Butler City Council
There were a few differences that stood out from previous council meetings. Following social distancing guidelines, there were chairs spaced out from each other. The audience wasn’t super full but there was a decent turn out. Like any other city council meeting, it starting off with the approval of minutes from the previous meeting. Proceeding forward, there were 2 plaques brought for the 2 council members whose terms were over and were leaving the council. Gayle Cook was not there to receive hers and a family member received in behalf of Jim Garnnet who passed away just a few months ago. New members to the Council included Denny Rich, Ward 1, Doncella Liggens, for Ward 2, Jeff Hall, Ward 3 and Lance Sargent, Ward 4. Jeff Hall was also nominated for Mayer Pro Term City. Clerk Corry Snead had the pleasure of swearing them in for their new opportunity to serve the public.
There were several points of interest as the meeting went on, one of which was a guest from the public to plead his case with the city about an ordinance that was discussed at another meeting. At a previous meeting it had been brought up and the council determined they wanted to review and clarify the ordinance. The ordinance has to do with the ability to place modular homes or trailer homes within the city limits on lots. The ordinance gets very wordy and there are a lot of grey areas that could be argued. This citizen wanted to determine why in fact he could not proceed with the construction of a concrete pad and the move of his trailer. The council did not have a clear answer as they wanted to review the ordinance. One of the main issues is the trailer in question was built in the year 1981, which is an older year that does not meet all the requirements of the law and ordinance set out by the city. He continued to plead his case presenting photos of other trailers around Butler similar to the one in question.
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