City Council discusses changing ordinance to allow in-home hair salon


City Council discusses changing ordinance to allow in-home hair salon

By Shiloh Appel

During the Monday, May 4th meeting of the Redfield City Council via Zoom, the council discussed allowing Jessica Muellenberg, who formerly ran her business out of the Dakota Tan and Hair building on Main Street, to run a hair salon business out of her home.

“Jessica lives over by the lake…She has an outside entrance to her basement and she would like to move her shop down there. It has it’s own entrance. It’s own restroom facilities. It is actually set up really nice for what they need,” said Chairperson Randy Maddox. “The problem is, it’s not zoned commercial.”

Discussion ensued about avenues that could be taken to allow the business to operate despite the current city ordinance requiring commercial zoning.

“The two options are a special exception to you guys’s ordinance — which is a public hearing and that whole lovely shebang. Or, you guys could change the ordinance to allow this type of business in a home occupation residential. Those are your two options,” said Finance Officer, Adam Hansen.

The general consensus of the discussion was to draft a new ordinance to allow for the business to operate in a residential home.

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