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Archive for Tuesday, August 27, 1996

EUDORA EYES ELDERLY HOUSING

August 27, 1996

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— The Eudora city council Monday night discussed construction of new duplexes to be developed by the city nursing home.

The duplexes are intended for people 55 and older who need to reside near the nursing home. The Nursing Home Board hopes to establish a "community within a community" according to one representative.

Members of a neighborhood association voiced concerns about how the intended age requirement will be enforced. Questions of possible age discrimination were also raised, and the site plan presented by the Nursing Home Board was discussed in detail.

The main concern of the neighbors is that general usage of the duplexes be avoided. Residents aired concerns regarding the proper zoning of the housing establishment and protections for current area residents.

Over the next two months, the planning commission will begin revisions of the duplex site plan, and neighbors will meet with the Nursing Home Board to address concerns. The city attorney will review the site plan and the moratorium on zoning guidelines will also continue.

In other business, the council approved a change of an animal control regulation to allow Estelle Montgomery,12, to own a miniature pot-belly pig.

Montgomery petitioned the council to review current regulations and grant her a legal ownership permit.

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