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Public hearings related to Pomp’s Tire

By Staff | May 9, 2014

The Estherville City Council set Monday, May 19 for two public hearings related to last week’s announcement that Pomp’s Tire is coming to Estherville.

The business plans to locate an equipment tire mounting operation in the spec building in Industrial Park 2.

The first public hearing is on amending the city’s urban renewal plan to encompass this project.

The second public hearing is on considering a development agreement with Pomp’s Tire, which includes a tax rebate of an amount not to exceed $92,000.

City administrator Penny Clayton said the amount is the equivalent of three years 100 percent tax abatement on the property similar to what is in the urban revitalization plan. Because the building was constructed before that plan was enacted, the city is doing the rebate program instead.

In other business Monday, council approved on 5-1 vote a request from Woody’s Pizza to extend the city’s noise ordinance from 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1 to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. A live band will be performing in the parking lot that night during Sweet Corn Days. Council member Julie Clark, who represents the ward affected, said she received calls from several residents last year complaining about the noise level and the late hour of the music.