Williston town council finds issues in the zone

Williston Town Council voted on and/or discussed the following during its June 14 regular meeting.

The council held a first reading of an ordinance that would rezone property owned by Outdoor Rental.

The rezoning would take the property which is currently zoned single family (R-12) to single and two family residential (R-7).

Prior to the regular meeting, a public hearing was held where John Williams, a property owner in the vicinity of the proposed rezoning site stated his concerns.

He said he was concerned with the neighborhood "closing in" around him.

Carol Zeigler, the owner of the property said he could not control who buys the land.

Scott Neely said with the zoning of R-12, only site built and modular homes could be put on the land. If the property is rezoned to R-7, it would also allow manufactured homes. The homes would have to be newer than a 1976 model, Neely said.

The zoning committee and Neely recommended the approval of the rezoning request.

Council voted to approve the first reading of the ordinance.

Council was presented with three bids for the demolition of an abandoned house located at 151 Harper St.

Circle W. Hauling and Land Clearing was the low bidder and was awarded the contract.

Council heard an update on the water system improvement project.

Neely presented council with options for upgrading the town's current water billing software and other accounting software.

Neely said the town had signed a contract for work to begin on the new basketball court.

Council gave Neely the approval to purchase a truck for the Animal control officer to use.