Development, liquor policy on tap for council tonightThe council is expected to vote on a number of development and ordinance issues.
It will be a busy night for the Woodbury City Council.
The council is expected to vote on a number of development and ordinance issues, including whether to:
-- Approve an assisted-living campus to be called Prelude of Woodbury. The campus, proposed by Emmaus Companies, eventually could include a 30-unit memory care facility, four residential care homes and two hospice homes. It would be located on the east side of Woodbury Drive, north of Raleigh Road, in the Wedgewood neighborhood. It is unrelated to another proposed assisted-living facility that has become controversial, Settler’s Pointe in the Stonemill Farms neighborhood. The Woodbury Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend approval of the Prelude project.
-- Change the city’s liquor ordinance to make it easier for businesses serving alcohol to continue pouring drinks even if they cannot meet a city-mandated 50 percent food sale requirement. The change would allow a business selling alcohol to generate 40 percent of its sales from food, but it only could stay open until 1 a.m. Businesses still could remain open until 2 a.m. if they met the 50 percent food sale requirement.
-- Accept a $5,705 donation from Greg Orth’s family to be used for the Woodbury Public Safety Department’s restorative justice program. Orth, who died in 2008, was a former public safety director. The city also proposes to rename the program as “The Greg Orth Restorative Justice Program.”
-- Adjust a 2010 budget to use $325,000 to complete the design of a planned Public Safety Building renovation, to begin later this year or early 2011. The funds would be reimbursed through a future bond issuance.
-- Sign off on a new ordinance regulating public property encroachment and an appeals process for people tagged for violating the ordinance. The ordinance would apply, for instance, to a private landowner who encroaches onto adjacent public land, such as by landscaping or mowing public property.
The council meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road.