Mayor’s Summer Report
Town Council has accepted a proposal from Warren’s Funeral home to transfer title of the funeral home to the Town. The funeral home was built in 1906 and qualifies as a heritage property. The Heritage Committee will be working on the heritage designation in the next few months. The Economic Development Committee will explore the potential of repurposing the building so that it may be used to house a business. Expect to hear more on the future Funeral Home in the coming months.
Town Council authorized Solid-State Rubber Paving to repair a section of sidewalk in front of Town Hall. Many of our downtown sidewalks are aging and in need of repair or replacement. Some repairs to sidewalks on Third Street and Conrad Avenue have been made to pothole repair material. While concrete sidewalks last a very long time they are expensive and pavement does not have the life expectancy of concrete and is also costly. The material used in front of the Town Hall is made of rubber and is the same material used to repair the pool deck. It can be placed overtop of existing concrete or pavement and can easily be repaired. The total cost of the repair was $7,303.08.
Town Council authorized changes to the Town’s “COMMERCIAL FAÇADE & SITE IMPROVEMENT INCENTIVE POLICY”. Any owner of a commercial property may apply for a business renovation incentive. The Town will provide a rebate to a business completing renovations, which improve the physical appearance of building exteriors. The rebate will be based on the cost of the renovations calculated at a rate of 50% of the costs to a maximum rebate of $10,000.00. Applicants must undertake at least $500.00 in property improvements to be eligible. For more information on the revised incentive policy (click here).
At the last meeting in August, Council approved the sale of another lot in the Centennial Subdivision. This was the third lot sold in the subdivision this year. The subdivision has been doing well and is nearly 75% full. At the current rate of growth council will soon have to consider were the next subdivision should be built and plan accordingly.
I hope everyone is having a great summer!