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Common Council Minutes – Monday, January 14, 2013

Regular Meeting, Common Council, Council Chambers, 301 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort, IN 46041, Monday, January 14, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on January 14, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM and the following action was taken: Mayor Chris McBarnes was present, called the meeting to order, and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Chris McBarnes then prayed. Upon roll call the following members were present: Jim Moyer, Sam Paul, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, Eric Woods, Joe Palmer and Josh Uitts. Also present Les Bergum, City Attorney and Judy Suter, Clerk-Treasurer.

MINUTES:

The minutes for the December 27, 2012 regular meeting were presented. Jim Moyer made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 27, 2012 regular meeting. Josh Uitts seconded the motion. Upon Roll Call vote six “ayes” – Jim Moyer, Sam Paul, Jake Myers, Ricky Gunyon, Eric Woods, Josh Uitts and one “abstain” – Joe Palmer were recorded. Motion passed.

PUBLIC HEARING: FEDERAL MOGUL ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA

Mayor McBarnes opened the Public Hearing. Representatives from Federal Mogul were present.

There were no questions or comments from those in attendance. Mayor McBarnes closed the Public Hearing.

RESOLUTION 13-01: A RESOLUTION APPROVING STATEMENT OF BENEFITS IN CONFIRMING DESIGNATION OF ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA.

Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 13-01. Eric Woods seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Resolution 13-01 passed.

ORDINANCE 13-02: AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TARGET AREA.

Les Bergum explained that the Economic Development Commission passed a Resolution designating the south end of the Frankfort Plaza as an economic development target area. Larry Kramer and Mike Shaver presented information on Ruler Foods. Larry stated that they would like to begin construction in the spring of 2013 and finish by the fall of 2013. Larry stated that they would like to buy the real estate and put a building and improvements on it. Larry stated that they would employ 12 full time jobs and 20 part time jobs. Discussion followed. Eric Woods made a motion to read Ordinance 13-02 in its entirety. Jake Myers seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed. Ordinance 13-02 was read in its entirety. Les Bergum explained that if the council approves there will have to be a public hearing and a declaratory resolution passed. Discussion followed. Joe Palmer made a motion to suspend the rules and pass Ordinance 13-02 on the first, second, and third reading. Jim Moyer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote two “ayes” Joe Palmer, Jim Moyer, and five “nays” – Sam Paul, Eric Woods, Josh Uitts, Rick Gunyon, Jake Myers were recorded. Motion was defeated. Jake Myers made a motion to pass Ordinance 13-02 on the first reading. Sam Paul seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Ordinance 13-02 passed on the first reading. Mayor McBarnes stated that he will ask someone from the Economic Development Commission to be at the next meeting and present information.

ORDINANCE 13-01: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PARAGRAPH (A) OF 98.03 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE AS TO PROCEDURES FOR TRASH COLLECTION.

Les Bergum stated that the only change is to Paragraph (A) where the number of bags is reduced from 10 to 7. Mayor McBarnes stated that he would like to have the change in the ordinance if the Board of Works decides to go to one day a week trash pickup. George Belmore, Street Department Superintendent, stated that one day a week trash pickup with one day a week recycling pickup would work, and that they could do the same amount of work with eight trucks instead of 12 trucks. Mayor McBarnes stated that he would like for the council to pass the ordinance on the first reading and then listen to the citizen’s voice. Jim Moyer made a motion to read Ordinance 13-02 in its entirety. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed. Ordinance 13-01 was read in its entirety. Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Ordinance 13-01 on the first reading with the spelling of the word ordained in the third paragraph being corrected. Josh Uitts seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Sam Paul, Eric Woods, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, Jim Moyer and one “nay” – Joe Palmer were recorded. Ordinance 13-01 passed on the first reading.

ORDINANCE 13-03: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 SALARY ORDINANCE FOR SALARIES AND HOURLY WAGES OF EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF FRANKFORT.

There was discussion on putting in a temporary salary for the Parks Superintendent during the time the full time position of Parks Superintendent is being decided. Eric Woods made a motion to suspend the rules and pass Ordinance 13-03 on the first, second, and third reading. Josh Uitts seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed. Jake Myers made a motion to pass Ordinance 13-03 on the first, second, and third reading with the amendment which states that the position is established January 1, 2013. Josh Uitts seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Sam Paul, Eric Woods, Joe Palmer, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon and one “nay” – Jim Moyer were recorded. Ordinance 13-03 passed on the first, second, and third reading.

NEW BUSINESS:

Les Bergum stated that he had prepared a Public Notice and bids forms for the sale or exchange of Lot 70. Les stated that by law the sale is up to the Mayor and he can appoint a board or commission. Les stated that the Mayor had signed an Executive Order appointing the Board of Works as the board.

Mayor McBarnes stated that a President Pro Tem needed to be named. Joe Palmer made a motion to nominate Jim Moyer as President Pro Tem. Sam Paul seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Sam Paul, Eric Woods, Joe Palmer, Josh Uitts, Rick Gunyon, Jake Myers and one “abstain” – Jim Moyer were recorded. Motion passed.

Mayor McBarnes presented the 2013 councilmatic committees and challenged them to come up with an amendment or new ordinance.

Sam Payne, Building Inspector, stated that Kevin Watkins would like to serve on the City Plan Commission and asked that the council appoint him. Jake Myers made a motion to appoint Kevin Watkins to the City Plan Commission. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

Steve Woods commented about the Kroger Company and ask the council to take a look at different things concerning this.

OLD BUSINESS:

Rick Gunyon asked that discussion on the storm water fees be deferred and make it a part of the work session at the next meeting.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before the Council Jim Moyer made a motion to adjourn. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Motion was approved by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned.