The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will contemplate Manhattan Regional Airport improvements, including a daily parking fee and parking lot repavements.
The legislative meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
The commission will look at adopting a $5 parking fee per day for travelers who leave their car in the parking lot.
They will also examine repaving parking surfaces in the airport parking lot. City administration recommends the commission to accept the lowest bid for the project by Shilling Construction Co., Inc., of Manhattan, in the amount of $3.2 million.
The resurfacing of areas in the parking lot will remove gravel and streamline the pavement with markings, said Ron Fehr, city manager.
The meeting also features a public hearing to discuss whether the 3003 Anderson Ave. structure is “unsafe” or “dangerous.” Flooding from Wildcat Creek damaged the building, a former Thai restaurant, around this time last year.
Mold has inundated the building and it is continuing to decline, Fehr said. If the city deems it as hazardous and chooses to demolish it, the estimated cost of demolition is $130,000. The city would charge the owner, Fehr said. The owner is Mark Samarrai of S and S Real Estate Development, according to city officials.
This is the last chance for the owner to discuss why the city government shouldn’t condemn the building, Fehr said.
Commissioners are also considering allowing requests for art pieces for the City of Manhattan Juried Public Art Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.
The Arts and Humanities Advisory Board recommends approval. If the commission approves the measure, the board receives the submissions for the art exhibition. The exhibit would take place May 2020-April 2021 along parts of 3rd Street from Blue Earth Plaza, Fehr said.
The city is also reviewing an amendment to covenants pertaining to Lee Mill Village in southwest Manhattan. If the commission approves the amendment, the convenants would no longer apply to the Manhattan Area Housing Partnership.
The commission also has the opportunity to approve a repainting project in the amount of $136,000 at the City Park Pool. Additionally, the commission will consider a grant for a historic preservation study of Aggieville.