Granite City Economic and Development Committee holds business discussion at meeting
Members of the Granite City Economic and Development Committee met Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the Granite City Economic and Development Committee:
ECONOMIC & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MINUTES
AUGUST 2, 2016
PAUL JACKSTADT RON SIMPSON
NIKKI PETRILLO DAN MCDOWELL
BRIAN KONZEN ED HAGNAUER
JUDY WHITAKER DON THOMPSON
BILL DAVIS WALMER SCHMIDTKE
BOB PICKERELL GERALD WILLIAMS
Alderman Jackstadt called the Economic Development Committee Meeting to order.
Jackstadt stated that first is an Ordinance amending Ordinance #8432 as to procedure for receiving downtown improvement grant and turned over to Attorney Leo Konzen. Attorney Leo Konzen stated this would change the procedure for Ordinance 8423 the TIF grants. The TIF program was installed to allow improvements to the facade as well as code compliances to buildings downtown. The current Ordinance states that the applicant would file application, and then it would be sent to the grant review board, and then sent to the HARC Committee, then on to the council for approval. Then the applicant then could do the work and be reimbursed. The Ordinance that is being presented tonight states that once the application is filed with the Economic Director and when it is found complete; the building owner would be able to go ahead and spend the money to start the project (taking the risk of being approved or not for the grant).Tonight we are asking for approval on the amended Ordinance.
Motion by Jackstadt, second by Thompson to approve the Ordinance amending Ordinance no. 8423 as to procedure on applying for Grant. All Voted Yes. Motion Carried.
Jackstadt stated that next we have a letter for Kit Gitcho to purchase 1329 Niedringhaus Ave.
Discussion by the Mayor the Council about first purchasing the property at 1329 Niedringhaus Ave. then the regulations and stipulations for new construction and the codes that must be followed.
Jackstadt stated this property will be discussed at a later date.
Jackstadt stated that next is the property at 2826 and 2830 Victory Dr. they would like to donate to the City for this year’s taxes.
Discussion by the Mayor and Council about the property.
Jackstadt stated that we recommend that the Mayor’s office try to pursue a rehabber for the home and we will revisit it in thirty days.
Motion by Jackstadt, second by Thompson to adjourn. All Voted Yes. Motion Carried.
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