by Cori Hilsgen
The St. Joseph City Council approved a new townhome development at their March 6 meeting.
The development by JLT Partnership will be located north of Elena Lane off 4th Avenue SE and includes two three-unit and two two-unit townhomes. The area currently includes single-family homes and a 60-unit apartment building, Graceview Estates Apartments.
Council members also voted to move forward with bids for maintenance work on the existing water tower located near the Wobegon Trailhead.
Council members also approved the staggering of terms for the Human Rights Commission. The Joint Human Rights Board requested member cities to approve the amendment to the joint-powers agreement to stagger the terms for the commission. The staggering of terms will prevent all members’ terms from expiring at one time and helps retain experience and knowledge of members as time goes on.