Mitchell City Council will discuss proposal to close street near MHS
Discussion of a proposal to permanently close a portion of Capital Street near Mitchell High School is on the Mitchell City Council’s agenda tonight.
The agenda includes a Sidewalk Committee meeting at 6:20 p.m., to include a bus tour of sidewalk projects in the city; and a Traffic Commission meeting at 7:15 p.m., followed by the City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m., both in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St.
The discussion of the Capital Street proposal comes as a result of a Sept. 16 Traffic Commission meeting, at which Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves asked the commission to close a portion of Capital Street between Mitchell High School and the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy building, Mitchell Technical Institute’s former north campus.
The street is becoming a safety hazard as more students walk between the two buildings to attend classes, Graves said, addressing the commission at the Sept. 16 meeting. Graves has proposed closing a portion of the street and installing, at the district’s expense, a green space and sidewalks to better connect the two buildings.
Council members plan to consider approving the following items as part of a consent agenda:
• The meeting agenda, council minutes from the prior meeting, minutes from various committee meetings and reports from various city departments.
• Raffle requests from the Mitchell High School Student Council, with the drawing to be held Nov. 8; and the James River Valley Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk, with the drawing to be held March 28.
• Set a Nov. 4 date for a hearing on the application to transfer a package off-sale malt beverage license from LAB LLC, doing business as Arnie’s First and Foster, 1218 E. First Ave., to Niew LLC, doing business as Arnie’s, 1218 E. First Ave.
• Conduct a hearing on an application to transfer a retail on-off sale wine license and package malt beverage license from J Mart, 1527 W. Havens St., to Westside Sinclair, 1527 W. Havens St.; and a hearing on an application to transfer a retail on-off sale wine license and package malt beverage license from Jack’s Sinclair, 1905 N. Main St., to Northside Sinclair, 1905 N. Main St.
• An automatic supplement of $3,000 to the parks and recreation special revenue fund for a refund for an overpayment.
• Bills, payroll salary adjustments and new employee hires, and authorize the payment of recurring and other expenses in advance as approved by the finance officer.
• A list of pay estimates.
• Gas and diesel fuel competitive quotations.
In scheduled business tonight, council members plan to:
• Sit as the board of adjustment to set a Nov. 4 date for a hearing on the application of Carmen Fischer for a conditionaluse permit to operate a day care in her home at 601 N. Edgerton St.; and conduct hearings on the application of Nathan and Erin Schlimgen for a front yard variance of 16 feet rather than the 25 feet required for an addition to their attached garage at 1500 Ridge Lane; the application of Martin Haase for a backyard variance of 12 feet rather than the required 16 feet for replacement and construction of an accessory building at 905 S. Minnesota St.; and the application of Sign Pros for a distance/radius variance of 225 feet rather than the required 300 feet for an offpremise sign located in the 1100 block of South Ohlman Street.
• Consider adopting a resolution to plat Lot 9, Block 4 of Woodland Heights First Addition, a subdivision of Lot 2, Crane’s Addition in the southeast quarter of Section 34 Township 103 North, Range 60 of the fifth P.M., city of Mitchell.
• Consider adopting a resolution to abandon temporary easements related to road construction near Interstate 90 and Havens Avenue.
• Consider the second reading and conduct a final vote on an ordinance to supplement the insurance and bonds portion of the general fund with $11,000 from the general fund cash balance for liability claims; the debt service portion of the general fund with $455,600 from the general fund cash balance for the 2003 Corn Palace bond; the RSVP portion of the special revenue fund with $1,200 from grant funds for rent; and the Palace Transit portion of the special revenue fund with $3,025 from grant funds for computer hardware.
• Conduct the first of two required readings of an ordinance amending the city of Mitchell’s municipal code to accommodate electric car charging stations.
• Conduct the first of two required readings of an ordinance to supplement portions of the general fund, including information technology, police, traffic, fire, street, snow removal and emergency medical services, with funds from the general fund cash balance; portions of the parks and recreation special revenue fund, including aquatics, sports complexes, parks and entertainment tax; and portions of the enterprise fund, including water treatment, water distribution, airport, landfill and Corn Palace shows.
• Consider approving the installation of street and sidewalk on the 100 block of East Sixth Avenue.
• Consider approving an amendment to a work order between the city of Mitchell and the South Dakota Department of Transportation for the Charles Mix Historic Bridge/Mitchell Phase III Trails.
• Consider authorizing Silverstone Group to conduct the 2014 Actuarial Review of Other Post-Employment Benefits at the contracted amount of $5,250.