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Council discusses zoning changes

Construction is beginning on the new 500,000 gallon water tower on the city of Humboldt's north side. The new water tower and the city's improvements to the municipal water plant are designed to provide a clean and consistent flow of water for many years to come. Humboldt Independent photo.

The Humboldt City Council discussed proposed zoning changes, passed cost of living increases for city water and sewer rates, and approved a loan and disbursement agreement finalizing the issuance of $6,814,000 in water revenue capital loan notes. The actions came at the council’s regular bi-monthly meeting on Monday.
The council passed a resolution setting Monday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m., as the date and time for a public hearing to review rezoning requests and recommendations approved by the Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission. The changes affect three parcels of land in the city and also incorporates a couple of wording changes to city zoning ordinances.
The areas covered include the recently annexed area (city compost pile) into the Northwest Industrial Park. It’s owned by the Humboldt County Development Association. It is currently zoned R1, single family home. Its use would be changed to I1, industrial use. The second area is a parcel of ground located just east of the Humboldt Municipal Airport on Highway 3, at the intersection of 19th Street North. It has been zoned R3, multiple family home, but is being sought to switch to C2, commercial, its original classification, so a storage building can be constructed there. The third parcel is the peninsula located between the mill race and the river, just north of the city of Humboldt park shed. It has been zoned mobile home, but is being recommended for change to R3, multiple family home, to more accurately reflect present and potential future use.
The other changes were to allow wood-framed structures in an industrial zone and to change the permissible commercial uses in a downtown district. The public hearing will be open to the public.