On that date, the ordinance failed when council members voted to a 3-3 tie, much to the joy of many neighbors who came out for a public hearing to speak against the abandonment.
At that meeting, neighbors voiced their concerns to the council that Kidwell’s plans might result in building a development, destroying the natural beauty and wildlife of the area and cheapening the scenic view of those that lived on top of the hill.
Kidwell spoke in his defense Tuesday night, explaining that he only wanted to build a driveway for a home he planned to build on a plateau on the side of the hill, 60 feet below the peak.
He told council members he wants to keep the property secluded and private, preserving the heavy woods and not bulldozing into the mountain, as he said some of his neighbors implied.
• Heard a presentation from Sullivan concerning an update on the effects and impact of the changes to the Noise Ordinance.