Public Hearings On Acquisition Of Real Estate, Property Tax Request Among Council Agenda

WAYNE – Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the 2022-23 budget to be highlighted along with an update on litigation matter.

From Council chambers inside City Hall, Sandy Brown with the Wayne Green Team will first request her annual street closures for the Electronic Recycling Event.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 24 as westbound traffic will be closed on 3rd Street between Pearl and Lincoln Street while being changed to two lanes of eastbound traffic only from 7 until 10 a.m. Parking will be prohibited on 3rd Street between Pearl and Lincoln Streets beginning Friday, September 23.

A change order representing additional labor for repairs of media racks and weir replacement will next see action. This is in the amount of $19,002.75 to Philip Carkoski Construction and Trenching, Inc. for the “2022 Aquarius Tank Diffuser Replacement Project”. This also represents a one-month delay in the contract times of “August 1 to September 1.

The final payment for the project of $408,722.75 will then seek approval for work completed and approved by the project engineer.

A pair of public hearings will then follow with one pertaining to the acquisition of real estate being the Final Touch Property-Vakoc Construction Company as well as the tax asking/property tax levy.

Councilmembers will also set the property tax request for 2022-23, approve the allowable 1% increase in base limitation of restricted funds’ budget before adopting the budget.

A trio of ordinances are on the agenda for approving the annual appropriation bill as well as amending parking in the southwest quadrant. Street and Planning Director, Joel Hanson has added restricted parking on the west side of the centerline of Lincoln Street from the north line of West 1st Street north to the south line of West 5th Street for consideration.

Wayne City Council is also wanting to remind the public of Chamber Coffee at the Library and Senior Center on Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. for their 25th anniversary of the building.

Council will close by hearing an update of the Bradley J. Woehler and Bradley F. Roberts vs. City of Wayne litigation matter.