The Common Council met in a regular meeting on January 23, 2012 in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM and the following action was taken: Mayor Chris McBarnes was present, called the meeting to order, and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Chris McBarnes then prayed. Upon roll call the following members were present: Sam Paul, Jim Moyer, Eric Woods, Joe Palmer, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, and Rick Gunyon. Also present Les Bergum, City Attorney and Judy Suter, Clerk-Treasurer.
The minutes for the January 9, 2012 meeting were presented. Eric Woods made a motion to approve the minutes from January 9, 2012. Jim Moyer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.
ORDINANCE 12-02: AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. CO-86-20; ESTABLISHING THE CITY OF FRANKFORT DEPARTMENT OF REDEVELOPMENT; AND REESTABLISHING THE CITY OF FRANKFORT REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
Eric Woods made a motion to read Ordinance 12-02 by title only. Jake Myers seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed. Ordinance 12-02 was read by title only. Mayor McBarnes asked for any questions or comments. Les Bergum stated that there has been a Redevelopment Commission since 1986, but we don’t know who the most recent members are. Les stated that there are five members, one being a non-voting member who is a member of the school board. Les Bergum stated that certain grants may require this commission. Les stated that the members are not paid. Discussion followed. Eric Woods made a motion to pass Ordinance 12-02 on the First Reading. Rick Gunyon seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Ordinance 12-02 passed on the First Reading.
Joe Palmer stated that resumes had been received for the City Plan Commission appointments and that it had been recommended that they be turned over to the Building Inspector Council Committee. Eric Woods stated that they could meet and bring back a recommendation at the next meeting.
Rick Gunyon stated that the Mayor, the Utilities Council Committee, and Steve Mullen focus on growth and revisit the stormwater fee due to the annexation ordinance with potential changes. Eric Woods stated that the Utilities Council Committee will notify the media of any meeting dates and times.
Rick Gunyon stated the following:
“Mr. Mayor, council members, and all others in attendance here tonight, I would like to provide you the following information:
As the District 5 Representative on council, please know that I am employed full time by Eli Lilly and Company, (Lilly), located in Indianapolis.
My position with Lilly is in Corporate Engineering and Continuous Improvement, in the role of Global Process Owner, Systems Engineering.
Please know that as I make inquiries and recommendations, take actions and make decisions in my role here on council, these are based only on my being a resident of the community, and not in any way on behalf of Eli Lilly and Company. I am not representing Lilly in any way.
I will abstain from discussions and voting should any topic coming before the council involve, or potentially involve, either directly or indirectly, Eli Lilly and Company, including any situation that has the potential appearance of doing so.
23 January 2012”
Mayor McBarnes thanked Rick Gunyon for fixing the sound system, and also thanked the high school students who attended the meeting.
Mayor McBarnes announced that the Board of Works is organizing a leadership summit
There being no further business to come before the Council Jim Moyer made a motion to adjourn. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Motion was approved by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned.