Public Hearing On Two Parcels Of Real Estate For Acquisition Among Council Agenda Items

WAYNE – With a pair of properties being highlighted during a public hearing, City of Wayne council members will hold their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.

From the council chambers inside City Hall, the meeting will open at 5:30 p.m. with a pair of Wayne Volunteer Fire Department applications for membership followed by another action item on Liquor License Manager Application of Phillip M. Anderson for Gander Foods, LLC (Godfather’s Pizza).

Nick Junck has purchased two lots in the Vintage Hill 3rd Addition and would like to eliminate the utility easement between the two lots to build on. Council will look to authorize the release and abandonment of the 14 foot utility easement located between the lots.

Payment items will include a final payment in the amount of $3,508.62 to Kay Contracting, Inc. for the “2022 Golf Course Sanitary Sewer Extension Project”; payment number one of $12,442 to OCC Builders, LLC for the Freedom Park Trailhead Project and payment number four in the amount of $273,176.69 to Robert Woehler & Sons Construction, Inc. for the “Chicago Street Improvements Project”.

An action request will come in front of council to use the Freedom Park Trailhead parking lot on Lincoln Street while closing off a small portion of Lincoln Street up to west 13th street. This would be for a Memorial Car Show on October 1 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. in honor of Bryan L. “Dink” Denklau.

A public hearing will take place for the acquisition of real estate of the Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation Building at 513 Main Street (part of lots 4 and 5 and all of Lots 6, 7, 8 and 9 and 16 feet of the vacated alley, Block 5) and Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation Parking Lot at 517 Logan Street (Lots 1, 2, 3 and eight feet of the vacated Alley, Block 6).

This building has more usable square footage than the existing City Hall as council will need to determine how much renovation will be needed for this property. Both properties are listed with White Farmhouse Realty with the asking price at $800,000.

In order for DGR Engineering to begin designing the “Northeast Substation Project”, a Task Order Amendment No. 4 has been prepared that defines the scope of work. If council would choose to do the generation, that task order can be added at a later time.

A resolution on ‘Ratifying City of Wayne Goals’ will also be addressed. These goals were established in 2021 and will show those that have been accomplished as well as the goals established this year. After each retreat, staff will bring a resolution forward ratifying previous goals and adding new ones.

Another resolution which was previously approved on August 3, 2021 will look to be rescinded before amending the same to approve the specifications and authorize the purchase of a 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe through the State Bid System. This was through the bid proposal received from Arnie’s Ford for $47,933. A second vehicle of a 2023 Foard Explorer PPU could also be accepted for $44.929. Chief of Police, Marlen Chinn is recommending to accepted the purchase of both vehicles as $90,000 was budgeted for the 2022-23 budget year for two vehicles.

Discussion on a possible agreement with Wayne Community Schools on the future of the community Activity Center land will also take place. With both being taxing entities, the City of Wayne would like to work with the school district to accomplish what is best for the taxpayer while still providing the services that they are expected to provide.

An update on the Bradley J. Woehler and Bradley F. Roberts vs. City of Wayne litigation matter will conclude Tuesday evening’s meeting.