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Zoning Changes Approved For West Houghton Subdivison Project

One less concern for the developers of a new subdivision in west Houghton–the Houghton City Council Wednesday approved a resolution to change the zoning of a portion of the property on the hill from Community Business to One-Family Residential.

Moyle Construction is the project developer.

In other business, work on 509 Shelden is underway. The building had sustained considerable damage during a fire in downtown Houghton in July.

City Manager Eric Waara said cleanup and shoring work will be done by the owner to get through the winter.

An effort is being made to get the first floor open for business as soon as possible.

Good news for those waiting for their recyclable containers from the city–all 500 of them arrived in Houghton on Tuesday.

City Manager Eric Waara said a fire at the factory delayed the order of the containers.

They will begin distributing them to residents starting today.

There will be about 50 left for purchase at the City Center on a first come first serve basis.

Now that the city has a new fire truck, time to look into purchasing a new police vehicle.

The Houghton City Council approved a resolution to apply for a Rural Development grant through the USDA for the new unit.

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