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Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 12:00 pm | Updated: 11:10 am, Thu Feb 13, 2014.

By Anthony Scott

Killeen Daily Herald

The council will seek to identify the duties of Killeen's interim City Manager Glenn Morrison at a workshop today.

The meeting takes place in the midst of fallout from a resulting public outcry that occurred after the city bought out former City Manager Connie Green for $750,000 last Tuesday.

Cole voted against the buyout, along with council members Billy Workman and Juan Rivera. Council members Scott Cosper, JoAnn Purser, Ernest Wilkerson and Kenny Wells approved spending the money to buy out Green.

The council will also discuss the feasibility of making Killeen's police academy a regional police academy and hear multiple briefings on city business.

Briefings will include the impact of the U.S. Census on Bell County and redistricting and a sewage construction project.

More duplexes possible

In addition, the council will also hear about several pending land use cases coming before the council at its next meeting in a public hearing. At that meeting, two companies involving Purser are coming up for a vote.

The first is from Killeen Sunflower Inc., as owned by JoAnn's husband GaryPurser. The request asks to rezone about 8 acres from single-family garden home zoning to allow for duplexes.

Four property owners within a 200-foot radius sent in notices opposing the changes, some calling for single-family use instead. The property is bounded by Watercrest Road to the north, Bachelor Button Boulevard to the west and Foxglove Lane to the south and east.

RSBP Developers, which is owned by Gary Purser, also requests that the city's comprehensive plan be changed to designate the area general residential as opposed to suburban residential within about 6 acres on the east side of Bunny Trail. This will allow for fewer restrictions on what can be built, such as an allowance for duplexes. It further requests that the 6 acres be redesignated R-2 multifamily district, which will allow for duplexes.

The workshop is open to the public and starts at 5 p.m. at 210 W. Avenue C in the Utility Collections Building in the large conference room.

Contact Anthony Scott at ascott@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcity.

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