Paul and Nickie Weidner from Yoder’s Sports, Inc. at 218 North Michigan Street is planning on a new roof on their building. Cost estimate for the project was $13,567.00.
Brian Bartlett from Pizza Bill’s at 222 North Michigan Street is also looking at a new roof on their building. Cost estimate for his project is $15,612.00.
An Davis from Harriett’s Closet at 110 North Michigan Street was the final request. Davis is planning on a new awning on the existing awning frame at the store. Estimated cost of the project is $1,397.00.
All three requests were recommended for approval for a 20% rebate and passed unanimously. The recommendation will be presented to the City Council at their next meeting on Monday, May 9th.
Board member Jeff Jones questioned whether roof replacements ought to be considered for rebates. Brent Martin said he felt getting new roofs on the old buildings downtown was one of the most important things they could do to preserve them.
There was a general discussion about the proposed revisions to the Community Improvement Ordinance, including whether there should be a maximum project rebate and if so, what that amount might be.