Hampton council considers zoning ordinance changes

The Hampton City Council voted at its July 9 regular meeting to approve the first reading of a proposed amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance. The amendment would change several sections with regard to “landscaping, planned development district, public space, porches and stoops, timber harvesting, subdivision of parcels, signs, and the definition sections,” according to a city staff report.

A motion to approve the first reading was made by Ann Tarpley, with Willie Turner and Errol Mitchell voting in favor. Mayor Steve Hutchison broke the tie to approve the motion.

The second reading will likely take place at the council’s August meeting.