City of Enid

ENID, Okla. — A public hearing on boarding or rooming houses in a residential zoning district is scheduled during the Enid City Commission meeting tonight.

The commission also will have the option of taking action on an ordinance to permit the change.

Forgotten Ministries is proposing providing housing for up to 12 people per unit on property at 1804 S. 4th.

The property is currently zoned R-3 Residential Mobile Home Neighborhood District — under which single-family units may house five individuals. If approved, the change will allow up to 12 individuals to be housed per boarding room house.

Among other items on the meeting agenda, the commission will consider a resolution to adopt the Community Development Block Grant 2015 annual action plan and budget for July 2015 through June 2016.

As part of receiving CDBG funds, the city is required to submit a plan for use of the $399,384 in funds.

The commission also will consider a resolution to create the Enid Youth Council, which will support the mayor and commission.

Under the consent portion of the meeting agenda — usually approved by one vote unless commissioners opt to pull an item for discussion and separate vote — are:

• Accepting a public utility easement from Trophy Hotels for development at the southwest corner of Mill Run and Lowe’s Access Drive.

• Accepting the 2014 Independent Auditor’s Report.

• Consideration of a contract to purchase property at 2322 C Court, for approximately $85,750, as part of an agreement with Hunt Properties for the city to acquire approximately 23 properties in the Lahoma Addition. Incurred expenses for the purchases will be recouped when the city sells the properties to Hunt Properties, which has plans to convert the land into a 75,000-square-foot retail development along Cleveland.

The 6:30 p.m. public meeting will be held in commission chambers at the city administration building, 401 W. Garriott.

The meeting will follow a 5 p.m. study session.

During the study session, commissioners are expected to hear a 2014 audit information follow-up, receive an update on the Northwest Water Action Plan, discuss a contract with the YMCA to operate Champlin Pool, discuss the sidewalk ordinance and hear an update on workers’ compensation for the first quarter.

The study session will be held in the lower level conference room at the city administration building.

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Involved in news reporting for about 15 years, I've been with the Enid News & Eagle since 2014, when my family moved to Enid to be on the family farm.

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