Saltillo Board of Aldermen overrule auto dealer veto

By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal

SALTILLO – The Saltillo Board of Aldermen overruled Mayor Bill Williams veto of a new C&R Auto Sales site plan Tuesday night.
Williams said the site plan didn’t comply with the city’s building code and was incomplete, lacking a sewer proposal.
In Williams’ veto letter, he cited a poor exterior design quality that is not up to the standards of surrounding structures and could result in decreased property values.
The board approved Curtis Ryan’s C&R Auto Sales site plan earlier this month in a 3-2 vote, with Scott Knight, Terry Glidewell and Jewell Webb voting in favor of the plan. Brad Woodcock and Mitchell Brazeal voted against it.
In the vote to overrule the mayor’s veto and allow the site plan, Brad Woodcock was only alderman to vote in favor of the veto.
Glidewell said he spoke with the neighbors of the proposed site and they were fine with the plan.
Woodcock was concerned the aldermen weren’t holding all developers to the same standards.
The board also voted to approve Ryan’s landscape plan for the new site which will be off of Highway 45 in Saltillo. C&R Auto Sales is currently located on Highway 145.
The board also called a special meeting to discuss how the city will move forward with the Saltillo Transportation Enhancement Program and talk about maintaining a piece of donated real estate.
jb.clark@journalinc.com