TROY — Council approved to lease the marina building to a community organization to streamline the bid process and keep information confidential during the tenant search process on Monday.
Council members excused Tom Kendall and Bobby Phillips from the meeting.
Both Kendall and Phillips serve on the Community Improvement Corp. board. A meeting regarding the lease of the marina meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at City Hall.
At the finance committee meeting, Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington said the CIC would hold the lease to the marina as a mechanism to conduct business to help secure a lease for the building without the city’s government bureaucracy, rules, and bid obligations slowing down the building’s potential leaseholder process.
The CIC would pay the city $1 per year for the lease. The lease with the CIC would include a five-year contract with two possible five-year extensions.
According to the committee report, “The CIC, as an agent and arm of the city, will provide protection and work in the best interest of the city through this lease and be able to offer confidentiality for potential vendors, more flexible bidding terms, and more freedom in negotiating a final contract to get the best possible tenant(s) for the Marina Building.”
The CIC has mainly been inactive since 1987 after rule changes made the organization’s role became obsolete to obtain bonds. The organization was active in the 1970s and early 1980s to create 19 industrial revenue bonds, according to Titterington.
The CIC is made up of 13 members — six of which are city council members or staff — and meet once a year.
In other news:
Council voted 6-1 to amend the city’s fence ordinance. Council member Robin Oda voted against the ordinance to amend the city’s fence provisions and zoning code to clarify fences as accessory structures under the zoning code. The proposed changes are to permit fences to be erected on the rear property line, to amend the definition of “fence” to include the word “accessory” and to clarify that the principal structure’s setback line on a property. Property owners could request variances if the provisions are found difficult to follow, according to the staff reports.
The proposed change are to permit fences to be erected on the rear property line, to amend the definition of “fence” to include the word “accessory” and to clarify that the principal structure’s setback line on a property. Property owners could request variances if the provisions are found difficult to follow, according to the staff reports. Council member Robin Oda asked Titterington if the amended fence ordinance would prevent the owner from fencing in an empty lot.
Oda asked Titterington if the amended fence ordinance would prevent the owner from fencing in an empty lot.
Titterington said the amended ordinance is to clarify that owners cannot fence in a vacant lot. There is only one fenced-in vacant lot in the city and the city denies applications requesting to fenced-in empty lots.
Oda asked if an owner had a two separate, but adjoining lots and wanted to fence-in the property, would they be able to do so. Titterington said they could combine the lots to make a single lot and fence the property, but they could not fence-in the adjoining lot separately. Oda said she did not agree with the amended proposal as presented.
Resident and former city planning and zoning manager Steve Kalamar also expressed his opinion that residents should be able to put any fence up on their property and council should strike the proposed amended fence ordinance.
The following rezoning issues were unanimously approved: Hobart Institute Welding Technology rezoning request to expand the school’s parking lot; the 117-acre Huelskamp Farm from county agriculture and floodplain zoning to R-4 single-family residential district; and two parcels of city property adjacent to Treasure Island Park from county flood plain zoning to city local retail district.
Council also approved the city’s resolutions for the Tax Incentive Review Council’s Towne Park TIF and the Enterprise Zone agreements to continue as proposed.
Council adjourned in executive session to discuss public employee compensation. No action was taken and the regular meeting was adjourned.
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