The Lumberton City Council held a few public hearings prior to the regular City Council meeting on Monday evening. The first public hearing was the discussion and action on the City of Lumberton’s Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget. Right after, they moved into two other public hearings regarding zoning requests.
The regular meeting began by voting to accept the FY 2017 Budget. Next on the agenda, was the beginning of several zoning requests that were up for discussion during the public hearings earlier that evening.
A request was submitted by Lee Grantz to rezone around 6,869 acres located on Dana Drive. The request was to rezone from R-1 to R-2 in order to build townhouses. The request was approved by the Council.
Next was as request by Riceland Senior Living, LLC on behalf of Mickey Beard to rezone the property from R-1 to C-2 to build two strip centers in the front with the assisted living facility in the back of the property. They are also requesting a Specific Use Permit to build the facility. Riceland Senior Living is a proposed assisted living and memory care campus. They are hoping to build a 40-48 bed assisted living and memory care campus with retail shops and the proposed site will be on LHS drive on the south side of Palm Estate Townhomes. The Council approved the request.
The next request was also approved by the Council. DJM Contractors submitted a request to encroach upon the rear building setback line to build an accessory building at 6655 Llano Lane.
The Council approved some residential zoning requests regarding extending driveways and one request to divide a property into two properties.
City Manager Steve Clark commented on the Amerigroup Medical Mobile Unit that set up in front of City Hall offering services and the booth inside City Hall that was set up by Legacy Community Health to offer free tetanus shots. “It was a great turnout, “he said.
Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins announced that they have hired a new officer to replace an officer who resigned. Tanner Hawthorne is slated to begin with the LPD on October 16.