Southlake council passes new regulations to aid local businesses

Southlake city council approved three new COVID-19 regulations during its Oct. 6 meeting. (Courtesy city of Southlake)
Southlake city council approved three new COVID-19 regulations during its Oct. 6 meeting. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

Southlake city council approved three new COVID-19 regulations during its Oct. 6 meeting. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

During a meeting Oct. 6, the city of Southlake ratified new COVID-19 regulations for businesses, effective until Jan. 5.

City Council passed a resolution that implements three new temporary business regulations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Those three new regulations allow institutions, such as schools, churches and governmental facilities, to set up temporary structures to hold activities outdoors that are normally associated with that institutions’ primary functions. The temporary structures must meet all zoning, building and fire regulations.


Instructional classes associated with gyms, fitness studios and other similar places may now be conducted outside the building on the same property as the facility, according to the new regulations.

Any tenant utilizing the temporary signage regulations, which the city passed earlier this year to suspend enforcement of certain sign code, parking, outdoor patio, landscaping, sidewalk sale and outdoor sales regulations to help businesses, must have approval of the owner or property management company.

The resolution also authorizes the city manager to extend, implement or enact these or similar temporary regulations or activities beyond Jan. 5.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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