GRANTSBURG––Blueberry Rentals gave a project update to the Grantsburg Village board at their meeting and also asked the board about an easement.
The village is set to sell the land to Blueberry Rentals, but the deal is contingent on a few things like re-zoning the land to residential and to waive an old easement.
Architect Craig Selander came to the meeting with a number of blue prints and ideas. The first thing on their list was to have the zoning of the property changed from commercial and industry to residential.
He continued to explain they plan on having a set of condos built on Oak Street by next spring with construction beginning in October.
Ted Gerber said their initial plan was to rent out the units for about $900 a month. But now with the number of requests they have got for the units they are planning on that monthly rate going up.
“The requests along with development costs are going to drive that rate up,” Gerber told the board.
Attorney Todd Anderson was also at the meeting with Blueberry Rentals. He was there to have the board rescind a flowage easement.
Anderson explained to the board that in 1950 there was a flowage easement written that basically states if Memory Lake is dammed the village has the right to flood certain properties.
He continued by explaining that no developer will look at the sight if this remains in the ordinances. He was also surprised the flowage easement has never before come up as an issue.
Members of the board were not sure what the easement meant, and the village is set to contact their attorney to have a look at the wording of the document from 1950.
In other items:
Library Director Kristina Kelley-Johnson announced to the board that September is Library card sign-up month.