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Council OKs rezoning for proposed assisted living site

April 11, 2014
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

The Estherville City Council took another step in helping the progress of a planned assisted living facility in the town.

At its regular meeting Monday, council approved the rezoning of the proposed site from agricultural and single family to multi-family residential. The area in question was annexed at a previous meeting.

The portion rezoned on Monday is bounded by the eastern-most portion of Third Avenue North on the south side.

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The above map shows the rezoned areas in the recently annexed portion of Estherville.

In other construction, council set a hearing for 5 p.m., Monday, April 21, on proposed for resurfacing of West South First Street and Park Road from Central Avenue to the park entrance of Fort Defiance State Park.

Estherville City Administrator Penny Clayton said Park Road will be widened 5 feet from the curve at the bottom of the hill to the park entrance.

In other business, council approved the first-reading of an ordinance to create a four-way stop at the intersection of South Sixth Street and First Avenue South.

Currently, there are stops signs on South Sixth Street for vehicles entering First Avenue South. Reduced visibility due to parked cars make it difficult to see oncoming traffic from the east and west on First Avenue South.

Council approved just the first reading of the ordinance to give the public a chance to comment on the proposed change.

Council did approve an ordinance changing the location of one of the handicapped parking spaces on the west side of South 17th Street in front of Demoney Elementary. At the request from Estherville Lincoln Central Community Schools, the spaces on each side of the entrance ramp to the south doors of the school will both be designated handicapped spaces. The handicapped parking space for the ramp to the north entrance will revert to a regular parking space.



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