Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cookeville Planners Meet Monday Night

The Cookeville planning commission Monday night will be re-visiting the issue of zoning code amendments relative to package liquor store locations in town. The city council last week passed an ordinance regulating the stores, but decided that the zoning issues needed to be worked on a bit more by the planning commission. Under the ordinance approved by the council, people who want to open a package liquor store in Cookeville must be Putnam County residents and have lived in the county for at least two years. Any stores would have to be located at least 200 feet away from a church and 400 feet from a school. Meanwhile, planning commission members will also take for study a zoning code amendment which would allow Bed and Breakfast establishments in residential zones. The request is being made by Bobby Williams. And they'll consider for study the re-zoning of some property off South Jefferson Avenue from residential to commercial. The meeting begins at 5:30 Monday night in the council chambers at Cookeville city hall.