During last night’s Big Spring City Council meeting, council members unanimously approved an amended resolution authorizing the creation of a new infill development incentive program designed to facilitate private investment toward the construction of single-family housing within the city limits of Big Spring.
A resolution asserting the two legal memoranda on interpretation of the charter with regard to recall of officers are no longer subject to confidentiality, privilege, or work product immunity wastabled after the first reading with a 6-1 vote with Councilman Jim DePauw, District 6, voting against.
The first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 12 of the Code of Ordinances Entitled “Miscellaneous” to add new sections 12-56 entitled “Removal of Mental State Element for Offenses punishable by a $500 fine or less” and Administrative Search Warrants:” was unanimously passed. During discussion on the item, it was noted that ordinance would assist Code Enforcement in being able to issue fines for code violations. During discussion on the item, Councilmember Camilla Strande, District 5, advised that citizens would still receive warning letters, prior to being issued fines. The amendment would also allow for code enforcement officials, fire marshal, and building official to apply and execute an administrative search warrant to determine the presence of a fire or health hazard or unsafe building condition or violation of any fire, health, or building regulation, statute, or ordinance.