Subdivision incentives approved

After spending several months working on it, the Red Bud City Council formally approved Monday night an ordinance to provide incentives for developing subdivisions.

Discussion of this topic spanned several committee meetings and even a public hearing held by the city’s planning commission on May 18.

The aldermen recognized the need to get more subdivisions developed and had discussed several ideas including that the city would do the installation of electric and gas lines for the subdivisions.

In the approved ordinance, it was noted that with both gas and electric service, the city would construct gas mains and lines, and electric distribution lines throughout the subdivision – with the city purchasing the materials and billing the material cost to the developer, and the city performing the installation at no cost to the developer.

Also covered in the ordinance were amendments for sidewalks and pavement regulations.

For more from the Red Bud City Council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.