BAXTER -- A certificate of occupancy will no longer be required for Baxter residents who've lived in their home before Jan. 1, 2001.
The Baxter City Council Tuesday adopted an ordinance amending the city code to state that single-family residences occupied before to Jan. 1, 2001, will not require a certificate of occupancy but instead will be able to be certified with a visual inspection.
Baxter had required certificates for all homes, and banks or lending institutions required a certificate, for sale of the house. However, because of a misinterpretation of city code by a former building official, many houses weren't issued a certificate of occupancy.
Inspections will be used instead of the certificates.
In other action, the council:
Ordered improvements and preparation of the final plans and specifications of 2003 Highway 371 North Service Roads Phase II.
Approved conducting a feasibility study for a Brainerd Fire Department substation to be located in Baxter.
Accepted the feasibility report for the west extension of Hastings Road to County Road 48 and the proposed new middle school site.
Approved the final plat of Forest Drive Acres, near Excelsior Road.
Approved final plat of the second phase of the Shanandoah Office Park, just west of Highway 371.
Approved the final plat of the second addition to Paige and Blair, located off of Kenwood Drive.
Approved the preliminary plat for Waldon Pond, located just north of Woida Road.
Denied the conditional use permit for a commercial day care at 960 Eagle Drive South because no new site plan was submitted, no building plans were submitted and no certificate of compliance and size was submitted.
Rezoned property on the east side of Highway 371, just south of Highway 210, from transportation district and single-family residential to neighborhood park.
Rezoned newly annexed property on Woida Road, about one mile west of Highway 371, to multi-family residential.
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