Statesville Council talks Victory Air lease, Vance Hotel redevelopment

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City Council had two lengthy discussions Monday night – one concerning the approval of a 25-year ground lease with Statesville Airport tenant Victory Air. Questions about the grading for the project and the lease amount resulted in Council asking staff to come back with more information about the project.

Council also asked for more information about the Vance Hotel project, requesting that staff, the developer and Jim Prosser with Centralina Council of Governments, put together more information about the finances of the project to present in January. Council gave its okay to continue working with the current developer, Richard Angino, for the next six months.

Consideration of a $10,000 contribution to Iredell Museums was tabled so that more information could be brought to Council at the Dec. 4 meeting.

All of the remaining items on the agenda passed, including the renewal of the City Attorney Contract with Homesley, Gaines and Dudley. Council approved the budget for the linear park project along Shelton Ave. and funding for the next phase of the stormwater feasibility study.

One person spoke during the public comment period and asked for Council’s support of the federal historic tax credits.

The new council will be sworn in at the December 4 meeting. The current council will start the meeting and conduct any old business, before the new council members are seated.

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