The Melissa City Council met Tuesday to approve the rezoning of a high profile tract of land which was at the center of a massive rezoning controversy in recent months. Council also adopted an ordinance, amended a motorcycle sales and use permit, heard requests regarding preliminary and final land plats, considered a policy for use of the City of McKinney’s utilities and the renaming of three city streets.

Council approved the rezoning of eight acres of land located on the west side of Miller Road, roughly 1,000 feet southwest of the intersection of Highway 121 and Miller Road from agricultural and general commercial to a purely general commercial district. This land was the subject of controversy when a developer unsuccessfully attempted to get approval from Council to construct affordable living apartments, a move which prompted a heated outcry from citizens opposing the project.

A public hearing was held for comments and concerns regarding an amendment to an existing planned development district specific use permit for motorcycle sales and service. With no comments the board closed the hearing. Council approved an ordinance amending the city of Melissa’s comprehensive zoning ordinances 92-08 and 13-40 which pertains to temporary SUP regulations and expiration. Council will provide an effective date for the ordinance along with the proper publication of notice as required by law.

A recommendation from the city planning and zoning committee regarding a request for the final plat of almost 30 acres of land situated in phase one of magnolia ridge was tabled. The area is located in the general area of the intersection of Throckmorton road and Milrany Lane. Council approved a preliminary plat for 14 acres of land located about 1,400 feet northeast of the intersection of Throckmorton Road and Milrany Lane.

Council approved a final plat for phase four of North Creek Two. The area of land is composed of 14 acres and located in the general area situated roughly 1,400 feet northeast from intersection of Throckmorton and Milrany Lane.

A resolution adopting a policy for the use of municipal utilities which fall close to, but outside the city limits was approved by the countil. The agreement will now be sent to McKinney City Council for approval before the arrangement can be finalized. This agreement is due to the amount of citizens living near the city borders whose utility-related needs are much easier served by McKinney. As a result of the agreement, Council adopted a resolution authorizing city manager Jason little to negotiate and execute an inter-local agreement between the cities of Melissa and McKinney for the use of municipal utilities outside the city limits.

Council passed an ordinance renaming two of Melissa’s city streets. Plano Street will henceforth be known as Dawson Street with Santa Fe Street being re-christened Pilgrim Drive.