CORSICANA CITY COUNCIL MEETING BRIEFS
By Janet Jacobs/Daily Sun Staff Writer
Roy’s Back Porch gets SUP
The Corsicana City Council unanimously approved granting a Special Use Permit for Roy’s Back Porch, 308 N. Beaton St., to allow the restaurant/bar to become a private club. The Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission will need to license the club, but this will free the way towards that move for the owners. Councilwoman Ruby Williams said she had some apprehensions but she voted in favor of it.
Zoning changed for homes
The council also gave approval for a zoning change to a five-block area at East 14th Avenue near South 9th Street from industrial to residential. The owners intend to build a handful of small homes in the area. Homes aren’t allowed to be constructed in an industrial zone.
Oil lease OK’d
A request to lease some city-owned property just off Interstate 45 that was given to the city by the Industrial Foundation back in 1978 was approved for Means Oil Company. The 16-acre site has five old oil wells on it, and Means intends to put those back into production, if possible. The lease is for 10 years, with the possibility of five-year extensions after that.
K-Wolens building to become polling site
The city’s K-Wolens building, at 701 S. Main Street, was approved as a new polling site, to replace the House of Praise for precinct 2, district 202 voters. The church had asked to be taken off the polling site list. The state still has to give approval to the change.