January 25, 2021
The Common Council met in a regular meeting on January 25, 2021, at 7:00 PM at the Community Schools of Frankfort Administration Building, 2400 E. Wabash Street, Frankfort, Indiana. 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: Mayor Judy Sheets, Megan Sheets, Clarence Warthan, Michael Brite, Brandt Fuller, and Eric Woods. Members Joe Palmer, and Steve Beardsley attended via GoToMeeting. Also present were Clerk-Treasurer Carol Bartley and City Attorney Les Bergum.
MINUTES: The minutes for the January 11, 2021, regular meeting were presented. Clerk-Treasurer Carol Bartley noted that two amendments need to be made to the minutes. The member who seconded the minutes for the December 14, 2020 meeting was Councilmember Woods and the public hearing was for resolution 21-01, not ordinance 20-21. Councilmember Fuller moved the minutes be approved as amended, seconded by Councilmember Sheets. Upon a roll call vote, seven ayes were recorded. Motion passed 7-0.
ORDINANCE 21-01: AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING A PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONS AND AGREEMENTS FOR FIRE SERVICE TO UNINCORPORATED AREAS
Mayor Sheets advised the council that ordinance 21-01 would not be addressed at this time. It will be presented at the meeting on February 8, 2021.
Chief Shoemaker presented the council with his department’s Annual Report for 2020. The report details crime data for the city, new officers, all promotions, and retirements for the past year. The report will be made available to the public in its entirety on the city’s website.
Deputy Chief Jim Skinner addressed the council regarding the code enforcement and their need for radios in their vehicles. The police department would like to use funds from the grass lien fund in order to purchase radios for code enforcement. The estimate for two radios from Motorola is $5,154.00. Councilmember Brite made a motion to approve the purchase of radios, seconded by Councilmember Fuller. Upon a roll call vote, seven ayes were recorded. Motion passed 7-0. The council recommended changing the resolution to allow the code enforcement more flexibility in their purchases. City Attorney Les Bergum will be looking into it.
Councilmember Brite discussed with the council the lack of properly displayed house numbers in the community. Chief Shoemaker advised that he will be working with code enforcement on making citizens aware of the need for numbers and coming up with a warning system, rather than immediately issuing tickets. He will work to improve the situation and alleviate concerns.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Councilmember Palmer moved to adjourn, seconded by Councilmember Woods. Mayor Sheets adjourned the meeting at 7:16 PM.