City Council is accepting applications for qualified and interested volunteers to fill a vacant position on the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission mission includes development of the Master Plan and Master Plan Updates, review and approve site plan developments, review and approve special land use requests, review and make recommendations to City Council on all rezoning requests, and review and recommend changes to the Zoning Ordinance.
Report from Financial advisers
Vettraino, of Vettraino Consulting, and John Kaczor, of
Municipal Analytics, presented their final report on a review of
the City’s long-range financial plan, with a close look at
infrastructure costs, pension funding, and expenditures and
liabilities. To fund road improvements, the advisers recommended
securing a $3.2 million bond (@ 3.5%) with funds generated by a
.97 millage. If City Council approves a millage request, it will
be placed on the November 2018 ballot.
Zoning section: Six ordinance amendments were presented for either first reading or second reading and approval.
The new housing director who manages the Allen Terrace senior apartment complex on High Street started her new job just before a cold snap of single-digit temperatures, and got to know the residents more quickly since no one wanted to venture outside.
Dogs on leash at condo commons
Council waived the second reading and approved a change to
ordinance 10.2, which now prohibits dogs from running at large
on condominium common areas.
Rental agreement – City Council agreed to rent the City-owned home at 315 Griswold located just north of Mill Race Village to the Living, Learning Enrichment Center for the monthly rate of $1,300.