Lumberton City Council convened for their regular meeting on Monday, January 23 at Lumberton City Hall. Prior to the meeting, there was a public hearing to discuss three variance requests. All three requests were approved during the meeting.
One request was submitted by Marc and Amanda Yowell asking to encroach upon their side building setback line to extend their concrete driveway at their home in Westwood Heights. Mike Hawkins submitted a request to move a single family house smaller than 1,200 square feet onto a vacant lot. The third request was submitted by George Blumenthal on behalf of Nancy S. Blumenthal asking for approval to divide her property into two lots for her children.
A request for a six month extension for final plat approval was submitted for the Reserve subdivision in Lumberton. When the preliminary version was submitted to the Council it was approved based on the plan to put in a bridge leading to the green area. A year is allowed between approval of a preliminary plat and submitting approval for a final plat. Therefore, a six month extension was requested since the final plat has not been submitted for approval. The Council decided to approve the extension.
Don Burnett of Allstate Insurance donated $1,000 to the City of Lumberton for economic development purposes. The Council approved the donation.
Steve Clark, City Manager, gave his report and stated that 84 permits have been issued between January 3 and January 17. Ten of those permits were for residential purposes.