The Atlantic City Council has a relatively light agenda for their meeting this evening, at City Hall. The Council will hold the second reading of an ordinance (required by the FAA & already approved by the Airport Board), pertaining to Airport Land Use and Height Overlay Zoning. The Council held a public hearing on the ordinance during their meeting on June 4th, during which there were no objections or comments. The hearing was followed by the 1st reading of the ordinance, which if adopted after the 3rd reading, will have to be adopted by the Board of Supervisors as well, since the Atlantic Municipal Airport is located just outside of the City limits.
In other business, the Atlantic City Council will discuss and act on the awarding of a contract for auditing services. The City has received proposals for the service from: The State of Iowa; Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Company; and, Faller, Kinchloe & Company, of Des Moines. The City’s Personnel and Finance Committee has reviewed the proposals and is recommending the Council award the contract to the local firm, Gronewold, Bell & Kyhnn. The Committee cited the company’s price and experience in making its recommendation.
The Council is also expected to act on approving a Resolution approving a temporary construction easement and a Storm Sewer Easement agreement with the owner of a property in the 1100 block of Birch Street. The City is in the process of replacing and extending a storm sewer in the area, but never received an easement from the property owner before work began. The owner has since agreed to the temporary easements.
And, the Council will act on approving a resolution establishing a pay plan for all non-union City employees. The plan will be in effect from July 1st, 2014 through June 30th, 2015. It calls for a 3-percent increase in wages and salaries for all non-union employees (with the exception of an adjustment the Council approved last month for the new Wastewater Superintendent). The increase is the same increase granted to the two unions. The funding of the adjustment was included in the adopted Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.