News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Sadie Kahn Memorial Park features a recently completed mural to its namesake.
published: Sunday, September 02, 2012
Council wants Sadie Kahn Park
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
SEBRING -- City Council members will discuss a handful of new agenda items Tuesday, one of which could cost the Community Redevelopment Agency around $30,000 if approved by council.
The Sadie Khan Park Beautification Project was brought to the CRA board in July by a representative of the Khan family. Funds were requested to improve the park.
Council members will also discuss the changing of the language of the provisions within the deed to the property, which is leased to the city by the Khan family. The lease expires September of 2013. The funds will be awarded contingent upon the property being deeded to the city. Marvin Khan will be present during the Tuesday meeting to address the council.
City attorney Bob Swaine will present the first reading of the ordinance drawn up that will allow, if approved, annexation the future site of the Dr. Newsom Eye Center. Council agreed unanimously at the previous meeting to approve the development of the site. Swaine will propose the ordinance for the annexing of the property; if sufficient the council may approve the ordinance on the first reading.
Swaine will present a second ordinance that goes along with the Dr. Newsom Eye Center future development that will allow the zoning classification to be changed at the property site. Council will vote on the ordinance and prepare for second and final readings later in the month.
The ongoing Circle Park Tree Board dilemma will be touched on again after being tabled at two previous council meetings. Council will give input to the board for replacement of the trees in Circle Park as well as give direction on what they feel is best for the design and landscape of the area.
Consent agenda items include four demolition projects in or near the Washington Heights area. Each of the four structures -- at 829 Lemon Ave., 715 Harris St., 709 E O Douglas Ave. and 714 E O Douglas Ave.-- have been condemned by building officials. The structures have all been approved for demolition by the Sebring Code Enforcement Department within the last six months.
The four demolition projects were sent out to bid and each came back with at least four bids by construction and contractor companies. The four structures will be demolished by the lowest bids if approved by council.
The Lemon Ave. structure will be demolished by Elizabeth Construction Inc. with a bid price of $2,950. There is no mortgage on the property.
A price tag of $2,958 for the Harris St. demolition was given during the bid for demolition also by Elizabeth Construction Inc. There is currently no mortgage on the property.
The 709 E O Douglas structure will cost $1,500 for the demolition. American Outback Holdings was awarded the bid for this project. The property currently has no mortgage.
The final structure at 714 E O Douglas Ave. will also be demolished by Elizabeth Construction Inc. The company was awarded the bid with a cost of $2,600. Currently there is no mortgage on the property.
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