Only two weeks in effect and the housing maintenance ordinance will be sent to a committee for review.
The Brainerd City Council by a 5-2 vote Monday sent to ordinance back to the subcommittee that revised it to look at issues raised by several property managers and owners.
Specifically, the council directed the committee to look at four issues: weeds, parking, point of sale and mandatory inspections.
The issues were brought forth by property owner David Pueringer and real estate agent Delores LaFollette. The two also criticized the council for what they perceived as a lack of notification for the readings of the ordinance and a lack of concern about the interest of the property owners and managers.
Pueringer and LaFollette also criticized the council for its action at its July 1 meeting, when the council had approved tabling the second reading at Pueringer and LaFollette's request but then held the reading later that night.
"Frankly, it's back to the issue of trust," said LaFollette. "We've lost our trust. We can no longer go to the council, ask you to table discussion and trust you to do that.
"If you cannot trust your council member to do what they are going to tell you to do, then I'm going to ask for every one of your resignations."
Dehen said there was confusion at the July 1 meeting, but the procedures for the subcommittee and the readings of the council were put in place months ahead of time.
Council members Bob Olson and Gary Scheeler voted against the motion. Olson said people were given weeks to study the proposed ordinance, and now that it is in effect it should be left to work.
In other action, the council:
Adjourned to 7 p.m. Thursday to hold a public hearing for residents of North Fourth Street who expressed concerns about the sidewalk repair and tree removal plan for their neighborhood.
Adopted an amended adult use ordinance.
Reimbursed $870 to Scott and Alicia Ostman for losses incurred after they were forced to shut down their fireworks stand on the parade route July 4. They had a permit from the city to sell, but were unaware that Community Action held the right to issue permits on the parade route.
Sold .38 acres in the Norrgard Addition to Roy and Sue Pokovich for $7,980.
Adopted an ordinance annexing three acres of land in Oak Lawn Township.
Tabled the third reading and adoption of a proposed ordinance annexing 20.29 acres of land in Oak Lawn Township.
Accepted a bid of $5,970 from Widseth, Smith and Nolting architecture and engineering firm for wetland delineation for the Ahlm property near the Wise Road.
Accepted a bid of $9,500 from Short, Elliot, Hendrickson Inc. out of St. Paul for Wright Street extension feasibility study.
Accepted a bid of $8,300 from Short, Elliot, Hendrickson Inc. for Business 371 frontage road design.
Approved Barr Engineering oversight scope and cost estimate of $36,300 for environmental examination for the Northern Pacific Center improvements.
Approved a conditional use permit for Brainerd Oaks, a 96-unit housing development on Oak Street.
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