Council members will vote on whether to authorize TIF funding for Dan Cahill's development project.

Round two is here. Tonight, the Burlington City Council will vote on the second of three steps in granting a tax increment financing incentive to retired lawyer Dan Cahill.

The TIF process requires three steps, making it lengthy even in the scale of government. The last vote set out an area of land between West Avenue and Mason Road for the incentive. That land includes eight acres Cahill acquired this summer. Council members pointed to a 1999 city-approved plan for connecting roads in the area during their first vote.

Tonight, the council could authorize TIF funding in Cahill's 16-lot project. 

The last step would establish the exact terms of the TIF deal.

Mayor Shane McCampbell cast the lone vote against the first step two weeks ago. 

Flood wall

The council also plans to consider three alternative surface texture options for the city's flood wall. 

Changes to the planned surface are being hastily considered after city staff raised concerns with the fragility of the originally picked surface. 

The options, which have yet to include detailed costs, include a sand-blasted pattern, a pattern of small indents and a thicker, sturdier version of the original option. 

Assistant city manager to public works Nick MacGregor said last week he didn't expect the change to have a significant difference in cost. 

A smoother option would likely make the wall easier to clean if vandalized. 

Burlington City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of city hall. Council meetings are open to the public.