July 7, 2022


Comfortable residential structure

Park Rapids to lower particular assessments for property builder

The Park Rapids Metropolis Council authorized town personnel on Tuesday to draft a developer’s arrangement with Barry Munson with Cheyenne Builders, LLC.

The arrangement would lengthen to Munson a 16 % price cut on the special assessments for a few tons in the Hocking’s Addition, beforehand owned by H&H Homes.

According to the resolution in the council’s agenda packet, the town experienced agreed to give H&H a very similar reduction if they designed a single-household residence on any of the three loads, positioned on Maple Avenue south of Balsam Lane. The agreement stated that the reduction would not vacation with any good deal marketed to a 3rd occasion.

Even though H&H Properties under no circumstances designed any of the prepared properties, Munson has by now constructed a single-spouse and children residence on one particular of the qualities and programs to split ground on the remaining lots this summer season. As a result, he requested the exact same price reduction.

Town Administrator Angel Weasner described that the developer settlement hasn’t been drawn up yet, but the purpose of the resolution was to authorize her to move forward.

Council member Tom Conway moved to approve the resolution.

Through dialogue of the movement, Randall asked Weasner to include language in the agreement causing it to expire until construction is commenced and completed within just a particular timeframe.

Conway’s movement passed unanimously.

In consent products and basic small business, the council:

  • Tabled the Park Rapids Economic Improvement Authority’s advice to lengthen a $50,000 revolving bank loan to Karen Acker for the business undertaking Wine Not? LLC. Randall was concerned that operator Karen Acker’s organization strategy may possibly be compromised if she is not able to attain the ideal kind of liquor license from the point out. The council unanimously supported Randall’s movement to desk the question right up until this is clarified.

  • Affirmed the Park Rapids Organizing Commission’s suggestion to deny a variance from the town code’s good deal dimension and width prerequisites, requested by Blake Johnson to let a sought after great deal break up at 600 Park Ave. N.

  • Accepted a $9,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration by means of the Airport Coronavirus Relief Grant Plan, to assistance deal with fees for “operations, personnel, cleansing, sanitation, janitorial products and services, combating the distribute of pathogens at the airport, and financial debt expert services payment.” This is identical to the purpose of a $30,000 grant the municipal airport been given in 2020.

  • Authorized an amendment of a license concerning the metropolis and the Minnesota Section of Organic Methods Location 1. The modification extends the license for use of a 6,098-square-foot parcel at the municipal airport by 2025 for an yearly rate of $300 in 2021-23 and $350 in 2024-25, totaling $1,600.

  • Licensed metropolis staff to advertise and interview for a section-time public operates position, to swap a creating and facility upkeep employee who is retiring.

  • Licensed employees to re-advertise and interview for two seasonal, element-time positions as Rapids Spirits Liquor Store clerks, considering the fact that no apps had been submitted for the April 9 closing day on the positions.

  • Heard Rapids Spirits Liquor Retail outlet Supervisor Scott Olson report that the shop had its busiest Easter in a few decades, and retail store revenues ended up up about 11 p.c for the to start with 7 days of April compared to the identical week very last 12 months.

  • Paid Hawkins, Inc. $1,712 for two invoices concerning water procedure substances and connecting a buyer tank.

  • Compensated Apex Engineering $7,734 for perform on the metropolis properly and h2o treatment method facility development project, the Depot Park tennis courts job and the rehabilitation of the Huntsinger Ave. drinking water tower.

  • Paid the Hubbard County Housing and Redevelopment Authority $216,000 for the first reimbursement payment of a grant gained from Minnesota Housing Finance.

  • Gave component-time Rapids Spirits clerk Tina Jenkins a wage adjustment. Jenkins will be paid out $13.93 for each hour at the 12-month phase, for every the city’s agreement with UFCW Area 1189..

  • Authorised payables totaling $59,243 and prepaids totaling $52,368.

The city council’s following meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at metropolis hall.