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Nevis embarks on development, wellhead protection program

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By Sarah Smith

Nevis took fledgling steps toward a new development Monday night, granting a Conditional Use Permit to a downtown lot that will be renovated to apartments and a commercial shop.

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The development by Gary Nicklason will remodel half of an existing commercial building for the two apartments at 300 Bunyan Trails Drive.

It is being converted to commercial/residential mixed use. It passed the muster of Planning and Zoning Administrator Andrew Mack.

In other business, the council:

n Embarked on what will be a two-year process to initiate a Wellhead Protection program, giving preliminary control to water superintendent Don Umthun.

The city’s public water supply system is being phased into the state’s Wellhead Protection Plan, designed to prevent contaminants from entering wells used by public water supply systems.

The city will have the process complete by May 2016. It does not affect private wells.

n Agreed to look at some gravel work for Wildwood Avenue. It is the neighborhood of former Police Chief Lowell Koebnick, who has been maintaining it for nearly three decades. As police chief, he needed to make a fast exit onto the gravel road occasionally.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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