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10/24/2013 2:55:00 PM
Housing for up to six dogs gets approval; Fallbrook Ave. assessment roll adopted

A dog lover in Wyoming got the okay for housing up to six animals at his residence on 262nd Street, with Wyoming Council action last week. The permit for the dogs is required because city ordinance calls for extra regulations if there are more than three dogs (older than four months) on a property. James Dielke told council one pet has a terminal illness so he’ll be down from the six dogs he has on site currently. The special Interim Use permit is revokable if there are violations of the conditions, and if Dielke moves the permit expires for that site.

The Wyoming City Council voted 5-0 to adopt the assessment roll for the Fallbrook Avenue street and utility improvements. Property owners who are getting assessed have 10 years to pay off their bill, at five percent interest. Council member Linda Nanko-Yeager asked who sets the interest on the sum and staff said the city generally charges five percent-- with borrowing costs around three and the extra two percent for administration and carrying costs. Property owners are paying for just 20 percent of $101,006-- out of the total project bill of $736,578. The assessment doesn’t include improvements that did not directly benefit the 11 properties on the assessment roll.

All Safe Inc. with the most front footage is assessed at almost $20,000 to the smallest parcel in the project area at $1,700. The new Goodview Park skatepark budget has been over-spent, and Council member Linda Nanko-Yeager was displeased. The public works staff requested $9,000 for 240 cy black dirt, seeding and money for a split rail fence, and wanted irrigation equipment to be hooked into the adjacent soccer field’s existing watering system. Council debated the skate park budget over-run for a while and agreed to eliminate the split rail fence and opted to place temporary snow fence this year. The sum approved was then about $8,000.

Nanko-Yeager chastised these items coming up so late in the project, adding they should have been brought forward at the beginning of the skate park planning. “We need to be wiser in our spending.” Mayor Eric Peterson said, “Let’s just get it done and move on.” Council member and project liaison Roger Elmore commented that this is the first skate park the city has ever built and “it is a learning process.”

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