Burn Out Competition Being Requested, American Broadband Proposing Zero Dollar Fee For Fiber Strands

WAYNE – A couple of action items along with several resolutions will be addressed during the regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m.

From the Council Chambers inside the City Hall, City of Wayne resident, BJ Woehler at 902 Bressler Court will be in attendance as he is requesting for a waiver to not install a sidewalk at his residence on Bressler Court. In description requested on the topic, Woehler writes ‘…the lot is in a cul-de-sac and my neighbors do not extend to my property line and stop short at their driveway’.

Another action item will pertain to closing 5th Street from Main Street to Pearl Street for a ‘Burn Out Competition” during Cruise Night or Chicken Days. Dustin Soden is making this request as event insurance is required for anyone wishing to use city right-of-way. Council will discuss this topic further during Tuesday night’s meeting as WAED is being asked whether or not this could fall under their “event insurance coverage”.

American Broadband representatives will also attend Tuesday evening’s meeting proposing a monthly fee that the City of Wayne pays just under $1,000 to $0. The City of Wayne currently leases fiber strands from ABB. These strands connect City Hall to other City of Wayne properties as well as their main line from WSC. ABB has also indicated the City of Wayne could add additional strands to their system at no charge.

Several other resolution items will also follow. Councilmembers will look to accept work on the “Greenwood Cemetery – West Driveway Project” and authorize the final payment to TR Harris Construction, Inc. in the amount of $75,350.

They also include approving an addendum to agreement between the City of Wayne and Wayne Country Club. The City of Wayne is wanting to provide water to the golf course from well number 6 instead of well number 7.

Another Memorandum of Understanding will also be between the City of Wayne and Wayne Area Economic Development regarding “Public Art”.

Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation is making a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for owner-occupied rehabilitation. The amount is for $250,000 as there is no match. Mayor Cale Giese is being requested to sign a form as chief elected officer of the City of Wayne to be attached to the grant application. Dr. Mytzy Rodriguez-Kufner will be available to answer any questions Tuesday.

Council will also look to set their Budget Work Sessions for July 20 and August 3.

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