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Hillerud retains Planning Commission chair

The Jamestown Planning Commission will retain its same leadership for the coming year. Chairman David Hillerud and Vice Chairman Jane Trautman were both unanimously re-elected to their posts during the commission’s regular meeting Monday.

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The commission also requested more information from officials and landowners involved with a development southwest of Jamestown between the Buffalo Mall and Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

Harley Trefz, Planning Commission member, said the area is already seeing development while commission members have unanswered questions concerning drainage, storm water, fire protection and roads in the area.

The commission unanimously decided to invite landowners in the area, representatives of Stutsman Rural Water District and city officials to its March 10 meeting.

In other business, the commission approved a zoning change for a 4-acre parcel located northwest of Walmart from agriculture to local commercial. Developers plan a 40-unit apartment complex on the property.

The commission also approved zoning changes for Buchholtz Park and Pepper’s Dog Park from residential to public, open development and conservation. Hillerud said the actions were considered housekeeping and both passed unanimously.

A preliminary plat of Eventide Addition was also approved. The plat includes all of the old Riffe First Addition and lots 1 and 2 of block 4 of Hi-Acres Hillcrest Addition into a single plat as part of the renovation project underway at Eventide Hi-Acres.

Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at 701-952-8452 or by email at