Red Banks Commissioners on Tuesday night heard two requests for being given more time to complete construction projects.
Developers for a new climate-controlled storage facility that is under construction in an old grocery store at 4707 Dayton Blvd. asked the city for more time to finish building the new facility. Each step has taken longer than anticipated, said the representative from the development firm.
He said problems in closing the sale delayed the start time by 60 days. Also, he said that demolition of the old grocery store has been harder than expected and it took 90 days of work. Now he said the new facility is 65 to 70 percent complete. He asked the commission for a 180-day extension, but said he does not believe that much time will be needed. Mayor Eddie Pierce noted the significant amount of work that has been done prior to the commissioners' vote on first reading in favor of the extension.
Property owner Clint Cameroncame to the commission meeting with legal representation in the attempt to get an extension to the condemnation order he received from Red Bank. Previously he had been given until June to complete needed repairs to a 140-year-old house at 124 Browntown Road that a tree fell on, causing extensive damage. In order for workers to get on the roof, the interior walls needed to be checked and reinforced where needed.
Mr. Cameron had received a building permit to make repairs on Dec. 13, 2019 with a requirement that work would begin within 30 days and a deadline for completion in June. Interior demolition was needed so the contractor could assess the integrity of the building to ensure safety for workers on the roof. When a building inspector from the city came to check progress, he saw no work because it was inside, said Mr. Cameron. A call from the city to arrange a meeting received no response. The city then posted a stop work order on the building. Mr. Cameron came to the meeting Tuesday night to ask for an extension of 180 days to make all the repairs that are needed. He told the commissioners he had sufficient financing for the project and could get a loan if more is needed. It was recommended that he should have a written contract with the contractor instead of the verbal agreement he now has, and to also have a back-up contractor if needed to meet the deadline.
The commissioners took no action at the meeting, and until they do, the order stands for the house to be demolished, said City Attorney Arnold Stulce.
A pubic hearing took place for the right of way abandonment for property between 517 Woodrose Lane and 5105 Delashmitt Road. Owner Phil Rose, representing his mother who owns the property, said it is needed for a shared driveway to access two lots. No one came to the public meeting to speak for or against the proposal. Commissioner Tyler Howell said the planning commission had recommended approval because that right of way has little future public use. The vote passed with four votes to approve and Commissioner Carol Rose abstaining.
A resolution passed which approved an inter-local agreement between Red Bank and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. This is an effort for the city to be able to use the county’s information technology systems.
At the request of State Rep. Patsy Hazlewood, resolutions passed honoring two Red Bank citizens. The portion of Dayton Boulevard between Ashland Terrace and Gadd Road will be dedicated in honor of Joseph Glasscock and his “meritorious service to the city of Red Bank.” And after approval from the state, a section of Highway 27, where it intersects with Morrison Springs Road, will be known as the Richard Floyd Interchange.