Residential, commercial, utilities and parks construction projects dominated the agenda at Tuesday’s Anna City Council meeting.
The meeting began with Anna Police Chief Kenny Jenks presenting a proclamation recognizing the 30th Annual National Night Out 2013.
Anna’s National Night Out, a community event hosted by the Police Department, will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Slayter Creek Park pavilion beginning at 6 p.m. Anna Police and Fire Department members will be on hand, emergency vehicles will be on display and life-saving helicopters are expected to make an appearance. Clowns Bubbles and Wowza will entertain the kids and firefighters will cook hot dogs for everyone. Weather permitting, the splash pad will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the evening with neighbors and friends.
In other business, three residents addressed Council during citizens comments. Two voiced concern about the quality of city water since the blending process with surface water started. Both stated that they and other residents they know have experienced vomiting, diarrhea and burning eyes and skin after showering. The third speaker, an Oak Hollow resident, complained about the dump trucks hauling dirt from the new phase construction site blocking the sharp curve since they cannot negotiate it with ease endangering other vehicles and causing traffic problems.
Council approved the preliminary plat for Lakeview Estates, a new 55-acre residential subdivision located east of Ferguson Parkway and south of Rattan Elementary school.
A public hearing was held for comments on a request by Bloomfield Homes to change the existing planned development (PD) zoning by allowing a mixture of 6,000 and 7,200 square foot lots in West Crossing in the area east of Kelvington Drive and north of Hackberry Drive.
"The requested zoning would permit Bloomfield Homes to build a mixture of homes that are more varied and more interesting in this area," explained Planning Director Maurice Schwanke.
There were no comments from those in attendance, and following the public hearing council approved the requested zoning change.