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Planning commission names officers

The Glencoe Planning Commission set two public hearings and appointed Wes Olson as chairperson, Dave Stark as vice chairperson and Lynn Exsted as secretary at its Thursday night meeting
The first public hearing, set for Thursday, March 8, at 7:05 p.m., will be to discuss a special permit for a residential property on 14th Street E; and the other public hearing, set for 7:15 p.m., will be regarding a request to annex and zone the property of the newly approved Panther Heights apartment complex located northeast of town.
Concerning the first public hearing, a special use permit was given to Redwood Consulting, LLC, on Oct. 13, 2016, to convert the property at 812 14th Street E to a multi-family dwelling. A condition of the special use permit was that the property would remain owner occupied at all times and that the permit would be reviewed annually.
The property has not been owner occupied at all times, and there have been many police calls about the condition of the property. Due to noncompliance, the chief member of Redwood Consulting, Aaron Symicek, was informed via letter that the special use permit can potentially be considered nulled and void.
Exsted asked whether or not it was necessary to hold a public hearing to terminate Redwood Consulting’s special use permit. City Administrator Mark Larson responded that since the city has never revoked one before, it would be good public policy to give adjacent property owners an opportunity to address their concerns and give Redwood Consulting an opportunity to explain the situation.
For more from the Planning Commission meeting, see the Feb. 14 print edition of The Chronicle.