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Fifth Avenue North project expected to be done in October

October 11, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

The Estherville City Council learned Monday the Fifth Avenue North project continues to move forward.

This week, the street was installed between the 600 and 700 blocks of Fifth Avenue North.

By Friday, Estherville Administrator Penny Clayton said crews still have to pour the tie-ins and do the driveway approaches along with some intake work and other odds and ends.

Clayton said the street is projected to be open by the end of October if not sooner.

Meanwhile, she told council resurfacing projects around town are expected to begin the week of Oct. 21.

"We have significant patching work to do," said Clayton.

In other improvements around town, the council on Monday approved the exterior remodeling plans submitted by Godfather's Pizza at 1804 Central Ave

Also council authorized the city attorney to proceed with the steps necessary to eliminate the minimum housing code violations at 12 W. N. First St. and 321 Seventh Ave. N.

As reported in the Emmet County Board of Supervisors story (which starts on Page 1), council approved a $50,000 forgivable loan from the economic development fund to help the Estherville Industrial Development Corporation with the restoration and redevelopment at the building at 12 S. Sixth St. Council members Dave Seylar and Larry Anderson were appointed to serve on the restoration committee. Council also supported the recommendation from Excel Estherville for the issuance of $400,00 in bonds repayable from Excel's portion of the local option sale tax.



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