REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING
July 25, 2011
The regular meeting of the City of
Commissioner Mammolenti moved to approve the minutes of the June 27, 2011, meeting. Commissioner Troiola seconded; motion carried.
BID OPENING FOR CITY-OWNED PARCELS
Mrs. Timmer said the Department recently advertised three (3) vacant lots for sale:
ADDRESS BIDDER BID AMOUNT
Commissioner Troiola moved to accept the bid from Del Laidig for
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Commissioner O’Dell moved to accept the bid from Mishawaka Office, LLC for 420 LWW in the amount of $5,000.00. Commissioner Troiola seconded; motion carried.
Mrs. Timmer said the adjacent property owner of
Mrs. Timmer provided the following updates to the Commissioners:
Retail Property Development, LLC has been in frequent contact with us regarding their plans for the three
Rieth-Riley has removed the pavement from the existing northbound lanes from Lincolnway to the bridge. They are currently installing new storm and sanitary sewer for the new northbound lands and the new Police Station parking lot located on the east side of Church. This phase of construction is expected to be completed in mid-September.
Appraisals have been prepared and offers have been made on the four parcels required for this project. Specifications are currently under review.
Niblock Excavating is the contractor. Pavement removal is complete on
This project will be bid in July 2011 and awarded in August. Construction is expected to begin after Labor Day.
John Boettcher Sewer & Excavation is the contractor. Bridge installation is scheduled for the week of July 25. Bridge footing construction is in progress. Sanitary Sewer installation is also scheduled for the week of July 25.
Drainage studies, lane configuration plans, corridor aesthetic enhancements and geotechnical investigations are all underway.
Demolition of 413 and
R & R Excavating has completed demolition and has graded and hydroseeded the site. Erosion fabric has been installed on the sloped areas, and ground cover will also be planted in those areas to eliminate the need for mowing.
Kil Architecture and Planning, the project architect, reviewed the qualifications received from general contracting firms. It was determined that all ten (10) companies meet the minimum requirements established in the Request for Pre-Qualifications:
Thompson Thrift Construction
D. J. Construction
Brown and Brown General Contractors Wakarusa
Robert Henry Corporation
These ten (10) firms will be invited to bid on the construction project in September.
PY 2011 CDBG Funding
Mrs. Timmer said information was included in this month’s packets showing how program funding was reduced to offset our CDBG grant reduction for 2011. Also included was a history of our CDBG entitlement. Cuts for 2012 are estimated to be anywhere from 9% - 60%. As mentioned at the June meeting, Mrs. Timmer met with the Mayor and the City Controller to discuss options for the Department if funding is cut as severely as some predict.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 (NSP1)
Habitat for Humanity has completed two builds this summer that utilized NSP1 funds:
A lot in
Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3)
Owner of 22 vacant or foreclosed properties in our NSP3 target area have been contacted. Two properties have been appraised, and pending approval from the State Historic Preservation Officer, we will make offers to purchase those properties.
Summer of Service Program
The weekend of July 15-17, Rivervalley and
The same weekend,
The weekend of July 22-24
FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM
Construction is underway at four of our five houses: 611 E. 3rd, 311 Cleveland,
The buyers of the home at
LEASE AGREEMENT - 817 CHRISTYANN
Client #867 heads a household of four. The family’s annual income of $28,388 is at approximately 48% AMI for
Due to the increase in annual income, the recommendation is to raise the client’s rent from $230.00 to $240.00 per month. The clients have made steady progress toward improving their family’s financial situation, so it is reasonable to increase their rent accordingly. Their Housing to Income Ration, if rent was increased, would be 20.7%. Their Expense to Income Ratio, if monthly rent was increased, would be 55.7%. Commissioner O’Dell moved to increase the rent to $240.00 per month. Commissioner Mammolenti seconded; motion carried.
RELEASE OF MORTGAGE (4)
The terms of the five-year Real Estate Retention Agreement for lead work performed at
The property at
The property at
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RESOLUTION 2011-11: APPROVING THE HIRING OF A PROGRAM COORDINATOR
This resolution allows the Department to hire Marilyn Nelums to fill the position of Program Coordinator. Approximately 60 resumes were received, three people were interviewed, and Ms. Nelums was determined to be the best fit for the position. The annual salary for the position is $33,615. This was advertised as a Long-Term Temporary Position. We wanted to make sure that the person accepting the job understood that it would be eliminated if our funding cuts in 2012 are as drastic as predicted. Commissioner O’Dell moved to approve the hiring of Marilyn Nelums as Program Coordinator. Commissioner Troiola seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner O’Dell said he noticed on a recent trip to
The next regular meeting of the Redevelopment Commission will be Monday, August 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.
Respectfully submitted: Approved:
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Kari Myers, Administrative Planner M. Gilbert Eberhart, President
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Lory L. Timmer, Community Development Director