At their Jan. 13 meeting, the Wyoming City Council approved a series of actions and scheduled additional future action in preparation for the arrival of a Dollar General in Wyoming.

Wyoming City Clerk Sheri Tjaden said that the city learned late last month that developers intent on bringing a Dollar General to town had confirmed with the city that they were coming.

At their meeting, the council held a public hearing to vacate a portion of South Jackson Street, which is a portion of old railway bed. No comments were made on the issue and the city held the first reading to vacate that portion a portion of South Jackson Street and waived the final two readings, unanimously. That portion will form part of the retention basin for the property. Tjaden said that the plan was always to vacate the given portion once the city had a buyer for just that purpose.

Immediately following that approval, the council members voted to set a public hearing for the sale of the just-vacated property on Feb. 10. A second public hearing will be held that night for the designation of an Urban Renewal Area and the Urban Renewal Plan and Project, for which the planned Dollar General is the only property. The plan is to offer Tax Increment Financing rebates for the developer, though the plan is for the city to keep those funds for the first year to cover their legal costs.

In addition, the council members voted to apply for an Iowa Department of Transportation permit on behalf of the developer to widen the radius of the curb to allow semi traffic to navigate more easily.

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