Redevelopment Commission Meeting 09/13/2018

The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, 09/13/2018 at 9am. Following is a summary and full audio (7:13):

  1. Call to order/Pledge of Allegiance – led by Nancy Rogers
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call  – Members present were Mayor Bob Hall, John Spencer, Ted Little, Eric Vaughn, and George Roberts. Also in attendance was Deputy Clerk Treasurer Nancy Rogers.
  3. Approval of previous meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 08/20/2018 to 09/09/2018 combined into one motion:
    • motion to approve made by John Spencer
    • seconded by Eric Vaughn
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Items of Business
    • Mortgage releases for properties in Springville Manor
      • Lot 117 – Davis
      • Lot 125 – Akemon
      • Lot 126 – Belcher
      • Lot 132 – Mason
    • Motion to approve releases made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • During discussion Ted Little said that he has known Ms. Belcher for years and she’s on oxygen and he’s so happy that the city was able to help her and that she is happy in her new home as well. John Spencer asked how many releases have been done and Bob Hall said around 17 or 18. Geneva Adams confirmed that the approval of the Mason house at lot 132 marks the last of the current sales.
    • Unanimous approval
  5. Mayor’s Update
    • The City is currently awaiting appraisals for properties belonging to the L&M Bag Company, Clark Nickles, and MacDaddy’s restaurant. He hopes to have them back soon to make offers to purchase.
    • ARC presented their plan for the Renaissance Project to the Common Council and Mayor Hall has met them and they are completing final drawings. He has met with them concerning overall design. He has not heard anyone say the project is a bad idea and the only pushback has been on the design of the building. George Roberts noted that he thought the design was supposed to have an older look. Mayor Hall said that ARC is concerned that their targeted demographic of 25-35 year olds will not like the older look. He believes that the project is a good idea since the developers are willing to come spend money in town.
  6. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • Unanimous approval

Full audio available here: 


Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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