Burnet city council talks development


After hearing the good news that COVID-19 cases had dropped below 15 percent and hospitals were once again doing elective surgery, Burnet city council members spent most of their time on Tuesday, Feb. 9 deciding how the city will look.

They approved an application to rezone 6.65 acres of land on West State Hwy. 29 from medium commercial C-2 to heavy commercial C-3; gave an OK to a planned development off East State Hwy. 29 that will include single-family lots; and cleaned up the city’s ordinance dealing with signs.

The property on West State Hwy. 29 is intended for an RV park, the application said. City staff reported that one person objected when notices of the hearing on the property were sent out, but no one appeared at the public hearing before the council.

Developers of the residential property asked for a delay in the hearing on it, but that request came only after notices of the hearing had been sent out. No one spoke during that hearing either.

The so-called Creekfall project involves 135 lots on the north side of the highway between Westfall Street and the railroad track.

The change to the sign ordinance was mostly housekeeping; it merely moved sign regulations from the city’s zoning ordinance to a chapter of its own in the city’s charter.

The move makes “no substantial difference” in sign regulations, the city staff wrote.