Redevelopment Commission Meeting 07/26/2018

The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 26 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (11:10) available at the end:

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – members present were John Spencer, Ted Little, Eric Vaughn, George Roberts, and Bob Hall. Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer was also in attendance.
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and the payroll allowance docket for 07/09/2018 to 07/21/2018 were combined into one motion for consideration.
    • Motion to approve made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  4. New Business
    • Renaissance Project – Mayor Hall explained that Alan Muncy from ARC Construction Management has offered a proposal to develop the Renaissance Site in two phases in a twelve month build. Phase one involves development from Main Street to the alleyway and includes 43 luxury apartments and two retail/restaurant locations including a nationally known coffee shop (not Starbucks). Phase two involves development from the alleyway to High Street and includes more housing and two retail/restaurant locations. These buildings will be done in the “old style” similar to historic Charlestown. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and be completed in twelve months. Mayor Hall asked the commission to approve a $6,000 expenditure to purchase the building renderings from ARC Construction Management who will present at the next City Council or Redevelopment meeting.
      • Motion to approve $6,000 rendering purchase (pending attorney approval of the agreement) made by John Spencer
      • Seconded by Ted Little
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
    • L&M Bag Company Property Purchase – Mayor Hall explained that Council Member Brian Hester has been working to address the vacant property owned by L&M Bag Company at the end of Madison Street (the old IGA). The City would like to purchase this property and Mayor Hall asked the Commission to approve his ordering of two appraisals so that the City can make an offer based on the median amount of the two appraisals.
      • Motion to approve ordering the appraisals for property purchase made by Eric Vaughn
      • Seconded by George Roberts
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
  5. Mayor’s Update – Mayor Hall congratulated Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer on her team’s successful audit by the Indiana State Board of Accounts which was released in February.
  6. Adjournment
    • motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • Unanimous approval

Full audio (11:10) available here: 


Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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