The City Council in Atlantic is set to hold public hearings on the FY 2016 Budget, FY 2016 Capital Improvement Plan, the 2015 Sewer Rehabilitation Project, and an amendment to the Urban Renewal Plan for the Southeast Urban Renewal Area. The hearings will take place during the Council’s regular meeting that begins 5:30-p.m. Wednesday, at City Hall.
Interim City Administrator John Lund reports Sonntag Development, LLC is seeking $360,000 in Tax Increment Finance (TIF) funds to help with infrastructure improvements and other related costs for the proposed three-to four-million dollar project, which will feature 28-unit multi-family housing complex on property situated between East 19th and East 22nd Streets, near the Sundance Apartments, and in the Urban Renewal Area. The funds would be paid in increments, as portions of the project are completed. The City’s Personnel and Finance Committee, according to Lund, “Thoroughly reviewed the request and made a recommendation for passage to the City Council.”
In other business, the Council is expected to officially appoint Jamie Arnold, with the Otto, Lawrence and Wiederstein law firm, as City Attorney. Arnold was to have been appointed on Dec. 3rd, 2014, but he had not received his paperwork to practice law from Iowa. That paperwork finally came through on Feb. 26th. Arnold was also appointed as the Assistant Cass County Attorney during last week’s Cass County Board of Supervisor’s meeting.
And, the Atlantic City Council, Wednesday, will act on a resolution appointing John Lund as City Administrator. The title will become official on March 29th. Lund’s salary will be adjusted accordingly, to $75,000 per year. The Council held a job evaluation for Lund during a closed session on Feb. 18th, and concluded that he was qualified for the position.