After months of wrangling between developers, neighbors and the folks from Kum & Go, the Conway City Council in one fell swoop approved the convenience store's application for rezoning from R-1 to C-2 property on Meadowlake Road at Donaghey Avenue and a conditional use permit that would allow a fueling station.
Attorney Frank Shaw, representing Kum and Go, presented a list of conditions that met with agreement from residents of Hutto Drive, who initially had fought the rezoning because of the proximity to their residential area.
The latest proposed location for the 24-hour stores and gas stations was the second one that was required for city approval.
In its 5:30 committee meeting, council members decided by wards which street projects they'd like to see budgeted in 2013, and those choices were approved in the Council's regular meeting.
In other business, the Council approved
• The withdrawal of a request for a conditional use permit for a retail pharmacy drive-through at 2521 College Ave.
• Nominations for the Planning Commission (Marilyn Armstrong, Stan Hobbs), the Board of Appeals (Kevin Rowell and Terry Clowers, alternate members; George Carroll Jr. and Roger Kubli, regular members) and the Oak Grove Cemetery Board (James C. Owen).
• An agreement with the Cooperative Extension office for horticulture services at $25,000.
• Prince Street right-of-way acquisitions from Western Avenue to Shady Lane.
• Bids on a track-mounted hydraulic excavator and and equipment trailer for the Street Department.
• Bids on traffic signal modifications for Oak Street at Museum Road; Harkrider Street; and Elsinger Blvd.
• An ordinance to rezone from O-2 to PUD property at the southeast corner of College Avenue and Prince Street.
• Bids for two Honda motorcycles from Sunrise Honda for the Police Department.
• Funds for purchase of a bucket truck and a server system upgrade for the Information and Technology Department.
(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 505-1234.)