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Rochester City Council tackles multiple issues

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ROCHESTER (KTTC) -- Rochester City Council moved plans forward for a new business, while approving settlement agreements for two groups on 2nd St. SW.

Monday night, the council passed a micro-brewer and tap-room license for Kinney Creek Brewery.

It will be located at 1016 7th St. NW in Rochester.

Also, The Tap House is coming to the Med City.

The council approved the bar's liquor license last January, but the company is continuing to address a small change in the company name.

They decided to table any further city council action until they can decide on that name change.

The Tap House will be located in the old Hight and Randall building on Historic Third in downtown.

Council members also approved settlement agreements for two groups on 2nd St. SW.

The settlements involve special assessments to rebuild parts of 2nd St.

Carmer Villas, LLC will be charged just over $44,000 in assessments.

Chabad-Lubavitch of Rochester Jewish Educational and Hospitality Center will pay just under $10,000.

The money covers street construction and sidewalk replacement.

Also, city council approved about $500,000 in federal grant money that will go towards community development.

About half of that money will help a home rehab program.

For example, if someone needs to fix their roof, they can borrow money from that fund.

"They pay back those funds at a very low rate and those funds are then recycled and loaned out again to other individuals. So it's a way to build and improve our community," said Randy Staver, interim city council president.

Council members also decided to indefinitely table the continued hearing on "Imagine Slatterly," that's an update on future plans for the Slatterly Park Neighborhood.

Another informational meeting on "Imagine Slatterly" will be held on October 9 at 7 p.m. at the Hawthorne Education Center.

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