The first order of business at the Bridgeville Town Commission meeting during the November meeting was the swearing in of the new commissioner Geoffrey Yoder who will represent the Heritage Shores area. Yoder was chosen by the commission to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Commissioner Tassone. An election will be held next year to fill the seat for the remainder of the term.
Also, the commissioners heard from the developer who will be involved in the development of the corner property at Rtes. 13 and 18.
Town Manager Jesse Savage reported to the commissioners about a proposal from the Economic Development Committee for several area crosswalks to be decorated with art from local artists.
Savage also reported the Bridgeville Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. To date, 10 bricks have been ordered for the memorial brick purchase program.
The EDC has discussed the development of a business packet which can be handed out to potential new business and property owners. The packet will provide information about the Bridgeville area, which could help them when relocating to the area.
Representatives from the engineering firm of Becker, Morgan Group, Inc. were on hand to explain the proposed annexation of the property at Rtes. 13 and 18. Engineer Mike Riemann explained the proposed plans to the commissioners.
“We will be developing the property into a large convenience store, 7-11, with gas pumps for both cars and trucks,” Riemann stated. “We would like the commissioners support to annex in the property so we can hook into the town water and sewer. We are in the very beginning stages of this project and this is the first step. We will be coming back periodically with updates on the property.” The commissioners voted 4-0 to bring in the property.
The commissioners also heard a proposal for annexing in the East Bridgeville property, which is located from Royal Farms to Redden Road. This proposal would allow the town to investigate the infrastructure needed for businesses to develop the area.
The commissioners voted to allow the proposal.