Redevelopment Commission 09/27/2018

The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:00 am for a regularly scheduled meeting. Following is a summary with full audio (6:26) of the meeting:

  1. Call to order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call: Members present were Bob Hall, Ted Little, George Roberts, John Spencer, and Eric Vaughn (arrived late). Also in attendance were City Attorney Michael Gillenwater and Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer.
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket combined into one motion for approval.
    • motion to approve made by John Spencer
    • seconded by Ted Little
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. No business – Mayor provided an update on several projects
    • Renaissance I Project – In conversations with the developer to discuss financing and to redo the design.
    • Renaissance II Project – Still waiting for appraisals on the property they want to purchase (L&M Bag co, Mac Daddy’s, and Clark Nickles property). Should be in within the next 30 days and they will begin negotiations to purchase.
    • Springville Manor – They are finishing the fencing and landscaping, replacing sod, and installing lights.
      • George Roberts asked how many people are living there now. Mayor Hall confirmed with Geneva Adams that there are 17 homes sold with a few others in process.
      • Mayor Hall noted that at some point they will need to discuss releasing the remaining vacant properties for the general public if there will not be additional interest.
      • Ted Little asked if there was any interest in the surrounding property outside the existing houses. Mayor Hall said that there is and he has been asked about single family homes. Mayor Hall noted that there will be a need to discuss what role the City will play in assisting with those purchases, if anything.
    • Ted Little asked about the construction work at the corner of Main and Market streets. Mayor Hall noted that the state is putting in crosswalks and crossing signals.
  5. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • Unanimous approval.

Audio of the meeting available here (6:26): 


Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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