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City Awards TIF Money, Modifies Liquor Ordinance

Monday, March 04, 2019 - Posted 7:48:04 PM
The Minonk City Council approved a TIF request from GoldStar Solutions at their Monday night meeting. The council awarded a one time payment of $3157 for flooring in the former GreenTree Pharmacy building in the 500 block of Chestnut Street which was purchased by GoldStart Solutions last month. The payment represents 1/3 of the total cost of the flooring. Gold Star Solutions was approved for $5,474 TIF 2 money in 2 payments for facade improvement at a prior council meeting.

GoldStart Solutions owner Ed Clevenger plans to rent the building out to John Brett Glowacki who intends to use it as a banquet hall and a catering service in conjunction with Mr. Clevenger. Mr . Clevenger also bought the building south of the former GreenTree Pharmacy building and will rent it out to Amy Rossman who plans to operate her cupcake and bakery operations in the building.

In other business the council approved modifying section 5.04.130 of the City Liquor license to allow the Mayor to revoke or suspend for any violation of any provision of this chapter, violating any Minonk Code of Ordinances, for non-payment of any debt or taxes due the City of Minonk.

Administrative Manager Bill Moline reported that he is still waiting on the EPA permit to come back so the wast water treatment plant work can go out for bid and probably is not going to be finished during this FY. 

Mr. Moline said some small changes had to be made to the plans to by-pass the RO plant so that the piping replacement could take place without an extended boil order. He reported there are a few issues with sewer plumbing down by the West side Park that are being dealt with. 

In council comments, Alderman John Marcoline said he has been receiving reports of people parking across sidewalks.  Mr. Marcoline said he wants law enforcement to start citing residents for violating a state law that prohibits the blocking of sidewalks with a vehicle.  He said anyone who parks on a sidewalk causing a child to go into the street to avoid the vehicle and is injured, can be liable for the child's injury or death.  He stated the city could also be liable for not enforcing the law in this kind of situation.· He said there are numerous incidences of people parking across sidewalks in his neighborhood which causes detours for people in wheelchairs coming from the Heritage Manor nursing home south of his residence.