RACINE — Racine Village Council approved resolutions pertaining to the possible sale of commercial property in the village during last week’s council meeting.
Ordinance 1029, as approved, designated the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) was the agency for the industrial, commercial distribution and research development of the Village of Racine.
The ordinance was approved on an emergency basis, meaning that all three readings were approved.
The ordinance reads in part,
The Village of Racine desires and hereby authorizes the Mayor of the Village to enter into an agreement with the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) under O.R.C. Section 1724.10 B(2) to authorize the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) to sell or lease lands or interested lands owned by the Village of Racine for its purposes and uses as determined by the Village as those that will promote the welfare of the people of the Village of Racine, stabilize the economy, provide employment, assist in the development of industrial, commercial, distribution and research activities to the benefit of the people of the Village, will provide additional opportunities for the gainful employment or will promote the reclamation, rehabilitation and revitalization of vacant, abandoned, tax foreclosed of other real property in the Village.
The ordinance approved the CIC as the designated agency of the Village of Racine as the village, from time to time, conveys real estate to the CIC under purposes of the ordinance.
A second ordinance was approved setting the requirements for the sale of the property.
The ordinance approved Mayor Scott Hill to execute and agreement with the CIC for the sale of real estate for a sum of $.65/square foot. The ordinance also states that after the reasonable expenses of the sale are paid, the balance of the sale proceeds are to be paid to the village within 10 days.
The property is in the commercial development area near Dollar General and Home National Bank.
In other business, council approved the basic code of ordinances for the village.
Members of council and the mayor discussed the traffic concerns in the area of the high school construction. Concerns about children being dropped off in non-designated areas were discussed.
Ernest Spencer was re-elected president pro-tem.
Minutes from the previous meeting, financial reports and bills were approved.
All members of council along with the mayor, clerk/treasurer David Spencer, fire chief Jamie Jones and Marshal Kevin Dugan were present at the meeting.