Atlantic City Council to meet Wednesday evening


July 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday evening, at City Hall. During the meeting, the Council will take action with regard to the 2013 Bull Creek Storm Sewer Improvement Project, including the final plans and specifications, the setting of a bid date and public hearing for August 7th, 2013, and the adoption of a resolution authorizing bids for the project.
The Council will also hold the second reading of an ordinance pertaining to the Storm Water Utility fee. City Administrator Doug Harris reported during the Council’s last meeting on June 26th, that if approved, the ESU rate would increase from $2.50 to $2.85 per month for residential and nonresidential properties. The fees have not been increased since the establishment of the utility in 2003.
And, the Atlantic City Council is expected to set August 7th as the date for a public hearing on an industrial Tax Exemption Request from Iron Specialties. The Council opted to take no action on the matter during their last meeting, because the application was incomplete, and an opinion from the City Attorney indicated that since the property had previously received a tax abatement, it would not qualify for an industrial tax exemption.
In other business, the Council will likely act Wednesday, on authorizing Mayor Dave Jones to sign an Airport Planning and Zoning Agreement between the City and the Iowa Department of Transportation. Their meeting begins at 5:30-p.m.