The approval clears the way for Arlene Settle to operate her business at 3112 Kendrick Road in an R-1 residential zone. She told the board she does not yet have an opening date for the children’s day care.
Operated as a day care for many years in the past, the property neighbors Regions Bank at Kendrick and Shiloh. It has also been used by a Christian school. Formerly a single-family residence, the property has been vacant for some time.
Settle plans to work with children between the ages of three months and 12 years.
The board received no public comments on the proposal.
Ward 3 Alderman Chip Wood recalled receiving 122 objections from residents of the area when the property came up a number of years ago for a different type of use. He received none this time.
In other business:
• The board approved a street closure request for The Alliance for 4 to 6 p.m. on June 22 on Wick Street between Fillmore and Franklin for the ribbon cutting and open house event for the new office location.
• The board awarded roof repairs at Project Attention and fire station #1 to Mid-America Roofing at a cost of $36,928.
• Following the governor’s guidelines for Independence Day, the board approved Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, as holidays. Because of the holiday, the board’s first regular meeting in July will be on Wednesday, July 5, at 5 p.m.