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City holds rezone hearing

The Tea City Council met Oct. 2 and held their first reading of a rezone.

Planning and zoning administrator Kevin Nissen provided the council with a public hearing on a rezone of lot 1, Luschen Addition from general business commercial to natural resource conservation district. The owner will never build on it. He plans to plant more trees.

Nissen also provided information on an 11,500-square-foot building at 220 Beech Avenue from Nielson Construction. The reviewed plans may require a three-hour firewall. Drainage will require onsite detention. The council approved the site and building plans.

He also provided information on the site plan for tracts 33 and 34 in Southwest Industrial Park from Javers Construction. Lincoln County has jurisdiction. The plan would be for contractor shops, something the council did not want for that area once the property gets annexed into the city.

After discussion, the council approved recommending to Lincoln County not to approve on a 5-1 vote with Aaron Otten the dissenting vote.

The council awarded the 2023 mill and overlay project to ASCO with the low bid of $368,298.65. That bid was below the estimated $500,000 budget.

They also approved the pay applications for the regionalization wastewater pump station and force main from Metro Construction for $491,735.73 and the Brian Street sewer extension from Alliance Construction LLC for $216,060.10.

The council approved the 2024 appropriations ordinance.

They appointed five members to the Housing and Redevelopment Commission Board. They include Lonnie Robinson to a one-year term, Becky Bialas to a two-year term, Megan Broderson to a three-year term, Amy Lake to a four-year term and Todd Boots to a five-year term.

The council adjourned at 7:40 p.m.


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