Swanville residences and businesses must hook up to city services

By Liz Verley, Staff Writer

In April, the Swanville City Council voted 4-0 to have all businesses connected to the water service within two years and residents within five.

In April, Council Member Jim Molitor said, “I think everyone should have to hook up.” Councilman Tim Grittner agreed.

“I agree. Everyone should have to pay for it,” Grittner said.

At the Council’s May meeting, Grittner questioned what the benefits would be to force businesses and residents to hook up.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the council voted 3-1 (Grittner voting no) to move forward and require residents hook up to the city’s services within five years and businesses within two years.

Swanville City Council Briefs


In other business, Tuesday, the Swanville City Council:

• Heard bids will be opened Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m. and considered at the Swanville City Council’s meeting July 2 for awarding on the proposed City’s water project;

• Approved allowing Red’s Pub to have an outside band that could play until 1 a.m.  June 22 and Aug. 10. Any other outside live music must cease by 11:30 p.m.;

• Agreed that residents who have garbage in their yards will be sent letters to have it cleaned up by June 30 or the city will have it cleaned and the property owner will be billed;

• Approved land use permits for Toby Wipf to install a fence. Since Wipf has already installed the fence, his permit fee will be doubled. The Council also approved a permit for an 8-foot by 12-foot garage for Kathy VanNorman and an 80-foot by 208 foot building for Rotomolding; and

The next regular meeting of the Swanville City Council will be held Tuesday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swanville Community Center.