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Johnston Northern Polk County News (Newspaper) - December 23, 1982, Johnston, Iowa 20 Vol. 13 No. 14 Iowa December 23,1982 Preliminary Plans For Housing Development Approved The Johnston City Council approved a preliminary plan for a residential developement of 18 at their meeting Thursday The council gave approval to a plan for Estates to be developed by Mr. and Mrs. Dean Veenschoten owners of Home Reality in The proposed 10 acre platt will be located at the corner of Merle Hay Road and Beaver Chamber Report Dale Be President of the Johnston Chamber of presented the council with a report compiled by the Economic Development Committee of the The report was compiled with the help of the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Jim Krannawitter he the local a variance to build the fence in front of the according to city the fence is still within the right-of-way controlled by the The council declined to take action at Thursday's meeting because the city attorney was but did discuss the Several citizens requested that the council try to work out a settlement with the club out of court in order to save the taxpayers Former Mayor Ruth Shuler addressed the council saying hope you can this out of court - I think Hyperion has been a good Councilman Tom Leffler said that the city wants to make clear owns what on the and if that couldn't be done by negotiation then the city to go to It was the 2nd time that the plan had appeared on the council At a December 2 the plan failed to gain approval after a lengthy but the council voted to reconsider it at the next Several citizens and some council members expressed at the previous about The proposed plat will be located at the top of a hill and north of a residential area that has had numerous problems with At the City Bob said that there would be no significant difference in surface run-off of water after the land was but he could not say if the new septic systems would add to the problems at the bottom of the without knowing if a layer of shale that is present lower on the extends to the Councilman Tom Leffler at Thursday's that he after studying a soil map of the that the proposed development would cause no further drainage problems to those living satisfied that the soil conditions are appropriate for on-site Leffler The plan passed with 4 yes votes and 1 passing Councilman Parke Heller Heller had said earlier that he had some questions for the plat engineer who was not present According to the the City of Johnston should be actively seeking industrial and commercial In the report the potential for residential growth is the greatest of any community in the Greater Des Moines As the residential areas of the city the city will have 2 to or compromise existing services or broaden the tax base through commercial and or industrial the report Belknap said that he did not intend to present details of the report at the council but invited the council to read the report and suggested that representatives from the chamber and the council could a meeting to discuss some of the ideas in the Hyperion Fence There is an old saying among farmers that fences make good but it isn't always true officials of the Hyperion Field Club will tell A fence built by the club on 70th Ave. has caused nothing but problems with the club's the City of Johnston for more than a The most recent conflict occurred when the club moved the fence back behind a line of trees along the Southern edge of the club's golf course after being denied v Sf Lucia a Swedish holiday traditionally celebrated on Dec. 13 was celebrated at the Village Square Mall on that date by a group of Ankeny The girls wore flowing white carried candles and sang traditional Swedish carols for The organized by Swedish natives Camilla Wallen and included Terri Steff Mary Kramer Lori Regine Debbie Jackie Amanda Michelle Kellogg and Tammy
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