Council considers rentals, drainage, Shelden


BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council next week will consider an ordinance to change the existing code for rental dwelling units and will hear a drainage plan for the Windemere area.

The study session will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the City & County Government Center. The regular session will begin at 6 p.m.

Drainage study

A drainage study for the Windemere and Moriarty Edgebrook additions will be presented by city staff and Kent Johnson of Banner Associates during Tuesday’s study session.

“The study included a topographic survey of the area including street, drainage, and structure opening elevations, a storm drainage analysis to verify on-site and run-on drainage and an EPA Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) to analyze flows, flow routing, and water elevations,” according to an attachment to the agenda, available on the city’s website.

“The report analyzed several alternatives for drainage improvements and made recommendations. City staff and Banner Associates held three neighborhood meetings with the Windermere/Moriarty Edgebrook Addition residents to present information, receive feedback and answer questions,” according to the attachment.

The final report was attached to the agenda.

In the regular meeting, there is an item to discuss and take action on the Master Drainage Plan Priority List.

Rental dwelling units

The council will have a public hearing on the rental dwelling units code changes during the regular meeting.

In previous meetings, city staff has presented information on the codes governing the rental dwelling units and the updates and changes they feel should be made, including requiring some repairs and needing locks on unit doors. 

Property owners and property managers have said updating the codes would make some units out of reach financially for some people.

Shelden field

The council will discuss proceeding with design services for the Bob Shelden Athletic Complex Renovation Project.

The council adopted Resolution 19-025 on Feb. 26, 2019, which authorized the execution of sales tax bonds in the anticipation of proceeding with the Bob Shelden renovation project. 

“Staff is recommending the approval of a motion to proceed with design services for the Bob Shelden Athletic Complex Renovation Project. The anticipated cost of the design services is $300,000,” according to an attachment to the agenda.

Wetland credits

The council will consider authorizing the city manager to sign a wetland functional capacity unit credits purchase contract with North Central Mitigation.

The contract is a part of the Section 404 permit with the Corps of Engineers for the Brookings Marketplace project, according to an attachment. The city would purchase credits for 7.72 acres for $96,500, as there are 2.75 acres of wetlands impacting development potential in the middle of the Marketplace site.

Other business

The council will consider:

• Awarding bids on lawn care and snow removal services;

• Awarding bids on the 20th Street South improvement project;

• Temporary alcohol licenses for Aramark for Sept. 6 and  Oct. 4 and a Mama Mia fundraiser July 11; 

• On-sale malt and liquor licenses for Pints & Quarts and KR Hospitality. 

Contact Jodelle Greiner at [email protected]

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