The permit, first requested several months ago, was granted final approval with little objection from neighbors. Ellendale neighborhood residents had previously voiced concern about a reception hall that is being built in conjunction with the proposed bed and breakfast. Cedar Hall is one of Bartlett’s most historic mansions and was previously a single family residence owned by former councilman Jay Rainey.
The board also approved a time limit amendment to beer board guidelines related to permit holder violations. The board had previously agreed upon increasing financial penalties ranging from a 15-day suspension or $500 fine for first time offenders to the revocation of a permit for third offenders.
Tuesday the board agreed to limit the amount of time aldermen could go back in assessing a fine to a rolling three-year period. This means that if a permit holder had a clean record regarding serving to minors over three years, their fine assessment would start over.
In other action, the board:
• Approved the first reading to designate the old Bartlett Baptist Church sanctuary as a historic landmark.
• Approved a groundwater well head protection study with the Groundwater Institute at a cost of $16,100.
• Approved a proposal from Buchart Horn to install and monitor where water is infiltrating the sewer system at a cost of $23,500.
• Approved $21,000 to Civic Plus for the redesign of the City of Bartlett’s website with annual maintenance costs of $12,025.80.
• Approved a bid from Staples Advantage for annual office supplies.