City Council Meeting - Jan 06, 2020

5:30 pm @ Civic Center, 1 Gary K Anderson Plaza

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Ordinances up for amendment

These are increases in permit fees for many projects, including small residential construction & large residential construction. The code is also being re-written in an easier-to-understand format.

  • Chatper 67, Building Code - All fees are now lissted in this code, instead of being spread out amongst the other codes.

    • Minimum residential fee is $50 now. Was $35, sometimes lower
    • Minimum commercial fee is $150 now.
    • Fences, from $10 up to $50
    • In ground pools - from $70 up to $200
    • aboveground pools - from $50 to $125 (still $50 with no electrical or plumbing)
    • Plan Review Fees o- Residential: Add 10% of permit fee, from minimum $75 - $200 maximum o- Commercial: Add 10% of permit fee, from minimum $200 - $1250 maximum
  • Chapter 67.2, Residential Building Code

  • Chapter 68, Mechanical Code

  • Chapter 69, Electrical Code

  • Chatper 70.1, Plumbing Code

Agreement with Visitor's Bureau (DACVB)

Agenda Item

  • DACVB (Decatur Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau) will be responsible for upgrades to the transfer house & marketing of it.
  • The annual cost of this agreement is $250,000 which is funded through the Hotel/Motel tax generated.
  • Intent is to make the transfer house available for events in central park and make central park & downtown more desirable.

Grant with Crossing Health Care for 2020 Census

Agenda Item

  • Provides an additional $25,000 toward census activites, in addition to $15,000 already provided by the city

Other Items

  • Agreement with Dewberry Architects for a design for new fire station #3 - $325,155 Agenda Item
  • Agreement to create plans for improvements on Rt. 51 between Eldorado & Pershing - $25,500 Agenda Item
  • For prior citations in relation to parking & traffic, additional fines & penalties will be waived through April 30, 2020, allowing the original cost of the citation to be paid. Agenda Item
  • Two more annexations Territory 3223 Desert Inn Road & Territory 1777 Plainview Street

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