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Common Council Meeting Minutes – June 24, 2019

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on June 24, 2019, in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort Indiana at 7:00 PM.

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

MINUTES: The minutes for the June 10, 2019 regular meeting were presented. Joe Palmer made to motion to approve the minutes from the June 10 2019 regular meeting. Clarence Warthan seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes”- Eric Woods, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan Steve Beardsley, Jim Moyer and two “abstains”- David Hussy, Lewis Wheeler were recorded. Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: There were no public comments.

ORDINANCE 18-08:   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RESTATING 90.15 AND REPEALING 90.17 AND 90.18 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING ANIMAL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS. Steve Beardsley made to motion to pass Ordinance 18-08 on Third Reading. Clarence Warthan seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote five “ayes”- Eric Woods, David Hussey, Joe Palmer, Clarence Warthan, Steve Beardsley and two “nays”- Lewis Wheeler, Jim Moyer were recorded. Ordinance 18-08 passed on the Third Reading.

RESOLUTION 19-15: A RESOLUTION TO AID ONE80 RECOVERY RESOURCES, INC. Paul Fry presented information on One80 Recovery Resources, and thanked the Council for their consideration for funding. Paul stated that they started work on this last October. Paul stated that their 501(c) (3) is pending and that it could take few months to get it.  Paul stated that this will be a men’s facility and will provide programs to conquer addictions and to develop skills to make the individuals employable. Paul stated that they will be breaking ground in 2020. Paul stated that Bailey, Trucking had donated four acres of ground for this facility. Discussion followed. Steve Beardsley stated that the Finance Committee had sent a memo out to the Council concerning this. Eric Woods stated that this is something that has been talked about for a long time. Eric stated that the Mayor had talked with Reedy on how to do this. Les Bergum stated that this resolution was revised from the one sent in the packets. The revision is in paragraph one as follows “Whereas, One80 Recovery Resources, Inc. (“Grantee”) is an Indiana non-profit corporation that has applied for exemption status with the Internal Revenue Service and expects to be determined as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Police Chief Troy Bacon that they had started years ago to see what could be done to help with addiction. Chief Bacon stated that the problem was that there was no facility in the community. Police Chief Bacon asked for the support of the Council for this as it is much needed. Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 19-15. Lewis Wheeler seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote seven “ayes” were recorded. Resolution 19-15 passed.

OLD BUSINESS: Les Bergum stated that he had been in touch with Wabash National and that they would like to reschedule the hearing for their CF-1 for July 22nd. Les stated that there would be a possible meeting with the Finance Committee and Wabash National. David Hussey made a motion to continue the hearing scheduled for tonight to the July 22nd meeting. Clarence Warthan seconded the motion. Upon roll call seven “ayes” were recorded. Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS:   There was no new business.

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