Despite an offer by the developer to make changes in Castlewood Court subdivision, the City Council delayed a decision on whether to approve it Tuesday.
The council will take the matter up again on March 10.
“It’s certainly not our desire to drag this on and on,” acting Mayor Darlene Ferrians told a crowd of nearly 50 people. Many of them think 56 houses is too many to put on the triangular site in their neighborhood.
Ferrians is filling in for Mayor Mike Sperle, whose Sperle Investments Inc., is developer of Castlewood Court. Because of the conflict, Sperle excused himself from the discussion.
His attorney, Steve Wetzel, told the council that Sperle is willing to drop four lots around the perimeter of the subdivision to ease neighbors’ concerns.
However, Mike Vrable, the city’s attorney, recommended dropping eight lots to make the subdivision adhere to the city’s comprehensive plan.
Attorney Steve McCrea, representing the neighbors, said that recommendation “is not something my clients think is ideal, but it’s reasonable and fair under the circumstances.”
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