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Shayla Bee motorcycle group to visit Estherville briefly on Saturday.

By Staff | Jun 8, 2010

Residents may be interrupted by loud noises sometime between noon and 2 p.m. this Saturday.

From 300 to 500 motorcyclists will be riding through Fort Defiance State Park a part of the Shayla Bee Foundation fundraiser.

At its regular meeting Monday, council approved to lift the city noise ordinance for this group only.

The motorcyclists are expected to ride through Fort Defiance, come down Park Road, turn right over the Central Avenue Bridge and then turn right down South First Street.

Police chief Eric Milburn said there were a few complaints about the group when it came to town last October. Only about 35 motorcyclists came to town that day.

The Shayla Bee Foundation financially assists families of children with disabilities and medical illnesses.

Two public hearings were held on separate issues.

The first was concerning the reclassification of 802 Sixth Ave. S. from multifamily residential to light industrial.

The second was on the sale of excess city property described as the east 42 feet of Lot 1, Block 66 of the original plat of Estherville. Roger and Dorothy Christensen are the buyers of the property and will tear down the current structures.

No comments were made at either meeting and council processed both expeditiously.

Council took care of two items for the waster water treatment plant. The first is a task order for engineering services for the replacement of the main switchgear. The project is not to exceed $17,000.

The second is a change order of $3,595 for the current water treatment plant project.

Council renewed its contract with RIDES bus service within the city limits. The city’s cost is $2,915.50.

Council also approved Class liquor licenses for VFW Post 3388 and Top Hat Lounge pending proper paperwork is completed.