Council will review plan for docks on city lakeA proposal to allow local residents who don’t own land along Lake Mitchell to place docks in the lake will come before the Mitchell City Council tonight. The idea was first floated during a meeting of the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee Tuesday. At the time, committee members said they wanted input from City Attorney Randy Stiles before taking any action on it and said it was several months away from being taken to the City Council.
By: Tom Lawrence, The Daily Republic
A proposal to allow local residents who don’t own land along Lake Mitchell to place docks in the lake will come before the Mitchell City Council tonight.
The idea was first floated during a meeting of the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee Tuesday. At the time, committee members said they wanted input from City Attorney Randy Stiles before taking any action on it and said it was several months away from being taken to the City Council.
But that changed later in the week, according to committee chairman Greg McCurry, after he spoke with Mayor Lou Sebert following a story on the committee meeting that ran in The Daily Republic Wednesday.
“Mayor Sebert and I agreed it was important to get this before the council as soon as possible and ask for approval of the concept before proceeding any further with the planning effort,” McCurry said in an e-mail reply to a question from The Daily Republic.
“If approval of the concept is given, the Lake Committee will then proceed with the Park and Rec Department, Mayor Sebert and the city’s attorney on the details of the program along with planning the administrative effort that will be needed by the park and rec staff,” he wrote.
According to the agenda, the public dock program would allow for the placement of a limited number of privately owned docks and boat lifts on select lake access areas as part of a city-administered program promoting lake use for non-lake residents.
The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 612 N. Main St. It’s open to the public.
In other agenda items:
n The council will review reports from:
The Finance Department (February). Police Department (March), Fire Department (March), building permits (March), Mitchell Regional Ambulance (March), Palace Transit (March), Water Department (March), Airport (March), Airport Board (February and March), and Golf and Cemetery (April).
* The council will award bids for:
Petroleum products for city project 2011-13. Jebro Inc., of Sioux City, Iowa, is the lone bidder.
Hazardous curb and gutter for city project 2011-14B. There are three bidders, including Rexwinkel Concrete, of Corsica, Colwell Concrete, of Mitchell, and Big Al’s Contracting, of Sioux Falls. Rexwinkel is the low bidder for the project and an addendum, which Colwell didn’t bid on.
A grass fire apparatus for the Fire Division, city project 2011-25. There are five bids; Allegiant Emergency Services, of Hartford, is the low bidder at $74,924.
Mowers and a snowblower attachment for the Cadwell Sports Complex, city project 2011-26. Ellefson Implement Inc. and Scott Supply Co. Inc., both of Mitchell, are the bidders.
* The council will discuss a proposed resolution of necessity for an alley north of Seventh Avenue from Kimball Street to Burr Street and a street assessment on North Langdon Street from Seventh Avenue north to the alley for concrete alley, base course, storm sewer, curb and gutter, bituminous paving, engineering fees and miscellaneous expenses.
The council will consider adopting Resolution 2898, a resolution of necessity for the construction of the proposed alley and the street assessment for that project.
* It will review Resolution 2909, an application for solid waste management grant funds to hold a waste tire collection.
* It will discuss Resolution #2910, a proposal to install a diesel exhaust removal system in the Public Safety Building. The plan calls for contracting with Ward Diesel Filter Systems for $43,695.30.
* The council will hold a second reading and consider the approval of Ordinance 2360, amending Mitchell City Ordinance 4-2-4 to regulate alcoholic beverage sales and consumption at the city softball fields at Cadwell.
* It will review Ordinance 2361, supplemental appropriations of $13,500 for park repairs and $20,000 for sidewalk construction.
* It will review and approve these raffle requests: Mitchell Wrestling with the drawing to be held on June 11; James River Gobblers (N.W.T.F.) with the drawing to be held on Oct. 30.
* The Traffic, Public Health & Safety, and Finance committees will meet before the council meeting.
* The Traffic Committee, which meets at 6:55 p.m., will hear a request from Shafer Memorials to have a loading and unloading zone placed at the corner of First and Rowley.
The Daily Republic is requesting a loading zone along the north curb of Railroad Avenue 50 feet east from the stop sign at the corner of Railroad and Lawler to the dock. It would be so designated from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Public Safety Department requests three 10-minute parking spaces to be signed during the completion of the Lawler Street construction project this spring and summer. They will be in the city parking lot on the south side of Cherrybee’s. One of the spaces would remain after the work is finished, under the proposal.
* The Public Health and Safety Committee, which meets at 7:10 p.m., will review a burn permit extension request from Mitchell Technical Institute and a burn permit request from the Golf and Cemetery Board.
* The Finance Committee, which meets at 7:20 p.m., will review a first-quarter sales tax collection report.
* The mayor and council will sit as the Board of Adjustment to:
Review an application by Brad Jamison for a variance to construct a garage at 1000 West Hurst.
Review an application by Larry Weisser for a variance to construct a garage at 320 East Douglas.
Review an application by Dick and Shirley McEntee for a conditional use permit to operate a rummage/farmer’s market out of their garage at 1705 North Wisconsin from April to October.
Review an application by Bobbie Sperlich for a conditional use permit to operate a daycare center in her home at 1028 E. Second.
* Approve these pay estimates:
Southeast sewer interceptor (MTI) project 2010-25 contracted to SPN & Associates. Pay estimate 12 in the amount of $905.
Park irrigation supplies project 2011-7 contracted to John Deere Landscapes. Pay estimate 2 in the amount of $12,088.52.
Traffic Division striper/painter project 2011-17 contracted to EZ-Liner. Pay estimate 1 in the amount of $39,521.
* A representative of St. Mary’s Episcopal is scheduled to give the invocation.