The council once again extended it's legendary generosity to developers at the March 16th council meeting by granting an automatic two year extension to projects in the development pipeline. The vote increased the time required to start building after an approval has been granted from three years to five.
Before the vote, council member Nora Davis noted the move will not only benefit the developers, but residents as well, "Some of these developers are experiencing extreme financial hardship in this bad economy and this will help make sure we get the development that was approved" she said. "This is in the resident's interests" she hastened to add. Some residents however expressed concerns that the time extension will keep land fallow that could be developed by other developers with more resources. The vote was unanimous by the council.