Cass County Board of Supervisors & Atlantic City Council to meet today


February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning in Atlantic. During their 9-a.m. session at the courthouse, the Board will hold a public hearing on a request for a zoning change with regard to a 4.59-acre parcel of land in the southwest 1 southwest 1/4 of section 33 of Pymosa Township, from General Ag to Light Industrial. Following the hearing, the Board will act on approving the zoning change. John Dvorak requested the Zoning Commission rezone a part of his property on the outskirts of Atlantic, located off Olive Street, across from the Little League Diamonds. Dvorak wants to rezone the area so he can have a tire repair and car service business.

In other business, the Cass County Supervisors will act on extending a Homeland Security Grant Program application and a related SWIPCO administrative contract. The Board will also hear from a representative with Wellmark, with regard to a Group Medical Insurance review and renewal, and, act on approving the appointment of a full-time jailer.

The Atlantic City Council will hold a Special meeting this evening at City Hall. During the 5:30-p.m. session, the Council will act on approving the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013 Municipal Budget. A Public hearing on the Municipal Budget is scheduled for March 7th. After the Council adopts the proposed budget, with or without modifications, it can be lowered, but not increased.

The Council will also act on approving change orders related to improvements at the Atlantic wastewater treatment plant. The change orders pertain to the installation of a water-tight access manway, along with the replacement of equipment designed to protect against corrosion of tank walls, and, modifications to a damaged, existing sludge loadout station. The changes amount to slightly more than $13,000 in an additional costs.