WARSAW — It was a brief meeting for members of the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission Monday, Aug. 1. The month’s meeting consisted of approval of claims and two ordinances transferring funds from two tax increment financing districts.
One ordinance was approved to transfer $2,000 from professional services to PERF and $1,500 from professional services to FICA. These funds were transferred from the Northern TIF district to cover PERF and FICA expenses for the city engineer.
The second ordinance transferred $20,000 from the Winona Interurban TIF district’s capital projects fund to professional services to pay a portion of the Stellar Community consulting services. It was noted $10,000 will be returned to the fund upon receipt of a grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, available to Stellar Community finalists.
The main focus of the meeting was to approve claims for the month. Claims were approved for:
- Troyer Group, in the amount of $11,934.53, for the CR 300N engineering fees.
- Faberge Baker Daniels, in the amount of $3,100, for ongoing work on the Buffalo Street project.
- HJ Umbaugh, for $2,600, for professional services regarding bonds.
- A&Z Engineering, in the amount of $1,335, for the roundabout on Husky Trail.
- Purchases of the final three right of ways in the Husky Trail Project from Menard Inc., in the amount of $4,315; Cardinal Services of Indiana, in the amount of $4,400 and Warsaw Place Apartments, in the amount of $935, for the Husky Trail Project.
- Payment to CWC Latitudes, in the amount of $40,020.53 for the consultation services for the Stellar Implementation Plan presentation to the state. $20,000 of the fee will come from the common council’s professional services fund and a Kosciusko County Community Foundation grant.
- The final Winona PVD bond payment to Nutro was approved at the cost of $215,542.70.
- NIPSCO, in the amount of $32.10, for utilities on the shell building in the Tech Park.
- Indiana Department of Environmental Services, in the amount of $100, for the Husky Trail roadway improvements, a notice of intent.
Jeremy Skinner, city planner, stated the engineering is close to completion on the CR 300N project with hopes to do a portion of the project yet this year. He stated they are still waiting for the county to receive permits for the bridge. This project will connect the Tech Park to the business area along SR 15 through installation of a bike/sidewalk path.
Additionally, Skinner stated the Buffalo Street project is nearing 90-95 percent completion of the engineering. A presentation will be made to the Regional Cities group in August.
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was present and reported the city now anxiously awaits the announcement as the Stellar Community designee. That announcement will be made Aug. 18. “The presentation went very well,” said Thallemer. “We felt very good when they left. It’s just a matter of recognizing what we have.”