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Clear Lake council approves final vote on Sunset Elementary School rezoning

Clear Lake City Council (File photo)

CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s City Council last night approved the final reading of the ordinance changing the zoning of the former Sunset Elementary School so it can be used by the Clear Lake Classical private school as their new building. The building’s owner Dolly James LLC of Cedar Falls requested that the property be rezoned from public to medium-density single-family residential so it could be used as a private school. The city’s Planning & Zoning Commission voted in January to recommend the change to the council. The Clear Lake Classical School must apply for a conditional use permit with the city’s Board of Adjustment to operate the facility. 


=== The council without discussion last night also approved the second reading of an ordinance that would increase the compensation for the city’s elected officials. Council member pay would be raised from $2500 a year to $3600, while the mayor’s salary would increase by $900 to $8400 a year. If approved on final reading in two weeks, the increases by law would not take effect until January of next year after council elections this fall.

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