Bessemer council grants planners greater review power
December 19, 2019
By P.J. GLISSON
BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to adopt Ordinance No. 373, which will grant the planning commission greater flexibility in reviewing site plans for accessory structures, including garages, that have not met existing standards.
City Manager Charly Loper reported the action to the Globe on Tuesday.
In a written report to council members, Loper stated, “As we have a very old community, many of our existing garages are legally non-conforming.”
She added that the ordinance will give the planning commission the ability to r...