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Creation Church Seeks annexation

Perham's newest church is poised to develop a permanent home, and a request for annexation and sewer-water have been submitted to the city.

New Creation Lutheran Church has petitioned the Perham City Council to an-nex 4.85 acres formerly owned by the Haverland family. The undeveloped parcel is west of Pamida.

The annexation, which was discussed at the April 12 city council session, will be the subject of a hearing May 10, 5:15 p.m. at city hall.

Along with annexation, the council heard a report from Jade Berube, city engi-neer with Ulteig, that out-lined a water and sewer ex-tension.

The estimated cost of $67,000 would be assessed to the church and a neighboring parcel, owned by Perham Development. Each property would be assessed at about $33,000 for the city water-sewer extension.

The church would be served by a private road, which extends from Coney Street to the church property.

The road would not be blacktopped, developed and maintained by the city. The present unpaved road serves only the church property and a neighboring residential lot.