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Common Council Meeting Minutes – May 13, 2019

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on May 13, 2019 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. Mayor McBarnes 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 22, 2019 regular meeting were presented.  Clarence Warthan made the motion to approve the minutes from the April 22, 2019 regular meeting.   David Hussey seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.   Motion passed.

 PUBLIC COMMENTS:   Travis Sheets, Park Superintendent, that they will have the ribbon     cutting for the new aviary at the TPA Park on Thursday, May 16 at 1:30 PM.

Rodney Wann and Dr. Steve Tharp were present at the meeting to talk about the animal vaccination requirements.  Dr. Tharp stated that vaccinations are every three years.  Discussion followed.  Les Bergum stated that this ordinance was presented last year and it was tabled.   Rodney Wann stated that he has been working with the County attorney Tom Little.  Jim Moyer stated to put it on the agenda for the next meeting.

Don DeWeese, Superintendent of the Community Schools of Frankfort, thanked the Council for the police officers in the school and stated that the officers are Officer Danner, Officer Hession and Officer Schilling.  Mr. DeWeese stated that it is a great program and the interaction is awesome.  Mr. DeWeese stated that the adults and children feel safer.  Mr. DeWeese also thanked Police Chief Troy Bacon.

Mayor McBarnes introduced Connie Vanetten with Quick Shop LLC.  Connie stated that they come into an area and meet with local officials to see what they want and they will revitalize the area.  Connie stated that they will make it a bright, safe, and beautiful area.  Connie stated that they are ready to break ground and that it should be ready in three to four months after the start of the project.

Mayor McBarnes recessed the Council meeting at 7:20 PM and opened the Public Hearing.

PUBLIC HEARING:    Public Hearing on Resolution 19-10 and Resolution 19-11.  There were no comments.

Mayor McBarnes closed the Public Hearing at 7:21PM and reopened the Council meeting.

RESOLUTION 19-10:   CONFIRMATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT.   Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Resolution 19-10.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 19-10 passed.

RESOLUTION 19-11:   CONFIRMATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT.   Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 19-11.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 19-11 passed.

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 Third Reading.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.   Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-05 passed on the Third Reading.

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

ORDINANCE 19-07:    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ZONING MAP.  Joe Palmer made a motion to read Ordinance 19-07 by title only.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-07 was read by title only.   Sam Payne, Building Inspector, stated that this will change the zoning at 301South Columbia from “C” Residential to “GB” General Business.  Sam stated that the City Plan Commission had discussed this and that they were favorable to have it rezoned.  Sam stated that the parking lot across the street will remain “C” Residential.  Carol Price of Healthy Communities stated that there would be offices in the building to provide health services to the community and everyone in the same building would be beneficial.  Carol stated that they have the vision to provide more services to the people of the community.   David Hussey made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-07 on the First Reading.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.   Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-07 passed on the First Reading.

OLD BUSINESS: 

RESOLUTION 19-09:   A RESOLUTION APPROVING OLD OUTSTANDING CHECKS CONSIDERED VOID.  Judy Sheets, Clerk-Treasurer, stated that these are outstanding checks for a period of two years as of December 31, 2018.  Jim Moyer made a motion to pass Resolution 19-09.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 19-09 passed.

NEW BUSINESS:    The CF-1 for Real Property for Indiana Packers Corporation was presented.  Two representatives from Indiana Packers was present at the meeting to discuss the CF-1.   Discussion followed.  Jim Moyer made a motion to approve the CF-1 for Indiana Packers Corporation.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.

Mayor McBarnes stated that the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28, due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

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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