Special Jerome council meeting Monday

Annexation ordinance main item on agenda

The Jerome Town Council will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Monday. The main agenda items have to do with approving a proposed ordinance and amending an existing one. The ordinances have to do with creating a new zoning district to pave the way for annexation of about 400 acres.

Proposed Ordinance 343 contains recommendations by the Planning and Zoning Commission for creation of a new zoning district. This item will be discussed during a public hearing and will be the first reading of the ordinance. A second reading and public hearing will be required before final approval. The council may make small changes during the two public hearings.

Also on the agenda for the public hearing will be proposed amendments to Jerome's zoning Ordinance 177. The amendments are required to allow the annexation to become reality.

Part of the change is the addition of an R1-87, residential, two-acre zone. That change requires deletion of language regarding automatic zoning of annexed territory. Use regulations will be affected by the amendments.

Other agenda items include a discussion of property tax assessments by Victor Hambrick, Yavapai County Assessor. He will explain the recent tax assessment notices and how the tax is assessed.

The council may appoint interim town manager Al Palmieri as the town's project manager for FEMA.

The council will determine where to locate the town flag, donated by the Jerome Action Group.

A budget workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. before the special meeting is called to order. This workshop is for discussion only and no action will be taken. All of the town's departments will have an opportunity to review the proposed budget.

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