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Mitchell council members to consider several traffic issues

Visitors and Mitchell residents may have less trouble finding long-term parking on Main Street. Mitchell's Traffic Commission will meet at 6:40 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at City Hall to consider removing a 10-minute parking sign on the 500 ...

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Visitors and Mitchell residents may have less trouble finding long-term parking on Main Street.

Mitchell's Traffic Commission will meet at 6:40 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at City Hall to consider removing a 10-minute parking sign on the 500 block of Main Street, a request made during the most recent commission meeting.

At the last Traffic Commission meeting, the board also eliminated a 15-minute parking sign in the same block at the request of the Scoreboard Pub & Grille. It was determined the 15-minute parking sign catered to some businesses over others. The commission also considered an observation that tourists often try to park in the area due to the proximity to the Corn Palace.

The commission, which will meet prior to the regular City Council meeting, will also consider a request from Pastor Carroll Torberson of Grace Baptist Church to add a parking space for people with disabilities.

The First United Methodist Church will also request a change in the parking locations outside the church to create a temporary, Sunday-only bus loading and unloading zone. The loading zone would eliminate a parking spot for people with disabilities one day out of the week.

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The Traffic Commission will also consider adding a yield sign at the intersection of Douglas Street and Wisconsin Street and hold a discussion regarding the intersection of First Avenue and Foster Street.

Prior to the Traffic Commission meeting, the Public Properties Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. to consider adding street lights at Torrey Pines Avenue and West Spruce Street from Rowley Street to Ohlman Street.

And before the Public Properties Committee meeting, the City Council will hold a two-hour work session to work on the 2017 budget. According to Mayor Jerry Toomey, who spoke during Tuesday's Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee meeting, more than $2 million was slashed from the budget requests, and funding to help restore Lake Mitchell was not included in the budget.

Consent agenda

The council will consider approving the following items of the consent agenda:

• City council minutes from the Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 meetings, committee minutes from the July 25 Planning Commission and Aug. 1 Public Health & Safety Committee meetings and department reports.

• The appointment of Nikki Frederiksen to the Corn Palace Festival Board.

• Raffle permits for Dakota Wesleyan University with the drawings to be held on Aug. 26, Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 for football games. A separate Sept. 17 drawing would be held for the DWU homecoming.

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• Set Sept. 6 as the date for a hearing on the application of OverTime Steakhouse & Sports bar for a special event liquor license located at the OverTime Event Center, 812 N. Rowley St., on Sept. 17.

• An application from the OutKasts Car Club for a special event license for a parade permit and the closure of Main Street from First Avenue to Seventh Avenue and the 1/2 block of all side streets, excluding First, Fifth and Seventh avenues for the OutKasts Cruise In and Car Show on Sept. 24. The street closures will begin at 4 a.m., except for the 600 block of North Main Street and the 100 block of East Sixth Avenue. Those streets will remain closed until the end of the dance.

• Gas and diesel competitive quotes, pay estimates, bills, salary adjustments and new employees hires, payroll and the authorization for payments of recurring and other expenses in advance as approved by the finance officer.

Agenda items

The council will consider the following agenda items:

• Call the meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, hear an invocation from First Presbyterian Church, conduct roll call and hear citizen input.

• Consider the approval of reports from the Public Properties Committee and Traffic Commission.

• Hold hearings on the following malt beverage and liquor licenses: the application to transfer retail on-off sale malt beverage licenses RB-3833 from PRG Mitchell, LLC, doing business as Marco's Pizza, 605 S. Sanborn Blvd., to PRG Mitchell, LLC, doing business as Marco's Pizza, 605 S. Sanborn Blvd., due to a change in configuration of the licenses premises to include the patio; the application of Marco's Pizza to obtain a retail on-off sale wine license; the application of the James River Arches, of Alexandria, for a special event liquor license located at the National Guard Armory on Aug. 20 for a wedding dance; the application of the Palace City Lions Club for a special event malt beverage license, located at the Horseman's Sports Arena on Aug. 17.

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• Entertain a motion for the City Council to recess and sit as the board of adjustment.

• As the board of adjustment, hold a hearing on the application of Sara Bailey for a conditional use permit to operate a family residential child-care facility in her home at 308 E. Seventh Ave.

• Hold a hearing on the application of Angela and Bonnie Jones and Boyd and Kay Reimnitz for a conditional use permit to operate a home occupation and retail business and display of artwork in the applicant's home located at 414 W. Seventh Ave.

• Reconvene as City Council.

• Consider action on Resolution No. 3374 to consider a request from CJM Consulting LLC to annex the property in platted portions of Livesay Lane and Jamaicas Avenue.

• Consider action on Resolution No. 3375, a resolution approving an addendum to an agreement relating to a land swap transaction of West 19th Avenue and West 20th Avenue between North Ohlman Street and Pheasant Street.

• Hold the second reading and consider adoption of Ordinance No. 2548, creating a standard cable franchise. The ordinance would revise and reorganize Mitchell City Code chapter 8-10 and the articles thereof by establishing a standard franchise agreement for cable systems providing video programming in the city of Mitchell, setting forth conditions accompanying the grant of a franchise, providing for regulation and use of the system and prescribing penalties for the violation of its provisions.

• Hold the second reading and consider adoption of Ordinance No. 2549 to renew the Mitchell Telecom franchise agreement on terms consistent with Mitchell's standard cable franchise.

• Hold the second reading and consider adoption of Ordinance No. 2550 to renew the Midco franchise agreement on terms consistent with Mitchell's standard cable franchise.

• Consider action to approve a community services department procurement policy.

• Consider a motion for the City Council to enter into executive session for the purpose of preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives.

• Consider a motion to adjourn.

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