WARSAW — Warsaw City Planner Jeremy Skinner presented the fiscal plan and ordinances involved with the Airport Industrial Park Annexation to the Warsaw Common Council during the meeting held last night, Jan. 16.
The annexation involves 419 acres of land currently used for industrial, residential and agricultural purposes. By annexing into the city of Warsaw, septic will be provided to all properties included in the designated acres. The annexation has already gone through many steps of the process, including holding six public meetings for property owners.
The fiscal plan was presented to the council for approval. The total estimated utility capital costs was presented as $7,757,800 and the total additional costs, such as street and police costs, totalled around $68,000 annually.
The council approved the fiscal plan. Two ordinances, which outlined the legal description of the possible annexed land, were presented to the council for review. A 60 day waiting period must take place before the council is able to vote on these ordinances.
Moving forward with the annexation, a public hearing will be held in March or April. The council will then vote on the adoption of the ordinances in May with the annexation taking place in October.
Ryan Workman, stormwater coordinator, was present to introduce an amendment to the stormwater quality management plan. The proposed changes deal with the enforcement agencies used when a contractor or business is in violation of the requirements regarding sediment and erosion control.
The main changes to the plan involve adding tiered steps to the enforcement process. The proposed process would include verbal communication on site, a phone call, an email, a notice of non-compliance and then a notice of violation. A 48 hour period to correct the issue exists between each step.
The council expressed approval for the amendment but a few changes needed to be made before the council would take a vote. These changes included a few date errors and designating what fund the fine money would be placed into within the stormwater budget. The amendment will come before the council again in February once these changes are made.
In other news:
- Diane Quance was voted for and approved as the common council president.