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Common Council Meeting Minutes – July 23, 2018

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on July 23, 2018 in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM.

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:    Jim Moyer, Wanda Mitchell, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley, Lewis Wheeler, and Joe Palmer.  Also present: Judith Sheets, Clerk-Treasurer and Les Bergum, City Attorney.  Absent: Eric Woods

MINUTES: The minutes for the July 9, 2018 regular meeting were presented.  Jim Moyer made the motion to approve the minutes from the July 9, 2018 regular meeting.   Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.   Upon roll call vote six “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   No Comments

Mayor McBarnes recessed the council meeting at 7:03 PM and opened the Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-05.

PUBLIC HEARING:   There were no comments or questions during the Public Hearing.

Mayor McBarnes closed the Public Hearing at 7:04 PM and reopened the Council meeting.

ORDINANCE 18-05:   AN ORDINANCE VACATING AN ALLEY IN THE WOODSIDE ADDITION OF THE CITY OF FRANKFORT, INDIANA.   Steve Beardsley made a motion to suspend the rules and pass Ordinance 18-05 on the second and third reading.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” – Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley, Jim Moyer and one “abstain” – Lewis Wheeler were recorded.  Motion passed.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Ordinance 18-05 on the second and third reading.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote six “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 18-05 passed on the second and third reading.

RESOLUTION 18-22:   DECLARATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT.  Mayor McBarnes stated that there was much that went into making this a reality partnering with Frito-Lay and that this is the largest economic development in Frankfort history.  Present at the meeting was Bob Hobson, Jen Vogel, and Kathy Alfano from Frito-Lay.  Bob Hobson presented information on the project.  Bob stated that this is a $159 million expansion adding 50 new jobs.  Jim Moyer stated that it has been a good working relationship with Frito-Lay.  Steve Beardsley stated that he had enjoyed the process.  Discussion followed.  Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 18-22.  Wanda Mitchell seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote six “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 18-22 passed.

RESOLUTION 18-23:   DECLARATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT.  Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Resolution 18-23.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote six “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 18-23 passed.

RESOLUTION 18-24:    A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FUNDING REQUEST POLICY AND ESTABLISHING THE NPO CONTRIBUTION FUND.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the Finance Committee worked on this.  Jim Moyer stated that Eric Woods worked on this and Les Bergum put together the resolution.  Discussion followed.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the application can be turned in from August 1st through September 30th.    Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Resolution 18-24.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote six “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 18-24 passed.

RESOLUTION 18-25:   A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PARKS DEPARTMENT ADAPTIVE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT FUND.  Les Bergum stated that the resolution established an Adaptive Playground Equipment Fund.  Les stated that it established a specific fund and that it delegates the Board of Works to administer the fund along with the Superintendent of the Parks Department.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Resolution 18-25.   Lewis Wheeler seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote six “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 18-25 was passed.

OLD BUSINESS:   Judy Sheets stated that she had received notice that our Dropbox is full.    She asked if the council would like for her to increase the amount of storage or delete all information prior to 2018.  It was decided by consensus that she could delete anything prior to 2018 in Dropbox.

NEW BUSINESS:    Mayor McBarnes stated that Jerry Hickman of Reedy Financial was present at the meeting to provide information and to pass out the Budget books for 2019.    Mayor McBarnes stated that he had worked with the Clerk-Treasurer, department heads and Reedy in preparing the 2019 proposed budget and that City General is balanced.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the 2019 budget includes 2 School Resource Officers, Park restrooms all reconstructed, Washington Avenue Phase 2, Paving of $956,000, Drug Rehabilitation Program, Health Care Clinic beginning July 1, 2019, the new police station and a 5 year capital improvement program and a 3% raise for employees.  Jerry Hickman presented information on the 2019 budget and explained the 2019 Budget Summary.  Jerry stated that if anyone had questions to please call him.

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 me

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