City to discuss Meadowlark access

Residents along Meadowlark Drive, just west of Dakota Square Mall, may be getting better access in and out of their neighborhood under a plan expected to come before the Minot City Council Monday.

Blake Krabseth, city council member, told the Minot City Council’s Public Works and Safety Committee Wednesday that a proposal has been developed in conversations with the neighborhood that would allow for a second access onto 16th Street Southwest.

The plan requires buying out a house and creating a signaled intersection at 16th Street and 31st Avenue Southwest. Krabseth said a homeowner is interested in selling, and the developer of a commercial project is willing to incorporate the work through a development agreement with the city.

The council is expected to get more details about the plan Monday.

The committee also asked the city attorney to investigate ways that the city might prevent parked vehicles from blocking delivery of mail to residential boxes. Council member Kevin Connole cited a conflict existing in one neighborhood, where residents of an apartment complex use street parking in front of homes, blocking mail boxes. He suggested drafting an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of mail boxes.