Fayette city council gives first round of approval to proposed zoning change

By Kim Thompson
Staff Writer

At their regular meeting Tuesday, Fayette council members gave a first round of approval to change an area near the Central Methodist University campus from college use to single family residential use. They will likely finalize the zoning change at a later meeting.

Area proposed to be zoned from S-1 to RS-1

An area adjacent to the Central Methodist University campus will likely be re-zoned from S-1 (college use) to RS-1 (single family residential). Fayette city council members gave a first round of approval to the zoning change. They will likely finalize the zoning change at a later meeting.

The area is bordered by Gridiron Street, College Street, Church Street and Corprew Avenue.

No parking proposed for east side of Park Road

The east side of Park Road from Spring Street to Lucky Street will likely be posted with additional “No parking” signs.

Council members gave a first round of approval of a “no parking” ordinance along Park Road from Spring Street to Lucky Street. They will likely finalize the ordinance at a later meeting.

While some of the stretch is already posted, the Fayette Police Department asked for an ordinance which would specify the entire stretch be posted with “no parking” signs.

Sewer overflow may be cause of basement flooding

The city will submit a liability claim to its insurance company. It appears a sewer overflow occurred inside a residence at 602 Watts Ave. Within a six-hour period, 2½ to 3 feet of water entered the basement damaging the furnace and water heater. The property owner asked the city for compensation for the property damage. Both the water heater and furnace had to be replaced.

Fayette Main Street update

Council member Michael Pope related plans of Fayette Main Street to apply for a Missouri Main Street grant worth $23,500. If awarded, the grant requires a local match of $9,400.

Pope, a member of Fayette Main Street, explained that the Fayette Main Street board sees the $9,400 as part of the city’s overall investment in economic development.

In other business, council members appointed City Clerk Charlotte Leimkuehler as city collector.

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