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Common Council Meeting Minutes – October 22, 2018

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on October 22, 2018 in the Council Chambers,  301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 6:30 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:     Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley and Joe Palmer.  Also present: Judith Sheets, Clerk-Treasurer and Les Bergum, City Attorney.

At 6:45 PM Jim Moyer and Lewis Wheeler arrived at the meeting.

MINUTES:   The minutes for the October 8, 2018 regular meeting were presented.  Clarence Warthan made the motion to approve the minutes from the October 8, 2018 regular meeting.   Joe Palmer seconded the motion.   Upon roll call vote four “ayes” – Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan and one “abstain” – Steve Beardsley were recorded.  Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   Mayor McBarnes opened the meeting for public comments.  There were no comments.

ORDINANCE 18-12:   AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ENTERING INTO OF A CONDITIONAL PROJECT EXPENDITURE AGREEMENT OF THE CITY OF FRANKFORT, INDIANA (IU HEALTH PROJECT) AND THE GRANTING OF THE PROCEEDS THEREOF TO IU HEALTH AND AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING OTHER ACTIONS IN RESPECT THERETO.   Kelly Braverman, CEO of IU Health in Frankfort , and Rich Starkey, Barnes & Thornburg, were present at the meeting.  Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Ordinance 18-12 on the Second Reading.  Wanda Mitchell seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” – Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley were recorded.  Ordinance 18-12 passed on the Second Reading.

Council members Jim Moyer and Lewis Wheeler arrived at the meeting at approximately 6:45 PM.

NOT FOR PROFIT PRESENTATIONS:  

Susie Michael the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Clinton County provided information on their request for 2018 of $15,000 for the replacement of the HVAC roof top units on their building.

Susie also provided information for their request for 2019 of $13,353.08 for the Homework/Tutoring/Career Exploration Program.

Discussion followed.

Carol Price and Lorra Archibald presented information on the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition and their request for funding for the year 2018 and 2019.

Discussion followed.

Jim Tate and Kim Harris presented information on the trap, neuter, release program by JET’s Services, LLC owned by Jim Tate and their request for funding for the year 2018 and 2019.

Discussion followed.

Jackie Kauffman and Cindy Orem presented information on the Paul Phillippe Resource Center request for $20,000 for their public transportation program and for three replacement vehicles in 2019.

There was discussion by the council on the request for the funding request for 2018 and 2019.

Wanda Mitchell made a motion to approve the request from the Boys & Girls Club for the $15,000 for the replacement of the HVAC roof top units on their building.  Eric Woods seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Wanda and Eric withdrew their motion.  Wanda Mitchel made a motion to approve the request from the Boys & Girls Club for the $15,000 for the replacement of the HVAC roof top units on their building, and the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition request of $10,000 for 2018.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” – Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Lewis Wheeler, Jim Moyer and two “abstain” – Eric Woods, Steve Beardsley.  Motion passed.

ORDINANCE 18-09:   ORDINANCE FOR APPROPRIATIONS AND TAX RATES.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Ordinance 18-09 on the Third Reading.  Wanda Mitchell seconded the motion.  Eric Woods asked about the job description for the Community Development Director.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the Mayor and Board of Works would bring their recommendation to the Council.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the Community Development Director would report to the Mayor and Board of Works.   Upon roll call vote six “ayes” Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley, Jim Moyer and one “nay” – Lewis Wheeler.  Ordinance 18-09 passed on the Third reading.

ORDINANCE 18-10: AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE SALARIES AND HOURLY WAGES FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CIVIL CITY OF FRANKFORT, INDIANA.  Eric Woods made a motion to pass Ordinance 18-10 on the Third Reading.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley, Jim Moyer and one “nay” – Lewis Wheeler.   Ordinance 18-10 passed on the Third Reading.

ORDINANCE 18-11:   AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE SALARIES OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE CITY OF FRANKFORT, INDIANA.   Wanda Mitchell made a motion to pass Ordinance 18-11 on the Third Reading.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Eric Woods, Wanda Mitchell, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley, Jim Moyer and one “nay” – Lewis Wheeler.  Ordinance 18-11 passed on the Third Reading.

RESOLUTION 18-31:   A RESOLUTION APPROVING PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE BY FRANKFORT UTILITY SERVICE BOARD.  Mike Kelley stated that the Utility Service Board intends to purchase the former Regions Bank at the shopping mall for the billing office.  Mike stated that the Utility Service Board passed a resolution for this.  Steve Beardsley asked about the existing building.  Mike stated that it is the property of the City.  Mayor McBarnes stated that it is a major concern of his and that he would like it to become a retail business.  Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Resolution 18-31.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 18-31 passed.

OLD BUSINESS:   City Plan Commission appointment.  Joe Palmer stated that Greg Patchett had come into the Building Services office and was interested in the appointment.  A letter from Greg was presented.  Discussion followed.  It was decided to have the employees interested, Greg Patchett and Marisol Lopez, present at the next meeting.  Wanda Mitchell made a motion to table the City Plan Commission appointment until the next meeting.  Lewis Wheeler seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.

Steve Beardsley asked about the December 24th council meeting.  Discussion followed.

NEW BUSINESS:   Mayor McBarnes stated that this was the last meeting for Wanda Mitchell.  Mayor McBarnes presented Wanda with a plaque in recognition of her service, and thanked her for her service and love of the community.  Each Council member and Les Bergum thanked Wanda for her service.

ADJOURNMENT:   There being no further business to come before the Council, Wanda Mitchell made a motion to adjourn.  Jim Moyer seconded the motion.  Mayor McBarnes adjourned the meeting.

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