|Council tables variance request|
By Jan Rahn
A request for a variance on an out-of-compliance gravestone at the Fairview Cemetery was tabled in a 3-1 vote by Grant City Council members during their regular meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 12.
Attorney Neil Williams, representing Marvin Stumpf, the defendant in a court ruling against the stone, presented the request for variance to council members on behalf of Stumpf, who was also at the meeting.
A date of Feb. 24 has been set by Judge Edward D. Steenburg for sentencing of the defendant after finding him guilty of placing the oversized marker in the cemetery after being told he could not do so by members of the Grant Cemetery Board. The stone does not meet rules and regulations of the cemetery.
In Other Business
• There was no input from the public during a hearing on planning and zoning regulations. The first reading of an ordinance on the regulations was the first item of new business following close of the hearing.
• The council unanimously approved a resolution on hazard mitigation to put a plan into place for a natural disaster or hazardous occurrence. Adoption of the resolution proves to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) that the City of Grant qualifies for emergency funding under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.