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While the council approved the buyer’s $1.59 million offer on the property this summer, the buyer stipulated the sale is contingent on the conditional use permit for the property to operate a wedding style venue.
According to City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein, several of the nonprofits that asked for subsidies saw significant growth in their cash fund balances in recent years.
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“We’re at a point where we’ve invested a significant amount of money into this project, and we don’t want to get halfway down the road next year or next month, and find we’ve spent our capital improvement project funds and now we’re not going to move forward,” City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein said.
To get a clearer understanding of how the latest property valuations have increased the downtown BID tax amounts, the Midtown Plaza building along Fourth Avenue and Navin apartments, are both facing a $3,000 special assessment tax for 2023.
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The decline of available taxi services and increased ridership prompted Palace Transit to begin offering same-day rides for $10 in July, but the transit's 6 p.m. close time leaves Mitchell with one taxi for night hours.
For the city to begin constructing the wetland along Firesteel Creek, an archaeological survey on the land must be completed before securing a permit for the wetland project, as required by the Army Corp of Engineers.
“We paid for a perfectly good pool, and we’re not getting a perfectly good pool. Therefore, the city has no financial duty to pay for this,” Mayor Bob Everson said.
A similar proposal was rejected 5-2 by Mitchell's city council back in 2015 after councilors faced 'widespread public opposition.'
The approved bid for the project revealed how drastically construction costs have increased in recent years, as it came in roughly $216,000 over the budgeted amount
“Construction costs are only going up from here on out from what it looks like. The sooner we can get this rolling, the cheaper it will be for us to do,” Councilman Kevin McCardle said of the estimated $40 million project.
Providing the Mitchell Area Housing Incorporated with money made from sale of the lot on 15th Avenue and Minnesota Street would be a funding source for the organization's goal of building workforce homes.

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