Pineville has received national certification for the second year in a row, an honor that few cities receive.
After opening the meeting with the usual agenda items and roll call, Mayor Scott Madon asked for the Main Street Pineville report.
Main Street Pineville Director Jacob Roan reported during the recent Pineville City Council meeting that Pineville is one of only two cities in the region to be nationally certified due to tighter requirements in the process.
Roan next said he had been busy with ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) matters. On licensing, he stated that two business have been approved for so far — Rite Aid for malt liquor sales and FloCoe on the Square for by-the-drink sales. There have been 12 applications. Four of those applications are competing for the two package store licenses, he said.
The council took up the matter of the Planning and Zoning Ordinance to reduce the standard number from 15 members to six. The council then approved the appointment of Steve Cawood to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission had held a meeting on March 6, so city council members reviewed those recommendations. A public meeting will be scheduled in the near future to review those recommendations.
In other business, the council:
• Approved the blacktop bids;
• Resolutions on Land and Water and Trails were discussed and approved by all council members;
• Carolyn Gambrel was appointed to replace Honsel Biliter on the Variance Board;
• The council approved the amendment of NQ Type 2 Retail Drink License fee from $1,000 to $500; and
• The mayor addressed a review by the city’s insurance carrier for a need to have a Safety Committee and then appointed several persons to serve on the committee.