At the city council meeting held July 11, minutes from the July 5 regular meeting of the Zoning Commission were discussed, namely an item that required action from city council.

A motion was made by Zoning Commissioner Johnny Lanoux, seconded by Commissioner Terry Richey to recommend approval of the request of John Walsh for a special use permit to construct more than one principal building on a commercial lot at 218 N. Airline Highway - that business is to be a Mattress Firm. Councilman Neal Bourque motioned for approval and it was seconded by Councilman Kirk Boudreaux, with support form city engineer, Jackie Baumann.

Special event permit requests were made by the Friendship House Fall Sports Camp and Girl Scout Troop 10340. Both organizations received support for their requests to host public events in Gonzales.

Donnie Calloway's request to rezone his property is one step closer to a possible approval. The council will have a final vote in two weeks on his desire to rezone the 7.54 acre Tract A-1-B-1-B situated on the east side of S. Burnside Ave. along Bayou Francois from its existing C-1 Zone to a C-2 Zone. The ditch digging that council requested before considering for approval has been completed.

During the presentation of guests, resident Joann Robinson listed concerns about sewage in her neighborhood. Mayor Barney Arceneaux agreed to have someone come look at the sewage issues.

A millage rate resolution and roll forward to millage rates were adopted.

Baumannn received approval for a change order request in the completion of the Gonzales Waterline project. She said that the job is very well done and ahead of schedule. The change order will add less than two percent to the bill, but will keep the fee under the original budget.