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Common Council Meeting Minutes – Monday, December 10, 2012

Regular Meeting, Common Council, Council Chambers, 301 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort, IN 46041, Monday, December 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on December 10, 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, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, Eric Woods, Joe Palmer and Josh Uitts. Also present Les Bergum, City Attorney and Judy Suter, Clerk-Treasurer.

MINUTES:

The minutes for the November 13, 2012 regular meeting were presented. Jim Moyer made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 13, 2012 regular meeting. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon Roll Call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

ORDINANCE 12-11: AN ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING LEGISLATIVE BODY DISTRICTS.

Jim Moyer made a motion to read Ordinance 12-11 by title only. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed. Ordinance 12-11 was read by title only. Les Bergum stated that this was drafted from I.C. 36-4-6-4 that requires the legislative body to have this passed by the end of this year. Les explained the districts. Les stated that 39 North out of Bloomington assisted him with this. Les stated that there are still some split districts. Discussion followed. Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Ordinance 12-11 on First Reading. Jake Myers seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Ordinance 12-11 passed on First Reading.

RESOLUTION 12-14: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT(ADA), DESIGNATING THE ADA COORDINATOR AND ADOPTING FORM OF NOTICE AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.

Les Bergum stated that he and Sam Payne had worked on this and that the Resolution needs to be passed by the end of the year. Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 12-14. Rick Gunyon seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Resolution 12-14 passed.

Mayor McBarnes recessed the meeting for a Public Hearing for abatement for NHK Seating of America, Inc.

Jay Moore stated that he had published the notice and put it in public offices and mailed the information to the other taxing units. Mayor McBarnes asked for any questions or comments from those in attendance. There was nothing from those in attendance. Mayor McBarnes closed the Public Hearing.

RESOLUTION 12-15: RESOLUTION APPROVING STATEMENT OF BENEFITS IN CONFIRMING DESIGNATION OF ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA.

Jake Myers made a motion to pass Resolution 12-15. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Resolution 12-15 passed.

RESOLUTION 12-17: DECLARATORY RESOUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA.

Federal Mogul Corporation asked for an abatement for seven year for $4,427,000 in new Machinery and IT equipment and an additional 12 jobs. Discussion followed. Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 12-17. Rick Gunyon seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Resolution 12-17 passed.

NEW BUSINESS:

Steve Mullen, President of the Utility Service Board, presented the 2013 Budget for the Utilities. Rick Gunyon asked if there had been any thoughts of rate increases. Steve stated that they will be trying to review all the areas. Discussion followed.

RESOLUTION 12-16: A RESOLUTION APPROAVING PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE.

Les Bergum stated that he had drafted the Resolution late today. Les stated that the environmental work had been done and it looks fine. Les stated that the City will be buying half and the County will be buying half. Les stated that Paragraph 4 on page 1 should real City’s Cumulative Capital Development Fund and also on page 2 paragraph 2 should read Cumulative Capital Development Fund. Eric Woods asked about if both parties would have to agree on how to use the property. Mayor McBarnes stated that there have been many donations, and that Ivy Tech had worked hard on this. Sam Paul asked about the parking situation. Les stated that this is still under discussion about acquiring property for parking. Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Resolution 12-16 with the change of Cumulative Capital Improvement to Cumulative Capital Development on page 1 paragraph 4 and page 2 paragraph 2. Sam Paul seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS:

Members of the Insurance Committee were present to talk about the health insurance for 2013. Joe Root stated that there have been multiple meetings with the committee and it was decided that the Anthem plan was the best plan for the money. Mark Ritchie stated that they had gone to seven companies to try to get bids and only two companies, United Health Care and Anthem, had responded. Doug O’Brien stated that he was happy with the plan and that he endorses it. Doug stated that they had worked hard to come up with the plan. Jim Moyer stated that to come up with co-pays and deductibles made sense. Discussion followed. Joe Root stated that they will have meetings on December 19th and 20th with the employees and insurance representatives. By consensus it was decided that it is OK for the Board of Works to move forward on this.

The Utilities Council Committee, Eric Woods, Rick Gunyon and Josh Uitts, presented information on the Stormwater Utility.

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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