The Atlantic City Council will meet during a regular session Wednesday evening, beginning at 5:30. During the meeting at City Hall, the Council will act on entering into an Engineering Agreement with Snyder and Associates Engineers, with regard to the Schildberg Rec Area Connector Trail and Pedestrian Bridge, project. The City will act as the fiscal agent for the Nishna Valley Trails project, and the agreement will allow the City to begin the engineering and design phase of the $600,000 project.
The Council will also act on passing a Resolution “Accepting the easement for Ash Street Storm Water Project: Phase 1.” The first phase of the project, which will include a catch basin that leads water out to 14th Street, was approved for the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. Since the basin will be located on private property, an easement is necessary to gain access. The second phase of the project will address past, current and future drainage issues to the west, with the Community Development Committee reviewing the options.
In addition, a Public Hearing will be held during Wednesday’s City Council meeting, with regard to an amendment to the FY 2015 Budget, as required by State Law. The amendment amounts to more than 1.99-million dollars, and is more related to issues of timing, rather than new spending or overspending, according to City Administrator, John Lund. He says it basically boils down to moving monies designated for the next fiscal year to the current fiscal year, in accordance with State Law.
The Council will also hold the third and final reading of an Ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances, by adding a section pertaining to “Prohibited Parking within Designated Construction Zones,” especially in light of construction work on Highway 6/7th Street, which is slated to begin next week. On a related note, the Council will act on passing a Resolution “Allowing signage along public roadways during Highway 6 Reconstruction.” The signs will direct traffic to various businesses located along the Highway, by means of detours off of other City streets.
And, City Administrator John Lund will provide the Council with the City’s Annual Debt Report, Wednesday. In the report, Lund says Atlantic is currently at 66.45-percent of its total debt limit, or 10.3-million dollars. The City may issue debt up to 15.5-million dollars. If no other debts are issued, Lund says the City would be debt-free by July 2028, given any changes in property assessments and debt due paid.