Downtown Cloverdale may not be the place for a sexually oriented store to open, according to officials who discussed the matter Thursday evening.
At their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, members of the Cloverdale Plan Commission discussed in detail a way to zone areas of legal adult oriented businesses to outlying areas. The major concern was to keep such businesses out of the area around the intersection of U.S. 231 and Interstate 70 as well as downtown.
As it stands now, sexually oriented stores can't be opened within 1,000 feet of churches or schools in Cloverdale. This helps keep those businesses out of downtown for now. It is illegal for a zoning board to make it impossible for a legal business to be approved within a town, though.
Town Attorney Alan Yackey is going over the old plan and coming up with new, legal ways to relegate where adult businesses can be opened. The proposed plan is to keep them isolated to the industrial districts that currently exist mostly around Stardust Road.
In other business:
* Pam Riner proposed the board approve a recommendation to the town council to help her acquire a grant to start a new steakhouse just north of I-70. The steakhouse would be family recipe with no alcohol served and non-smoking.
* A historical zone was proposed to be added to the zoning ordinance.
The Cloverdale Plan Commission meets regularly the first Thursday of each month. There will be a special meeting April 17 at 7 p.m. located at town hall. The next regularly scheduled meeting is to be held May 1 at 7 p.m.