RIDGELAND — Apartments at Ridgeland Ranch on County Line Road here will receive a new coat of paint after receiving approval from aldermen last Tuesday.

The improvements received unanimous approval from both the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and the Architectural Review Board.

Alan Hart, director of community development, said that they would use a “vinyl safe paint” to paint the sides of some of their buildings and would be making improvements to the front gate of the complex.

Some aldermen expressed concern as to whether the paint would effectively stick to the vinyl siding.

“We have researched it. It is available through Sherwin Williams and we are confident in the product,” Hart said.

In other board action, aldermen:

• Approved a conditional use permit for a new auto repair shop at 125 East Ford Street. The Board approved a petition and application for a conditional use permit for Jeffery Lofton. The property is currently zoned I-1.

• Approved construction engineering and inspection professional services contract with Waggoner Engineering for Lake Harbour Extension, phase A. This is related to replacing the box culvert where the road will cross the Canadian National Railroad. A note from City Engineer Chris Bryson notes that this updates the contract with recent staff changes.

• Approved construction engineering and inspection professional services contract with Waggoner Engineering for Lake Harbour Extension, phase B. This is related to roadway and bridge improvements.

• Approved sewer adjustments.

• Held a brief executive session concerning a personnel issue. No motions were made in executive session.