City Administrator Michael Giffen sends council several email updates each month. He is now putting together a more formal monthly report to post on the city website and to share with the public so they can have a better idea of things that are going on and/or coming up in the future. When space is available, this information will be published in the paper, but Michael’s monthly report will always be available each month on our online blog www.daytoncommunitynews.com .
The month of March was filled with a lot of budget work and contained a lot of meetings with various organizations and citizens of the community. Notably:
The Finance Committee is set to meet with The Mayor, Donna, and I on 3/28 to review first drafts of the FY2019 Budget. Van Gorder, Walker, & Company will give a brief overview of our audit at the April Council meeting.
Eight (8) applications were received by the City of Bellevue for the open Fire Chief position. The resumes have been turned over to Mayor Boruske and Mayor Riehl for review. There is no immediate timeline on when the position will be filled.
April Council Meeting
Municipal Aid Projects:
Bids for Sixth Avenue Street Lighting Project:
Bids for Surplus Property: 207 Fifth
Arlington Properties Agreement in Lieu of Taxes:
This is related to the Industrial Revenue Bond Agreement I sent out earlier in the month to Council for review. This deals with the 14 acre multi-family development at Manhattan Harbour that was approved by the Planning and Zoning Board in January 2018.
As it reads, the developer will pay the school 65% of the taxes the school would have received as a result of the project, known as a PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) every year for the term of the bond and will also receive a lump sum payment of $250,000. The incentive for the school is that it receives $250,000 it can use at its discretion and the project will not be included in the schools formula for receiving funds from the state.
The city’s only involvement in the agreement is that we are acting as the sponsoring agency on the bonds. We are not responsible for the payment of any bonds, nor do we have anything at risk.
Redknot Homes TIF Agreement:
Redknot Homes has been asking for the city to create a TIF agreement for their 19 single-family home project off of O’Fallon, 10th and Walnut. After their initial offer was denied, they have since been meeting with the Mayor, myself, and the Economic Development Committee of Council off and on for the last 3 months.
The group made a final offer, which was agreed upon by Redknot. The next step is for this proposal to come before council for a discussion and a vote. Mark Pottenbaum of Redknot will be at the April meeting should you have any questions of him.
Work is progressing on the Gateway Apartment Site. Arlington Properties hopes to close on the 14 acre development site for their project in April. Paving of phase II of the Boulevard should be completed any week now, weather permitting.
The Planning and Zoning Board (Video of Meeting Online) approved the vacancy of Dodd Drive and portion of Front Street at their 3/21 rescheduled meeting.
Riverfront Commons (Design Phase):
KZF is desperately trying to complete the design for Phase I of the Riverfront Commons Trail, but they are being held up by final State approval. We have a conference call scheduled for 3/29 to work out some details. The USACE also needs to give a final permit before the design can be completed.
Sidewalk Improvement Project (Design Phase):
Recommendations were taken from the Main Street Board on some of the preliminary design work along the avenue with the bump-outs. That information was submitted to GRW, Inc.
Homeland Security Camera Project:
Project should be completed and fully reimbursed in April/May 2018.
Economic Development Sub-Committee Meeting – April 10th (Tentative)
Comprehensive Plan Meeting – April 11th
Submitted by: Michael Giffen, City Administrator
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