The City Council met in a business meeting on December 12, 2017. Detailed Council packets containing further information about the presentations that were made to the Council are available on the City’s website, www.syracuseut.com. Following is a summary of major actions taken at the meeting:
December 12 Business Meeting:
The Council adopted a resolution imposing the .1% Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) tax approved by the voters at the November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election. The sales tax will be assessed starting in the spring of 2018 with revenues passed along to Syracuse City starting in June.
The Council granted preliminary subdivision approval for the Stonefield Estates project, located at approximately 2650 Alison Way. The project is 7.03 acres in size, would be assigned the R-2 zoning, and would contain 15 building lots.
The Council authorized a contract with Silver Spur Construction, LLC for the Ranchettes Improvement Project; the project includes work on 3300 West, 3400 West, 3385 West, 1850 South, 1950 South, 2050 South, and 2200 South. The scope of work includes replacement of existing concrete sewer with a PVC main; replacement of six-inch cast iron culinary water mains with new 10-inch and 8-inch C-900 mains; add additional fire hydrants for improved fire protection; install storm drain pipes, manholes, and inlets; replace ramps to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; and replace the full-width of the paved asphalt area. Construction will begin in late winter/early spring and will be completed by the end of 2018. The total project cost is $2,840,903.73.
The Council authorized execution of a contract with J. Lyn Roberts & Sons, Inc. for the construction and management of the Centennial Park Splash Pad and Pavilions project. The contract includes a maximum project amount of $1.5 million and design work for the project will commence in early 2018.
Finally, the Council adopted an ordinance amending the land use code of the City pertaining to requests for reasonable accommodations. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act Amendments (FHAA), those with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations from government zoning regulations if they can demonstrate certain conditions and the proposed ordinance will offer compliance with both the ADA and FHAA.