Changes are coming to Washington that will have a positive affect in the city. The Washington City Council approved the 2012 Comprehensive Plan last night. Work on the Plan started in October and shows different ways of improving the city over the next 20 years.
The Council also approved an ordinance designating an Urban Revitalization Plan. This plan calls for tax abatements for the different classifications of property within the city limits. It also provides a strong incentive to improve properties, build new and will help with housing strategies in the city.
Also at the meeting, the Council approved a new city logo. This logo will be used on all city documents.
Other ordinances adopted at last night’s meeting were:
Create a four-way stop at the intersection of South 12th Avenue and East Taylor Street.
Create a for a drop-off lane at the Junior High School as well as a no parking zone on the west side of 4th Avenue during school hours.
A first reading of an ordinance change for the adding of a no parking zone on the East side of North Avenue from West Main Street to West 2nd Street was held.
The reading of an ordinance change for a no parking zones for a parking space near North 2nd Avenue at East 3rd Street was tabled and will be discussed at a future council meeting.