Neither Weller nor Meyers agree with the mayor that this ordinance could be considered spot zoning.
"To me, that's going in the middle of a neighborhood like mine, where there's nothing but homes, selling two houses and rezoning them as C-1," Weller said. "That's spot zoning to me. Taking a business that's established and has been operating as C-1 for decades [and rezoning it], that's not spot zoning."
Meyers said the spot zoning argument should have been brought up earlier on as a concern rather than waiting until the ordinance passed to mention it in the veto.
He also said the council went through correct procedures to pass the ordinance, which requires three readings before final adoption.
"In fact, twice the vote was 5-0, and the third time it was 4-1," Meyers said. "I didn't know the mayor was going to veto it until I read about it ... in the media. I was a little disappointed that he didn't explain to us individually what his thoughts were.
"I get the feeling sometimes that it's like, Bob doesn't really care for the neighbors and residents in the area, and I really do. I'm very sorry that their concerns are such that it makes for a debate like this, but I'm trying to base my decision on what I think is fair to the current zoning and future development for Ottumwa."
Before the regular meeting, the council will also receive a presentation of flood information at 5:30 p.m. More information can be found at www.cityofottumwa.org/flood.
The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at City Hall. The meeting will air live on GO-TV, cable channel 6.