Redevelopment Commission Meeting 04/26/2018

The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 9:00 AM. Following is a summary of that meeting. Full audio is available at the end.

  1. Call to order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – In attendance were John Spencer, Ted Little, George Roberts, Eric Vaughn, Bob Hall, Michael Gillenwater, and Donna Coomer.
  3. Approval of previous meeting Minutes, Claims, and Payroll Allowance Docket 04/08/2018 to 04/21/2018 combined into one motion.
    • Motion to approve all made by John Spencer
    • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  4. Public Comment – None
  5. Items of Business
    • Update on Renaissance Project – Bob Hall stated that appraisals on the remaining properties needed for the project (an apartment building and house) came in at $100,000 and $34,500 and asked for a motion to approve the purchase of these structures.
      • Motion made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by George Roberts
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval
    • Second update on Renaissance Project – Bob Hall said that Requests for Proposals went out one week ago and there are two definite and one additional company possibly interested in the project. Proposals are due May 15th before the next Commission meeting. Ted Little complemented the Mayor on his negotiation of the property purchases for the Project.
    • Springville Manor update – Johnathan (last name not announced) provided an update on the second step of the first major building phase on the project. Sidewalk bids ($30,500) and landscape bids ($14,375) were discussed. Fencing bid came in at $25,202.60. Bob Hall entertained a motion to accept these bids.
      • Motion to accept bids made by John Spencer
      • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
      • Johnathan was instructed to give a copy of the bids to Donna Coomer in the Clerk Treasurer’s Office.
  6. Closing Remarks – Michael Gillenwater mentioned he drove by and the sod looks good. Mayor Hall noted that Tony Jackson’s mother is pleased with the fencing. Bob Hall noted that 8-9 people have moved in and there are 19 others committed. Mid-July will mark the year anniversary of the project. Michael Gillenwater noted that this is impressive progress.
  7. Adjournment
    • Motion made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval

Full audio available here (8:01):


Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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