Public Hearings, City Council Budget Work Session On Tuesday Evening Agenda

WAYNE – A budget work session will conclude Tuesday evening’s Wayne City Council regularly scheduled meeting.

From the council chambers inside City Hall, the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an ordinance to authorize the release and abandonment of the 14’ utility easement located between two lots in the Vintage Hill 3rd Addition. A couple would like to eliminate utility easement between the two lots to build on.

An action item will then be brought forward to reconsider a marketing agreement with Utility Service Partners Private Label, Inc. (Line Warranties of America). Council approved the initial three-year agreement in 2019 and have received to date $2,788.57 in license fees for this service and should be receiving another payment in 2023. More information will be provided during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Four public hearings will follow starting with an amendment of Wayne Municipal Code in scheduling minimum off-street parking and loading requirements. The applicant, R. Perry Construction, Inc. is seeking to amend the code to change parking requirements for multi-family residential in R-4 District to 1.25 spaces per sleeping room.

A second public hearing will pertain to the redevelopment plan for the R. Perry Construction, Inc. Project requesting tax increment financing (TIF) consisting of two developmental activities which will all be a part of the overall project. “Project One” is the developmental of an apartment complex on the apartment site by the redeveloper, consisting of approximately 144 apartments in four apartment buildings with 36 apartments each while “Project Two” will be the creation of a four-acre (approximately) lake on the Lake Site.

The third public hearing is regarding a request to rezone from A-1 Agricultural to A-2 Agricultural Residential with the final public hearing considering another planning commission recommendation from the applicant of Nick Hochstein of Sharp Construction “Hochstein Estates Subdivision”.

Third and final readings of annexing real estate in the northeast quadrant of the City will follow the public hearings. Ordinances will be for Kardell Industrial Park; Great Dane Trailers; Department of Transportation Wayne Office and Heritage Homes.

Councilmembers will also act on a certificate of payment number two in the amount of $72,103 to Robert Woehler & Sons Construction, Inc. for the “Chicago Street Improvements Project”. This will be for work completed and approved by the engineer on the project.

Prior to Tuesday’s budget work session, council will take action on mayoral reappointments to the Planning Commission of Mark Sorensen, Jason Schulz and Jessie Piper (terms expiring 6/30/25); set an Open House for Stool to Cool Task Force on Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Wayne Community Activity Center for an information meeting to look at Olsson draft for lagoon development and then discuss regarding negotiations for the purchase of real estate at Lot 5, Kardell East 14th Street Addition and potentially more.