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Brtidgeport City Council to discuss sidewalks, veterans park

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tuesday is primary election night, and even though its leader is in the running for county judge, the Bridgeport City Council will meet as usual.

Mayor Keith McComis faces Chico Mayor J.D. Clark and former commissioner Kyle Stephens in the race for the county’s top elected office.

In a workshop, the council will discuss the Halsell Street sidewalk and street paving projects as well as using vacant land owned by the city for a veterans park. McComis presented the idea at the council’s last meeting in January.

In a public hearing, the council will consider granting a special exception on the city’s masonry requirement to BEFCO Engineering Inc. on behalf of Holt Cat. The company plans to build a service shop and wash rack on its property on U.S. 380, which is zoned commercial.

According to city ordinance, all new structures built in such a zone must be constructed of 100 percent masonry on the front fa ade and 50 percent on all remaining sides.

BEFCO Engineering has requested a special exception, stating that both structures will be located at the back of the property and will not be a focal point of the site when viewed from the highway.

In other news, the council will also consider:

  • waiving the rental fee for use of Lawdwin Ball Fields and Bridgeport Community Center for fundraisers;
  • the Feb. 20 through March 5 payment report in the amount of $219,954.22;
  • the quarterly report on the city investment portfolio as of December 2013 and the budget variance report on the city’s January financials;
  • the Feb. 4 and 18 regular meeting minutes; and
  • proclaiming March 17-23 Poison Prevention Week.

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