Don Lantis of Dakota Dunes appeared before the Union County Board of County Commissioners April 6 about rezoning some of his property.

Lantis owns an 18-acre section of land north of Lantis Fireworks in North Sioux City between the east side of the interstate and the railroad tracks. Now that the land has come out of the floodplain, it can be built on. He is asking to have the land rezoned from agriculture to commercial. He informed the commissioners that he was thinking there could be anywhere from 16 to 18 lots. No one was in opposition to the rezoning. He will go back before the commissioners April 19 at 10:30 a.m. for final approval.

Department Heads

Director of Equalization Dawn Steckelberg said she has four appeals to come before the commissioners – three in Dakota Dunes and one in Richland. Equalization hearings will begin April 13 at 9 a.m.

Public Building and Grounds Superintendent Scott Sexton said he’s getting equipment ready for summer and putting the winter equipment away. He also informed the commissioners that he will be sanding and waxing the floors soon.

Planning and Zoning Director Dennis Henze handed out the building permits issued for January and February. He said there was a slow start to this year, but permits are starting to pick up.

Fair Manager Janet Lingle showed pictures where part of the fence had blown over at the fairgrounds. She had gotten one estimate to have it put back up and it was $2,500 to repair. The commissioners asked how much it would be to replace the entire fence and Lingle said she’d look into it.

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