|10/23/2020 11:06:00 AM|
Lindstrom Council briefs...
Covid-19 expenditures of some $38,000 covered by Lindstrom city government were reimbursed with CARES Act monies last week.
The council okayed use of the federal allotment of about $24,553 for paid sick time needed to address covid health precautions. There were costs for materials such as plexiglas and lumber, sanitation supplies and more reimbursed at $14,000 as well.
The council was meeting in person, but members of the public are not allowed.
~ The vote was 3-2 to approve another extension on the development where Meredees and Dinnerbel formerly operated. The two no votes, with no comment, were Katie Roche and David Waldoch. The developer of what is now called Lindstrom Apartments, (used to be Northland, then Peninsula) gets until October 2021 to move ahead on the final plat. Normally designs (plats) are to be put in action within a year of being granted final approval. The approaching expiration had been October 29.
~ Election judges got a pay raise. The head judge will receive $11 an hour and general judges $10.50. Waldoch abstained as he serves as an election judge.
~ The Olinda Trail Apartments project got its final plat okay. The project allows for vacating Broadway between 299th and Newlander, among other agreements. Site work could get underway yet this fall.
~ The Broadway and Newell infrastructure improvements project, to be built next year, was awarded to Dresel Contracting. The city got eight bids and low bid was $745,380.
~ Lindstrom enacted a zoning control tool called extraterritorial review which was set to expire last August and then extended to November 2020. The planning consultants told city council they expect to have the ordinances ready for adoption by the November City Council meeting. Planning Commissioners ought to be going over the rules proposed in November too. The action had put a moratorium on new plats and developments basically lying in township areas surrounding Lindstrom.