Vernon council considers yard sale ordinance

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM.

“Sheriff (Bobby) Haddock has been really good to us,” Hawkins said. “When we passed our curfew, we took a copy of the ordinance to him and he made sure there was a copy in all the cars.”

Restaurant owner Moses Hernandez asked the council for a letter concerning his plans to rebuild his business, Somsri’s International Restaurant. The construction is not slated to begin until May 2014, but Hernandez is beginning the process with the county zoning and planning department and needed a letter from the city for County Senior Planner Michael DeRuntz.

The restaurant will need a variance from the county setback requirements due to the area that will be left once the widening of Highway 79 is completed by the state Department of Transportation, Hernandez said.

“We won’t have any parking in front, but it will all have to be on the side,” he said.

The new restaurant will seat 72 customers, but Hernandez said he hopes that number will increase to 80 once the construction is completed.

The council agreed to sign the letter. “If we need to vote on this, you can poll the council by phone,” Hawkins said to Hendrix. Hernandez said he needed the letter for DeRuntz by Wednesday.

In other business, Hendrix told the council that no attorneys had applied for the position of city attorney. “I spoke to the League of Cities, and they said they would not be able to help us with ongoing litigation,” she said.

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