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April 2, 2013

Nursing home moves ahead in WP

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Council member Bernard Suchocki said he believes he should feel confident that everything is being addressed during the process. 

The council should feel confident that the plat went through the right people and the right questions were asked and everything is fine, Suchocki said. 

They shouldn’t have to ask the question that Martin asked, Suchocki said, and council member Amy Podany said she concurred with his statement. 

City administrator Matt Shaffstall told the council the city is updating the process a development goes through, as was discussed in previous meetings. 

“[We’re] really trying to do our due diligence in examining the process for annexation, the process for a plat, the process for zoning changes, the process for site plans,” Shaffstall said. “And along that, staff has redeveloped a new checklist style application to go with it. This application, since it was started under the old application, you can’t really change it all midstream, but it was actually completed under both.” 

“I do think that helps address it,” Shaffstall added. “But I agree. I do think there are some other issues for us to talk about as far as increasing the confidence of the council, the planning and zoning commission and, ultimately, the public in the work product the staff puts out. But we can probably discuss that at another venue.”

A site plan for the facility is expected to go before the council in April.

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