City considers amending zoning wording

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance amending wording to its Code of Ordinances Monday evening (July 13) during its regular meeting.

City Administrator Mike Lamberson said the Planning and Zoning Commission met last week to discuss some issues with the ordinances.

One item was to rewrite the wording on veterinary clinics in a B-2 district. “The city has not really updated that. The big vet clinic – South Plains – is a B-2 district, but it really had fell out of compliance because of the way it read, and then we have another vet clinic wanting to come into town. So they went through of all of that and did some rewording on classifying small animals, large animals and what you have to with it and everything.

He added the board approved the changes given.

The ordinance amended the wording to add definitions for veterinary clinic, large animal; veterinary clinic, small animal (indoors); veterinary clinic, small animal (outdoors); livestock, fowl; adding veterinary clinic small animal (indoors and outdoors) uses in the “B-2” local business district, and revising conditional or special permit uses to allow dog kennels in the “R-3” dwelling district and to allow veterinary clinic, large animal or a parcel of five acres or more in the “B-2” local business district or “I” industrial district in accordance with the requirements and procedures therein.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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