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Comprehensive plan amendment vote tabled by Sumner City Council
On the agenda at the April 5 Sumner City Council meeting was an ordinance adopting zoning code amendments to the city's comprehensive plan, but it was tabled to the next study session.
The amendments stem from the adoption of a Manufacturing and Industrial Center (MIC) overlay, which the council adopted in October of 2009 following contentious election-era debate.
Sumner council voted to establish the MIC overlay as a way to qualify for more federal funding because the classification as an MIC is a requirement for funding which prior to the overlay, Sumner would continue to miss out on if it didn't create the overlay.
Councilman Randy Hynek moved to table the ordinance Monday because some of the changes were not sufficiently presented to all council members before being brought for final approval.
"I appreciate the council vote on sticking to our policy," Hynek said.
Richardson spoke briefly at the meeting on his disagreement with the potential effects he sees with the MIC, but said he would bring more information to the study session.
"I hope the staff comes ready for a really long meeting," Richardson said.