"I hate to drag these folks out here for one more meeting, I don't know it's going to make any difference," said Chuck Stowe, 2nd Ward alderman. "What the heck. Run it up the flag pole and see if anyone salutes. I move that we waive first reading."
The motion to waive first reading passed 7-1, with 1st Ward alderman Alan Bauer voting against the measure.
"I feel sorry for Mr. Brantley who can't be here tonight, but it was pretty clear that this was when the meeting was," 3rd Ward Alderman said Steve Braser. "I had to cut short my vacation to be here tonight."
The proposed development is in the 3rd Ward, where Braser and Nancy Copple are aldermen.
Gardner Capital proposed a 54-unit complex that would be for low-income seniors. At the second meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Brantley had presented information showing that there was a none of that type of housing in the Sycamore area.
“We see a need unfulfilled,” Brantley said at the time. “Sycamore does not have property of this type.”