Sutherland Cleanup Days Set
The regular meeting of the Sutherland City Council opened with a public hearing to approve expanding the city’s Urban Renewal Area. JTV Manufacturing purchased property on the east side of Beech Street between East 4th Street and East Washington Street, a newly built east-west street through the Industrial Park. Council approved the Urban Renewal expansion on Monday March 6 by resolution following the public hearing. The Industrial Park is already part of an approved Urban Renewal area. This particular lot had been removed from the defined Urban Renewal area because Sutherland’s Industrial Park has a time limit of 20 years. Removing undeveloped lots from the Urban Renewal area allows the city the full 20-year Urban Renewal benefit after the property is sold and development is certain.
Spruce Up Sutherland was discussed at the meeting. Property owners in Sutherland may be eligible for funds to offset certain exterior property improvement costs. Painting can gain up to $300. Siding and soffit projects can be granted up to $2500 as well as the removal of a house.
Applications are available online or at Sutherland City Hall. Application deadlines and completion requirements apply. Details are available from City Hall.
General N. B. Baker Library is undergoing continuous updates. A painting project in the meeting room revealed significant settling cracks. The painting took a back seat while Library Trustees and the City Council can determine the problem and collect repair options. Four separate bids and repair proposals were received from three different vendors. Thrasher Foundation submitted two. A company named DBD and Bob Hatch Masonry & Concrete each submitted one. Council will discuss the submitted bids at their April meeting.
Sutherland Cleanup Days are set. Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) trailer will be at the city shed on Friday April 28. Cleanup is Saturday April 29. Certain items such as furniture or appliances may have a charge. Contact city hall for details and payment to have “junk” removed.