City commission approves terms for DSU permit

Madison City Commissioners have approved the terms and conditions for Dakota State University’s permit to occupy the right-of-way for parking near the university’s Van Eps Place housing.  Van Eps Place is located near the intersection of Northwest 3rd Street and North Van Eps Avenue, in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church’s former convent building, and provides housing for up to 23 DSU students. 

During the commissioners’ meeting Monday, City Administrator Jameson Berreth outlined some of the details of the terms and conditions that he said were put together through meetings of himself, Mayor Marshall Dennert, City Attorney David Jencks, and the City Engineer’s Office.  One of the things he pointed out was the size of the parking spaces.

Discussion was also held about snow removal from the property.  As part of the terms and conditions for DSU’s permit, it states that it should be done “as soon as reasonably possible” and should be cleared to the south and the west away from the intersection and not deposited in the street.  

Berreth said that there will also be a six foot tall privacy fence installed on the south side of the property.