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Estherville sets hearings for North 7th Street project

By Staff | May 18, 2010

The Estherville City Council’s regular meeting was brief on Monday. Most of it dealt with the North Seventh Street resurfacing project.

The project encompasses an area from Eighth Avenue through 14th Avenue on North Seventh Street.

Monday the council approved the lot valuations for the curb and gutter project along the street and adopted the preliminary plat and schedule. The public hearing on the “Resolution of Necessity” will be held at 5 p.m. on June 21.

Prior to that, a meeting with the property owners affected by the project will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1. Bids will be opened at 1 p.m. on June 15. A public hearing on the proposed plans and specification for the street resurfacing project also will be held on June 21.

In other business, city administrator Penny Clayton updated council on the alley project in the first block between South Sixth Street and South Seventh Street.

Clayton said crews are excavating on the east end and installing the water main and storm sewer. Although recent rains have slowed progress, Clayton tentatively said they were on target for the June 1 completion-or a little later.

Council set a public hearing on a proposed amendment for the current budget year-an increase of $49,000 to the public safety budget and $12,00 for the culture and recreation budget.

A public hearing was scheduled for the June 7 meeting on the sale of excess property on Second Avenue South. Council received a bid of of $100 for the lot with the bidders, Roger L. and Dorothy Christensen, responsible for tearing the house down on the site.

Mayor Lyle Hevern appointed Steve Woodley to a five-year term on the Estherville Planning and Zoning Commission.

Council also approved a temporary street closing in the 10 block of South Sixth Street between 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 for Chuck Wagon Day.