Mary Ann Gay, representing DLR Investments, requested a tax
abatement on a new construction project at Ripley Crossing at
the regular meeting of the Milan Town Council on Monday, May
According to Gay, the new construction will include 20 new assisted
living units, which will employ approximately six full time
and three part time people. The apartments will be one bedroom
units with a full bath and kitchen and will be approximately
394 square feet.
The requested tax abatement will be on the new construction
only and will be pro-rated over a 10-year period. The board
unanimously approved to adopt the preliminary resolution in
support of the abatement. A public hearing regarding the tax
abatement will be held at the regular meeting in June.
Trash bids presented by Best Way and Rumpke were reviewed by
the board. The motion to accept the bid was unanimously approved.
Residents are reminded that the transition from the prior company
to the Rumpke cans will begin in late May. The contract for
Rumpke begins on June 1.
Town Marshal Gary Skaggs was commended by the board for his
work apprehending a suspect during a burglary in progress. According
to council president Paul Hildebrand, Marshal Skaggs responded
to a burglary in progress call that was outside of his jurisdiction
where he found loaded guns inside of the vehicle.
Marshal Skaggs did a very good job apprehending the individuals
involved, said Hildebrand. He noted that he had received
calls from other law enforcement agencies commending Marshal
Skaggs for his work.
For the month of April, the Milan Police Department issued 37
traffic warnings, investigated 1 theft; 4 criminal mischief
reports, and 8 traffic crashes with property damage. The reserve
officers donated 106 hours.
The board learned of several properties with overgrown lawns.
Town Manager John Ingram will look into the situation and issue
In other business:
The board unanimously approved the tax abatement for
Pike Lumber. The abatement will be for 10 years for improvements
The board approved a change order request by Pike Lumber
for the extension of the entrance road.
Harold Coleman was unanimously approved as Milan Park
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will
be held on Monday, June 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Milan