Enterprise zone agreement headed to council

By Joshua Keeran - [email protected]vitasmedia.com

Following the Urbana Planning Commission’s approval – pending the city’s Technical Review Committee’s concerns being addressed – on Nov. 28 of the final site plan for a new medical facility on the east side of town near Walmart, City Council will address a possible enterprise zone agreement involving the property during its 6 p.m. meeting today in municipal court chambers.

The issue will be presented to council in the form of a resolution, which will undergo a first reading. The resolution calls for the adoption of an enterprise zone agreement between the city, Urbana MOB LLC (property owner) and Memorial Health (lessee).

Another legislative measure being introduced to council is an ordinance seeking to amend the city’s zoning map by rezoning a 34,543-square-foot, triangular-shaped parcel on the north end of town (behind 207 Bloomfield Ave.) from R-2 Medium Density Residential to M-1 Manufacturing.

The request to rezone the parcel, which was approved by the Planning Commission, was submitted by J&J Champaign LLC, the owner of the parcel.

Board of Control items

Administration is expected to ask council to approve two expenditures totaling $16,575.

The first item on the agenda involves the installation of aluminum stairs at the rear of the municipal building to be used by the police and fire divisions.

If approved, Howell Buildings Company will fabricate the new stairs, prepare the site, and install the stairs at a cost of $8,550.

The other administrative request seeks council’s permission to allow Valley Fencing to replace the fencing around fields No. 6 and No. 9 at Melvin Miller Park at a cost of $8,025.

In other business:

•Council will hear the third and final reading of a resolution to appropriate money for several objects and purposes which the city must provide for fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2017.

•An ordinance authorizing the director of administration to enter into an indigent defense agreement with the Champaign County Commission to allow the city to receive partial reimbursement from the Ohio Public Defender Commission for indigent defense expense in Champaign County Municipal Court.

By Joshua Keeran

[email protected]

Joshua Keeran may be reached at 937-508-2304 or on Twitter @UDCKeeran.

Joshua Keeran may be reached at 937-508-2304 or on Twitter @UDCKeeran.