The city also agreed to accept the donation of another long-vacant property, 226 E. Murden St., which sits in the middle of the floodplain just south of the Wildcat Creek. The house will be demolished, and the city won’t allow any rebuilding on the lot, due to frequent flooding.
• The board of works hired a consultant to start design work on the Ivy Hills sewer extension, the first step to bring sewers to the far southside addition.
Ivy Hills residents petitioned the city for sewers, and city officials said more than 35 percent of the property owners there signed on to the petition.
Residents who have a working septic system won’t be required to hook onto the sewer, the cost of which will be split between the city and the residents who connect.
City engineer Carey Stranahan said the cost per home will be capped at $6,000 for construction. Residents who connect will also be required to pay a $1,250 tap fee, and the costs associated with running a lateral from their house to the new sewer.