Local builder Bruce Meyer approached City Council at their June 28 meeting about modifying the paving requirements for acreage developments.  
Several other builders were present at the meeting and made comments in support of this change.
Anything built within one mile radius of city limits must comply with all city codes.  This means that dividing land into acreages would require the developer to pave the roadways.  
According to Meyer and others, the street paving alone would be a cost of over $30,000 per lot, and the lots would not be marketable at that rate.
City Council held a very lengthy discussion about the possibility of approving the change.  Council-member Kristi Henke felt strongly that they would be hindering growth if they did not consider some type of amendment.  
In the end, City Council directed the city’s engineering firm, JEO, to work on a resolution to allow the rock road development with possible homeowner cost sharing if the roads were to be paved at a future time.
In other business, City Council reviewed department reports, approved new board members for Syracuse Housing Authority, approved a street closing for Vacation Bible School, authorized a renewal on the Senior Center lease, and discussed the city’s garbage contract with Papillion Sanitation.