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Council to take action on North Main Street alley

Mitchell City Hall. (Republic file photo)

The Mitchell City Council will direct its attention toward repairing an alley between Second and Third Avenue west of Main Street during the 6 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.

The council will take action on whether to approve a $48,940.71 special assessment for reconstructing the alley located at the 200 block of North Main Street. After the council holds a hearing on the alley assessment, the eight-person board will vote on whether to approve a resolution declaring the necessity for the alley construction project.

According to Engineering Project Supervisor Terry Johnson's information provided to the council, the alley is in need of repair, and the plan would entail the removal of existing asphalt surfacing to install a new gravel base. The gravel base would allow for a new concrete alley to be constructed, according to Johnson.

In conjunction with the alley, the city is planning to reconstruct the parking lot at Second Avenue and Rowley Street at the same time, which the city has $100,000 budgeted for the parking lot project. Should the council approve the alley assessment, property owners will be notified on the scheduled timing of reconstruction, which will be slated to take place this summer.

The alley assessment includes 11 lots, and the total cost of the alley improvements shall be divided equally between all lots benefiting from the alley reconstruction improvements, if the assessment is approved. An estimated cost for the alley project sits at $82.67 per lineal foot, which equates to a total of $48,940.71.

According to city documents, property owners would have 30 days after the collection hearing to pay for their assessment without interest. After 30 days, interest would be added at a rate of 8 percent, which may be split into 10 annual payments.

Consent agenda

The following items will be considered as part of the consent agenda:

• Approve the minutes of the May 6 council meeting.

• Approve minutes from the April 22 city planning commission meeting, May 6 public health and safety committee meeting and May 6 sidewalk committee meeting.

• Approve department reports.

• Set the date for the following raffle permits: Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity with a drawing to be held on June 7; OutKasts Car Club with a drawing to be held on September 22; Dakota Wesleyan University with a drawing to be held on October 5.

• Seth the date for the following hearings: On the application of Palace City Lions Club for a special event liquor license to be located at the Horseman's Sports Arena for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo on July 18 - 21; On the application of Palace City Lions Club for a special event liquor license to be located at the Horseman's Sports Arena for Mustang Seeds Xtreme Bulls on Aug. 21; On the application of Palace City Lions Club for a special event liquor license to be located at the Horseman's Sports Arena for the Corn Stalk Music Jam on July 6; On the application to transfer retail (off sale) package liquor license PL-4691 from Bates Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Big Dummy's/Longhorn Bar at 108-112 N. Main St., to Bates Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Big Dummy's/Longhorn Bar at 108-112 N. Main St. due to configuration of liquor license; On the application to transfer retail (on sale) package liquor license RL-5761 from Bates Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Big Dummy's/Longhorn Bar at 108-112 N. Main St., to Bates Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Big Dummy's/Longhorn Bar at 108-112 N. Main St. due to configuration of liquor license; On the application to transfer retail (on sale) liquor license RL-5764 from Bates Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Brew Parlor at 108 N. Main St. to Bates Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Brew Parlor at 610 E. Hanson Ave. (liquor license will be inactive).

• Approve a special event application for the Palace City Pre-Sturgis Party to be held on Aug. 1. The Corn Palace is requesting the closure of Main Street from Fourth to Seventh Avenue, and a half block east and west of the 100 blocks of Fifth and Sixth Avenue from noon to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. The closure of Fifth and Main Street parking lot is also requested for the event, and alcohol will be served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Approve a special event application for Edgewood Senior Living for the Longest Day, which requests closing North Main Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21.

• Approve a special event application for OutKasts Car Club, for a parade permit on Main Street from the Shopko parking lot on the 1900 Block of North Main Street to Seventh Avenue, and to close Main Street from the railroad to Seventh Avenue and the half block of all side streets excluding First, Fifth and Seventh Avenues for the Outkasts Cruise In and Car Show on Sept. 21. The Street closures will begin at 4:30 a.m. and remain closed until 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 , except the 500, 600 and 700 blocks on North Main Street will remain closed until the end of the dance.

• Approve additional street closure for the Imagine Guild's request to close First Street from Rowley to Main Street on May 25 for Memorial Weekend in Mitchell.

• Approve additional parking lot closure of Fifth Avenue and Main Street parking lot for Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's First Fridays on Main.

• Approve application for West Nile prevention grant funds to replace the Grizzly Fogger in the amount of $16,000.

• Approve gas and fuel quotations.

• Approve May 20 pay estimates.

• Approve bills, payroll, salary adjustments and new employee hires.

Other business

• Pledge of Allegiance, invocation from Cornerstone Baptist, roll call, hear citizens' input.

• Approve consent agenda.

• Meet with the Traffic Commission regarding parade permits and hear traffic report.

• Meet as the Board of Adjustment.

• Set the date for Board of Adjustment hearings: June 3 for Kimberly Kluth's application for a conditional use permit (home occupation) to operate a massage business at her residence located at 1106 W 6th Ave, legally described as W 1/2 of Lot 6, Block 3, Bracy's Addition, City of Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota. The property is zoned R2 Single Family Residential District.

• Hold hearing and action as Board of Adjustment for the following: Terrance and Michelle Lynde's application for a front yard variance of 13 feet rather than 25 feet as required to construct a covered porch and placement of an accessory building at their home located at 324 E. 14th Ave; Carlos and Alayna Reyes's application for a conditional use permit to operate a family residential child care center to be located at 412 E. 12th Ave., legally described as lot 11, block 1, city of Mitchell. The property is zoned R2 single family residential district.

• Reconvene as city council.

• Approve applications for renewal of 2019-2020 malt beverage licenses.

• Approve agreement No. A2019-21, Wildland Fire Agreement, a contract with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Wildland Fire Division to become effective May 20 until Dec. 31, 2023.

• Approve and award bid for curb and gutter project No. 2019-14. The bid opening for the city's concrete curb and gutter replacement, concrete paving and concrete sidewalk repair projects was held 1:30 p.m. on May 14 at the City Hall Council Chambers. Staff recommends council approval to award Rexwinkle Concrete for both Schedule A and B. Schedule A entails hazardous curb, valley gutters and approach pavement at a cost of $90,410.45, while Schedule B entails concrete pavement, fillets and sidewalk and alley pavement at a cost of $117,386.50. The city has $829,992 budgeted for the projects.

• Approve Resolution No. R2019-40, a plat of lot 7, block 9 of Westwood additions, a subdivision of block 4 of Westwood first addition in the northwest quarter of section 16 in the city of Mitchell.

• Approve Resolution No. R2019-41, a resolution clarifying and segregating the surcharge for improvements to the city of Mitchell's wastewater system for payment of a revenue bond and yearly review of rate.

• Hold first reading on Ordinance No. O2019-07, repealing and replacing Mitchell City Code Chapter 5-6: Fireworks and Explosives