Public hearing, debris removal on council agenda

Published 12:01 pm Saturday, February 6, 2016

At the upcoming City Council meeting on Monday will be the rescheduled public hearing on flood plain regulations and discussion of a debris removal contract for the St. Regis property.

The hearing between Council and the City of Franklin Planning Commission that was supposed to take place at the last meeting was postponed due to a lack of quorum on the planning commission’s side.

Also on the agenda, is the staff recommendation from Community Development for City Council to approve a budget amendment for nuisance abatement.

“This budget amendment is to fund the nuisance abatement associated with the trash and debris violation at the above referred address [1101 Armory Drive],” a letter for Director of Community Development Donald Goodwin to City Manager Randy Martin stated.

The document goes on to say that originally the City used its engineering services contract with Prism Engineering to prepare the necessary plans and specifications to conduct the demolition activities. The cost was $11,500, and because it was incurred as part of the abatement cost, a lien was placed on the property in the same amount.

The City received a sole bid from Crowder & White Contracting LLC in the amount of $152,612 to complete the removal for debris and slab.

“Mat Crowder and I met on site to see what actions could be taken to reduce the cost and eliminate the health and safety nuisances surrounding the site without removing the slab,” Goodwin continued. “The negotiated scope of work and bid in the amount of $27,000. Should we move forward with the negotiated contract, the total amount incurred including the $11,500, would be $38,500.

The additional $27,000 would also be billed to the owner and if not paid, a lien in that amount would be placed on the property.”

Monday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will take place in City Hall Council Chambers, 207 W. Second Ave.