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City OKs revised vehicle-for-sale rules

Miner Staff Writer

A revised ordinance for the parking of vehicles for sale was passed 6-0 by the Kingman City Council on Monday with one member absent.

The ordinance requires a city permit and written permission from the property owner where a vehicle is displayed.

The parking of vehicles for sale will be limited to dawn to dusk and the vehicles must be removed each evening.

The number sold per year and displayed on a single property at the same time will be limited.

The Kingman council heard many complaints about the original ordinance, which limited parking of vehicles for sale to residential property owned by the person who owned the vehicle.

Residents can call the city clerk at 753-8114 in 30 days for information on the new permits.

After public hearings, the council voted 6-0 to rezone a parcel south of Kino Avenue between Bank and Rainbow streets from rural residential to a combination of single- and multi-family residences.

The area will be known as Kino Ranch.

Dave Hollingsworth requested the rezoning.

A Lake Havasu City contractor will build the first houses.

A request for rezoning an area along Bank Street south of Kino Avenue in the same Kino Ranch development for commercial use will be considered after the Planning and Zoning Commission makes a recommendation at its March meeting.

The rezoning of property on the corner of Airway Avenue and Burbank Street for a commercial subdivision was postponed to the next council meeting at request of the developer, W.

L.

Nugent.

By a 5-1 vote, the council rejected recommendations by city staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission that more time be required for reviewing subdivision proposals.

Councilwoman Monica Gates supported the recommendation.

Developers and engineers have complained about the short time they have to respond to staff comments before the item goes to a council vote, but they said they did not want the subdivision approval process extended.

The council discussion emphasized the need for planning and zoning staff and the commission not to consider incomplete applications nor accept changes by developers made after the commission has recommended a project for approval or disapproval by the council.

Kingman Planning Director Tom Duranceau said the process is public and that hearings are scheduled to give residents a chance to review the proposals.

Last-minute changes take the public out of the process, he added.

The council approved the next steps toward annexation of a parcel off Hualapai Mountain Road near Seneca Street.

Property owned by Robert Richey and Robert Bennett would be included.

Richey plans a development and Bennett owns the storage units across from Seneca Street.

Parcels owned by Sean Wright and the Morton family would be excluded at their request.

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