Ada City Council News & Notes from June 8th Meeting
Ada, MN — The Ada City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, June 8th at Council Chambers. At the meeting, Ada Mayor John Hintz provided an updated on their increased blight enforcement around the city. Mayor Hintz says while it is a slow process, that increased enforcement appears to be working.
The Ada City Council had some brief discussions on the soon-to-be-distributed funds from the American Rescue Plan. The City of Ada is set to receive roughly $180,000 to be spent over the next 3 years. Mayor Hintz says they may put together a committee to figure out how to best spend it.
In previous council meetings, the council had explored the possibility of an ordinance that would either allow or not allow garages to be built on properties without a home on them. However instead of an ordinance, the Planning and Zoning Committee is choosing to allow property owners to apply for a variance if their lot and proposed garage meet certain criteria.
And under the department reports, it was noted that the police department was looking for more garage space to conduct evidence searches or store vehicles. Mayor Hintz says they are going to work with the other department heads to find them some space.
The Ada City Council also approved off-site liquor licenses for Main Street Bar & Twisted Sisters, approved donation to the Ada-Borup Booster Club & Benedictine Living Community, and discussed Ada Event Center outdoor improvements.
Councilmen Kim Lewis and Casey Kreiger will join the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Friday to further recap this week’s meeting.