By JASON JACOBS
The Brazil Advisory Plan Commission met Thursday night in the City Hall board room to discuss recommendations for the upcoming vacancies on the Board of Zoning Appeals and how to make improvements in the development of the city.
There will be two positions opening up on the Board of Zoning Appeals that will need to be filled by one county resident and one city resident. An informal suggestion was made on who could fill one of the open spots, but was not discussed in further detail.
The commission then conducted an informal discussion about a possible development of All-Terrain Vehicle paths on S.R. 59 north, just outside of the city limits.
The majority of the meeting was spent trying to create ideas for what could be done to improve development just outside the city limits and improve the condition of the city itself.
The main topic brought up in this portion of the meeting was whether or not residential buildings should be able to be built between commercial business buildings. The discussion slowed when a city ordinance was read that essentially stated that a residential building had the right to be put up just about anywhere it was desired.
The other topic of interest was the placement of billboards within the city's residential limits, which was brought up by the idea of placing two billboards on the old Riddell bank building. It was decided that the commission would allow the Board of Zoning Appeals rule on that issue after another ordinance was read stating billboards had to be placed in commercial areas.
The commission is looking for any and all suggestions for the development of the city. If you have any suggestions, please contact the planning and zoning administrator, Brandy Means, at (812) 446-0050, by e-mail at email@example.com or attend the next meeting on Oct. 5.