Sardinia Town Board tackles bids and ordinance amendments
The April 12 Sardinia Town Board meeting featured many bid decisions and amendments.
The board decided on septic design plans, with E&M Engineering’s taking the bid with an offer of $6,250.
For the installation of two handicap-accessible doors at the community center, Doors Specialties won the bid with $9,513. The bid for highway department equipment was awarded to Baschmann Services for $38,783 for both the town roller and 14-foot trailer, which includes an extended three-year warranty.
The board also passed amendments to the town’s sign ordinance. The amendment to section 115-22 sign definitions now includes the wording “That, for any agricultural or horticultural selling purposes that includes any sign, wording, logo or other advertises that call attention to a business that sells or promotes agricultural, horticultural products or services.”
Furthermore, section 115-22-3 will include a new subsection with the following: “The use of two portable or temporary signs shall be permitted off-site for agricultural or horticultural selling purposes for a maximum of nine months starting from the date the permit is issued. The maximum size of any sign shall be 3 feet by 2 feet high. A permit will only be available to agricultural or horticultural businesses located in the town of Sardinia.”
On the application, the location(s) of where the sign(s) will be placed will be identified with written authorization signed by any property owner permitting the placement of the sign(s) on his or her property. All signs must be placed 50 feet from any intersecting roads. Signs must be ground-mounted and permits must be attached to the back of each sign. The applicant shall remit to the code enforcement officer for a fee of $5 per sign.
Several abandoned properties located throughout the town of Sardinia were also discussed. There are five locations the town is addressing, and two of these have deceased owners.
As a means of handling these properties or any others in the future, the board approved a motion to grant the code enforcement officer the ability to provide demolition orders. Councilmen Dan Miller and Dave Montgomery will be working with Town Attorney Linda H. Joseph to figure out what the best way is for the town to handle these properties.
In other news:
- According to the board, the offering of the exercise Zumba© was a big hit and will extend into May.
- Twelve water tests have been completed and the board is looking for town interest for another round.
- In order to be in compliance with the state, the board approved GASB 54, which deals with the fund balance.
- Summer pool pass rates will be increased per family for out-of-town residents.
- A large trash pickup in the town of Sardinia will start the week of April 23.
- Annual Hazardous Waste Drop-Off day at Waste Management is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. - noon.
The next meeting will be held May 9 at 6:30 p.m.