Spencer City Council Chambers sign

First filing of IGL Construction property rezoning approved

The Spencer City Council may fast-track a request from IGL Construction that its property at 221 32nd Avenue West be rezoned from mobile home to A residential district. Council members approved the first of three filings of an ordinance approved the rezoning with a 7-0 vote. Ron Hanson, Ward 5 council member, asked City Attorney Don Hemphill how the process could be sped up. “I think you’re going to have the final plat before you at your next meeting,” Hemphill said. “Then if you want at that time, you could complete this rezoning.”

Mayor Kevin Robinson said the council could waive the required third reading at its next meeting later this month.

Spencer City Council Chambers sign

Council supports IGL Construction housing development

George Moriarty knows Spencer needs more housing. It make sense, then, that the at-large city councilman was excited to be part of a 7-0 unanimous vote Monday night approving a resolution of support for a housing project planned by IGL Construction at 221 32nd Avenue West. “Hallelujah!” Moriarty exclaimed following the vote. According to an agenda memo from city staff, the homes are meant “to meet the growing workforce housing need in the region.”