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The Lyndon City Council approved de-znnexation of 20 acres of the proposed Rockin-Z addition, pending county approval.

Wayne White | Managing Editor

LYNDON—During several closed door meetings last week, the Lyndon City Council hashed out two unrelated agreements – one to de-annex about 20 acres of land from the city, and the other to outline terms of the city clerk’s resignation.

During a July 2 council meeting, council members met in executive session with city attorney Pat Walsh to discuss attorney-client privileged information. Afterward, the council voted to de-annex part of 67 acres of land that was the site of a proposed housing development at the north edge of Lyndon.

In April 2008, Steven and Shelley Zerr approached the city with a plan to develop more than 60 residences and 18 acres of business spaces on 67 acres of land they own on the east side of U.S.
Highway 75. The city later agreed to annex the land into the city. In May, Steve Zerr sent a letter to the city council, asking that the property be “released” from the city limits.

Zerr said after four years, “we’ve not been able to reach a point where we can ever turn a shovel full of dirt,” and the couple had since developed another plan. He said after determining the amount of funds needed to extend utilities to the proposed subdivision, the developers realized the city could not bear the cost.

Lyndon City Administrator Kim Newman said a preliminary estimate to extend sewer and water to the subdivision is $350,000.
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