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Dripping Springs City Council approves permit for Terry Black wedding venue in 2-1 vote

Only three council members showed up for the vote, but a quorum was met.
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DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas -- The permit for a controversial wedding venue by the popular Terry Black BBQ was approved Tuesday evening by the Dripping Springs City Council.

The council approved the permit by a 2-1 vote. Only three council members showed up for the vote, but a quorum was met, according to Carlos Torres-Verdin, president of the Friendship Alliance, who opposed the wedding venue permit.

Made up of a group of neighbors, the Friendship Alliance has been vocal in their opposition of the venue, saying their neighborhood near Crystal Hills Drive will see an increased amount of traffic and unwanted noise.

Owners of Terry Black BBQ said their concerns were being addressed.

Ginger Faught with the City said a motion to approve with the following conditions was made by Council Member Taline Manassian and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Bill Foulds:

"Motion to approve the Site Development Permit Application for the Mark Black Wedding Venue contingent on adding a note to the Water Quality Sheets regarding vegetative filter strips being at a minimum 75% vegetative cover before final acceptance of the project and adding additional cross-sections and details regarding temporary sedimentation ponds to their plans."

The motion passed with Manassian and Foulds voting in favor. Council Member Wade King voted against, Faught said.


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