Welcome to the first Ames City Council meeting for the month of April. A couple of items of note on tonight's agenda:
The council will get a report from staff on a suggested process a development workshop asked for by the Texas-based company that wants to build an Iowa State University-student oriented housing development on the site of the former middle school. You'll remember that Breckenridge Land Development last month withdrew it's re-zoning request for a section of land in the face of a proposed public hearing and formal protest from people who live in the area. It would seem to this reporter that that company is attempting a "Hail Mary" attempt to find a way to make this development more acceptable to the neighborhood.
7:39P: Like the sun rising in the east, we're hearing from another clueless bar owner who feigns surprise when the Council takes him out for a walk for racking up liquor law violations. Sometimes, these guys really don't get it.
8:28P: The council sets May 6 as the date for the meeting on the Breckenridge proposal. Planning and Housing director Kelly Diekmann says they've also reached out to ISU to take part in the meeting.