Three recommendations from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission will be taken up by Aldermen when the Paris City Council holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 5 at the Municipal Building.
The meeting is open to the public.
Two of the recommendations deal with compliance with city building permit regulations and the third deals with plastic or wooden trash bins in which open trash is sometimes placed for collection, according to Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers.
“A house has been moved onto a lot and a carport attachment has been built at another residence without getting the proper permits,” Rogers said. “The Planning and Zoning Commission will ask Aldermen to authorize removal of the house, which is unoccupied, and the carport attachment at another residence.
“They are are also going to ask that plastic or wooden trash bins that are open be prohibited inside the city limits,” Rogers said. “These are makeshift bins that are placed permanently by city streets and can hold open trash. The Planning and Zoning Commission is looking at these as an eyesore that can also attract animals that can scatter the garbage.”
Rogers said if the City Council decides to take action, an ordinance will have to be presented when the regular monthly meeting in held in July.
Also, Rogers plans to discuss a bid he’s received for replacing sand filters at the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
“The bid is for $450,000 but we can pay for it out of sales tax proceeds,” Rogers said.
In 2013, city voters approved a 1 percent increase in city sales taxes with the proceeds dedicated to funding improvements and repairs to the city’s water and sewer treatment systems.
“The sand filters haven’t been replaced since 2004,” Rogers said, “and as time goes by, they can clog and that can mean problems.”
In addition to those items, members of the City Council will hear from a business owner who is seeking an adjustment in a utility bill, Rogers said.
Aldermen will also hear committee, financial and other reports.