Jackson Board of Alderman Will Decide Soon on a Controversial in-home day Care Permit

Following a  one-hour public hearing on a proposed ordinance to issue a special-use permit for an in-home day care at a residence on Canyon Trail in the Cold Creek Estates subdivision, the Jackson Board of Aldermen voted Monday to table the matter to a study session. Half dozen individuals, including the owners of Little Blessings Daycare, spoke in favor of the permit and eight spoke in opposition. On September 15, the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-1 to recommend the aldermen approve the permit. Little Blessings that used to be located formerly located on North Shawnee Boulevard in the city, needs additional space operators say intend to close on purchasing the Canyon Trail home Friday. Opposition was heard from neighbors and others who suggested the day care, which could care for as many as 10 children with a permit, will adversely impact property values, will depress the marketability of subdivision parcels and will increase congestion, which they said could create a traffic hazard. The Board of Alderman was advised the subdivision’s covenants do not specifically prohibit in-home occupations. City officials revealed a petition in opposition to the permit was received at City Hall. This matter is expected to come back before the aldermen for a vote at the board’s next meeting on November 1, 2021.


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