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SE City Council considers dog boarding permit

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider a conditional use permit for dog boarding on Tuesday, July 14.

By a 3-2 vote Thursday, July 9, the Sleepy Eye Planning Commission approved Rose Martinka’s request to allow a residential boarding business of up to 10 dogs, operating seven days a week, with drop-off and pick-up times between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dennis Fromm and Nichole Krenz cast dissenting votes.

According to the request, 360 square feet of an attached, heated garage would house 10 kennels. A six feet high and 25 feet by 25 feet solid fence would be attached to the north side of the garage, which is within required setbacks for the dogs.

All dogs must have a collar, leash and updated shots. The homeowner carries extra insurance.

Sleepy Eye City Attorney Alissa Fischer Groen reviewed conditions to consider when reviewing conditional use permit application such as noise, odors and would the use affect surrounding properties.

After discussion, Mike Suess made a motion to recommend the city council allow the conditional use permit. Bob Zinniel seconded the motion. Suess, Zinniel and Dean Stimpert voted for the request.

The city council will also consider:

• A resolution establishing unfeasibility of in-person meetings due to COVID-19.

• The Sleepy Eye Servicemen’s Club request for a Sept. 11, 2020 street dance.

• The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers. In order to maintain proper social distancing and in accordance with Mn Statute 13D.021, the meeting will be available on GoToMeeting. Call 1-571-317-3122, use access code 459-932-557 followed by the # sign. The public may access the webcast at www.gotomeeting.com, use access code or meeting ID 459-932-557.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.

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