Special to The Gardner News
In a short meeting that lasted less than one hour on June 14, Edgerton city council considered items regarding ColdPoint and Kubota developments at LPKC, an annexation request and tenant finish for a city building downtown.
Earlier in 2018, the city received an application for industrial revenue bonds and property tax abatement from Wellsville Farms, LLC. The application was for the construction of two approximately 1 million sq. ft. buildings on 205 acres on the northeast corner of 207th and Homestead Lane.
On May 10, the city held a public hearing and adopted a resolution of intent to issue up to $100 million in industrial revenue bonds for the project.
Wellsville Farms is selling the land to Kubota North America Corporation, which desires to construct the project.
To proceed, Kubota has requested that Wellsville Farms assign its interest in the Resolution of Intent to Kubota, and that the city consent to such assignment.
The resolution presented to council at this meeting will authorize Kubota to proceed with the project.
Scott Anderson, bond counsel, told council that pending approval of this amendment to the Resolution of Intent, bond documents would be prepared and brought back to council for consideration in October or November.
With a unanimous vote, council adopted Resolution No. 06-14-18A and later Resolution No. 06-14-18C , both of which authorizes the Mayor to sign city consent to the assignment of the resolution of intent.
Council also considered a similar resolution regarding the amendment of certain details of previously approved projects related to the four phase project of ColdPoint Logistics LLC.
Bonds have already been issued for phases 1 to 3. Bonds for Phase 4 are expected to be presented to council in the fall.
Since the issuance, ColdPont has expanded the facility and acquired more ground, which has recently been platted into a single lot. Council adopted Resolution No. 06-14-18B approving amendments of the legal descriptions and lease agreements in the original documents.
The owner of property located on the northeast corner of 215th Street and Sunflower Road has submitted a Consent for Annexation. This property is contiguous to property within Edgerton’s corporate city limits.
Council unanimously approved the annexation request.
312B East Nelson
After completing the other items on the business agenda, council recessed into executive session to discuss items regarding contract negotiations.
Upon resuming the public meeting, council took two actions.
First, council approved authorizing the mayor to approve a lease agreement after consultation with the city attorney, with an unnamed party that is interested in utilizing space at 312B East Nelson.
The second action authorizes the city administrator to spend up to $40,000 to pay for improvements and tenant finish to the same space.
Jacob Silva, of Scout Troop 88, spoke to council in public comments at the start of the meeting. Silva was asking for council approval to perform maintenance on the entrance ramps at Edgerton Community Museum at 406 E Nelson. The work would help Silva fulfill one of the requirements to earn an Eagle Scout merit badge.
“We want to power wash the ramp and deck, replace the rotting, damaged boards and stain the railings and posts,”,Silva said. The scouts would apply a non-slip material and will cover the approximate costs of about $400 either out of pocket or with the help of fund raisers.
Council members complimented Silva’s well prepared presentation, which included a poster board with photos detailing the areas to be worked on, and unanimously approved the project.