The Andover City Council approved Tuesday evening a waiver of city fees associated with the Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation.

The Andover City Council approved Tuesday evening a waiver of city fees associated with the Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation.

The waived fees total $6,040.30.

SCARF Executive Director Suzi Thien said she anticipates the building of the children’s home to start by the end of the year or the beginning of January.

Mayor Ben Lawrence commented, “We appreciate what the foundation is doing. A children’s home in Butler County has been sorely needed for years. Having it here in Andover, I think, is beneficial to us. It’s a needed asset in the community and in the county.”

The City Council also:

• was told the new Andover Dollar General store that just had the fire will rebuild and stay. The employees have been moved to other local stores for their hours. They hope to reopen with an all new interior in 60 days.

• approved a $41,263 SALTIS Technology purchase and $3,200 Global Software Corp purchase for digiTICKET police digital ticketing.

• approved Records Management Enhancement for Global-KLER interface for $5,700.

• approved the Cornerstone Fourth Addition sanitary sewer and water distribution construction bid by McCullough Excavation for $219,200.

• approved a Vacation Case on East Woodstone.

• approved a resolution approving the sale of bonds for the Hotel at the River

• approved an ordinance annexing a portion of Andover Road, west of 2228 N. Andover Rd., into the City of Andover.

• approved request for qualifications for venue management services regarding an amphitheater at Andover Central Park.