The best answer city officials could give Electric City resident Mike Dennis last Tuesday night was, it’s in the works.
Dennis has been pressing the city to get changes to its master plan on the size of auxiliary buildings (metal storage sheds, shops) allowable in the city.
He asked what was happening on getting some revisions to the code and was told that the city’s planner has the proposal from the city’s planning commission and is still looking at it.
Dennis has appeared before the council on a regular basis trying to follow up on his request to the planning commission and city council that the maximum size of a steel building be increased to 1,720 square feet. City officials state that this is greater than the size of most houses in the city.
Dennis had received some assurances from the planning commission that they were not opposed to the change. The city sent the request to its planner so she could go through the planning code and determine how much would need to be changed before the city proceeds with the request.
City Clerk Jackie Perman has advised that the process could take up to a year for any changes to the code to be made.
Dennis wants the revision so he can put his motorhome and other recreational units inside during the winter to keep them out of the weather.