The Mitchell City Council will consider approving a downtown property owner’s request on Monday to construct an outdoor eating area on the corner of Second Avenue and Lawler Street.

For the summer season, Jeremy Gunkel, owner of 2nd and Lawler Co., is seeking to build another outdoor eating deck along the sidewalk of East Second Avenue. The council will take action on the request during the 6 p.m. meeting on Monday at City Hall.

According to Public Works Director Kyle Croce’s memo to the council, the 8-by-24-outdoor eating area would be constructed with wood decking material in front of the 201 E. Second Ave. downtown toy shop and eating establishment. Croce noted the deck area will not impede the stormwater drainage and pedestrian access to the sidewalk.

In addition, the outdoor eating area will have a slope in compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA), Croce wrote in the memo. If approved by the council, the outdoor feature will be up from May 4 to Oct. 15, 2021.

Considering the bump out deck feature will be near the corner of East Second Avenue and Lawler Street, the city is requiring Gunkel to place reflective tape on the deck for vehicles to clearly see it in the evening hours.

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Gunkel’s request to add the outdoor feature last year had some residents concerned it would cause a crash. However, according to Croce, there were no crashes directly caused by the deck throughout the five months it was up.

Consent agenda

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

  • Approve the minutes from the following meetings: April 19 City Council meeting; April 12 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting; March Parks and Recreation Board meeting; Golf and Cemetery Board meeting.

  • Approve committee and department reports.

  • Approve declaring two self breathing apparatuses as surplus to sell to Hazel Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Provide update on special event notification process.

  • Approve the following special event permit application for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade on July 17 at the following locations: Main Street from 12th Avenue to 1st Avenue for the parade route; The east side of Rowley St. from W. Ninth Ave. to W. 11th Ave. (Staging); The west and east 100 block of 9th - 11th Avenues (Rowley to Lawler); E. First Ave. between Main St and Lawler St (Return Route); Lawler from E First Ave. to E. 11th Ave. (Return Route); E. Ninth Ave. from MCTEA Parking Lot to Main St. (100 block through 400 block)

  • Approve authorization to apply for nutrition equipment CARES grant.

  • Approve authorization to apply for South Dakota Department of transportation Capital Grant.

  • Approve the following raffle permit: Scottish Rite Foundation with the drawing to be held on Dec. 4, 2021.

  • Approve change order No. 1 to Menning Excavating Inc. for Loma Linda Sanitary Sewer Improvements project No. 2020-30.

  • Approve change order No. 1 final to Hydro-Klean, LLC for North Foster lift station lining improvements project No. 2020-42.

  • Set the date for the following bid opening: 1:30 p.m., May 5, for snow removal contract project No. 2021-42.

  • Set the date for the following bid opening: 1:30 p.m., May 5, for mowing and spraying of noxious weeds project No. 2021-43.

  • Set the date for the following bid opening: 1:30 p.m., June 1, for acceptance of the statement of interest for the Corn Palace Interior seating and floor renovation project.

  • Set the date for following alcohol license applications: On the application to transfer RB-2835 Retail (On-Off Sale) Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine from Hohn Partnership LLC doing business as Platinum Players Club III, 719 N. Sanborn suite 3, Mitchell to Hohn Partnership LLC doing business as Platinum Players Club III, 719 N Sanborn suite 3, Mitchell due to configuration of the license; On the application to transfer RB-3133 Retail (On-Off Sale) Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine from Hohn Partnership LLC doing business as Platinum Players Club I, 719 N Sanborn, Mitchell to Hohn Partnership LLC doing business as Platinum Players Club I, 719 N Sanborn, Mitchell due to configuration of the license.

  • Approve gas and fuel quotes.

  • Approve April 19 pay estimates.

  • Approve bills, payroll, salary adjustments, new employee hires, authorization of recurring payments and other expenses.

Other business

  • Recite Pledge of Allegiance, hear invocation from Harvest Community Church, roll call, hear citizens’ input.

  • Meet as Board of Adjustment.

  • Hold hearing for the following application: Erika Hennessey’s application for a conditional use permit to operate a family residential child care center in her home at 1325 Palmer Place, legally described as lot 5 and west 3 feet of lot 4, block 8, Gardenview Addition, in the city of Mitchell. The property is zoned R2 Single Family Residential District.

  • Reconvene as City Council.

  • Hold hearings and take action on the following applications: May 15, 2021 for a wedding at the Masonic Hall; June 12, for a wedding at the Masonic Hall.

  • Approve special event application for Heart and Sole Cancer Walk on June 18, 2021.

  • Approve awarding bid for concrete project No. 2021-4.

  • Approve awarding bid for paving and overlay project No. 2021-15.

  • Approve awarding bid for 600 block of North Davison Utilities project No. 2021-26.

  • Approve Resolution No. R2021-30, a plat of lot S-13, a subdivision of the replat of lot S in the northwest quarter of section 27, township 103 north, range 60 west of the fifth prime meridian, in the city of Mitchell.

  • Approve Resolution No. R2021-31, a plat of lot 46A of Maui Farms Second Addition, a subdivision of the southeast quarter of section 31, township 104, north range 60 west of the fifth prime meridian.

  • Approve Resolution No. R2021-32, a plat of lot 54 of Maui Farms Second Addition, a subdivision of the southeast quarter of section 31, township 104 north, range 60 west of the prime meridian, in the city of Mitchell.

  • Approve resolution to name broadcast booth inside the Corn Palace after longtime sports broadcaster, Tim Smith. Smith recently retired from his role as the local sports broadcaster.

  • Approve first reading of ordinance No. O2021-05, an ordinance rezoning blocks 1, 2, 3, Lakeridge Addition, a subdivision of irregular tracts No. 1 and 2 in the northwest quarter of section 10, township 103 north, range 60 west of the fifth prime meridian, in the city of Mitchell, from Urban Development to a Planned Unit Development District known as Lakeridge Planned Development District.