On the Agenda: City Council Will Consider Special Assessment for South Street

Rochester City Council meets at 7:30 tonight.

Rochester City Council will meet tonight to consider development of a .

The district would involve the paving of 2,485 feet of South Street along with the installation of five-foot sidwalks on the south side of the street.

The total cost would be $703,552 which would be funded from the city's local streets fund. About half of the cost would be assessed on some business owners who would benefit from the paving, including BHB Investment Holdings, on part of the property. Business owners Anthony Korte Sr. and South Street Associates, owners of property at  would also be assessed.

If council members agree, they will hold a public hearing on the assessment district at an upcoming meeting.

The paving would be done in the summer or fall of 2012.

Also tonight, city council members will:

  • Consider a request to hold a block party this month on Krista Lane.
  • Consider a request for 10 private booths on the site of the former La Dolce Vita Spa during the September Art and Apples weekend. The city administration is recommending denial of the request.
  • Hear a presentation from Consumers Energy on residential energy programs.
  • Consider in the city.
  • Consider nominations to the City Beautiful Commission (Kristi deVaux) and the Downtown Development Authority (Paul Haig).
  • Consider a report and potential ordinance amendment that would regular cell towers and antennas.
  • Hear a request from the Historical Commission to use part of its budget to fund architectural services and a land survey at


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