Afton City Council briefs from Oct. 16Lower St. Croix Valley veterans’ memorial to be created; Second dwelling unit approved in Afton; Road project approved on 15th Street
Lower St. Croix Valley veterans’ memorial to be created
City Council agreed unanimously to issue a letter of support for the project.
The veteran’s memorial, which will be located next to Lake St. Croix Beach City Hall, will be in honor of all of the five Lower St Croix Valley cities – Afton, Lake St. Croix Beach, St. Mary’s Point, West Lakeland and Lakeland Shores.
Second dwelling unit approved in Afton
Afton City Council approved a second dwelling for a property at 13233 Hudson Road during its Oct. 16 meeting.
The property, owned by Paul Maynard, currently has an existing two-story office and living space separated from the main living space by an attached garage.
Maynard is requesting to remodel existing separate space to create a full-functioning and more easily accessible living space for family members.
Maynard said he has no intentions to use the unit has a rental space.
The city’s zoning code allows a second dwelling unit, or duplex, as a conditional use in the rural residential zoning district with a minimum lot size of 10 acres, which Maynard meets.
The conditions for the permit are: an amended conditional-use permit would be needed prior to the second dwelling unit being used as a rental unit and prior to the utilities being separated for the second unit.
Road project approved on 15th Street
Afton City Council approved a small road project for 15th Street during its Oct. 16 meeting.
The project, which would take place at Oakgreen Avenue and 15th Street, would consist of patch work.
City Council approved expenditure not to exceed $5,000.
Ace Blacktop will handle the repairs.
– Amber Kispert-Smith