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Common Council Meeting Minutes – September 10, 2018

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on September 10, 2018 in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM.

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

MINUTES:   The minutes for the August 27 2018 regular meeting were presented.  Clarence Warthan made the motion to approve the minutes from the August 27, 2018 regular meeting.   Wanda Mitchell seconded the motion.   Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley, Lewis Wheeler, Jim Moyer and one “abstain” – Joe Palmer were recorded.  Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   Stephanie Crum spoke to the Council on the Humane Society.

ORDINANCE 18-08:   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RESTATING 90.15 AND REPEALING 90.16, 90.17 AND 90.18 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING ANIMAL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS.    It was decided by consensus to leave Ordinance 18-08 tabled.

OLD BUSINESS:    2019 Budget Discussions.   Jim Moyer stated that the Human Society had been left undecided for the 2019 budget.  Eric Woods stated that a committee had sat down with the Humane Society and they provided data to them.  Eric stated that the Humane Society will be here on September 24th for the Council meeting.  Jerry Hickman of Reedy Financial was at the meeting and talked about the budget and stated that the First Reading of the budget will be September 24th.  Jim Moyer asked when the advertisement needed to be done.  Jerry stated 10 days before the Public Hearing on October 8th.  Joe Palmer stated that he would like to see the remaining $10,000 this year for the Humane Society be put on hold.  Eric Woods stated that they will not be asking for the remainder $10,000 for this year.

Jim Moyer then asked about the swimming pool budget.  There was discussion by the Council on the Humane Society, swimming pool, and elections in the 2019 budget.  It was decided to leave the swimming pool budget at $150,250, the Humane Society at $22,000 and to put in $50,000 for the Elections.

NEW BUSINESS:   Nothing reported.

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