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Common Council Meeting Minutes – Monday, July 25, 2016

Regular Meeting, Common Council, IT Data Center, 1050 Washington Avenue, Frankfort, IN 46041, Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on July 25, 2016 in the IT Data Center, 1050 Washington Avenue, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM and the following action was taken:

Mayor Chris McBarnes called the meeting to order, and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Clarence Warthan then prayed. Upon roll call the following members were present:     Joe Palmer, Jim Moyer, Clarence Warthan, Todd Corrie, and Wanda Mitchell.    Also present:  Les Bergum, City Attorney and Judy Sheets, Clerk-Treasurer.   Absent:  Eric Woods, and Lewis Wheeler.

MINUTES

The minutes for the June 27, 2016 regular meeting were presented.  Joe Palmer made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 27 2016 regular meeting.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote three “ayes” – Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Jim Moyer and two “abstains” – Wanda Mitchell and Todd Corrie were recorded.  Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no public comments

RESOLUTION 16-11:

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY CROSSINGS MATCHING GRANT APPLICATION (SOUTH HOKE AVENUE).

Mayor McBarnes stated that we are applying for the Community Crossings Grant and that it is a 50/50 matching grant for road improvements.  Mayor McBarnes stated that we will use the $250,000 from the Special LOIT Distribution that we put in Rainy Day.  Mayor McBarnes stated that this would be for paving South Hoke Avenue – $60,929, East/West Barner Street – $219,000, and North Main Street – $152,000.  Mayor McBarnes stated that they will be sending three different applications for the three separate projects.  Les Bergum stated that Resolution 16-11, 16-12, and 16-13 state that the City will fund the 50% match contingent on the City receiving the grant.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the application is due on Friday and that we only need a majority of the Council members present to pass the resolutions.  Joe Palmer stated that the streets chosen were main thoroughfares and explained why they were chosen. Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Resolution 16-11.  Wanda Mitchell seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 16-11 passed.

RESOLUTUION 16-12:

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY CROSINGS MATCHING GRANT APPICATION (NORTH MAIN STREET).

Wanda Mitchell made a motion to pass Resolution 16-12.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 16-12 passed.

RESOLUTION 16-13:

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY CROSSINGS MTCHING GRANT APPLICATION (E/W BARNER STREET).

Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 16-13.  Todd Corrie seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 16-13 passed.

OLD BUSINESS

Nothing Reported.

NEW BUSINESS

Todd Corrie stated that we need to advertise the Utility Service Board appointment so we can set up interviews.  Todd asked the Clerk-Treasurer to advertise for resumes to be turned in by August 26th to the Clerk-Treasurer’s office.

Mayor McBarnes asked about a date and time for the Budget Workshops.  It was decided to hold the Budget Workshops on August 17th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  There was a discussion on the different groups that are requesting funding from the City.  Jim Moyer stated that it would be better to have the groups, Boys & Girls Club, Humane Society, and the YMCA, to meet with the Finance Committee and then they would bring it to the Council.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the Paul Phillippe Human Resource Center and Main Street will not need to go before the Finance Committee.

Joe Palmer invited everyone to the Hotdog Festival this weekend.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Council, Jim Moyer made a motion to adjourn.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Mayor McBarnes adjourned the meeting.

 

 

 

 

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