Staples City Council hears sewer concerns

Development waste concerns were brought up at the April 26 Staples City Council meeting, citizen Ken Klose said he was concerned about the plans for the proposed 34-unit townhome project being planned for the area between 5th and 8th St NE, north of Chicago Ave. Klose said the 8th St sewer pipe has had problems with odor in the past and wondered if adding the development line might cause more problems. 

City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said he would check with the project engineers to see if they could foresee any problem. 

Council member Doug Case asked why the sewer line was projected to go across the development to the 8th St hookup, when running it to the 6th St line might make more sense if the city wants more development in that area. Nelsen said they looked at a number of alternatives for the project.

In other news, the council

o Approved; authorizing grant applications to FFA and MnDOT for the airport hangar taxi-way rehabiitation project and approved bid for taxi-way construction to Tri-City Paving for $185,881 and construction administration contract with SEH.

o Approved fire service contracts with townships

o Approved rezoning city-owned property from business to multi-family residential for the area of the townhome development project.

o Approved Conditional Use Permit to construct a 30 by 40 foot residential storage building at 417 4th St SW.

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