Bethany J. Royer
PIQUA - Mowing lawns, cleaning up trash, and the demolition of nuisance properties does not come cheap as commissioners and city leaders will discuss at the first commission meeting of August.
First on the agenda will be an ordinance to levy half the cost of demolition, per the terms of the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Agreement, back to property owners. This will tie to a second ordinance on the agenda regarding mowing high grass, removing trash, and trimming trees with the cost of the abatement charged back to the property owner, as well.
The total for demolition assessed back to five property owners is listed at $33,309.66, with $43,598.95 due for contracting work related to high grass, trash, trimming trees and demolishing structures according to city code.
Should property owners fail to pay the charges are supplied to the county auditor for placement on property taxes with those assessments accepted once a year and due by Sept. 8.
Commission will also discuss three resolutions regarding authorization to sell city-owned property, appointment of a new member to the Friends of Piqua Parks Board of Trustees, and awarding a contract to Innovative Software Services Inc. The amount of this contract is listed not to exceed $75,000 and will be utilized for a new municipal income tax information system that will allow for data conversion, training, implementation and first year annual maintenance fees, according to the meeting agenda.
Winners of the quartlerly Residence Pride Awards will also be announced.
Commission meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month, on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex, in the commission chamber.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Meeting agendas are available online at www.piquaoh.org.
Bethany J. Royer may be reached at (937) 773-2721 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall