LIGOINER — The numbers for the new fire station were presented by Ligonier Public Safety Director and Police Chief Bryan Shearer at the Redevelopment Commission meeting Wednesday morning.
“Heidi from Ubmaugh (Now Baker Tilly Financial Services) recommended that the redevelopment procedure for this would be to use the Warren and Guardian tiff for this,” Shearer said. “The schedule she set for it was for the proposed amount of $6.9 million for the total project, with $5.9 being construction.”
The rest of the money will go toward bonds, contingencies and fees, according to Shearer. The lease financing time table will begin Sept. 11 and run through March 3. The actual construction of the building will begin spring 2020.
“As for the bonds for the fire station, the first one would be in 2021 and it will go through 2039,” Shearer said.
The commission members were satisfied with the update.
In other business, the commission also revealed an offering sheet for the property it is selling on Perry Road. The city originally wanted to sell 7 acres, but now they will be selling 10 acres. After the appraisals were adjusted to reflect those changes, the price the city will be selling the property for is $132,500.
“The other terms in there that the board has discussed are that the RDC will pay title, insurance policy, deed preparation and half of the closing costs,” City Attorney Steve Clouse said. “The purchaser must agree to pay half of the closing costs, survey and the preparation of soil borings for environmental if necessary.”
Written offers will be accepted at the next Ligonier Redevelopment Commission unless it feels the need to call for a special meeting for this purpose. Clouse does not think that will be necessary.
A survey has not been complete yet, as Clouse wanted to wait until they had a buyer. Once the city has a buyer, a survey will be completed.
“It is a split off a larger parcel of about 31 acres,” Clouse said.
The commission approved the offering sheet.
The commission also granted an extension for a façade grant. The grant is for a roof, but the owner was not able to complete the work in time due to the weather. This request was approved.