City approves zoning changes for businesses
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:00 AM
Two zoning changes for Madison businesses were approved Tuesday by the City Council.
Jacqueline Overpeck, owner of All Kids Can Therapy Services, a business offering a variety of services for special-needs children, is relocating to 2420 Wilson Ave. early next year.
The property was rezoned for general business after the second reading of an ordinance to make the change. The council voted to suspend rules requiring three readings before voting on the ordinance.
"In the three years that we have been doing business the needs that we have found in the community for these children have expanded, so we need to expand our facility in order to be able to expand those needs," Overpeck told the council.
The new location will allow for more space and with that more programs, Overpeck said.
The council voted 6-0 to approve the rezoning. Council member Jim Lee, who is recovering from surgery, was absent.
The council also approved a zoning change to fix an error on the zoning map for the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Also at the meeting, Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Trevor Crafton gave a report on the Chambers activities this year.
Crafton said there has been a 20 percent gain in chamber membership.
In other business, the council:
Held the third reading of an ordinance that requires solicitors to get a permit from the police department. The ordinance was unanimously passed.
Heard the first reading of an ordinance that would establish a 20 mph speed limit in the Sunrise Falls Estate subdivision. The second reading of the ordinance will be held at the next City Council meeting on Jan. 7.
Heard the first reading of an ordinance that would establish a four-way stop at the intersection of Poplar and First streets. The second reading of the ordinance will be held Jan. 7.