City Council Meeting 09/18/2017

Report of the Charlestown City Council Meeting 09/18/2017 6:30 PM

  1. After the Call to order the Pledge of Allegiance was led by members of the Charlestown High School cross country team. They were recognized for several winning meets they’ve had this season.
  2. The invocation was led by L.C. McCauley.
  3. Roll call counted all council members in attendance
  4. The Mayor entertained a motion to approve the agenda
    • motion made by Brian Hester
    • motion seconded by Mike Vaughn
    • no discussion
    • Motion passed unanimously
  5. The Mayor entertained a motion to approve the meeting Minutes from 09/03/2017 and 09/05/2017.
    • motion made by Eric Vaughn
    • motion seconded by Ted Little
    • no discussion
    • Motion passed unanimously
  6. The Mayor entertained a motion to pay the claims
    • motion made by Brian Hester
    • motion seconded by ? Vaughn
    • no discussion
    • Motion passed unanimously
  7. The Mayor entertained a motion to approve the payroll allowance docket 09/03/2017-09/16/2017.
    • motion made by Ted Little
    • motion seconded by Eric Vaughn
    • no discussion
    • motion passed unanimously
  8. No request for public comment was made for this meeting
  9. Mayor entertained a motion to approve Ordinance 2017-OR-13 (Salary Ordinance)
    • Motion made by Ted Little
    • Motion seconded by Eric Vaughn
    • During discussion, Tina Barnes asked if the correction to Rhonda Davidson’s (park director) salary had been made. During the previous meeting Tina Barnes called attention to the salary increase amount only being 1 cent. Clerk Treasurer, Donna Coomer, explained that the 1 cent raise is correct since Rhonda Davidson salary had been inaccurately increased the year before and that there was no raise this year. The one cent is a correction to her previous salary.
    • motion passed unanimously
  10. Mayor entertained a motion to have first reading on Ordinance 2017-OR-14 (2018 Budget Ordinance)
    • Motion made by Eric Vaughn
    • Motion seconded by Mike Vaughn
    • no discussion
    • motion passed unanimously and will go for second reading at the next meeting on October 2, 2017.
  11. Mayor entertained a motion to approve Resolution 2017-R-8 (Memorandum of Agreement with River Ridge Development Authority) – He explained the plan has been previously discussed and would deed a portion of land back to RRDA so that an access road can be constructed (see full resolution)
    • motion made by Ted Little
    • motion seconded by Brian Hester
    • no discussion
    • motion passed unanimously
  12. Mayor entertained a motion to adjourn
    • motion made by Eric Vaughn
    • motion seconded by Ted Little
    • motion passed unanimously

Council Agenda 09.18.2017

Listen to audio here: (picked up after the pledge was said) 

 

 

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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