Herald JournalHerald Journal, March 14, 2005

Development: 112 more homes in Waverly

By Ryan Gueningsman
Staff Writer

Another 112 homes are one step closer to reality for Waverly, following the approval of a preliminary plat for the Spring Meadows addition, located south of Summerfields.

The development is located south of Highway 12, on the west side of Wright County Road 8, commented City Clerk Debbie Ryks. What's in it for YOU?

The developer has received approval of its wetland mitigation plans and park layout, and the plat was approved contingent upon several small stipulations.

Gazebo to be built in Carrigan Estates Park

At the top of Mayor Charlie Bush’s priority list for the city is completing the park near the water tower in Carrigan Estates.

Bids were accepted from Roger Remer Masonry and Hirsch Construction to work on the project.

Plans call for construction of a gazebo to be a birch structure with a cedar roof, and is estimated to cost about $12,000.

There is about $64,000 total budgeted for the park, including the gazebo, trails, shrubs, seeding, and playground equipment for the park.

In other park issues, streets and parks supervisor Jim Woitalla noted the new dock has arrived and has been sealed. He also has spoken with several parties interested in the old dock.

Village hall renovation plans put on hold again

The council again tabled looking at village hall renovation plans, which was tabled from August 2004.

Council Member Pam Henry-Neaton asked if the building is in good enough condition to rent out, and it was noted that it is.

“It seems to be the consensus the building is going to stay,” Bush said. “Now, we have to figure out what to do with it.”

“Financially, there’s no way we want to do anything right now,” Henry-Neaton said.

“There’s no way we can do anything right now,” said Council Member Ken Antil.

It was decided to look at the building’s expenses, and begin building a fund for upkeep of the building.

Answering a question that had been brought up, it was noted that the municipal liquor store is also available to be rented.

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