By Joe Reavis
Princeton City Council took less than 15 minutes to dispense with its work this week, but will be back in chambers Monday for a budget workshop and called meeting.
The budget workshop starts at 4 p.m. and the meeting commences at 7 p.m.
This week the council approved changes to the city zoning map to allow a restaurant to serve alcoholic and a church to set up an office facility, both on Main Street.
A second public hearing, which drew no citizen comments, was conducted on an application by Joe Pell to establish a private club in Mama Rosa’s Restaurant, 320 Main. Immediately after the hearing, the council voted unanimously to approve a specific use permit for the private club.
The council also conducted a second public hearing, which drew no citizen comments, for Christ United Methodist Church to set up a ministry center at 316 Main. Council members unanimously approved a specific use permit for the center after the public hearing.
Resignation of Joseph Cruz from Place 1 on the Planning and Zoning Commission was accepted by the council. No replacement was named at the meeting.
The council officially called an election for Nov. 3 to elect a mayor and three members to the council. Filing period for the election opened Monday and runs through Aug. 24.
Positions to be filled are currently held by Mayor Ken Bowers, Place 1 Councilman David Kleiber and Place 2 Councilman Bill Glass. Also, voters must vote to fill the unexpired one year of a term in Place 4 which is vacant by resignation.
The council then approved a contract with Collin County to conduct the election.
Approval was given to allocate funds to repair College Street and Stone Creek Drive, both of which sustained damage during heavy rains earlier this year. City Manager Derek Borg reported that the city may be reimbursed for the outlay if Collin County receives a disaster declaration from Federal Emergency Management Administration.