The Ottawa city commission Thursday night approved the financing of a new sewer receptor from the intersection of Kingman Road and Montana Road to the existing Rock Creek pump station.

Ottawa Finance Director, Scott Bird, explained to the commission that a public hearing was held on the issue in April but formal approval to move forward was not given. The commission voted in favor of authorizing General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $2,217,551 to finance the construction.

“The purpose of all of this is to allow for the extension of the wastewater collection system to serve the new Proximity Park ...,” Bird said of the business park under development southeast of Ottawa. “We had thought we had adopted this resolution once before but apparently we had a mishap and now we are bringing it back to you to get it fully executed.”

The commission also:

• Appointed Brandon Wilcox to the Planning Commission.

• Approved amendments to the city’s zoning regulation in regards to signs. Wynndee Lee, director of community development, told the commission a group of local business owners assisted the city in crafting the new regulations. The planning commission then gave its approval.

• Approved the rezoning of 605 to 615 King Street from R-2 Medium Density Residential District to I-1 Light Industrial Zoning District.