Friday, September 01, 2006

Update From the Bunker: Two Roys Don’t Make A Right

From: New Saint Andrews College
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 9:18 AM
Subject: City Council to rule on appeals against NSA Tuesday night

NSA NewsBrief
City Council to rule on appeals against NSA Tuesday night

Moscow City Council members will turn their attention to New Saint Andrews College on Tuesday night, Sept. 5, to hear the remaining appeals against the College’s conditional use permit. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

President Roy Atwood is encouraging friends of the College to turn out in support of New Saint Andrews. “We’re hopeful this will be the last of it and the community can move on to more important issues,” he said. “But given our experience, anything could happen.”

Tuesday’s hearing is for the Council to consider the appeals based on the existing record, not new testimony. At its June 5 meeting the City Council remanded the permit back to the Board of Adjustment based on an appeal claiming new information existed that would have impacted the board’s decision. The new information turned out to be old and the Board of Adjustment reaffirmed its earlier decision to grant the College a conditional use permit.

The College’s conditional use permit, originally granted March 29 and reaffirmed June 30, limits the school to 200 FTE students and its existing amount of commercially accessible street frontage, which refers to the library and the restaurant.