City Attorney Sean Surrisi explained the need for the change. Current ordinance requires the first notice of violation to be mailed to the violator or property owner. While on regular patrol, Daytime Code Enforcement Officer with the Plymouth Police Department, Steve DeLee said it would be easier to hand deliver the notice or leave it at the property for the first violation.
Surrisi said the only change would be to allow first notices to be hand delivered or left at the property. He asked to Council to consider the ordinance amendment on all three reading since it was a minor change and they agreed.
In other business the Plymouth Common Council approved the Commercial Revitalization Rebate request of Larry Pachniak for 218 West Washington, the former Cressner Home across the street from the Plymouth Police Department. He plans on extensive improvements including roof, windows and siding. The quote was $23,718 and the council approved a 20% rebate once the project is complete and invoices are presented. The match should be $4,743.60.
Councilman Mike Delp said, “We appreciate your investment in the property by sprucing up the neighborhood.”
In other business the Council approved the Tax Abatement compliance form for Hoosier Tire. City Attorney Sean Surrisi said they received a tax abatement for personal property and real property and have met or exceeded their pledge on the application.
The Plymouth Common Council also approved the $300,000 additional appropriation request of Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt for additional paving this year.