Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the July 10, 2007 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. The Pledge to the Flag was recited. Roll call was taken with council members James Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith, and David Crane and Attorney Henry L. Antonini present.
The minutes of the June meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Tonya and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Teresa advised that the lot next to the park is for sale at $18,900. It was advised that Tony Avenatti owns the lot and Teresa is to ask if he is interested in donating it to the town.
It was advised that the lot on Towne Street now has black snakes on the property. Henry advised that the owner needs to be given a citation and a set number of days to clean up the lot. The complainant advised that she would be moving due to this ongoing situation.
Scott Craig, attorney for Willie Wyres explained the tax abatement process and asked that the council approve the abatement and begin the process. It was pointed out that the property does not receive an abatement, only the improvement on the land and that taxes are increased over the next 10 years to reach 100%. The liquor store portion of the building is not eligible for the abatement. Mr. Wyres will present his goals for the businesses as part of the abatement resolution. The first step in the process is to designate the area on Washington Street as an economic revitalization area.
Resolution 2007-1 A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN AREA COMMONLY IDENTIFIED AS 104 S. WASHINGTON ST. AS AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TARGET AREA FOR PURPOSES OF A TEN YEAR TAX ABATEMENT was read by title and a motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to pass said resolution. The motion carried by voice vote. The resolution will be presented at the next meeting for final vote.
Mr. Wyres also advised that he would be installing a sign approximately 20 feet high with the bottom being at least 8 feet off the ground.
A question was asked about replacing the bus stop shelter at 4th and Washington Streets that was destroyed by the storm. There are no plans to replace it at this time.
Questions were asked about lawn mowers being approved for transportation on the roadways. It was advised to check with Marshal Newman.
Parke and Towne are designated as alleys, because of this and the shortage of funds; there are no plans to pave these at this time.
A motion was made by Jim and seconded by Tonya to pay the Town claims in the amount of $10,243.23, the wastewater claims of $7,153.28 and the Water department claims in the amount of $10,299.57. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. with a motion by David and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer July 10, 2007