Planning commission forwards four requests to BG council

Bowling Green’s Planning Commission Wednesday night unanimously recommended four requests to city council
for final action.
No one took advantage of four public hearings to speak on the proposals before the nine-member commission
took action.
Council will now consider:
¥ An S-district site plan for four rooming houses on the north side of Fourth Street at South College
Drive. The plan was tabled a month ago when setbacks did not meet requirements. City Planning Director
Rick Ketzenbarger told the commission the plan is now compliant.
¥ Rezoning of 0.100 acre behind 507 Harvest Lane from M-1, light industrial, to R-2, single-family
residential. The land was formerly part of the former B&O Railroad that was abandoned.
¥ An ordinance that would reduce the required change interval on electronic message boards from 15
minutes to 10 seconds.
¥ An ordinance that puts into city law the requirement of financial guarantees for work in the public
right-of-way. Ketzenbarger said the city has followed the practice for 10 to 12 years and wants to make
it part of the city code.
The commission also set two public hearings for its Aug. 5 meeting, one concerning fees for S-district
site plans, and one regarding agricultural animals in the city. It also approved one-year extension of
preliminary plans for the Bentwood and Newton Landing subdivisions.