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Council to consider building moratorium around Lake Mitchell

The Mitchell City Council will consider tonight enacting a moratorium on building permits for residential properties on Lake Mitchell if a project would impact the high-water mark.

The Mitchell City Council will consider tonight enacting a moratorium on building permits for residential properties on Lake Mitchell if a project would impact the high-water mark.

The proposed Resolution 2913, entitled Lake Mitchell Shoreline Preservation, would be in effect for six months to allow ordinances to be enacted to preserve the shoreline. No new buildings or work on existing buildings that might "alter, change or move in any manner the high water mark of the lake property" will be allowed.

The preamble to the resolution notes that the city depends on the lake as a secondary source for safe drinking water and that "considerable sums of money" have been spent by the city and private citizens to stabilize the shoreline and dredging the lake.

It also notes that the lake is "a valuable recreational asset" for the city.

The council meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 612 N. Main St. The meeting is open to the public.

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In other agenda items:

- The council has scheduled a discussion on the use of the compost drop-off site by commercial businesses.

- The council will award bids for paving and overlay for City Project 2011-15. Commercial Asphalt, of Mitchell, has submitted the only bids, totaling $638,953.

- It will award bids for Sanborn Street concrete panel repair, City Project 2011-22. Rexwinkel Concrete, of Corsica, bid $64,311.59, while Big Al Contracting, LLC, of Sioux Falls, bid $87,799.27.

- It will consider adopting Resolution 2912, the plat of Lots 12-A and 12-B, a subdivision of previously platted Lot 12, Block 2, Woodland Heights First Addition.

- It will hold the first reading of Ordinance 2362, Rezoning Triple "D" Tract.

- The council will review Ordinance 2363, supplemental appropriations of $2,500 for computer software and $3,500 for computer hardware as well as $12,000 for the city-owned Lakeview Golf Course, with $6,000 for sand and $6,000 for trees and sod.

The No. 6 green has been rebuilt and is ready for sodding and "grow-in," according to a memo from Kevin Thurman, the director of the Golf & Cemetery Department. The new green will be about 6,000 square feet and include a sand trap, according to the memo.

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- The council will set May 16 dates for hearings on applications for the renewal of malt beverage and South Dakota farm wine licenses; on the application of the Palace City Lions Club for a special event malt beverage license at Hitchcock Park on June 7 for the Tour de Kota event; and the application of the Palace City Lions Club for a special event malt beverage license at the Horseman's Sports Arena on July 14-17 for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo event.

- It will set a June 6 hearing on the proposed resolution of necessity for construction of base course, curb and gutter, storm sewer, concrete alley paving, concrete removal, accessories, approach pavements, miscellaneous expenses and engineering services and project interest for alley from North Kimball Street to North Langdon Street.

- A June 6 hearing will be set on the proposed resolution of necessity for construction of bituminous paving, base course, curb and gutter, storm sewer, portion of concrete alley paving, concrete removal, accessories, approach pavements, miscellaneous expenses and engineering services and project interest for North Langdon from East Seventh Street north to alley.

- The council will consider approval of a Dissemination Agent Agreement with Northland Securities, of Minneapolis, Minn., to provide continuing disclosure services for qualifying bond issues.

- It will review an automatic supplement to the Special Revenue Fund, Parks & Recreation, in the amount of $14,200 for a Daktronics sign for MAC Hockey & Skating Ice Arena from a donation of funds.

- It will consider an automatic supplement to the Special Revenue Fund, Parks & Recreation, in the amount of $3,500 for restroom construction at Frank's Bay from a donation of funds.

- An automatic supplement to the Sanitation Enterprise Fund, Landfill, in the amount of $100,000 for the Waste Tire Disposal Program will be reviewed. The money comes from from grant funds to pay for an area collection of waste tires.

- The council will consider approving these raffle requests: Heart & Sole Cancer Assistance Inc., doing business as Heart & Sole Cancer Walk/Run, with the drawing to be held on June 17; Mitchell Main Street & Beyond, with the drawing to be held on Aug. 27; and Pheasant Country, with the drawing to be held on Oct. 14.

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- The council will consider an abatement of taxes in the amount of $812.60 to Mitchell School District for Lots A-4 and A-5, a subdivision of Lot A in the southwest quarter of 27-103-60 due to purchase by tax-exempt entity.

- The council will sit as the Board of Adjustment to set May 16 dates:

For a hearing on the application of Shannon Jones for a conditional use permit to operate a day care center in her home at 401 South Edmunds.

For a hearing on the application of Michelle Moller for a conditional use permit to operate a day care center in her home, located at 621 N. Wisconsin.

For hearing on the application of Daren Long on the matter of rezoning property described by Triple "D" Tract 1, the southeast quarter of Section 23, T 103 N, R 60 W of the 5th P.M. in Davison County which shall be known as the northeast corner of South Mattie Street and East Havens Avenue from its present use and now designated NS/CN District to I District as defined by the ordinances of the city.

- These pay estimates will be approved:

South Side Water Tower Project 2009-30 contracted to CB&I Inc. Pay Estimate 10 in the amount of $20,900 and Change Order 1 reflecting actual quantities on the project, which increases the contract price by $5,900 and the adjusted contract amount is $1,761,900.

Lawler Street Utilities Project 2010-2B contracted to Spencer Quarries. Pay Estimate 1 in the amount of $675.

North Mentzer, East 8th and Boatramp Project 2010-4B contracted to Colwell Concrete, Inc. Pay Estimate 13 in the amount of $6,479.76.

Lake Mitchell Campground Rip Rap Project 2010-5 contracted to Dixie Veurink Trucking. Pay Estimate 1 in the amount of $3,330.

Sidewalk - Neighborhood Parks Project 2011-4I contracted to Big "O" Concrete. Pay Estimate 1 in the amount of $8,246.61.

Street Sweeper Project 2011-18 contracted to Sheehan Mack Sales. Pay Estimate 1-final in the amount of $147,800.

- The Public Health & Safety Committee will meet at 7:20 p.m. to discuss street lighting by Mitchell Christian School, 805 W. 18th Ave. The committee will submit a report to the council.

- A Trinity Lutheran Church representative is scheduled to give the invocation.

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