Council says ‘I do’ to bridal shop, housing plan

by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter

Contributing writer

The Otsego City Council approved plans for 16 new homes in the RiverPointe housing addition in the southeastern corner of the city at their regular meeting on May 28.

ProspectPointe, the newest addition to the RiverPointe neighborhood, will be located off of Radford Avenue on a soon-to-be built street, 58th Court. Christian Brother, who will be handling the project, will begin with by constructing a model home. The model home will be ready in time for the Parade of Homes this fall.

“It’s my understanding that these are some very attractive lots,” City Administrator Lori Johnson said. “These homes will be a great addition to Otsego.”

Also at the meeting, the council agreed to amend the ordinance regarding second-hand goods. A bridal shop, I Do Two-Bridal & Consignment, is opening in the Otsego Marketplace on Quaday Avenue.

The second-hand goods ordinance requires special licensure, with the intention of regulating pawn shops and precious metals dealers. It already had exceptions for things like garage sales and auctions. The amendment to the ordinance approved by the council expanded the exemptions from the special license for businesses buying and selling second-hand clothing, housewares, and similar items.

In other matters, the council announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the new soccer fields that are planned for Prairie Park. The event will take place  at 5:45 p.m. June 5. The soccer fields were largely made possible by a $100,000 donation from Three Rivers Soccer Association. The new fields and parking lot will be located on city-owned land just west of City Hall, across the street from the Prairie Park playground.

They also approved a special event permit for Boondox Bar & Grille to have live music 3-11 p.m. June 29 in their outdoor volleyball area.