HUBER HEIGHTS —The Huber Heights City Council on Aug. 24 approved a resolution of intention to appropriate an interest in property in The Carriage Trails Subdivision being an extension of Carriage Trails Parkway to be known as Red Buckeye Drive. This resolution of necessity is the first step in the legislative process to “take” the needed 2.024 acres of land for the construction, maintenance and improvement of a road open to the public for future development.
Earlier this year, Council passed legislation allowing staff to pursue the acquisition of 25 acres of land located in the Carriage Trails Subdivision held by State Route 201, LLC. The city is seeking this 2-plus acre portion of the 25 acres to extend the roadway through this area and then continue the roadway across the DEC property.
According to Assistant City Manager Scott Falkowski, the length of that roadway would be approximately 2100 feet or a little less than a half mile. He said it would generally be a two-lane road, but there’s a portion that will widen out to three lanes for a turn lane right at the front with the Miller Valentine Project.
In related action, Council heard the first reading of an ordinance approving the execution of The Red Buckeye Development Agreement with DEC Land Co. I LLC concerning land they own.
DEC Land Co. I LLC proposes to sell a portion of this land to MV Residential Land LLC (“Miller Valentine”) for a 192 unit multi-family housing complex (the “Miller Valentine Project”). Another portion of the property is expected to be sold to Danbury at Carriage Trails, LLC (“Danbury”) to construct a 101 unit senior housing facility (the “Phase One Senior Housing Project”).
The DEC Land Co. I LLC proposes to sell to Danbury or an affiliate for constructing a 100 unit senior housing facility (the “Phase Two Senior Housing Project”). The final portion involves the one or more “Additional Development Projects.”
In a memo to Council from Assistant City Manager Donnie Jones, he said the city has the opportunity to attract two first class developments which will result in the private investment of over $37.617 million in new business that will also provide an estimated $34.122 million in revenue to the community over the next 30 years and even more after that into the future. These businesses will also provide approximately 620 construction jobs and and estimated 185 new full-time jobs.
In the memo, Jones stated that in order to facilitate the development of these new businesses and cause them to locate in Huber, the city will need to provide a combination of special assessments and certain tax abatements to fund necessary public infrastructure with 100 percent to be repaid by developer with the dollars referred to above as the net of any incentives.
According to Falkowski, the Miller Valentine and the Danbury project have both went through a pre-application conference with the Planning Commission. He said they have not officially submitted to Planning Commission for a detailed development plan approval.
In other business, Council:
-Appointed Leona Gray to the Property Maintenance Review Board for a term ending Dec. 31, 2015.
-Authorized an increase in the not to exceed amount for Squire, Patton & Boggs (US), LLP to $70,000 for additional legal services necessary for development agreements in 2015. The legislation also waives the competitive bidding requirements.
-Levied special assessments for the repairing or reconstructing sidewalks, curbs and gutters, driveway approaches and appurtenances totaling $131,828.79 as part of the 2015 Sidewalk Program. Following the passage of this assessment, staff will send the invoices for the affected property owners who will have until Sept. 25, 2015 to make payment. All unpaid assessments will be sent to the county auditor to be placed on the tax duplicate and collected as other taxes are collected.
-Declared the necessity for the repair of sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveway approaches, and appurtenances for the 2016 Sidewalk Program. The engineering staff have been measuring and estimating the costs of the repair and residents who wish to complete the work on their own will have until Dec. 31 to have that work done.
-Heard the first reading of a resolution approving an agreement to modify and amend the collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order Of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. involving patrol officers for Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016. This re-opener for wages and performance eligibility would involve a 2.25 percent increase and minor housekeeping details related to performance eligibility for that period.
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