City Council To Hear Second Readings On A Trio Of Ordinances, Discuss CRA Request

WAYNE – Just like in the month of February, Wayne City Council will hold their first of two regularly scheduled meetings in the month of March on the 1st starting at 5:30 p.m.

From the council chambers inside City Hall, an action request is being made by the Wayne County Ag Society to forgive the January 15 – February 15 sewer bill usage because of a water leak. Doug Temme, President of Wayne County Ag Society will be present.

Heather Headley, Library Director will then provide a report from the Wayne Public Library followed by an action on the submission of the Wayne Senior Center’s Fiscal Year 2022 detailed plan of operation budget to the Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging. This is an annual action required to apply for and receive about $40,000 – $60,000 per year in state subsidies for Senior Center meals and meals on wheels.

Ordinances will include second readings for amending the future land use map of the comprehensive plan for the City of Wayne; amending the zoning map (Sanctuary Apartments, LLC); annexing real estate Lot 1 (Logan Valley Industrial Park) and direct the sale of Lot 3 (southeast addition) from the City of Wayne to R. Perry Construction, Inc.

An action item that was tabled last meeting will return being a purchase agreement with R. Perry Construction, Inc.

Also, one bid was received pertaining to the “2022 Aquarius Tank Diffuser Replacement Project”. More information will be addressed during Tuesday’s meeting.

Council will then hear more about an amendment to an original contract between the City of Wayne and Carlson West Povondra Architects. This will include additional engineering services to perform a new programming, schematic design and cost estimation of the Wayne Community Activity Center as a result of the City entering into an Interlocal Agreement with Wayne Community Schools to facilitate cooperation and coordination on the planned improvements to the activity center, with the same to be billed on an hourly basis.

Another approval item will be the “Northeast Nebraska 911 Regional Interlocal Agreement” between the City of Wayne, City of Norfolk, City of South Sioux City, Cedar County, Dakota County, Dixon County and Knox County to share emergency 911 call handling computer hardware. This agreement has been in the works for a couple of years working jointly with other dispatch centers in the northeast region. This venture made Norfolk and South Sioux City the two ‘Host’ dispatch centers that will house and maintain all of the infrastructure equipment for 911 calls.

A discussion item will then return to the council regarding the Wayne Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) to purchase a lot or multiple lots from the City of Wayne. The CRA made a motion to ask Council to consider giving them Lot 23 (Southview II Addition) in which to place/move the house at 711 Main Street to. Also, CRA members would take the other two lots in the area to market for the City of Wayne if granted permission.

Closing out the meeting will be the approval of the Wayne ‘Community Housing Study’ with Strategies for Affordable Housing.