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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 09/17/2020

At the September 17, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An ordinance for the disposition of real property located at 213 Bishops Glen Drive. This property was purchased by the City using US Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funds, as part of the 2019-11 Affordable Housing Program. The property is now being sold in accordance with that program in order to increase affordable housing in the City. The City Charter requires the Board of Aldermen approve the sale of any real property owned by the City.
  • A Cable Franchise Agreement with Shenandoah Cable Television, LLC (SHENTEL). The City currently maintains a cable franchise agreement with Comcast. This agreement will allow an additional competitive franchise to operate in the City.
  • A change order to the contract with Kinsley Construction, Inc. concerning the realignment of Butterfly Lane and construction of Contender Way through Westside Regional Park and parking lot C. Additional parking lots (B and C) were removed from the contract for budgetary reasons and planned for upcoming years. The City recently received state grant funding in the amount of $400,000 which will be added to the current CIP to allow construction of parking lot B at this time.
  • A change order to the contract with Kinsley Construction, Inc. concerning the realignment of Butterfly Lane for construction of drainage and stormwater management improvements to the existing Butterfly Lane.
  •  A resolution concerning waiver of parkland dedication requirements for the Hamilton Square development application. This project proposes to build five multifamily buildings, for a total of 80 units, between Hamilton and Pennsylvania Avenues. In requesting approval of the waiver, which is supported by both the Planning and Parks and Recreation Commissions, the developer asked for consideration of onsite amenities as well as proximity to Grove Park and Sagner Park.
  • A contract with Houck Construction, LLC for upgrades to the restrooms in City buildings. These upgrades, which would be funded by the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund, would create touchless facilities, increasing safety in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

More information on all agenda items can be found on the City website under Public Meetings/Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

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