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Common Council – February 13, 2012

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on February 13, 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.

MINUTES:

The minutes for the January 23, 2012 meeting were presented. Jim Moyer made a motion to approve the minutes from January 23, 2012. Joe Palmer 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.

Jim Moyer made a motion to suspend the rules and pass Ordinance 12-02 on the second and third reading. Jake Myers seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed. Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Ordinance 12-02 on the second and third reading. Jake Myers seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Ordinance 12-02 passed on the second and third reading.
Mayor McBarnes stated that there will need to be two members appointed by the Council to the Redevelopment Commission and asked what Council Committee should do that. Mayor McBarnes stated that he would like the committee to bring back their recommendation to the next meeting on February 27th. Jim Moyer stated that he felt it should be the Building Inspector’s Committee. Les Bergum stated that he had the Clerk-Treasurer include the duties of the commission in the packets, and that the Building Inspector’s office would be the Redevelopment Department. Mayor McBarnes stated that he agreed it should be the Building Inspector Committee. Eric Woods stated that they should immediately advertise. Discussion followed.

ORDINANCE 12-03: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE N O. 75-10 REGARDING APPOINTMENTS TO UTILITY SERVICE BOARD.

Eric Woods made a motion that Ordinance 12-03 be read in its entirety. Rick Gunyon seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Ordinance 12-03 was read in its entirety. Eric Woods made a motion to pass Ordinance 12-03 on First Reading. Josh Uitts seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Jim Moyer stated that the old Ordinance changed from elected to public office and if there’s no reason to change it to put it back to elected. Jim Moyer stated that where it says resident of Clinton County it should be resident of the City. Eric Woods stated that this was changed due to the lack of interest in the Utility Service Board appointments. Eric stated that he was concerned because this is a very important position and that they should try to get more interest. Eric stated that the Utilities are supported by the rate payers and he believes it should read in Clinton County. Joe Palmer stated that anyone on the Utility Service Board should have to be served by all three utilities. Rick Gunyon stated that the principle is to open it up to where those served by the Utilities can serve on the Utility Service Board. Rick stated that the utilities may be extending due to annexation and this would increase the candidates. Les Bergum stated that State Statute says in area served by, and no other public office is from language in the State Statute. Les Bergum stated that he will check further on this. Upon roll call vote four “ayes” – Eric Woods, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon and three “nays” – Sam Paul, Joe Palmer, Jim Moyer were recorded. Motion passed four to three.

NEW BUSINESS:

Eric Woods stated that there were three applicants for the City Plan Commission but one had retracted their application, so Wes Hickson and Kevin Watkins were the two left. Eric Woods made a motion to approve Wes Hickson for the three year term and Kevin Watkins for the one year term on the City Plan Commission. Jim Moyer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.
Jake Myers asked about putting a Council member on the Insurance Board. Eric Woods made a motion to appoint Jim Moyer to the Insurance Board. Rick Gunyon seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Sam Paul, Eric Woods, Joe Palmer, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, and one “abstained” – Jim Moyer. Motion passed.
Jim Moyer stated that the Council needs to appoint a member to the Solid Waste Board. Jim Moyer made a motion to nominate Rick Gunyon. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Sam Paul, Eric Woods, Joe Palmer, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, Jim Moyer and one “abstained” – Rick Gunyon were recorded. Motion passed.
Joe Palmer asked about the 50/50 Sidewalk Program. Eric Woods stated that the Finance Committee met last week and it was decided to use the sidewalk money appropriated in Riverboat Gambling.

OLD BUSINESS:

Mayor Chris McBarnes talked about the Leadership Summit and stated that he was hopeful all the Council members would attend. Mayor McBarnes stated that he was checking on getting a domain name for the Leadership Summit and the cost would be $12.
Jim Moyer stated that last year the Golf Cart Ordinance didn’t pass and he would like to bring it back at the next meeting.
Mayor Chris McBarnes stated that Rick Gunyon has been named Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Board member of the year.
Joe Palmer stated that he had met with George Belmore on the grant for repairing and replacing the steps at the TPA Park.
Joe Palmer asked about the stop signs at Rossville Avenue and Monon Street and asked if the Police Department could do a study there to see if they are all needed. Police Chief Bacon said they could check on it and asked Joe Palmer to give him a call.
Mayor McBarnes stated that Carol Price will be giving a presentation on a Complete Streets Ordinance, which would make streets safe for pedestrians.
Joe Palmer asked the Mayor about contacting the State about the condition of Walnut Street. Mayor McBarnes stated that he would contact INDOT.

ADJOURNMENT:

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.

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