The property is currently zoned R-1 in the county and the annexation request would place it in R-1 in the city if it is approved.
Development of a new organization chart to have fewer people reporting directly to the city manager and a study of alternatives for expanding water and sewer services were top priorities for the Commerce City Council at its planning session Aug. 9-10.
Planning for new industry, traffic improvements and for new housing were subjects on the Commerce work session agenda Monday, Aug. 5, night.
The Commerce Planning Commission approved two re-zonings and one request for annexation July 22 in a short meeting.
If the city’s revenue estimates are correct it will have about $1 million left at the end of June 2020. The city’s budget shows $30.3 million in revenue.
The revenue for the budget is expected to increase by about $6.3 million from current levels. Most of the difference is in the water and sewer, electric and natural gas fund. The city projects $6 million more from those funds in 2020.
Work started last week on renovating the Oxford Building across from the Commerce Civic Center. The city has given the building – it cost $10, according to Natalie Thomas, Downtown Development Authority directors – to 1818 Properties.
The Commerce budget for the fiscal year 2020, which starts July 1, will be about $7 million less than in the current year. Most of that is because of the Diana Food wastewater pre-treatment project costs.