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Common Council Meeting Minutes – April 22, 2019

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on April 22, 2018 in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Chris McBarnes called the meeting to order, and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.   Clarence Warthan then prayed. Upon roll call the following members were present:   Jim Moyer, Eric Woods, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley, Joe Palmer, David Hussey and Lewis Wheeler.  Also present: Judith Sheets, Clerk-Treasurer and Les Bergum, City Attorney.

MINUTES:   The minutes for the April 8, 2019 regular meeting were presented.  Joe Palmer made the motion to approve the minutes from the April 8, 2019 regular meeting.   Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.   Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   There were no Public Comments.

ORDINANCE 19-05:     AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 96.26 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE.   Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-05 on the Second Reading.  Eric Woods seconded the motion.   Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-05 passed on the Second Reading.

ORDINANCE 19-06:     AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 96.27 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE.   Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-06 on the Second Reading.  David Hussey seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-06 passed on the Second Reading.

RESOLUTION 19-07:   DECLARATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT.   Mayor McBarnes stated that Resolution 19-07 is for Personal Property and Resolution 19-08 is for Real Property.  Mayor McBarnes stated that this property on North Main Street has been sitting vacant and the developer wants to make it a 24 hour convenience store/ gas station.   Steve Beardsley stated that it is the corner where Bob’s Marathon used to be and that it is blighted and needs help.  Jim Moyer stated that it is a very good use for the property.  Eric Woods stated that the hardest thing to redevelop is old gas stations and this is an incentive to help struggling properties.  Mayor McBarnes stated that the current AV is $56,300 and after the improvements the AV would be $419, 300.   Mayor McBarnes stated that there will be a Public Hearing held at the next council meeting.  Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 19-07.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 19-07 passed.

RESOLUTION 19-08:    DECLARATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Resolution 19-08.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.   Resolution 19-08 passed.

OLD BUSINESS:    Mayor McBarnes stated that he had asked Jets TNR Animal Services to give a brief presentation to the Council.  Kim Harris gave the update.  Kim stated that they had 35 cats from three different area.  Kim stated that Four Precious Paws in Kokomo will charge them $25 per cat and will take 10 cats twice a week.  Kim stated they will also be using Thorntown Veterinary Clinic that will charge $40 per cat and the Brownsburg Clinic that will charge $40 per cat.  Mayor McBarnes asked Kim what the public can do.  Kim stated that they can contact them and let them know where there are problems.  Kim stated that they also need pate food that they use in the traps.

Mayor McBarnes stated that Police Chief Troy Bacon was going to present the numbers for Code Enforcement.   Chief Bacon stated that January 1, 2019 through April 22, 2019 they had 322 warnings, 215 tickets and 498 incidents.  Chief Bacon stated that for all of 2018 they had 550 warnings, 163 tickets, and 1023 incidents.

NEW BUSINESS:      The following CF-1s were brought before the Council by Jay Moore:

Coomer & Sons Sawmill, Inc. – Eric Woods made a motion to approve the CF-1 for Coomer & Sons Sawmill, Inc.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
Centurion Solutions LLC – Jim Moyer made a motion to approve the CF-1 for Centurion Solutions.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven ”ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
Fontana Fasteners Inc. –  Jay Moore presented CF-1s for the 2011 Project and the 2017 Project.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to approve the CF-1 for the 2011 Project and the 2017 Project.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
Iron Men Properties of Frankfort, LLC – Eric Woods made a motion to approve the CF-1 for Iron Men Properties of Frankfort, LLC.  Jim Moyer seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
LOL, LLC – Jay Moore presented CF-1s for 51 West Clinton Street, 6-8 South Main Street, 2 South Main Street for approval.  Joe Palmer made a motion to approve the CF-1s.  David Hussey seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
Ellipsis Frankfort Medical Office, LLC – Clarence Warthan made a motion to approve the CF-1 for Ellipsis Frankfort Medical Office, LLC.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
NHK Seating of America, Inc. – Jay Moore presented CF-1s for the 2012 Project and the 2015 Project.  Joe Palmer made a motion to approve the CF-1s for the 2012 Project and the 2015 Project.  David Hussey seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
NTK  Precision Axle Corporation – David Hussey made a motion to approve the CF-1 for NTK Precision Axle Corporation.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.
Cherukuri Inc & Frankfort Plastics Inc. – Jay Moore stated that his client is trying to obtain ownership of the property.  Jay stated that the City had given a May 22nd deadline to clean up the property and he that it would be appropriate to table this until the May 28th Council meeting.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to table the CF-1 for Cherukuri Inc & Frankfort Plastics Inc.  Eric Woods seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT:   There being no further business to come before the Council, Jim Moyer made a motion to adjourn.   Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Mayor McBarnes adjourned the meeting.

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