Pierce or and mrs e v Petlev of s Pierce Lucy Rice 203 e Elm or and mrs Michael m Jones 807 s Pierce Lounell and Ted Baker 702 s Vandervoet or anti mrs Wilburn c Dailey 603 s main Martha or Peterson 707 s. Pierce w c Debo s main and Darrell debt 607 s water Puckett zoning request denied members of the Burnet z0nwb commission look Over letters of protest concerning zoning change requests during tuesdays meeting. They include or to right Bort Bronaugh partially hidden City zoning admins Triton by Goble Ramsey Clinton Biti Howell chairman Joy Taylor and rip Burion. Lara presents Park development plan by Richard moral Burnet a of the Burnet county commissioners Ever find it necessary to hire a Park planner county agent Ray Cagle and his 4 h youths would be the most Likely candidates for the position As their interest monday night exemplified. Lara and Texas term University Park planners monday night conducted a Park planning and Progress report meeting at the Burnet county courthouse. However no local citizens managed to show up for the meeting and Only City county officials and those presenting the program appeared. But the local 4 h chapter upon Cagle s invitation departed from their regular meeting Long enough to View the impressive color slide show presented by Texas a amp a entitled Quot cruising the attending the meeting were Elizabeth Seidensticker Burnet City Council member John Allen county commissioner Ray Cagle county Extension agent Richard Ellis soil conservation office Terry Colgan Lara Parks development department or. Frank Suggitt project Leader Texas am University Gloria Dyck abm study team Mem Ber and Scott Jackson abm study team member. Jake Strahan Lara director from Burnet county was unable to attend As he was in new York on business pertaining to Lara s recent Bond Issue. The planning for Parks program was opened by Terry Colgan Lara Parks development department with a review of the Park planning efforts and its expected outcome. Quot most people think of the lower Colorado River authority As an electric Utility or a water supplier with no further commitments or duties Quot Colgan stated. The Lara has a statutory duty to develop Parks and lands for Public use and Access within its to county District he said. Colgan told the group that since the Lara was founded in 1934, it has been charged with the responsibility of maintaining flood control soil and water conservation recreation electrical Power generation and More recently pollution control. Quot the Lara has become a Leader in Texas River authority recreation Quot Colgan said. Quot the Lara recreational system has 12 Public Parks on the Highland lakes and Lake than half the River authority Parks in the state Quot he added. Colgan said that Lara has More developed Park land than All the other River authorities combined. Colgan turned his attention to the Quot Why s of a recreation study. Quot the Lara intends to continue providing a wide variety of High Quality Public recreation facilities for citizens within its to county Quot the Best Way to accomplish this is with a recreation plan that considers the needs of the entire Lara District and by going directly to the citizens in this District we can make sure that our plans will fit the needs of All counties Quot Colgan explained. Colgan said the study is divided into three phases and that a final Over All report from abm should be received by the authority sometime near the end of july. Abm s recommendations for what Lara should do will be featured in the report. Quot in August we Hope to present the completed report to the Lara Board Quot Colgan said. Quot the plan should be reviewed and completed and ready to go sometime in october Quot he stated. Colgan pointed out a two fold purpose for the plan. First the plan will serve As a guide to recreational development within the 10 county District and secondly will serve As a guide for the counties within the District he said. Quot we will work hard through an educational process to inform everyone As to How the plan can be he continued Quot we intend to get the plan into As Many hands As possible. Our plan gets Down closer to county to what people in each county say their primary needs Are Quot he expressed adding Quot the Lara plan is something everybody can one phase of the three Point study centers on recreation development of existing Lara lands along the six Highland lakes Lake Bastrop and the Fayette Power project. See Page 5 Burnet Bot scouts it Van Brink. Right and Patrick shall Prait Tad the Flag during the Little Laager Field dedication ceremonial at thursday night Ihil Fin Moor Vorum Conter inc. Xxx a 0� Box 45436 Dallas Texas 75235 la i i i a a a vol. 104 no. 43 thursday 6 sections 80 pages june 9,197 7 Burnet the City zoning commission meeting tuesday afternoon unanimously denied a request by George w Puckett to change the zoning on his property at 200 n main Sheet from r i to c i commercial. The proposed rezoning of the pocket t residence which is 104 years old and is known As the old Cook House was followed by i motion to request that the Burnet City Council add a second commercial zoning category to the City s ordinances which would make it possible to zone certain property for Quot office the ordinance presently has Only one commercial designation under which All types of business fall. Mrs Bill Bryson chairman of the Burnet county historical commission told the zoning commission that the state and county historical commissions had no objections to rezoning of th1 property to commercial. Quot it is our duty to see that the exterior of buildings with historical markers remain the same Quot so said Quot Over the state it has proved that historical buildings Are much better to served by businesses than As an individual s Home Quot so added Over a dozen residents protested the zoning request change at the meeting and seven sent formal letters of protest. Seepage to three beauties to represent Burnet at contest beauties present routine see also Page by Burnet Patty Bridges of Buchanan dam who will be a senior at Burnet High school next fall was crowned miss Burnet Friday night climaxing the miss Burnet Beauty pageant she was sponsored by the Tower Steak House first runner up was Rebecca Parker Junior at Southwest Texas state daughter of mrs. R c. Parker she was sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi sorority second runner up was Susie Owens daughter of or and mrs Bobby Owens she is a student at Tarleton state University and was sponsored by the Burnet fire department. Patty 17, is the daughter of or and mrs. Don Bridges. All three girls won the right to be Burnet s official entrants in the miss Highland lakes Beauty contest june 17. As first place Winner Patty received $100 from the chamber of Commerce the two runners up received $25 each Tori a Nyquist was named miss congeniality by the contestants. The Well coordinated professional pageant was staged by the Public relations committee of the Burnet chamber of com fierce. Mrs Pauline Berry is chairman of the committee organist Robert Hall provided music throughout the evening. The 15 contestants made their first stage Entrance in a song and Dante routine performed to Quot while strolling through the Park one Day Quot they were dressed in their own selections of casual attire their second appearance was in bathing suit Competition. Finally they came Back on seepage to
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