The future aesthetics of commercial buildings in Glen Rose continues to be a hot topic at city council meetings.

During a special meeting Monday, the council used an example ordinance from the city of Abilene to direct the staff for Glen Rose’s own version. The example was provided by Dan Sefko of Sefko and Associates, the company in charge of the city’s comprehensive plan.

“I like his recommendations,” council member Ricky Villa said. “What I propose to do is to take their ordinance and (reword a few things).”

One item council liked was the three-foot or five percent masonry requirement, whichever is higher. The ordinance also has a section which requires buildings with flat-top roofs to hide their HVAC units.

“This is not an item we will be approving tonight,” Mayor Pam Miller said.

A motion was approved unanimously to table the issue until the October regular meeting. The ordinance should be ready for a vote at that time.

Instead of adding the ordinance into the zoning ordinance, the exterior requirements will be adopted as a stand-alone ordinance, which will exempt it from a public hearing.