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Pioneer Village to hold special meeting to get zoning approved

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By The Staff

PIONEER VILLAGE - A new business is planning a grand opening on Nov. 21.

However, there is just one little problem - the property is not zoned for commercial use.

The Pioneer Village City Council may be able to solve that dilemma as it will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Brookland Realty Co. is hoping to rezone a .75-acre tract near the corner of Preston Highway and Hebron Lane from R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

Lloyd’s Florist, which has a location in Okolona, is looking to occupy the old Brooks home, which was recently relocated.

Stephen Brooks, an attorney working on the project, said his family was looking to find a complimentary business to its other holdings, Brookland Cemetery and Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home.

He pointed to other commercial development in the area as a reason for the rezoning.

Also, there was no opposition at the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s public hearing in September.

The only problem is that rezonings require two readings and the next regular council meeting would be after the grand opening.

To accommodate the applicant, who must pay for any added expenses, the council agreed to meet on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Becknell Hall. The public is invited to discuss the single topic on the agenda.

In other business:

*The council approved purchases of security windows and a security door for the city hall building and its police department.

The council also approved a security system.

With the two purchases, the city will spend just over $3,000 plus the monthly monitoring fee for the security system.

The next regular meeting of the Pioneer Village City Council will be on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Becknell Hall. The public is invited.