Packed agenda for Aug. 16 council | News – California News

Packed agenda for Aug. 16 council | News – California News

Legal reimbursement, affordable housing, controversial liquor license decision all on the docket 

The Aug. 16 council meeting promises to be a busy one, with several important topics on the agenda. Here are a few that caught the eye of The Windsor Times:

Lawsuit reimbursement agreement

Early in the meeting, during the consent calendar items that usually get voted on en masse, the council will decide whether or not it wants to execute a letter providing for $150,000 in reimbursement funds to Sonoma County Resource Recovery, LLC, its new waste hauler, to defray the cost of a lawsuit by environmental law firm Lozeau Drury and its clients, the Community Science Institute. The firm and its clients have been repeatedly threatening to sue the town and whichever waste hauler it hired other than Windsor Refuse & Recovery.

Vet’s office liquor license decision

The council will also decide whether or not to award a liquor license to Wine Country Veterinary Hospital in the Bell Village shopping center. Opponents are concerned about setting precedent for non-alcohol related businesses seeking similar options. There have also been concerns raised about the presence of children at the vet’s office and that the proposed four ounces of wine could result in inebriation.

Vintage Oaks affordable housing decision

Developer Bob Bisno is requesting that the council accept a payment in lieu of providing 77 units for affordable to moderate incomes at Vintage Oaks on the Town Green, a 387-unit housing development approved in May, 2016. Bisno would rather…

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