Additional information, concerning the proposed new civic center, will come before members of the Grove City Council this week.
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, council members will hear an update from city staff regarding the construction of a possible 60,000 square foot facility.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m., in Room 5 of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.
In late June, council members directed staff answer a variety of questions including space and future expansion, types of materials the structure would be made from, types of spaces it would include, the potential cost of the structure and how the city might obtain funding for the project.
If the council determines a path, which includes a dedicated sales tax for the structure, the issue would need to be approved and submitted to the Delaware County Election Board by Sept. 14 in order to be placed before voters in a special sales tax election later this year.
In other business the council will:
• consider a budget amendment for the city’s capital fund. The amendment is designed to allow a small building, to house personnel for the recycling center. The funding will come from moving monies from contingencies to miscellaneous projects within the buildings and grounds department.
• consider approving an agreement with the Delaware County Friendship Home, to staff the city’s recycling center for six hours per day during the regular work week. If the agreement is approved, Bernice Sanitation would fund the cost of staffing the site, and DCFH would provide a client and his/her mentor/supervisor, to staff the facility. The shelter, built at city expense, would provide a place for the workers from the weather, as they provide daily maintenance and cleanup at the facility, as well as help patrons as they drop off materials.
• vote to advertise again, for a trustee to fill the opening on the Grove Municipal Airport Managing Authority. The position is currently filled by Sam Robinson, whose five year term expires on Aug. 31. Robinson has not filed for an additional term.
• review the applications made by Amelia Chamberlain and Brad Wisdom, to be re-appointed to the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau for another three-year term respectively. Chamberlain represents the tourism industries, while Wisdom represents the hotel industry. No other qualified applicants applied for the positions.
The council will also take part in an executive session in order to discuss ongoing negotiations between the city and representatives from the Fraternal Order of Police - Grand Lake Lodge No. 171.