Council sets hearing for possible development of former Umthun office Would require zoning change

The effort to provide additional housing options in the city continues, as the Eagle Grove City Council has scheduled a public hearing for the August 20 meeting on a rezoning at 910 South Jackson.

The site is the former Umthun Trucking office building, which was gutted by a fire several years ago. Someone would like to repurpose the building into an eight-unit apartment complex, which would require a Residence (R-4) designation. Another public hearing was set, for the same meeting, regarding adoption of the proposed Code of Ordinances for the City.

The Council approved Resolution 2018-37 to adopt the annual Road Use Tax Report for the 17-18 fiscal year. According to City Administrator Bryce Davis, it shows total funds available at just over $929,000 and total expenses of $658,000. The ending fund balance stands at just over $207,000. He also presented the City’s annual financial report for the same period, which was approved by Resolution 2018-38.

In department reports, Davis informed members that the temporary repairs for DD#15 will start next week and the Southwest Ninth bridge project should start September 3rd.

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