City officials will examine a pavement management system for future care of the city’s 107 miles of roads. Initial investigations, that included testing of surface conditions, revealed 87 percent of the city’s roadways, are classified as “good or better.” Some of the streets considered to be in good condition include Hampton Lane and Alan Dale Lane. Some of the streets considered “poor or very poor” include the west end of Hydraulic Street and Adrian Street.
Council will vote to approve a resolution allowing the developer Don Thatcher, the owner of Rowdy’s, to purchase the OJ's Tap, 210 S Bridge Street, which is in the downtown TIF district. Thatcher will be required to invest substantial sums to be able to present the city with a comprehensive development plan for its review and consideration. Thatcher advised the city that unless financial assistance is available, redevelopment of OJs Tap is not economically viable, according to city documents. The city must approve a resolution that would allow Thatcher’s company to seek potential reimbursement from future TIF Funds. City staff recommends approval of such a resolution.
Staff will also vote on a resolution to sell a parking lot to a downtown developer for use as pedestrian mall as well as a parking lot. The sale of the lot to Imperial Investments for $13,500 was tabled until tonight so staff could rewrite the agreement. The initial agreement only allowed for the property to be used as a parking lot, City Administrator Bart Olson said. Any parking spaces lost by turning the eastern portion of the lot behind the Cobblestone Building, on Van Emmon Street would be made up at another site owned by the developer, Olson said.
Council meets tonight at 7.