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7/13/2020 City Council Meeting Minutes

COMMON COUNCIL
July 13, 2020

 

 

The Common Council met in a regular meeting on July 13, 2020, in the Council Chambers, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 7:00 PM. The meeting was also presented and attended via GoToMeeting.

Mayor Judy Sheets called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Upon roll call, the following members were present either via GoToMeeting or in-person: Mayor Judy Sheets, Michael Brite, Brandt Fuller, Joe Palmer, Megan Sheets, Clarence Warthan, and Steve Beardsley.  Eric Woods was absent. Also present was Clerk-Treasurer Carol Bartley and City Attorney Les Bergum.

MINUTES:   The minutes for the June 22, 2020, regular meeting were presented. Councilmember Warthan moved the minutes be approved seconded by Councilmember Sheets. Upon roll call vote, five ayes and one abstention were recorded. Motion passed 5-0.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Mr. Forsythe updated the council on his work to send information on 15-20 different sections of road in Frankfort to INDOT in order to begin receiving Motor Vehicle Highway Funding.  INDOT will not backdate funding but will adjust future funding.

He also provided an update on work done during the storm on July 11, 2020, and made the council aware that any homeowners will downed trees on their property would be responsible for their removal.  Those are not the responsibility of the street department.

PUBLIC HEARING: Mayor Sheets called a recess at 7:12 PM and opened a public hearing for discussion about ordinance 20-11 regarding additional appropriation of funds for financial and professional services.  No public comments were made.  Mayor Sheets closed the public hearing at 7:14 PM and reopened the council meeting.

ORDINANCE 20-11: AN ORDINANCE FOR ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OF GENERAL AND LIT ED FUNDS

Councilmember Palmer made a motion to suspend the rules and pass the ordinance on second and third reading seconded by Councilmember Fuller.  Upon roll call vote six ayes were recorded.  Motion passed 6-0.

Councilmember Palmer made a motion to pass the ordinance on second and third reading seconded by Councilmember Fuller.  Upon roll call vote six ayes were recorded. Motion passed 6-0.

ORDINANCE 20-12: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 19-14 SETTING SALARIES AND HOURLY WAGES FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CIVIL CITY OF FRANKFORT, INDIANA.

Councilmember Sheets moved to pass Ordinance 20-12 on third reading seconded by Councilmember Warthan. Upon roll call vote six ayes were recorded.  Motion passed 6-0.

RESOLUTION 20-12: A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RESOLUTION NUMBER OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-10

Councilmember Palmer made a motion to pass the resolution seconded by Councilmember Warthan.  Upon roll call vote six ayes were recorded.  Motion passed 6-0.

OLD BUSINESS:   None

NEW BUSINESS:

Councilmember Beardsley made a motion to approve the CF1 for Federal Mogul seconded by Councilmember Sheets.  Upon roll call vote six ayes were recorded. Motion passed 6-0.

Mayor Sheets led a discussion about the NPO application period.  They would like to table the discussion until the budget hearings or possibly until the beginning of next year considering current financial obligations.  Councilmember Beardsley made a motion to delay the application dates seconded by Councilmember Sheets. Upon roll call vote six ayes were recorded. Motion passed 6-0.

Meeting for the council budget hearing was scheduled for July 29, 2020.

ADJOURNMENT:   There being no further business to come before the Council, Councilmember Palmer moved to adjourn seconded by Councilmember Fuller. Mayor Sheets adjourned the meeting at 7:29 PM.

 

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