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Glencoe Planning Commission considers pool special use permit

The city of Glencoe’s Planning Commission quickly took care of business at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 14.
During the 25-minute meeting, the commission set a public hearing in regard to a special use permit application submitted by Ted Collins.
Collins would like to install a 14,000-gallon above-ground pool in his already fenced-in backyard. The pool would be used for therapeutic purposes for his wife, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
A public hearing is required before a special use permit can be granted. All neighbors within 500 feet of the property will be notified by mail of the June 11 public hearing.
A special use permit is required for any pool over 5,000 gallons within the city limits.
The commission also recommended that a variance permit be approved to leave a fence in place at the residence of Sherry Jones on 14th Street.
The fence was mistakenly placed on the property line. City code requires a fence to be set at least two feet off the property line.
The reason for the two feet requirement is to allow property owners on either side to be able to maintain the lawn.
In this case, there is a boulevard on the other side of the fence.
Glencoe City Administrator Mark Larson saw no reason not to grant the variance.
The planning commission will send the recommendation to approve the variance to the City Council.