On Monday, the Stillwater City Council met in executive session to discuss a lawsuit brought against the City by former City Councilor and former Tumbleweed concert hall owner Henry R. (Hank) Moore because the City did not construct a water line to property he owned on Lakeview Road.
Moore alleges the Cty pledged to do so in a 2006 agreement with members of a rural water corporation serving that area.
Moore moved a number of apartment buildings onto his property located across from The Tumbleweed on Lakeview Road, something he says did in anticipation of getting water service.
His filing claims he was unable to get sufficient water service to finish his project, was unable to insure his buildings and suffered significant financial loss when the buildings burned down after being struck by lightning and his lender called the note.
The Stillwater Utilities Authority and City of Stillwater has asked for a summary judgement in the case and it has been set for hearing on March 7.
In other business:
The council passed on to second reading an amended version of its new ordinance governing “shared active transportation” like scooters and an ordinance placing properties at 106, 112, 114, 122 and 124 S. Main St. into the corridor redevelopment area governed by form-based code. The zoning change matches zoning on adjacent properties owned by the same party and allows more flexibility in developing it for mixed-use.
The council also approved on second reading an ordinance rezoning a tract of land at 1309 W. University Ave. to the Residential Multi-Family Urban classification, to allow an OSU Greek organization to build a new chapter house.