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Temporary reopening of closed portion of Sixth Ave. seeks city approval

With one of Mitchell's major corridors closed for construction, another may be opened back up. Before the Mitchell City Council holds its regular meeting Monday night at Council Chambers in City Hall, the city's Traffic Commission will meet at 6:...

With one of Mitchell's major corridors closed for construction, another may be opened back up.

Before the Mitchell City Council holds its regular meeting Monday night at Council Chambers in City Hall, the city's Traffic Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. to consider temporarily opening the 100 Block of Sixth Avenue.

The block, which sits immediately south of the Corn Palace, has been closed since the recent Palace renovation project began and will be permanently closed when the $426,083 plaza is installed.

Although the small portion of the roadway will be closed for good later this year, Mayor Jerry Toomey told The Daily Republic in April that he would like to see the block opened temporarily unless there is a logical reason to keep it barricaded.

With a full reconstruction of Fifth Avenue from Burr Street to Main Street closing down a thoroughfare in Mitchell until September, Toomey said opening up Sixth Avenue could make travel a little easier for motorists.

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The Traffic Committee, which is chaired by Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg and includes Councilmen Jeff Smith, Dave Tronnes, Dan Allen and Steve Rice, will determine whether to reopen the portion of the street occasionally used by visitors to view the murals on the south side of the Corn Palace.

The meeting of the Traffic Commission will be followed by a meeting of the Public Health and Safety Committee. The City Council will meet when the Public Health and Safety meeting ends.

During the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the eight-person board will consider spending $9,035 for professional services at the site of the city's $8 million voter-approved aquatic facility at Monday's meeting.

With preliminary design planning for the facility underway, the council will consider approving two separate contracts to conduct topographic work, survey the land and conduct soil tests.

Consent agenda

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

• The City Council agenda, minutes from the previous council meeting and April 25 Planning Commission minutes.

• April department reports for the finance, building permits, airport board, airport, Mitchell Public Library and water departments as well as the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee. The council will also consider approving an April sales tax collection report.

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• Surplus a food transportation vehicle.

• A raffle request from Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity with the drawing to be held on June 2.

• Two change orders to the Fire Truck Chassis and Fire Truck Body to Heiman Inc., including Change Order No. 1 which includes no change in the contract amount for red exterior paint and the refusal of an American flag inlay in the front grill; the council will also Change Order No. 2 decreasing the contract amount by $495 to delete apparatus door lettering, add Maltese cross door seals to the front cab doors, change the perimeter striping for the completed apparatus, delete two suction hoses and a barrel strainer.

• Change Order No. 1 to increase the contract amount for the Sanitary CIPP Liner Project No. 2016-8 to Hydro-Klean, LLC by $12,851.65 to adjust quantities and add 10-inch and 12-inch seals to adjust the contract amount to $96,964.70.

• Change Order No. 1 to Rowley Street Project No. 2016-3 to Menning Backhoe, increasing the contract amount by $21,152.50 to extend the Sanitary Sewer Main to adjust the contract amount to $182,396.75.

• Change Order No. 1 to the Cadwell West Backstops Project No. 2016-25 to Rexwinkle Concrete, decreasing the contract amount by $3,082.52 for savings from bid quantities to adjust the contract amount to $112,989.79.

• Change Order No. 1 to Forcemain-Phase II Project No. 2016-12 to H & W Contracting, decreasing the contract amount by $6,000 to change casing pipe across Interstate 90 from 32-inch to 30-inch and use bonded PVC pipe instead of bell joints to adjust the contract amount to $599,197.50.

• Set June 13 as the date to receive and consider bids for Motor Grader-City Project No. 2016-32 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

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• Reset the date of June 13 to receive and consider bids for Automated Side Load Refuse Compactor Body and Automated Side Load Chassis City Project No. 2016-33 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

• The purchase of two police cars from Vern Eide of Mitchell off a state bid.

• Pay estimates, bills, payroll, salary adjustments, new employee hires and authorize payment of recurring and other expenses in advance as approved by the finance officer.

Agenda items

The council will consider the following agenda items:

• Hold a Traffic Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. to consider eight items.

• Hold a Public Health and Safety Committee meeting to consider fireworks permits.

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

• Discuss the Corn Palace education center.

• Hold a hearing on the application to transfer retail on-sale liquor license RL-5764 to include Sunday sales from Bathke Enterprises LLC, doing business as One-Eyed Jacks Casino, 1401 N. Main St., Suite 108.

• Hold hearings on the applications of Mitchell Elks Lodge No. 1059 for the following special events: a liquor license located at the Masonic Lodge, 112 E. Fifth Ave. on June 4 for a wedding dance and a second liquor license at the same location on June 25 for a wedding dance.

• Hold a hearing on the application to apply for an on-sale liquor license at the World's Only Corn Palace, 604-612 N. Main St. for a municipal auditorium license to include Sunday sales.

• Hold a hearing on applications to renew malt beverage licenses with more than one violation.

• Consider action to approve the renewal of malt beverage licenses.

• Entertain a motion to recess and sit as the Board of Adjustment. As the Board of Adjustment, the council will entertain a motion to set June 6 for a Board of Adjustment hearing on the application of Ashley Forst for a side-yard corner variance of 10 feet versus 20 feet as required for construction of a deck or porch located at 1118 S. Miller St., legally described as Lot 6, Block 20, University Addition, Mitchell.

• Hold a hearing on the application of Danetrea Sonne for a conditional use permit to operate a family residential daycare center located at 408 E. 12th Ave., legally described as Lot 10, Block 1, Frosts Addition, Mitchell.

• Reconvene as City Council.

• Consider action to approve Resolution No. 3347, a plat of Lot 10 in the replat of Tract E, Wild Oak Golf Club Addition.

• Consider action to approve Resolution No. 3348, a plat of Lot 11 in the replat of Tract H, Wild Oak Golf Club Addition.

• Consider action to approve Resolution No. 3349, a plat of Lot 9, Block 7 of the Woods First Addition, a subdivision of the east half of the southwest quarter of Section 23, Township 103 North, Range 60 of the Fifth P.M.

• Consider action to approve Resolution No. 3350, a plat of Lot 3 of Park Acres First Addition in the northeast quarter of Section 6, Township 103 North, Range 60 west of the Fifth P.M.

• Consider action to approve the designation of a veteran parking space in city parking lots.

• Consider action to authorize the mayor to sign the Statement of Substantial Completion, Affidavit of Contractor & Indemnity, Consent of Surety to release final payment and lien waivers from suppliers and Change Order No. 1 for Landfill Cell 3 - City Project No. 2014-17, contracted to JB Holland Construction Inc., decreasing the amount by $28,008.05 to adjust final quantities and completion dates to adjust the contract amounts to $952,641.16.

• Consider action to approve a contract with SPN & Associates for survey and topographic work at the proposed aquatics facility site.

• Consider action to approve a contract with Geo-Tek for the proposed aquatics facility.

• Consider action to accept or reject the Dump Body and Sander - City Project No. 2016-35 bid.

• Consider action to table Ordinance No. 2535, regarding parking, to the June 6 City Council meeting.

• Consider the second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 2539, an ordinance adding Section 7-8-5 to the Mitchell City Code regarding skates and skateboards. The ordinance was tabled from the May 2 City Council meeting.

• Consider the second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 2541 to amending 8-3-1 of the Mitchell City Code by revising and adding definitions.

• Consider the second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 2544, revising Mitchell City Code, Title 7, Chapter 10, General Vehicle Regulations, by reorganizing and amending the sections thereto.

• Motion to adjourn.

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