The Minonk City Council approved TIF funds of $65,755 to Knight Fitness at their monthly meeting Monday night. The payment will be made in two installments. The council also approved a new pay scale for Public Work employees that reflect worker licenses.
In other business the council reviewed the addition of a chapter on Demolition to the Municipal Code. Mayor Bill Koos said he wants to include provisions that limit the number of extensions that can be granted by the City Administrator to a demolition project and also requiring a sign to be posed at the demolition site indicating the time and nature of the demolition.
The council discussed the holding of a Haunted House event by ESDA during Halloween with ESDA representative Tonya Minz. Concerns were expressed over the exposure of people to COVID-19 in an enclosed building. Alderman Russell Ruestman asked if it would be possible to hold the event in an outdoor setting in the Westside Park. No resolution was reached.
The council approved moving forward on purchasing a new backhoe.
City Administrator Bill Moline said demolition of the former Young's Garage building at Sixth and Chestnut will begin October 7.