The Minonk City Council met over a Zoom online meeting Monday night due to the coronavirus restrictions.
The council approved TIF applications from Greenland Construction Tree Services at the meeting. The council approved a one time payment of $1155 representing 33% of the cost to replace overhead doors at a building Greenland Construction bought from David Skaggs on North Chestnut street.
The council also approved 2 equal payments of $11,999 each which represented 33% of the cost to add a 42 X 56 shop room onto the existing building. The council tabled a request to replace a roof, add new siding and new doors to a building because it would contain an apartment which is not considered an appropriate use of TIF funds since it isn't considered a business building.
In other business City Administrator Bill Moline said the 2020 Tax Levy payable in 2021 was reduced from $424,434 to $324,720.
Mr. Moline said the city leaf pickup went well and was finished the week of Thanksgiving. He said the demolition of the former Youngs garage building at 6th and Chestnut is complete. He said the concrete crusher is still on the premises because the carrier that was sent to transport the crusher was too small.
Mr. Moline suggested that the city revert back to having 2 meetings each month starting in January since there will be more business to take care of in the next few months including budget meetings. He said a Public Works meeting will be held next week which will include a discussion on the paving of Chestnut street.