An amendment to a
proposed non-payment service fee ordinance would allow Burns Harbor
residents who bounce two checks to the town to pay with debit or credit
cards, in addition to cash, money order, or cashier’s check.
At its meeting
Wednesday night, the Town Council voted unanimously on Member Kevin Tracy’s
recommendation to add the provision to the proposed ordinance, which mirrors
the Sanitation Department’s current bounced-check policy.
The council will
consider passage of the ordinance itself at its next meeting, Nov. 8.
In other business,
members agreed to accept a quote from Ennis Builders to remove four shelters
from Lakeland Park and construct three new ones: two larger models at 16’ x
32’ 8’ and a smaller one at 16’ x 16’ x 8’.
quoted price, however--$68,730, for three larger shelters and one
smaller--exceeded available funding for the work, so members downsized the
scope of the project to the two larger and one smaller.
Toni Biancardi announced that the town has been awarded a $541,750,000 75/25
Community Crossings infrastructure grant which will be used to re-pave North
Boo Road, Lively Lane, and Chippewa Trail. The town’s match--$180,583--will
come from the Motor Vehicle Highway and Local Road & Street funds, leaving
an available balance for paving of $98,416.
Members are also
hopeful of paving three other roads next year: Iroquois Trail, South Boo
Road, and Wahl Street, at an estimated cost of $161,000. President Ray
Poparad suggested that at least a portion of that amount could come from tax
increment financing funds, although Redevelopment Commission President
Marcus Rogala was non-committal.
Pat Melton reported that crack sealing on three miles of Burns Harbor roads
was completed last Wednesday.
approved on first reading the town’s advertised 2018 budget totaling
$4,172,731, which Poparad was pleased to note is balanced.
At a public hearing
prior to the vote, no one spoke in favor of the budget and no one in