Webb City Council approves and advances special use permits

Five special use permits took up most of the Webb City Council’s agenda Monday.

Three special use permit ordinances were passed on final reading. They will allow:

  • Aaron Arlington to rent out his house at 927 W. Secoond St. on a short-term basis.

– It was decided that short-term rental is the term that will be used for properties being rented less than 30 days – instead of the widely known franchise names Airbnb and VRBO. A code revision to deal with short-term rental properties will be held at the next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, on Monday, Aug. 15. First reading will likely be on the council’s Aug. 22 agenda.

  • Simpson Funeral Home to construct and operate a crematory on the vacant lot south of the funeral home at 400 W. Daugherty St.
  • Steve Nelson to store equipment and operate his business in the building he purchased from the city at 102 S. Hall St. 

Advancing on first reading were:

  • Brian Harris’ request to use the house at 510 W. Fifth St. for short-term rental 
  • Kellen Grantham, of TeeTime, to construct and operate a golf and entertainment center at Broadway and East Street (former G&H Redi-Mix site). It was explained that a special use permit is necessary because golf isn’t among the businesses named as acceptable in commercial zones

In other action:

  • City Administrator Carl Francis reported that he believes the cause of a smell that’s “been getting worse and worse” at the Senior Citizens Center has finally been found and corrected. An old sewer line that wasn’t capped was the likely culprit. The city has also worked on the center’s air conditioning system, although he said “nobody’s system can keep up” during the current record-breaking heat spell.
  • The council accepted the $22,975 bid from Bus Andrews Truck Equipment to replace the dump bed and cylinder on a Freightliner dump truck.
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