Council holds first reading of ordinance amendment for sidewalks

At the Monday, July 2 meeting of the Eagle Grove City Council, members held a discussion on both a D-1 District and the sidewalk issue.

A public hearing was held on the establishment of the downtown district, which would help to alleviate a possible housing shortage when the Prestage plant opens later this year. There was no one present to speak for or against the proposal. City Administrator Bryce Davis reported no written comments received since the notice of the hearing was published, and so the hearing was closed.

Ordinance 2018-08 was approved, which will amend the existing code to create the new district. Ordinance 2018- 09 was also approved, which amends the zoning district map for the City to now include the D-1 area. Ordinance 2018-10 will authorize only commercial businesses on the main (street level) floor, while also allowing for residential use (apartments) on the second floor if desired.

Some of those areas are not used for that at present, so the City hopes it will encourage that possibility at some point. Non-permitted uses of groundlevel space include any single, two-family or multi-family dwellings that are considered primary uses of the building.

In connection with that, a public hearing followed on adopting the proposed Code of Ordinances for the City, and with no comments either way the fi rst reading of Ordinance 2018-11 was approved.

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