Dates for public hearings regarding two TIF districts in Fairview Heights have been set after unanimous approval from city aldermen Tuesday night.
One district includes an area on either side of Ludwig Drive, which is home to a number of vacant retail locations.
The second proposed district would encompass vacant, undermined land west of Illinois 159 and north of the CSX tracks. The two districts are separated by those tracks.
The Ludwig Drive TIF public hearing was set for 6:30 p.m. June 14 at City Hall. The Illinois 159 North TIF hearing was set for 7 p.m. that same evening.
Aldermen also unanimously approved dates for joint review board meetings concerning those districts. They will occur May 11 at 9:30 a.m. for the Illinois 159 North TIF and at 11 a.m. the same day for the Ludwig Drive TIF. Both will be at City Hall.
City economic development director Mike Malloy said the joint review board meetings are the most critical part in the process of creating the districts because they’re when representatives of each of the local taxing districts affected by the TIF will agree on how to split revenue the TIF generates.
Redevelopment plans for the two proposed districts were accepted April 4.
City officials have estimated final approval of the districts would occur in July.
In other action, the council:
▪ Approved an intergovernmental agreement which would allow the Fairview Heights Police Department to use an O’Fallon Police Department dispatcher on an as-needed basis. Fairview Heights would pay the O’Fallon dispatcher at the rate that dispatcher is paid for his or her duties in O’Fallon.
▪ Approved an agreement to purchase police dispatch radio consoles from Motorola Solutions for $120,060.35.
▪ Approved an agreement with Rooters Asphalt to resurface a mile of roads in the Weinel Hills subdivision at a cost of $176,334.74.
▪ Approved an agreement with Haier Plumbing & Heating to complete storm water improvements in the Fox Creek subdivision at a cost of $111,380.40.
▪ Tabled an ordinance authorizing the sale of land the city owns at 10408 Lincoln Trail to Jim McKay. McKay plans to build a NAPA Auto Parts store on the property, but Alderman Roger Lowry asked the council to hold off on approving sale of the land until city staff received a site plan suitable for granting a building permit.