Irvington council assigns town attorney to work with commission on PUD draft

by Audrey Thomasson

IRVINGTON—Councilman Mike Merrill last Thursday failed to win council approval for an additional $2,500 expenditure for planned unit development (PUD) paper work.

The money would have been in addition to the $5,000 the planning commission has already paid consulting firm Community Planning Partners to draft a proposed PUD ordinance.

Instead, Fran Westbrook made a motion to have town attorney Wes Charlton work with commission members within the realm of his monthly retaining fee to pursue broader options for crafting a new zoning ordinance. The vote carried 4-2, with Merrill and Wayne Nunnally voting against.

While Merrill continued to argue in favor of the consultants, Nunnally expressed opposition to any form of a PUD…