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Planning Commission considers preliminary plat, CUP applications

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission approved a preliminary plat for Jeremiah and Christine Kesler of Brownton to remodel an existing building on their newly purchased property in Sumter Township into a dwelling.
The property is located near  Lake Addie and the lot is within the 100 year flood plain, but the dwelling itself would be out of that plain.
Kesler looked into installing a septic tank on the property but found any suitable area was too close to the property line. Instead, Kesler received approval from the city of Brownton at its last regular meeting to connect to city water and sewer for the property. Kesler will pay for the services and hook-up, as well as other city taxes as a portion of the property is city parceled property.
Commission Member Curt Carrigan, who also is on the Brownton City Council, said the Council made this decision because  the Keslers were going to stay in the county and their previous efforts for the city have earned them respect.  
“The Keslers have done a great deal toward upgrading the appearance of our city in the past and we have nothing but confidence that that practice will continue in the future,” Carrigan said.

For more, see the Sept. 2 print edition of The Chronicle.