WARSAW — Pike Lumber was given the go ahead to document the current conditions of the wooded area within the Tech Park area by members of the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission. The request was approved Tuesday afternoon during its monthly meeting.
Jeremy Skinner, city planner, stated the report would be made on the 90 acres purchased from Kerlin. There would be no fee for the documentation, but it would provide a report on the potential value of any trees on the property. The woods was logged four years ago. Skinner also noted wood chipped paths and a picnic area along that woods could be created in the future for employees at the park.
The only other item of new business was an amendment to the economic development agreement with Matthews Warsaw, LLC, developer of property in the Buffalo Street Redevelopment Project. The amendment is needed to allow for application of funds from the Regional Cities Initiative. This amendment sets out the request of $3.5 million, with $1.615 million allocated to the city and $1.885 million allocated to the developer. The total capital investment is estimated at $20.55 million.
During other business commission members approved claims to:
- Troyer Group, Mishawaka, for professional services in the amount of $13,258.55.
- Faegre Baker Daniels, South Bend, for professional services rendered and disbursements incurred, in the amount of $293.85.
- H.J. Umbaugh, Indianapolis, for services in the amount of $634.87.
- NIPSCO in the amount of $32.10 for the shell building in the Tech Park.
- Independent Appraisal Service, Winona Lake, for appraisal of 802 E. Center St., Warsaw, in the amount of $425.
- American Structurepoint Inc., Indianapolis, for $13,006.40 for Center Street grade separation study.
- Dustmasters Inc., Rejuvtec, Indianapolis, for asphalt rejuvenating work on Polk Drive, in the amount of $6,015.60.