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CUP for apartments in Chatfield general commercial district issued


Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s March 10 meeting an application submitted by property owners Geoff and Monica Griffin to construct four apartments in their building located at 15 Third Street SE was approved. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent.

The B-1 (general commercial district) zoning encompasses commercial businesses or residential uses where fewer parking stalls are needed. A public hearing had been held on March 3 at a Planning and Zoning meeting. P & Z commissioners adopted the Findings of Fact and recommended the city council issue the Conditional Use Permit with five conditions attached.

Conditions include one parking stall per apartment (no parking in the alley), the installation of a sidewalk from existing sidewalk along Third Street to Unit 4, a landscape buffer on the northern edge of the property line, seasonal maintenance of the outside area, and an annual inspection of the building by the city for compliance.

Councilors unanimously adopted a resolution to issue the CUP and to allow the construction of the four residential apartments.

2013 Audit Accepted

Jason Boynton, Smith & Schafer and Associates, reviewed the 2013 audit report. A clean, unqualified opinion was issued. The city’s tax capacity decreased as a result of the state’s change to market value exclusion (from $1,539,619 in 2012 to $1,484,605 in 2013).

Local Government Aid provides 22 percent of the city’s governance revenue. The city’s unreserved general fund balance was at 56 percent in 2013. That is 56 percent of the next year’s general fund property tax levy. This is consistent with policy which is for the reserves to be between 40 and 60 percent.

Boynton commented that he has been impressed with the planning that happens in Chatfield. The audit report was accepted as presented.

A resolution was adopted to transfer money out of two obsolete funds, fund 315 or the 1997 Water Debt Service Fund and fund 329 or the 2008A Hillside Drive and Water Tower Debt Service Fund. The funds were closed and any remaining dollars were transferred to the Water Capital Improvement Fund and the 2012A Water Tower Debt Service Fund.

Other Business In Brief

•Timothy Melver was hired as full time Patrol Officer, effective March 11. Chief Shane Fox reported that Melver was selected from three part time officers that had been interviewed. City Clerk Jo .....
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Chatfield to forgo billing for extra water and sewer costs

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield encourages residents with drinking water temperature of 40 degrees or lower to run their water continuously to prevent freezing of lateral water lines, a water main freezing, or a broken water main. Councilors approved the averaging of eac ..... 
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Chatfield plans for Family Dollar store

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 10 Chatfield City Council meeting a resolution was adopted allowing the Chatfield EDA to enter into a purchase agreement to sell land for the future location of a Family Dollar store. The 0.85 acres is in the Twiford Redevelopment ..... 
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Location an issue for Veterans Memorial in Chatfield

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the January 27 meeting of the Chatfield City Council an appropriate location for a Veterans Memorial proposed by the Chatfield American Legion Club was discussed at length. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Jerry Baudoin representing the Legi ..... 
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Chatfield accepts engineering proposal for St. Albans Place

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the January 13 Chatfield City Council meeting councilors split the engineering responsibilities for the four 2014 street improvement projects planned. The city’s engineering firm WSB will do the engineering work for three of them. G-Cubed wil ..... 
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Chatfield reconsiders portion of engineering proposal

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a special meeting of the Chatfield City Council on December 30 councilors discussed a decision made at their November 25 meeting. At the November meeting it was suggested that WSB’s projected engineering fee for St. Albans Place improvements ..... 
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Chatfield 2014 levy down slightly

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the December 9 meeting of the Chatfield City Council the 2014 final budget and property tax levy was adopted showing a decrease of .0002 percent in the levy or about $24. The total 2014 levy will be $1,225,793. City Clerk Joel Young credited th ..... 
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Engineering proposal accepted for planned 2014 improvement project

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s November 25 meeting a proposal from WSB and Associates was accepted for engineering services related to planned 2014 street and utility improvements. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Chatfield is planning a subs ..... 
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Memorial proposed for Chatfield Veterans

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The local American Legion has proposed erecting a memorial to recognize all veterans of Chatfield, living and deceased to be located in City Park. Jerry Baudoin, representing the American Legion, discussed some of the issues that have to be worked o ..... 
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