A public hearing will be held Wednesday evening in Atlantic with regard to the vacating of a Lot in the Southern Heights Subdivision. The matter will be taken up as part of the Council’s regular meeting, which begins at 5:30-p.m.
Interim City Administrator John Lund says the Community Development Committee has not given a recommendation regarding the disposal of Lot A, which has been a topic of discussion among the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Development Committee and Council, since January, 2013.
Lund says he and former City Administrator Doug Harris “Greatly Disagreed” on the specifics of the issue, and that “Misinformation was spread as fact,” yet he will not comment or make a recommendation regarding the Disposal of the Lot, other than to say the materials he prepared “Showing that the process in which [the] matter was handled in 2013 was correct and appropriate.”
Following the public hearing, the Council will act on a “Resolution approving the disposal of City-Owned Real Property: Lot A.” The Council will also act on a Resolution approving the disposal” of City-owned properties at 1200 Birch, and 1106 Poplar, Streets. Both properties were acquired by condemnation. Lund says at least one person has expressed an interest in purchasing the Birch Street property, while there has been no interest to date, in the Poplar Street property.
In other business, the Council will act on approving the Interim City Administrator’s Contract, following a recommendation by the Finance and Personnel Committee. The committee met last Wednesday to discuss Lund’s salary. The proposed contract between Lund and the City is for six-months, with a salary of $32,500, or less than half of what he originally asked for. The Council would then review his contract at the end of the six-month time frame.