Friday, November 27, 2020

Highland City Council Agenda Preview for Dec 1, 2020


Key items on the agenda include:

  • Two code cleanup and clarification items dealing with resolving issues with public trees and identifying locations where people can engage in expressive activities such as marches, parades, and protests.
  • The council will look at a code change to limit the ability of protesters to trap or harass people as they enter, exit, and use their private homes (this is not constitutionally protected conduct) without unduly limiting free speech activities.
  • Burt Brothers is seeking a conditional use permit to build a lube center to the east of their existing facility.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

640px-Robert_Walter_Weir_-_Embarkation_of_the_Pilgrims_-_Google_Art_ProjectThe Embarkation of the Pilgrims (1857) by American painter Robert Walter Weir

400 years ago, this December, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock where they would build a settlement that would be a founding pillar of our great nation. They experienced many hardships; over half of those who landed initially died the first winter. On the other hand, there were miracles as well, such as Squanto, an Indian they encountered in 1621, who just happened to speak fluent English and served as an interpreter between the Pilgrims and Indians.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Highland City Council Agenda Preview for Nov 10, 2020

2020-11-10 Trail Map

Key items on the agenda are:

  • A presentation on Ranked Choice Voting that will include reviewing the pros and cons. This should be interesting. Several cities used this process in the last municipal elections (agenda item 2).
  • Discussion regarding an inconsistency in our alcoholic beverage sales ordinances (agenda item 7).
  • Repeal of Chapter 12.30 Removal of Neighbor Option Trails of the Highland City Municipal Code (agenda item 8).