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Community use permits on Monday's council docket

Among the agenda items scheduled for Monday’s Worthington City Council meetings are consideration of a pair of conditional use permits.

Ron Prins, owner of Ron’s Repair at 2385 Minnesota 60, has submitted a request for a conditional use permit that would allow for an approximately 150 feet x 182 feet expansion to the existing building. According to city code, auto/truck repair centers are permitted by conditional use permit only in the ‘B-3’ General Business District, the zoning designation of the subject property.

Additionally, the Worthington Karen Baptist Church has submitted a request to utilize property located along the north/south segment of West Gateway Drive/County Road 57 to construct and operate a church. The subject property is current zoned ‘B-3’ General Business District and religious land uses in that district are permitted by conditional use permit only.

Also Monday, council members are likely to vote on a new District 518 ballfield maintenance agreement.

The city of Worthington currently leases -- from Worthington School District 518 -- the Middle School Baseball complex. The Public Works Department maintains and schedules all activities for these fields. These duties include field maintenance, cleaning and trash removal and minor maintenance of facilities.

The proposed fee that District 518 will pay the city of Worthington is $10,600, a 5% increase from 2022.

The city council is also expected to hear from a citizen who desires a change to an ordinance prohibiting the keeping, maintaining or harboring a variety of animals within the city. City staff has received a request to address council members from a citizen advocating amending the ordinance to remove chickens from the list of prohibited species.

A presentation on the JBS Fieldhouse is also planned, as are consideration of two change orders for fieldhouse work.

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