In its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, the Aurora city council approved both readings of a bill that accepts the re-zoning of a property at 125 West Hadley for the purpose of turning the site into a senior housing complex.

The property will be re-zoned from single family residential to multi-family residential, making way for the construction of a facility known as Aurora Senior Villas. The re-zoning, which was passed on to the council with a recommendation from the planning and zoning commission, will help facilitate the construction of a set of three two-bedroom units and a community building.

Both readings of the bill passed unanimously, as did both readings of a bill to re-zone a Kenny Singer Construction property at Carnation and Olive from single-family residential to general business district.

In other new business, the council approved three agenda items concerning the Aurora Marketplace Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan. The plan, offered by the TIF Commission, will assist in the development of a blighted area (an area having no streets). A more in-depth overview of the plan will be included in a future edition of The Aurora Advertiser.

Also in new business, the council authorized an agreement with the R-8 school district to allow the armory to be used for recreational basketball with the YMCA during the upcoming year. In addition, resolutions were passed to execute agreements with the Ozarks Regional YMCA for both adult and youth basketball leagues.

After the usual reports, the council entered into closed session pursuant to 610.021 (1), legal actions/litigation involving a public governmental body. The council then adjourned until the next regular meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., November 14.