GLEN ROSE — The request for a special use permit by Paul and Crystal Burton to operate a bed and breakfast at 508 Stadium Drive did not receive enough votes to pass in Monday night’s Glen Rose City Council meeting.

Of the four council members present — Chris Bryant, Julia Douglas, Johnny Martin and Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Moore (Robert Marquez was not present) — the vote was split 2-2.

The property is located in an R-1 Zoning District in Glen Rose, and after the decision Monday night, the Burtons cannot approach the council again concerning the issue for at least 180 days.

The Glen Rose Planning & Zoning Commission approved the request by a 3-0 vote with several conditions in its Nov. 20 meeting before it was sent to the City Council.

The city sent out 19 letters to property owners in a 200-foot radius of the proposed bed and breakfast. A total of four letters from inside that radius came back with two in opposition and one in favor, while one was returned undeliverable. 

Four letters from residents outside the radius were delivered to the city, all in opposition of the bed and breakfast. In addition to the Burtons, one Glen Rose resident attended the meeting Monday night and spoke in favor of the proposal.

In other council actions:

- Passed the motion on the Short Form Plat of Evans Subdivision Phase II, Lots 1 and 2, currently known as 4.374 acres, Tract F9-10, Abst A136, Milam County School Land Survey, located at 507 E. Elm Street.

- Approved the contract with BOHICA, LLC, aka Cirra Networks, to allow that firm to rent space on the city’s water sandpipes for placement of their transmission equipment, if they are willing to pay $400 a month instead of the requested $300.

- Appointed Meaghan Oates and John Gore as regular board members for the CVB board and added Pablo Lopez as an alternate.

- Approved the grant application for Gypsy Heart Market in the amount of $7,000.

- Appointed George Freas as a board member for the Board of Adjustments.

- Adopted the resolution setting the time and place for the City Council meetings in 2019.

- Adopted the resolution for the rules and procedures for placing an item on the agenda.

- Adopted the proposal to move the end of all future bi-weekly pay periods from Wednesday to Tuesday and compensating staff for the eight hours of pay lost due to the transaction.

- Adopted no parking areas from the fire hydrant to the wastewater treatment plant behind the Expo Center on Texas Street as well as adding pedestrian stop signs.