Seven acres along Highway 59 site of proposed development

By John Hacker

Globe Staff Writer

NOEL, Mo. - A Carthage man has approached the Noel Board of Aldermen about building houses on seven acres of land on Missouri Highway 59 South.

Milt Wolf, assistant city clerk, said Phillip Ross asked the council Tuesday to rezone the plot next to the Hendren Chevrolet-Pontiac dealership from commercial to single-family residential.

Wolf said Ross told the council that he hopes to build houses costing between $85,000 and $150,000 on the land.

Wolf said the board sent the proposal to the city's Planning and Zoning Committee, which will take up the issue at a meeting sometime in the first week of June.

"There is definitely some need for more houses in Noel," Wolf said. "We have to publicize the (planning and zoning) meeting in the local paper 15 days prior to the meeting, and the paper is a weekly so the earliest we could have a meeting is the first week in June."

The council also voted to spend $4,000 on new testing equipment for the water-treatment plant.

Wolf said state and federal rules require new tests for organisms in the water, and that will require the new testing equipment.

The council also began preparing specifications for bids to repair the sidewalks downtown.

Attending the meeting were Aldermen Gina Duke, Brent Beauford, Paul Brooks, Dalane Dean and David McNeely, and Mayor John Baucom. Alderman Robert Stout was absent.

City Hall: (417) 475-3696.

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