A site plan for South Story Bank and Trust’s new location across from the north Casey’s General Store in Huxley has been approved.

The Huxley City Council approved the plan, with two contingencies, during their regular meeting Tuesday, April 9. One of those contingencies involves waiving the city’s requirements to have a curb and gutter system in the parking lot. Huxley City Clerk Jolene Lettow said the bank is trying to "go green" with their future property. By not having a curb and gutter system, any water that accumulates on the bank’s parking lot will run off naturally into the nearby watershed, rather than being slowed down or held in the curb and gutter system.

The second contingency was temporarily waiving the requirement to install a sidewalk along the property. Lettow said the bank will not need to add a sidewalk until other entities have occupied the adjoining property.

Also on the agenda was the first reading of an ordinance that would amend the city’s driveway definitions and regulations. If approved, the ordinance would require all driveways along the sides of houses to be paved - gravel driveways would no longer be allowed. Existing side driveways would be able to remain gravel. The ordinance will need to pass two more readings before it will be enacted.

A liquor license for Victor’s Mexican Restaurant was also approved during the meeting. The restaurant is located north of Subway in the Ballard Plaza.

The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m.