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Land dominant subject of Falls City’s council agenda
FALLS CITY -- The city will lease .0138 acres on Wilma Street to Custer Resource Associates, following the Falls City City Council’s vote at its Aug. 8 meeting.
Mayor Brent Houdmann said after the meeting that the city-owned property is the site of a lift station. The city will receive “a bonus of $100 plus 1/5 of the minerals,” he said.
Also related to land, Falls City continues its negotiations with the Falls City Independent School District related to the city’s baseball park on Victoria Street. Houdmann said the school district has offered to purchase the park for $30,000.
“The school uses the field more than any other entity and it is a big expenditure on the city,” he said.
The council will seek advice from City Attorney Acie McAda about how best to proceed, Houdmann said. An appraisal also will be performed to determine the fair-market value of the property.
In other business, the mayor said several citizens have voiced concerns over Marvin Wiatrek’s plans to subdivide seven lots to allow for the construction of 14 new homes in the La Chateau subdivision, formerly known as the Titzman subdivision on F.M. 887.
“They noted several concerns, but mainly about the increase in traffic that this will bring and the safety of residents, their children, and the over-crowding of homes on the lots that have been designated by Mr. Wiatrek to be subdivided,” Houdmann said. “Council informed the citizens that we understand their concerns and would speak to Mr. Wiatrek before making any further progress on the proposed home sites.”
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