There was some discussion on the South Greene Street realignment idea. The discussion was that the current Greene Street right-of-way was to have been sold to the school so that the street aligns to the new Greene Street south of South Twelveth Avenue. However, according to the Public Works committee, Central Lyon is only willing to offer $40,000 for the property, and council member Steve Wells says the committee didn’t feel that that was enough. Council members Cody Hoefert and Tami Murray felt that if the city didn’t sell the property to the school now, they may not be able to sell it.
Wells moved that the Greene Street project go out for bids for the area south of Twelfth Avenue with an alternate to re-align the street north of Twelfth. The motion passed.
A public hearing was set for May 22 for proposed plans and specifications for Forster Court — a street in the new industrial area on the east edge of town.
The council continues to discuss the details of a new affordable housing project called Sunset Court, which is to be south of Borman Forster Soccer Fields. A public hearing for a development agreement and one for the transfer of property were set for Tuesday, May 30th.
A second batting cage was proposed for Borman Forster Fields by Bruce Eckenrod of Central Lyon. A motion to do this was approved. It will cost the city and the school $4075 each.
The next Rock Rapids City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 8 at 5:30 PM at the Forster Community Center.