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After KXLG News published two articles about the historic “Olive Place” now located at 14e Ave N, the municipal council had on the agenda to approve a schedule for the completion of the project to receive an extension of the building permit.

KXLG Exclusive – Interview with Owners of Historic ‘Olive Place’ Home – Complete Restoration to Period Style

Community Development Manager Brandi Hanten explained more…

We have attached the documents related to the agenda indicating the arrangements and work to be completed.

Jay Grabow, owner of Grabow Construction, spoke…

As noted in the previously attached articles, these rare supplies really slowed down the completion process. He invites the Council to come and visit the house. They hope to finish the pitch by the end of September, then all the rotting bits outside the house and painting should start in the first part of next year…

Councilor Tupper commented…

Grabow later received praise from Tupper for taking on such an important project and not taking what he said personally.

Councilor Danforth spoke, implying a clarification of his comments at the last meeting…

Historic House Reconstruction Becomes a Public Nuisance – Council Files Multiple Complaints

Danforth says he spoke with Director of Public Works Heath VonEye to find out if the city’s ordinance is fair, especially for historic home renovations. Councilor Vilhauer asked Hanten to take care of the outer “pillars” that were in danger of being misplaced.

Grabow commented on this situation, but not without Hanten continuing to clarify…

The Council then approved it unanimously.