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10/14/2019 City Council Meeting Minutes

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on October 14, 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.  Clarence Warthan then prayed. Upon roll call the following members were present:  Jim Moyer, Eric Woods, Clarence Warthan Steve Beardsley, and Joe Palmer. Also present: Judith Sheets, Clerk-Treasurer and Les Bergum, City Attorney.  Absent:  Mayor Chris McBarnes, Lewis Wheeler and David Hussey

MINUTES:   The minutes for the September 23, 2019 regular meeting were presented.  Joe Palmer made a motion to approve the minutes for the September 23, 2019 meeting.  Eric Woods seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.   Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   There were no public comments.

Jim Moyer recessed the meeting at 7:03 PM for the Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-13.

There were no comments.

Jim Moyer closed the Public Hearing at 7:04 PM and re-opened the meeting.

ORDINANCE 19-13:   ORDINANCE FOR APPROPRIATIONS AND TAX RATES.

Eric Woods made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-13 on the Second Reading.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Steve Beardsley stated that the Council has become aware of a shortfall this year in the budget for health insurance and that we will be doing an additional appropriation in Rainy Day.  Steve stated that we are looking at maybe being short in health insurance for 2020.  Steve stated that there is a delay in the police station and that the first bond payment in the budget for next year will not be needed and that $300,000 of that could be put in an appropriation for health insurance and then keep $222,800 in the Police Station Debt Payment line.  Eric Woods and Clarence Warthan withdrew their motion.   Steve Beardsley made a motion to amend the 2020 Budget by appropriating $300,000 in Public Safety LIT for health insurance and keeping $222,800 in the Police Station Debt Payment line.  Eric Woods seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Motion passed.   Eric Woods made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-13 on the Second Reading as amended.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.   Ordinance 19-13 passed on the Second Reading as amended.

ORDINANCE 19-14:   AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE SALARIES AND HOURLY WAGES FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CIVIL CITY OF FRANKFORT, INDIANA.

Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-14 on the Second Reading.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-14 passed on the Second Reading.

ORDINANCE 19-15:   AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE SALARIES OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE CITY OF FRANKFORT, INDIANA.   Clarence Warthan made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-15 on the Second Reading.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.   Ordinance 19-15 passed on the Second Reading.

ORDINANCE 19-18:   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 71 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO AUTHORIZE REGULATION OF TRAFFIC IN RESIDENTIAL COMPLEXES.  Eric Woods made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-18 on the Second Reading.  Steve Beardsley seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-18 passed on the Second Reading.

ORDINANCE 19-19:    ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE 19-19

Steve Beardsley made a motion to read Ordinance 19-19 by title only.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-19 was read by title only.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Ordinance 19-19 on the First Reading.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Ordinance 19-19 passed on the First Reading.

RESOLUTION 19-21:    DECLARATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION ARE AND AN ELIGIBLE VACANT BUILDING.   Jay Moore representing Backstep Brewing Company, LLC and Pennington Holdings, LLC talked about the resolution and stated that vacant building is for Mack Machine only and not the church.   Jay talked about the tax abatement schedule.  Jim Moyer stated that the Finance Committee had met and recommended this abatement schedule.   Joe Palmer made a motion to pass Resolution 19-21.  Eric Woods seconded the motion.   Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 19-21 passed.

RESOLUTION 19-22:    DECLARATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA AND AN ELIGIBLE VACANT BUILDING.  Jay Moore representing TCG Properties Group, LLC and Richey & Son, Inc. presented the Abatement Schedule.  Jay stated that Richey & Sons needed to expand and intend to enter into a contract to buy the building and it will qualify for a vacant building deduction. Jay stated that they also were wanting an abatement for equipment and IT equipment.    Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Resolution 19-22.  Clarence Warthan seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 19-22 passed.

Jim Moyer recessed the council meet at 7:34 PM and opened the Public Hearing on Resolution 19-23.  There were no comments.

Jim Moyer closed the Public Hearing at 7:35 PM and re-opened the council meeting.

RESOLUTION 19-23:   CONFIRMATORY RESOLUTION REDESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT.  Steve Beardsley made a motion to pass Resolution 19-23.  Joe Palmer seconded the motion.  Upon roll call vote five “ayes” were recorded.  Resolution 19-23 passed.

OLD BUSINESS:   There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS:    Thomas Jameson gave an update on the SHARP Program.  Thomas stated that this is a growing partnership with Frankfort, Clinton County, Farmers Bank and the FHL Bank.  Thomas stated that 21 homes had been served with 36 projects contracted for a total of $158,797 awarded.

Steve Beardsley stated that we will have three new council member coming on next year and that after the election on December 9th could Les Bergum present information on resolutions and ordinances and Reedy Financial present information on the finances.

ADJOURNMENT:   There being no further business to come before the Council, Joe Palmer made a motion to adjourn.   Clarence Warthan seconded the motion. President Pro Tem Jim Moyer adjourned the meeting.

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