Schuyler City Council approved a motion to rezone Ski Lake Resort from agricultural to single-family residential during last week's meeting.

City Attorney Richard Seckman said the resort’s previous zoning was an oversight brought to the city's attention when Jay and Susan Kment filed an application for a small subdivision there and learned the area was zoned for agriculture.

Seckman clarified for one resident that the zoning change will not affect their property taxes or the ag land surrounding the resort.

The council waived the rule requiring three hearings for the zoning change and voted to adopt it.

Another zoning change approved by the council allows the owners of lots larger than 1 acre to construct accessory buildings up to 1,500 square feet in size.

Seckman said this amendment came up because a property owner applied for a permit on a lot larger than an acre. Zoning code already specified the allowable size of accessory buildings on smaller lots.

The council also approved:

• The release of $687.50 in local sales tax revenue to pay Horizon Builders for the clock tower repairs.

• A design agreement with JEO Consulting for the downtown infrastructure project.

• Transferring $14,473.07 in keno revenue to the general fund for operations of the Oak Ballroom and $38,593.44 for Schuyler Municipal Swimming Pool. The ballroom amount is down from last year, when it needed $18,247.67, while the pool amount is up from $28,812.33.


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