Wells Council Receives Update from MnDOT on Hwys 22 & 109 Projects

The Wells City Council recently received a presentation from Mathew Thibert from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on separate projects involving State Highway 22 and State Highway 109, within the Wells City Limits.

One of the more notable changes that was discusses was changing the crossing at the railroad tracks on Highway 22, to make it wider to accommodate larger types of farm machinery.

Discussion was also held on issues such as bike lanes, parking along both sides of the street and ways of making busier traffic intersections safer for pedestrians.

The Council also discussed its recent approval of a Conditional Use Permit on behalf of Dawn Navaro and her business, Jake’s Pizza.

Concerns that were addressed by the Council included the hours of operation for the business, garbage disposal, when deliveries will be made and whether or not a fence should be installed along the north edge of the property for safety and privacy reasons.

Rather than taking immediate action to amend the permit, the Council instead tabled the matter with the issue to be brought back before the Council for further consideration at its meeting on November 22nd.

A request to purchase a new laptop computer for the Motor Vehicle License Bureau was approved by the Council.  The computer will be used for processing local credit card payments.