Planning and Zoning routinely meets the Tuesday after Council, at 5p.m. at the Aurora City Hall.
Planning and Zoning
Chair – Steve Derting
Vice-Chair – Molly Baldwin
Secretary – Dennis Bomar
Members of the Commission
- Dan McEntire
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF AURORA, TEXAS
September 12th, 2017
Notice is hereby given of a Regular Meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Aurora, Texas. The meeting will be held on the 12th day of September 2017 at 6:00p.m. at The Aurora City Hall, 303 Derting Road, Aurora, TX the following subjects will be discussed, to wit:
ITEM 1. Call to Order
- Call to order – Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Ch 151 LGC
- Pledge and Invocation
ITEM 2. Workshop
2.1. Meet and greet new P&Z members. Review goals and purpose of intent of the planning and zoning.
Purpose and Intent of Planning and Zoning
To promote health, safety, morals, and for the protection and preservation of places and areas of historical and cultural importance and significance, and the general welfare for the community. These zoning regulations are made in accordance with the spirit of the city comprehensive plan and designed to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers; to promote the general welfare of the community; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; and to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements. These regulations are made with reasonable consideration, among other things, to the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses, and with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the City.
The City of Aurora strives to provide and protect an enhanced quality of life, for our community and each other. The devoted, hard-working City Council realize the importance of a balance of personal service, dedicated public servants and uncompromising commitment to our citizens and the South Wise County region collectively.
ITEM 3. Swearing in of New Members
Appointees: Josh Christian
- Administer Statement of Elected Appointed Official to new board appointees
- Administer Oath of Office to new board appointees
ITEM 4: Action Items
4.1. Approve the minutes of the June 6th Meeting
4.2. “Old Town” Historic Overlay District
4.2.1. Discuss existing, approved “Old Town” setback and use requirements.
4.2.2. Make recommendation to applicant if special application or zoning change amendment required
4.3. Development of “Stroud” property
4.3.1. Discuss and review Stroud Property Inquiries
4.3.2. Consider TxDOT Requirements for adjacent drive ways approaches
4.3.3. Make recommendations for applicant zoning change filings, if needed
4.4. Aurora Ballpark
4.4.1. Review and discuss existing plans
4.4.2. Consider alternative funding sources due to disqualification of federal/state monies based on overhead power lines and existing gas lines.
I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that the above notice of the meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Aurora is a true and correct copy of said notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said notice on the bulletin board at the Aurora City Hall of said City of Aurora, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times and said notice was posted Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:51p.m. and remained posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Lynnell Day, Clerk
The History of “Ned,” our Alien.
On April 17th,1897, local lore tells of a "cigar shaped" spaceship crashing into a windmill belonging to a local Judge, a man by the name of J.S. Proctor. The local towns people report discovering a deceased alien creature in the crash debris. The pilot of this craft was given "proper burial" in the Aurora Cemetery. A Texas Historic Monument briefly describes the event. Learn More ›