Blair City Council roundup, Nov. 9


K-8 Catholic school plans approved

Plans for a K-8 parochial school in Blair were approved during the city council's regular meeting Nov. 9.

The council unanimously approved a 20-year conditional use permit to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church to use its education center for a K-8 classical Catholic academy.

Council member Kevin Willis was absent.

The facility, which has nine classrooms, could accommodate 20 students per classroom. Enrollment would be at capacity at 160 to 180 students.

Assistant Planning and Zoning Director Jeff Beiermann said the church's plans require a CUP as a parochial school is an excepted use in the multi-family low density zoning district in which the facility is located.

Final plat for West Valley subdivision approved

The city council unanimously approved the final of the West Valley subdivision.

The West Valley subdivision is located at 24th and Nebraska streets. The application was submitted by developer Thanh Huynh.

Assistant Planning and Zoning Director Jeff Beiermann said three outlots were added to the final plat, which differed from the preliminary plat.

Outlot A, which is located on the north side of the development, is to be sold to Carl Rennerfeldt, who lives north of the property.

Outlots B and C, located on the south side, encompass the city's bike trail.

After the subdivision was surveyed, it was discovered the southern border was 10 feet further south and encroached on the bike trail.

The council also approved an ordinance vacating and abandoning the Park Street right of way adjacent to both Block 18 and Block 7 in Dexter's First Addition being replatted for the new subdivision.

Zoning change approved

The city council unanimously approved a change regarding minimum lot requirements in residential multi-family high density zoning.

The change allows the lot size for individual attached dwellings, also known as duplexes, to be less than 60 feet wide.

The same language already exists in the residential medium density and the multi-family low density districts.

City sells land

The last of three lots owned by the city in the YMCA Wilson's Addition was sold.

The city council approved the sale of Lot 2 to Hipnar Properties for $150,000.

BPD to get new vehicle

The Blair Police Department will get a new cruiser.

The council approved the purchase of a 2021 Ford Explorer at the state bid price of $34,496.


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