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Common Council Minutes – Monday, January 28, 2013

Regular Meeting, Common Council, Council Chambers, 301 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort, IN 46041, Monday, January 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on January 28, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM and the following action was taken: President Pro Tem Jim Moyer called the meeting to order, and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. President Pro Tem Moyer 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. Mayor Chris McBarnes was absent.

MINUTES:

The minutes for the January 14, 2013 regular meeting were presented. Eric Woods made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 14, 2013 regular meeting. Jake Myers seconded the motion. Upon Roll Call vote seven “ayes” – Jim Moyer, Sam Paul, Jake Myers, Ricky Gunyon, Eric Woods, Josh Uitts, Joe Palmer were recorded. Motion passed.

ORDINANCE 13-02: AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TARGET AREA.

Neil Conner of the Economic Development Commission was present to answer any questions. Neil stated that the Economic Development Commission had met and voted to make the south end of the Frankfort Plaza a target area. Jay Moore stated that this is not a favorable use for tax abatement and that retail is different from industrial. Discussion followed. Jake Myers made a motion to pass Ordinance 13-02 on the second reading. Joe Palmer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” – Eric Woods, Joe Palmer, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, James Moyer and one “nay” – Sam Paul were recorded. Ordinance 13-02 passed on Second Reading.

ORDINANCE 13-01: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PARAGRAPH (A) OF 98.03 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE AS TO PROCEDURES FOR TRASH COLLECTION.

Eric Woods made a motion to pass Ordinance 13-01 on Second Reading. Josh Uitts seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote six “ayes” –Sam Paul, Eric Woods, Josh Uitts, Jake Myers, Rick Gunyon, Jim Moyer and one “nay” – Joe Palmer were recorded. Ordinance 13-01 passed on Second Reading.

RESOLUTION 13-03: A RESOLUTION CONDITIONALLY RECOMMENDING ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF PARKING FACILITIES.

Les Bergum stated that Resolution 13-01 was passed by the Board of Works. Les stated that the lot is at the corner of State Road 28 and State Road 39. Les explained the procedure that will take place in order to acquire and develop the parking facility. Discussion followed. Josh Uitts made a motion to pass Resolution 13-03. Rick Gunyon seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Resolution 13-03 was passed.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing reported.

OLD BUSINESS:

Les stated that two appraisers had been appointed for the appraisal of the Das Mall lot. One of the appraisers withdrew and the Mayor appointed Appraisal by Steve Harris. Joe Palmer made a motion to ratify the Mayor’s appointment of Appraisal by Harris for the Das Mall lot. Josh Uitts seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before the Council Joe Palmer made a motion to adjourn. Jake Myers seconded the motion. Motion was approved by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned.

 

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