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Common Council – June 25, 2012

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on June 25, 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: Jim Moyer, Sam Paul, Joe Palmer, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, Eric Woods, Josh Uitts. Also present Les Bergum, City Attorney and Karen Walker, Deputy Clerk.

MINUTES:

The minutes for the May 29, 2012 meeting were presented. Jim Moyer made a motion to approve the minutes from May 29, 2012 after amending the error of Motion made by title only to motion made to “read by title only”. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Jim Moyer, Sam Paul, Joe Palmer, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, Eric Woods and one “abstained” – Josh Uitts were recorded. Motion passed.

ORDINANCE 12-05: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 11-01A AS TO DOWNTOWN PARKING.

Mayor McBarnes asked for discussion. No discussion, tabled.

RESOLUTION NO. 12-02: A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A POLICY AND MINIUM REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING NEPOTISM.

City Attorney, Les Bergum explained this is a Resolution required by law. There is a Grandfather clause attached that anyone now employed without a break in employment is able to continue employment until break in employment occurs. If the City does not pass this by July 1st there is a threat that the 2013 Budget could not be approved. Mayor and members will be required to certify that the City is within compliance by December 31st of each year. Jim Moyer made a motion to accept RESOLUTION NO.12-02. Eric Woods seconded motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

RESOLUTION NO. 12-03: A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A POLICY AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING CONTRACTING WITH RELATIVES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS.

Attorney Les Bergum explained the resolution in relationship to RESOLUTION NO 12-02. James Moyer made a motion to accept this resolution. Eric Woods seconded motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded, Motion passed. Rick Gunyon request a reminder is given to do the certification required.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor McBarnes presented his 2013 Budget Process agenda. Timelines were outlined, starting end of June going thru October. Jim Moyer asks about the re-districting that is required by law, adopting and/or changing districts. Re-districting is based off of the latest Census Information. Councilman Moyer requested this be checked into and a committee set up to fulfill requirement.

OLD BUSINESS:

Progress on the steps at the TPA Park Shelter House was discussed. An Engineer is going to be contacted and will present new specks. Ed Laflen @ Sewer Maintenance has volunteered to help tear out the steps after the 4th of July. South steps will be the first to be torn out and prepared for construction.

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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