Council delays vote on upgrades

BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council held off on an agreement with the state Department of Transportation regarding proposed construction to Highway 14 (Sixth Street) but approved new set-backs for side yards Tuesday.

The council removed from the agenda a resolution authorizing Mayor Keith Corbett to sign an agreement for a new design on Sixth Street between Main and Medary Avenues.

The agreement pertained to additional costs for upgrades the City of Brookings had requested, including storm sewer changes totaling almost $170,000 and decorative lighting upgrades for $369,382.

“BMU needed more time to prepare for that,” Corbett explained after the meeting.

The item will be rescheduled for another meeting.

In other business, the council approved:

• A change order on the chip seal project with Topkote, for a total decrease of $48,706 to the contract to close out the project;

• A change order for the Eighth Street and 20th Avenue drainage improvement project with V.J. Ahlers Excavating for a total increase of $8,112 to the contract to close out the project;

• An amendment to the zoning ordinance to change the side yard setback from zero feet to 5 feet in the RB-4, B-2, B-2A and B-3 Districts to align with the building code and landscape ordinance.

Contact Jodelle Greiner at [email protected]


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