“It is important to me to have individuals serve who are willing and dedicated,” stated Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer after swearing in the six members of the City of Warsaw Redevelopment Commission. “All of you are returning and have the best interest of the city (in mind). You have made tremendous progress.”
Thallemer swore in Charles Smith, Richard Snodgrass, George Clemens, Jeff Johnson, Tim Meyer and Curt Hermann at the start of Monday’s noon meeting. In other action for the first meeting of the year, Charles Smith was elected as commission president and Richard Snodgrass elected as commission vice president. This is the second term for each member.
Dates for 2015 meetings, noon the first Monday of each month, with the exception of Sept. 8, were approved.
The only other matter of business was approval of the Weaver Boos Consultants Agreement in the amount of $5,399. Tim Meyer, commission member, questioned the itemized cost estimate, noting it was for five test borings at 150 linear feet instead of 120 linear feet, when the contract called for four — three at 30 feet deep and one at 50 feet deep. Jeremy Skinner, city planner, noted he will get clarification on that matter for the commission.
The borings will be at the former Indiana American Water Property. Skinner stated he is working with a developer in South Beck on a package project and expects a design by summer for a building on that site. It was also noted the borings will be for ground stabilization.
Skinner provided an update on several projects. One update was the Central Redevelopment list in which he distributed a map of that area noting legal descriptions and a project list is being formulated “I hope to have the process completed to start in February,” Skinner stated. The project will be part of the Buffalo Street project.
Skinner additionally noted he took a look at the December settlements for the city’s TIFF districts, with things in good shape financially. He pointed out the northern TIFF district funds were higher than anticipated as far as revenues.
The claims for the month included five bond payments, engineering services from Emans Engineering and the final water bill for the Faith Missions property from Indiana American Water.