Stacked agenda so far for Monday council meeting
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Not only will the city of Imperial’s 2012-13 budget be on the agenda Monday night, a very long list of other items of business will be before the council.
The regular bi-monthly meeting of the council starts at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.
Here are the other agenda items City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland listed for Monday’s meeting as of late Tuesday.
• Use of tax increment financing (TIF) for infrastructure development (streets, water, sewer, drainage) in the city-owned Cornerstone Commercial Park. The council will also review a proposed plat change for the residential lots there.
• Approval of LB 840 funds (city sales tax) of $50,000 for new development taps (proposed $5,000 per property) and $1,000 for Imperial Shop at Home campaign.
• Resolution dealing with electrical rate increase effective in October. Average rate increase (all rate classes) of 3.8 percent proposed.
• Consideration of new ordinance dealing with door-to-door sales.
• Commitment of $13,700, or 50 percent, of costs to update city’s comprehensive plan. Miller & Associates is applying for grant funding for the city to help fund the rest of the costs.
• Annexation agreement with Steve and Deborah Schilke regarding property on which their winery will sit at the northwest edge of Imperial.
Other agenda items include a conditional use permit for an unattached apartment at 607 Wellington, request for sewer/electric service to property outside city limits, process for condemnation of property in city limits, park board replacement for Willy O’Neil and an appointment of interim LB 840 administrator after the departure later this month of Leslie Carlholm, who currently holds that position.