Council talks about new industrial park

Sisters Kendra and Keira Long of Humboldt enjoyed ice skating Monday at the city fish ponds along 13th Street South. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

The Humboldt City Council wants new business and industry but it also seeks to be good neighbors to rural landowners in the area.
At Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting, two local property owners Tim Burres and Louis Fallesen addressed the Council about the proposed voluntary annexation of 133 acres located north of the current Northwest Industrial Park on 16th Avenue North.
The property is the Ben Bjornsen estate located north 16th Avenue North (also known as 215th Street) and east of Kentucky Avenue on the northwest edge of the city limits.
The Humboldt County Development Association (HCDA) in an agreement with the city, purchased the property last year for future industrial development.
Burrres said he wanted more information about the project. Humboldt County Development Director Alissa O'Connor, who was contacted after the meeting, said the Humboldt County Development Association and the city of Humboldt have done everything by the book in regard to public notification and process. A public hearing on the voluntary annexation of the site into the corporate city limits was postponed Monday. Read more in this week's Humboldt Independent.

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