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Council to consider another housing development project PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

Another housing project for Imperial will be before the Imperial city council on Monday, according to preliminary agenda items for the Nov. 19 meeting.
Earlier this week, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee recommended to the council  that lots be donated in the city’s Cornerstone property for 10 single family homes to a California-based firm that would build them for low-income residents.
Dana Point is the firm, which is headquartered in Turlock, Calif., but all of its housing units are in Nebraska, said City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland.
The company plans to pursue tax credit financing for the homes. Leyland said the company’s plan is also to possibly build some market rate rental properties and spec homes for sale, but that depends on whether they are successful in the tax credit financing efforts.
Leyland said, if so, the company would purchase lots for those homes.
Other agenda items mid-week for Monday’s 6 p.m. meeting included:
• A report from Shonsey & Associates on Imperial Manor annual audit.
• Determination of storage fees for impounded vehicles.
• Approval of list for writing off unpaid utility accounts.