Wauseon Continues Process in Seneca Drive Incentive District | Local News

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WAUSEON — On Monday evening, the council here moved forward with four more resolutions and an ordinance for the Seneca Drive project.

In voting to suspend the rules that allow the legislation to become an ordinance immediately upon the mayor’s signature, the Wauseon City Council voted for the ordinance that authorized the creation of the Seneca Drive Incentive District.

The order amends the previous TIF order for the project to include the revised final debt schedule.

This ordinance allows the city to move forward with the Seneca Drive project with five requirements:

• describe the infrastructure improvements to be made for public use;

• declare exemption from property tax;

• require annual service payments in lieu of taxes;

• set minimum required service payments;

• the establishment of a municipal tax improvement fund (TIF Increment Equivalent Fund).

The closing of the deal was Tuesday.

Four resolutions offering professional services to the City were also adopted. Each authorizes Mayor Kathy Huner to enter into engineering services agreements.

The four engineering companies named in the separate resolutions are FellerFinch & Associates, Inc.; Peterman Associates, Inc.; DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC; and Poggemeyer Design Group.

No other bills were submitted for consideration at the meeting.

Attending the meeting Monday night was Kim Cupp from the Fulton County Health Department. She touched on the help the council had provided for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Karen Pennington was also present from the health department to talk about the tobacco grant the department had received.

Korin Baumgartner, Clerk of the Council, presented the report of the tree commission. She said Nelson Tree Service had successfully removed three trees in Reighard Park and Arbor Day for tree planting at Wauseon School is scheduled for April 29.

According to Baumgartner, the primary school will plant a red oak tree at 12:30 p.m. and the primary school will plant an autumn flamboyant tree at 2 p.m. on April 29.

The park board committee recommended that a Northern Christmas tree be planted at Railroad Park on the east side of the Wauseon Depot, which would be used for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony each year.

In new business, the board voted to transfer Kam Wah Restaurant, Inc.’s D1 and D2 liquor licenses to Azteca Mexican Store Restaurant Limited, 1290 N. Shoop Ave., Suite 40.

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