The Westminster City Council approved a resolution, 4-0, that will re-zone two parcels to a new category following a public hearing conducted during the Wednesday meeting.
The council also held another public hearing related to the 2013-2014 final annual action plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) Program federal funds.
The resolution also passed 4-0. Councilwoman Margie Rice was not present at the meeting.
Located at 13561 Beach Blvd, the two areas for rezoning were zoned as a R1 (residential) and C1(commercial) respectively. The two areas will now be combined and categorized as a C2 (general business) district. Permit applicant William Lewis said during the meeting the area will be used for storage of high-end automobiles.
The resolution also included provisions to make sure the property will have acceptable fencing, a concern Councilwoman Diana Carey addressed during the public hearing discussion before voting.
The council also voted to cancel the May 22 meeting.
Before public hearings, however, the water division also presented the department’s 2013 Water Division Logo Contest winners. Three Westminster High School finalists were selected and given prizes. Westminster student Alvin Le won first place and the top prize of a new laptop.
Scott Miller, the water superintendent for the city, said the competition was geared to help promote the use of water and bring awareness to conservation.
“It really paid off,” he said. “All of this artwork was amazing and you made it a miserable job to pick one winner.”
Council members also honored seven students from Westminster High School who participated in the Orange County Academic Decathlon and 13 members of the Girl Scout Troop 1453 for receiving their Bronze Award achievements.
“It’s proof that great things still come out of Westminster High,” Councilman Sergio Contreras said. “I’m really proud of those students. I’m really proud of the work that they do.”
The next council meeting will be held on June 12.