The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Everly trying to tweak zoning rules

Council also hears wastewater project update


December 31, 2020

Anyone planning to change their properties in Everly will enjoy a streamlined permitting process if the city council gets its way.

Mayor Brad Behrens on Dec. 21 proposed removing the requirement that makes building permit applicants submit a sketch of their project to scale. Behrens said several people have had issues with trying to draw out their plans on graphing paper, and he didn’t feel like it was necessary.

“It’s the same problem all the time,” he said. “This policy was not made for a town of 600. It was made for a town of 10,000.”

Behrens believed the rule does “no good...

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