ATLANTIC – Members of the Atlantic City Council consider several appointments as well as change order related to the Ash Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project during their regular meeting set for Jan. 15.

The change order would allow certain residents in the area of East 22nd Street to connect to the existing sewer system. Two couples in the area currently use septic systems.

Members of the Community Development Committee recommended approving an extension to allow Joe and Kendra Garvey, and Robert and Denise Sharp to pay to connect to the system. A comprehensive plan for the city forecasts growth of low-density, single family development in that area, and Atlantic Administrator John Lund said if that occurs, city officials will have to extend the sewer system. Lund also said it may be more beneficial to the city’s budget if utility revenue was used to pay for the extension project, rather than creating a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District and using property taxes for it. Another benefit, according to Lund, is that the change order will cut down on “red tape” and paperwork between city officials and members of Snyder and Associates, engineers who are working with the city on the project.

The council will also consider the following appointments: appointing Melissa Ihnen to the Planning and Zoning Commission, re-appointing Barb Barrick as the Atlantic City Clerk, and appointing David Wiederstein as City Attorney.

The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m., and be held in the city hall council chambers.