GODFREY – Occupancy permits are a step closer to reality after a first ordinance reading and approval by Godfrey village trustees Tuesday night.
“Attorney Tom Long made all the additional changes of trustees and real estate people and then we handed it to the trustees to review before the meeting,” Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick said. “We had no discussion whatsoever.”
Trustees will take a second glance at the ordinance on Tuesday, March 4, then it likely will be approved.
Trustees authorize look at land division rules
Trustees authorized the planning board to look at land division rules. For example, if someone owns 10 to 20 acres next to Village Hall, sells 2 acres and there are 8 or 18 acres remaining, it cannot be subdivided again.
McCormick said to him this is slowing the village's growth and should be changed.
“We are hoping to see if anything can be done to change this,” he said.
Village to seek grants for Stamper Lane section
Trustees were asked and provided permission to try to get a Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant for the final section of Stamper Lane. STP grants are a main source of flexible federal funding for transit.
Phase 4 of the Stamper Lane project has been approved for 2016 or 2017 depending on federal money. Only a small section was not included and trustees were asked for permission to prepare engineering to ask for federal funding.
Sidewalks on final section of Stamper Lane
The only other meeting discussion was about whether or not to put a sidewalk along the final section of the Stamper Lane project.
“That section of the road that runs from the end of Glazebrook Park toward Pierce Lane is very hilly and could be a difficult project with sidewalks,” McCormick said.
The newest section of Stamper Lane has sidewalks and a bike trail connecting bike paths at Lewis and Clark Community College to Glazebrook Park.
The next Village of Godfrey Finance Committee Meeting is Tuesday, March 3. The board meets the following night.