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Worthington City Council sets Wednesday meeting

Three community development items are listed on the agenda for the Worthington City Council meeting scheduled for tonight.

First among the items is consideration of a change of zone requested by Eric Burns for property located at 1923 Dover St., which is currently home to the Red Carpet Inn. The request seeks to change the property’s zoning from its present B-3 General Business District designation to R-5 multi-family, medium- and high-density district. This change would allow the property to be used as short-term (month by month) apartments. The Worthington Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of this request earlier this month.

In another matter, Jonathon and Keturah Scribner have requested approval of a subdivision of property they own located at 370 Nobles County 5. The subdivision would split the property into two parcels (lots). The Scribners are currently leaning toward constructing a four-unit residential building if the subdivision is approved. If all goes well, they will potentially build more. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the subdivision.

The third community development item scheduled on tonight’s agenda is consideration of a schedule of fees and administrative fines to defray the cost of inspection, enforcement, and administration of rental inspections and registration.

A pair of public works-related public hearings are also slated to take place tonight. The city council meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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