Annexation and zoning of a 0.91-acre tract along Highway V was approved by the Rolla City Council Monday night.

Annexation and zoning of a 0.91-acre tract along Highway V was approved by the Rolla City Council Monday night.
“Failure of an on-site well” is the reason owner Tammi Lincoln sought the annexation, said Community Development Director John Petersen. It will be cheaper to bore under Highway V to hook up to Rolla Municipal Utilities water than to drill a well.
The council held a public hearing and heard first reading of the ordinance allowing the annexation and zoning of the property to R-3 (multi-family district) zoning at the April 21 meeting.
Petersen noted that Ken Boeker, of Just In Time Roofing, 904 Oak Lane Drive in Rolla, is the official applicant who represents the owner. The property has a single-family dwelling on the site. All of the adjacent property in the city limits is zoned C-2 (general retail district) or M-1 and M-2 (heavy manufacturing district.)
Rolla Community Development Corporation owns land to the north; that is the vacant manufacturing acreage in Hy-Point Industrial Park. The commercial property is located across the highway to the east; it is a mobile home park. South and west of the property is unincorporated land with no zoning.
With the rezoning, the owner could put multi-family structures with 23 units, Petersen said. The footprint for new buildings may not exceed 40 percent of the total land or 23,784 square feet. Forty-six off-street parking spaces would be required.
There was no opposition to either the annexation or rezoning expressed at the public hearing. The vote Monday night was 10-0.
In other business at Monday night’s meeting, the council added language to the provider agreement with American Healthways Services for the Silver Sneakers and Prime programs at The Centre.
These two programs will allow people using The Centre to use it without paying a monthly or annual fee; instead they will join either the Silver Sneakers or Prime programs, depending on their age and circumstances, and the city will be reimbursed by Medicare or insurance for a limited number of visits for each person each month.
The council had adopted the agreement on March 17, but an attorney review of the document raised a concern about the indemnification section. The agreement was modified to note in the margin that the “waiver of claims and indemnity” section is “subject to sovereign immunity.”