The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission meets tomorrow at 4:00 pm in the County Commissioners Court Room, room 200 in the City County Building. Â You may download a copy of the agenda here and the full 2009 meeting schedule. Â (Please note that the dates, times and locations are subject to change. Â You may check back on this blog for updates.)
Of the 11 resolutions on the agenda to be discussed, 9 of the 11 are Harrison Square related consisting of change orders, the bleacher seats contract with the Irwin Seating Company. Â Irwin Seating Company is completely unrelated to Jim Irwin, Barry Real Estate. Â Also on the agenda is:
Approving a contract for professional legal services with Carson Boxberger Attorneys.
This is the contract for Commission Attorney John Wernet. Â Last year, the hourly rate for the contract was increased from $165 per hour to $175 per hour. Â Previously, the rate had been set at $155 per hour.
Approving an Escrow Agreement pursuant to the sale and development of real estate in the Summit Industrial Park Urban Renewal AreaÂ
While I haven’t spoken to anyone officially about this, I’m guessing this is about the Wayne Pipe Supply problem in Summit Park II. Â You may read about it at the bottom of this post.
The City Council will be making their appointments to Redevelopment in their meeting at 5:30 pm this evening. Â I don’t expect any surprises and predict Casey Cox and Thom Obergfell will be re-appointed.
Recently, John Kalb, staunch opponent of the Harrison Square project, made a comment on this blog:
And keep in mind that Hardball/Barry DID NOT put $5 million into Parkview Field! Remember, they were given “Indiana Tax Credits” with a value approaching that same $5 million – so it was a wash! The only part that they paid for was to add the extra suites – AND ALL INCOME FROM THESE WENT TO THEM -and THEM, only!!
I spoke with Greg Leatherman, Executive Redevelopment Director about this recently. Â The audio is available for a listen below.[audio:https://www.aroundfortwayne.com/audio/2009_01_06_Greg_Leatherman.mp3]