The Minot City Council decided to approve the motion to move Home Sweet Home, in order to preserve what is now considered a historical structure.
This move will cost upwards of 600 thousand dollars. The council members admitted this was a staggering figure, but said it would cost more if the developers waited to move the structure and a delay could risk delaying the entire flood protection project.
"I'm concerned not just about the cost, but on the overall project. But the delay. We are living on borrowed time and I am very uncomfortable with that. particularly with people who won't even be protected by the 60% which will be done in eight or ten years if things go well. I just can't see jeopardizing the progress of this overall flood protection projects,” says Stephan Podrygula, a Minot alderman.
The council voted unanimously to move forward with relocating the structure.