Final plat approved for housing addition in Clearwater


By Michelle Leidy-Franklin, TSnews

CLEARWATER – The final plat for the Indian Ridge housing addition in Clearwater was approved by the city council last Tuesday during the city council meeting.
The approval was contingent on listed requirements from city staff.
A letter of credit for 35 percent of the total improvement project costs.will be required. Terms for the release of the letter of credit will require 50 percent occupancy of the improvement district, to release 50 percent of the letter of credit. At 80 percent occupancy, the full letter of credit will be released. Project costs include engineering design, construction inspection, temporary note interest, fiscal, legal, financial advisory and administrative costs.
The city will require petitions to be received prior to releasing the plat for recording and a certificate of petition will be recorded with the plat recording.
Sidewalks with a minimum width of five feet will be constructed throughout the development on at least one side of each proposed street.
The minimum street design width will be 29 feet with five inches of asphalt and six inches of reinforced crushed rock base.
A notice of a planned unit development certificate must be filed with the register of deeds.
A drainage control outlet will be installed at the beginning of the project.
Indian Ridge will have room for 50 new homes and a play park for residents. The developer may break ground as early as this summer.
In other business:
• The council approved ordinance 1081 for rezoning portions of the Indian Lakes addition from two and three family residential to planned unit development zoning.
• The council approved resolution 05-2022 allowing city staff to issue a certified letter to be sent to a resident that has not complied with a property nuisance violation. The letter will give the resident 10 days to comply or communicate before further action is taken by the city.
• The council approved resolution 06-2022 to establish a policy for financing public improvements and the levying of special assessments to share with potential developers.
• The city has received data from the community survey. The school district is finalizing its plans and recommendations. The comprehensive city plan will be released at a later date.