The Pella City Council took the next steps in approving an industrial development led by the new Lely North America headquarters at their meeting Tuesday evening.

A public hearing was set for October 20th to approve voluntary annexation of the development, and a legal agreement, and preliminary plat for the project aiming to bring a new headquarters for the robotic milking company southwest of Exit 45 on Highway 163 were both approved.

Council also approved the street finance report for fiscal year 2020 and an application and agreement for a federal assistance grant for runway improvements at the Pella Municipal Airport.

Following the meeting, council held a policy and planning to discuss a new organization structure for the Pella Police Department, a reimbursement request to support Classic Aviation and their operations at the Pella Municipal Airport, and a 28E agreement with Marion County for extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction.