City council approves outdoor concerts



The Tea City Council met April 18 and approved outdoor concerts for Boss’ Pizza.

Dallas Wilkinson with Boss’ Pizza addressed the council about two different outdoor concerts he wants to have in May and June. Both concerts would be in the parking lot south of the building, not extending into the street. The first concert is planned for May 14 with a ‘90s cover band. The second one will feature Driven during Teapot Days on June 17. Both concerts would run 7-11 p.m. The council approved the plans.

The council approved the Resignation of Logan Lorensen, police officer. They also approved the plats for lots 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 1 and lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 2 in High Pointe Estates 3rd Addition; lot 9A, block 5 in Howling Ridge Addition and tract 1 in Kronaizi Addition, Section 34 in Lincoln County.

During a public hearing, planning and zoning administrator Kevin Nissen presented a variance for building height in lot 21, block 1 in Artisan Addition. The request for a variance from SoDak Construction is for a building they want to construct that will have parapet walls at 46 feet, 6 inches. The main part of the building will be the maximum height allowed at 45 feet. The parapet walls will provide screening for rooftop HVAC units. No one from the public spoke on the variance. The council approved the variance.

Nissen also presented the site and building plans for Voss Distribution in lot 11, block 5 in Bakker Landing Addition. The plans call for a 20,000-square foot building. The plans call for a 2-hour fire barrier wall dividing the structure into two fire ares and three units. The council approved the plans.

HDR engineer Ben Scholtz opened six bids for the mill and surface rehab project. The low bid was $446,420.25 from Black-Top Paving. The low bid came in 7.3 percent below the engineer’s estimate. The council accepted the bid. Scholtz said the project is planned to be done two weeks before school starts.

The council approved resolution 22-04-05, a resolution approving a revised joint cooperative agreement establishing the South Eastern Council of Governments. They also approved resolution 22-04-06, a resolution appointing the applicant agent for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for the generator at the law enforcement center.

The council approved the pay app from D&G Concrete for the Gateway Boulevard Project in the amount of $365,762.09.

Councilman Joe Weis provided an update on library hours. The library plans to be open Saturday mornings for three hours during the summer months.

In his last full meeting, Mayor John Lawler recognized his daughter who was in attendance.

The council adjourned at 7:34 p.m.