City of Belleville Economic Development & Annexation Committee met July 5.
City of Belleville Economic Development & Annexation Committee met June 5.
Here is the agenda provided by the Committee:
MEMBERS: Alderman Jane Pusa, Ward 2 Present Alderman Kent Randle, Ward 3 Present Alderman Johnnie Anthony, Ward 4 Present Alderman Shelly Schaefer, Ward 5 Present Alderman Andy Gaa, Ward 6 Excused Alderman Dennis Weygandt, Ward 7 Present Alderman Roger Wigginton, Ward 8 Present Alderman Ken Kinsella, Ward 1, Chairman Excused
STAFF PRESENT: Annissa McCaskill, Economic Development, Planning, & Zoning Director Eric Schauster, Economic Development, Planning & Zoning Assistant Director
GUESTS PRESENT: Adam Hill, Kyle Anderson, Michael Hagberg, City Treasurer-Dean Hardt
The Economic Development and Annexation Committee meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. at the Fire Department, Administrative Building, 1125 S. Illinois St.
Acting Chairman Wigginton asked if there were any corrections to be noted for the May 3, 2017 meeting minutes. No corrections were made hence the minutes were accepted by the Committee. Acting Chairman Wigginton explained emergency procedures.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: None
1. Consider approval of an Inducement Resolution for proposed redevelopment projects located at 7009 W. Main St. and 8512 W. Main St.
Mr. Hill explained the proposed project stating that both properties will be demolished, improved, and redeveloped.
8512 W. Main is proposed to remain Single-Family residential living. 7009 W. Main (Rob Nora Apartments) is proposed to be a small subdivision, with six (6) to eight (8) building units.
Mayor Eckert explained the timeline of the condemnation process with the properties, and the negative impact they brought to the area. He voiced his approval of Mr. Hill's proposal.
Acting Chairman Wigginton also spoke in favor of the proposal and spoke on the importance of redeveloping the city's current infrastructure.
Mr. Hill gave more explanation on the unit designs and layout for the projects.
Mr. Hill agreed to allow the Fire & Police Dept.'s to use the properties for training facilities before demolition and after hazardous materials have been removed. Mayor Eckert noted that Council will hear this request before the agreement commences.
With no further discussion, Acting Chairman Wigginton asked for a motion. A motion was made by Jane Pusa to APPROVE the request. It was seconded by Shelly Schaefer with all present members voting in the affirmative. Motion carried 6-0.
2. Discussion regarding the Business Assistance Program and the Belleville Enterprise Zone.
Mr. Schauster carried the discussion regarding revisions to procedures related to the Business Assistance Program. No action required.
OLD BUSINESS: Mayor Eckert spoke on the Hofbrauhaus project. He has high hopes that the project will continue to move forward.
Mr. Schauster spoke on the Meredith Home proposed timeline of the project.
Mayor Eckert spoke on St. Elizabeth Hospital moving in November. Most of the original buildings on site may be demolished. He spoke on possible development or green space to take the place of the demolished structures.
OTHER BUSINESS: None
MOTION TO ADJOURN: Kent Randle made a motion to ADJOURN. It was seconded by Johnnie Anthony with all present members voting in the affirmative. Motion carried.
Acting Chairman Wigginton adjourned the meeting at 5:38 p.m.