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City Council Meeting Minutes – April 24, 2017

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on April 24, 2017 in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, 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. Lewis Wheeler then prayed. Upon roll call the following members were present:   Joe Palmer, Eric Woods, Clarence Warthan, Wanda Mitchell, Lewis Wheeler and Steve Beardsley. Also present: Les Bergum, City Attorney and Judy Sheets, Clerk-Treasurer.   Absent: Jim Moyer

MINUTES:   The minutes for the April 13, 2017 regular meeting were presented. Clarence Warthan made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 13, 2017 regular meeting. Wanda Mitchell seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded – Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley and one “abstain” – Lewis Wheeler. Motion passed.

CITY OF FRANKFORT PAY PHILOSOPY PRESENTATION BY Jack Dodd, Director of Human Resources. Jack presented information on the Compensation Plan and Pay Philosophy. After the presentation there was discussion by the Council. Wanda Mitchell stated that there should be discussion with the police and fire. Jack stated that we need to make sure that we compare apples to apples and that he knows of a company that does this time of survey for the public sector. Wanda Mitchell asked about the cost of the study. Jack stated that the cost would be $14,000, which includes an on-site visit. Mayor McBarnes stated that his request would be to give us a special committee to let us know what you need to see.   Wanda Mitchell asked if it would be possible to survey the employees and see what their thoughts are.   Eric Woods stated that Jack could talk to the Councilors to come up with a strategy. Steve Beardsley stated that he agreed with Eric and that we would have more time to plan for it next year.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   There were no public comments.

ORDINANCE 17-07:   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 90 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF FRANKFORT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL CONTROL.   Mayor McBarnes recognized Steve Jackman of 958 Maple Drive to address the council. Mr. Jackman provided information about his concerns on the ordinance and the kennel size.   Nancy Elsea provided information to the council concerning this ordinance. Nancy stated that she had talked with Clarence Warthan about the size of kennel and the shelter temperature.   Nancy stated that the main concern is not going out and measuring but if a complaint is received and there is no shelter or a small kennel. Mayor McBarnes stated the rules on passing this ordinance and that it could just die. Clarence Warthan stated his concern about the shelter and the temperature of no less than 32 degrees. Jim Tate stated that this would be targeting the people with a dog outside and there is no shelter. There was discussion by the Council on this ordinance. It was decided to have a special committee concerning this ordinance and to bring it back to the council. The committee will consist of Eric Woods, Clarence Warthan, and Lewis Wheeler.

ORDINANCE 17-08:   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 34.06 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF FRANKFORT RELATING TO CIVIL PENALTIES COLLECTED BY THE VIOLATIONS BUREAU.   No action was taken on the ordinance.

OLD BUSINESS:     Nothing reported.

NEW BUSINESS: Jay Moore presented information for Fontana Fasteners, Inc. for approval of their CF-1/PP. Wanda Mitchell made a motion to approve the CF-1/PP for Fontana Fasteners. Clarence Warthan seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

Jay Moore presented information on 2 – CF-1 Real Property and 2 – CF-1 /PP for NHK Seating of America, Inc. for approval. Steve Beardsley made a motion to approve the 2 CF-1 Real Property and the 2 – CF-1/PP for NHK Seating of America, Inc. Wanda Mitchell seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

Jay Moore presented information on the CF-1/Real Property and the CF-1/PP for NTK Precision Axle Corporation for approval. Clarence Warthan made a motion to approve the CF-1/Real Property and the CF-1/PP for NTK Precision Axle Corporation. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

Jay Moore presented information on the CF-1/VBD for Centurion Solutions LLC and Centurion International Corp for approval. Joe Palmer made a motion to approve the CF-1/VBD for Centurion Solutions LLC and Centurion International Corp. Eric Woods seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

The CF-1/PP for Archer Daniels Midland Company was presented for approval. Eric Woods made a motion to approve the CF-1/PP for Archer Daniels Midland Company. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT:   There being no further business to come before the Council, Joe Palmer made a motion to adjourn. Clarence Warthan seconded the motion. Mayor McBarnes adjourned the meeting.