April 15, 2015

Details ironed out for proposed developer’s agreement

By Chris Erickson

Beulah City Councilors wasted no time last week in trying to find the best way forward during a discussion Wednesday night about a proposed developer’s agreement.
The special meeting was held specifically to address details within a proposed agreement with Brett Charvat, who aims to develop the Tumbleweed Addition on Beulah’s north side.
Councilors took about half of the hour-long meeting to firm up the details and make a motion that moved the agreement forward before taking turns on other questions the agreement might bring forward.
Mayor Darrell Bjerke noted how Charvat had indicated he was agreeable to funding part of the escrow out-of-pocket. Councilor Kathy Kelsch then brought the councilors up-to-date on what had brought them to this point. She began by stating that the process had been slowly moving forward since before Christmas. In that time the original developer’s agreement had been seen by individual councilors and legal counsel for both the city and Charvat.
She said some minor changes included exclusion of the word “affordable” from the types of houses to be developed and the completion date being changed. Another substantial change involved including language that declared that the city would decide to provide infrastructure such as curb-and-gutter work.

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