City reaching conclusion on power of review bill

Crestwood City Hall

Photo by Gloria Lloyd

Crestwood City Hall

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

An ordinance granting the Crestwood Board of Aldermen power of review over matters tabled by the Planning and Zoning Commission was amended by the board June 28.

The new amendment makes the ordinance only apply to applications from a third party, meaning aldermen could not bring forward tabled city matters. The change was something commissioners called for the last time they discussed the ordinance, and it was presented to aldermen by Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau.

“(The commission said) if the board were to do this, it shouldn’t be an overreaching power, there should be some restraint,” Charboneau said.

The amendment was appreciated by several aldermen who were in attendance at the last planning meeting, including Ward 4 Aldermen John Sebben and Tony Kennedy. 

The change to the ordinance meant it had to be tabled by the board again before approval. The ordinance has been tabled many times for substance changes and to allow the planning commission to weigh in.

“We’re going to set a record with this one,” Mayor Grant Mabie joked.