Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Committee Meeting Summary

  • TIF requested for road work near Campbell Station Road related to development already in progress. Developer agreed area not blighted and development would go forward without the TIF. Other commissioners seem to be pushing in favor based on the traffic improvements, because we don't have enough money in our capital budget, even though the County admitted that we can do it cheaper. So because we're poor planners, we have to violate TIF guidelines and sign away our financial future? More evidence that our poor long-term planning is costing us dearly. Bruce Wuethrich (Director, Engineering) admitted that he's just dealing with overloaded roads based on existing traffic counts.
  • Grant management software needs updating, but clearly the Commission could use someone on board who understands software procurement
  • (More, but had to leave to meet a future constituent)

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