An amendment to the conditional use permit for the Townhomes at Lincoln County Club pertaining to screening as approved by the Lincolnton City Council at their last meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 3. This amendment was requested for property, which is currently vacant, located north of Country Club Road and east of Lithia Inn Road north of the driving range. A conditional use rezoning was approved in 2006 to allow 33 condominiums. The amendment was requested to substitute screening and buffering requirements which far exceed the ordinance minimums with respect to caliper and height at the time of installation.

An application to change the name of Idlewood Drive to Posey Drive presented by Shannon Posey was denied by council. 

Council voted to fill a Planning Board Vacancy due to the resignation of Worth Roberts with Trent Mason. 

An update and discussion was had regarding enforcement of COVID-19 mask wearing. Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Martin A. Eaddy wondered whether they should continue to try to enforce the mask mandate to protect Lincolnton citizens which was put in place by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper or make it voluntary. There are no consequences if people don’t wear masks, thus Mayor Ed Hatley commented that it was difficult to enforce. Lincolnton Police Chief Rodney Jordan commented that all that’s required of businesses right now is that they have a sign on their door saying that masks are required, but they’re not required to enforce the requirement.

Councilman Roby Jetton suggested that the city be as lenient as possible on business orders, to which Hatley replied that he wished it could be enforced because it’s the only way to prevent COVID. No additional changes or actions were taken.

The next monthly meeting of the Lincolnton City Council will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1.

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