Friday, September 5, 2008

DRIPPING ADVISORY: Proposed Ordinance Amendment

The City of Dripping Springs has posted a Public Notice that on September 23rd the Planning & Zoning Commission "will consider an amendment to Zoning Ordinance 1220.10 and Subdivision Ordinance 1230.06 to restrict ability to resubdivide contrary to restrictive covenants/deed restrictions; amend minimum lot sizes."

So what does that mean? Based on the way it was written, we weren't entirely sure, but thanks to a quick response from the always responsive Jo Ann Touchstone in the City Hall office, it means, in short, Dripping is trying to help maintain current and/or larger lot sizes in older neighborhoods, and restrict the proliferation of smaller lots. Due to the current ordinances in place, the city was recently unable to deny a request to replat resulting in smaller lot sizes.

In our opinion, the proposed amendment is, therefore, a very good thing. If you agree, let the city leaders know at the Public Hearing before the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting on September 23, 2008 at 7:00PM at City Hall located at 511Mercer St., Dripping Springs, TX, 78620.

A second Public Hearing on the matter will be held before the City Council on October 14, 2008 at 7:00PM.