Gardiner city officials will consider a number of property-related issues when they meet this week.

In two executive sessions at the start of the Wednesday meeting, proposals for two lots in the Libby Hill Business Park will be discussed. Depending on the outcome of the discussions, they may opt to accept a purchase and sale agreement for one of the lots.

The City Council is also expected to consider bids for two tax-acquired properties, at 728 River Ave. in south Gardiner and 18 Dennis St.

The south Gardiner property has been abandoned for years and recently, according to city reports, has become a target for vandals and trespassers.

Elected officials will talk about whether they wish to impose a deadline in either rehabilitating the building or tearing it down by placing a date consideration on the deed. City staff recommend six to nine months for either option to be completed.

Earlier this year, the property at 18 Dennis St. was demolished by the city after it, too, stood vacant for years. While the city is not expected to make back what it spent in clearing the property, it is expected to recoup some of what it spent by selling it to a neighbor and returning it to the tax rolls.

The Gardiner City Council is also expected to:

• Discuss the Wreaths Across America project;

• Consider approving a resolution urging Congress and President Donald Trump to retain the federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit program in their proposals to change the federal tax code;

• Consider granting a special event permit for the Days of Light on Friday for the tree lighting ceremony and Saturday for the Parade of Lights;

• Consider a second read and final approval on amendments to the land use ordinance about chickens and bees;

• Hold a public hearing and consider extending the temporary ban on allowing marijuana-related enterprises in the city;

• Hear a presentation on the quarterly financial update;

• Consider accepting a deed for a communication tower on Libby Hill Road;

• Consider appointing Jerome Maschino and Joseph Simanski to the Parks and Recreation Committee.

At the close of the meeting, additional executive sessions are planned to consider a final collective bargaining contract, after which the elected officials may vote in open session to accept the agreement, and to discuss the search for a city manager.

The Gardiner City Council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Gardiner City Council chamber at 6 Church St.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632

[email protected]

Twitter: @JLowellKJ

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