The Morris City Council voted for a second time on Enon Baptist Church’s request to rezone a strip of land that stands between two historic homes.
Misti Bartlett, an owner of one of the historic homes, was present at the meeting. Bartlett has been in conflict with the church over the property, saying that paving over the strip of land would diminish the aesthetic of her house and those of her neighbors.
In a tense meeting on April 3, the council voted to approve the church’s plan. Councilman Ray Densmore was the sole no vote then.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the issue was briefly brought up again. The council unanimously voted yes, with the exception of Mayor Craig Drummonds, who abstained from voting.
Afterwards, Bartlett stated that she was not satisfied with the meeting, and that she was not aware that there would be a third meeting on the matter until earlier in the day.
“We [the historic home owners] are still weighing our options because we’re definitely not going to stop fighting,” she said.
Drummonds stated that there had to be two readings of the rezoning plan.
“It’s to move the process forward,” he said. “It still has to come up here after that because that was the first reading [the April 3 meeting], this would be the second. They had to have to have the public meeting first and then they had to have this meeting.”