Garner City Council To Discuss Downtown Revitalization

The Garner City Council will meet Tuesday at 7pm in the Garner City Hall to go over the  Downtown Revitalization Grant. The council will review and approve Resolution 2014-46 which is a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program contract between the City of Garner and the Iowa Economic Development Authority for facade renovations of downtown buildings.

They will also review an Engineering Agreement or Resolution 2014-47. This is  a professional service agreement between the City of Garner and Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. for engineering services related to GMC Leasing’s proposed housing development on the old Army Reserve Center. The proposal has been brought before the council at another meeting and the council agreed to discuss it on Tuesday.

The Garner City Council will the review and approve Resolution 2014-48 which relates to setting employee wages and salaries for Fiscal Year 2015 which began July 1, 2014 and ends on June 30, 2015.

The Hejlik’s 2nd Subdivision Covenant Amendment  will also be reviewed. This is an amendment that will allow a single attached garage on Lot-30 only, of the Hejlik’s 2nd Subdivision. Almost all lots have multiple garages, but the design on Lot 30 calls for a single garage

Based on pressure from city employees, the council will review, discuss, and clarify the City’s 3-mile residency requirement. The employees can live up to three miles outside of city limits, but there is a vague clarification as to what is the three miles. Is it as the crow flies from city limits or as the car drives from city limits? The car would take into account street miles to get to the house instead of living three miles away in a straight line from city limits. The shortest car route would be taken into account as the standard.

Finally, the council will deal with correspondence on the June Park & Rec Board Meeting Minutes have to do with a Time Extension Request from Nettleton Excavating on the 2013 Street & Utility Extension Project.Nettleton is looking for additional time to complete the project which has been held up by weather and flooding.