Condo Project resumes

Posted May 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

In the next year, there will be condominium housing constructed on the former Finzen Trailer Park, which is currently owned by the City of Akron — if the land sale and rezoning are completed.

At their April 23 meeting, Akron councilors unanimously approved two resolutions regarding a portion of the former trailer park property.

The first was a resolution setting a public hearing on the rezoning of this parcel, which is the southwest corner from Hardy Street to South Street and east from Ninth Street.

Currently, the zoning is single family residential zoning but DeRocher Brothers Construction, of Akron, would like to see it rezoned to Multi-Family Residential zoning. Their original plans were to build a quadra-plex, four homes connected together in a row. Now, the plan is to start with one duplex-type condos, according to Nicolle DeRocher of DeRocher Brothers Construction.

This public hearing is set for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14 at Akron City Hall. Anyone can share their comments in writing or speak at the public hearing.

The second resolution authorized the sale of this parcel, which is 115 feet east to west and 300 feet long, to the DeRocher Brothers Construction company. The price was $2,000 and DeRochers are required to pay parcel survey costs, complete construction within one year, building all-electric utility homes with curb-and-gutters on the adjoining street.

The public hearing on the sale was held last fall. Then with the one-year construction completion deadline, the DeRochers held off on purchasing the property until this construction season.

In other business, the Council:

• Unanimously approved two policies which are required for city officials to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster funds. Both policies regard municipal financial procedures. One is an Internal Control Policy and the other is a Fraud Policy.

• Unanimously approved an ownership change for Maynard’s Food Center in connection with approving the store’s liquor license renewal. City Clerk Melea Nielsen noted the council had unanimously approved the liquor license renewal at the April 9 meeting. However, the council needed to approve the store’s ownership change.

She explained the ownership had been Gary Thompson, Gary Carlson and Brian Kramer. Now, Maynard’s is owned by Larry Larson, Shirley Larson, Maynard Kramer and Geraldine Kramer.

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