Redevelopment Meeting 01/24/2019


The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met on Thursday, January 24 at 9:00am for a regularly scheduled meeting. A summary and full audio of this meeting follow: 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call: In attendance were John Spencer, Ted Little, Mayor Bob Hall, and Eric Vaughn. George Roberts was absent. Also in attendance was Deputy Clerk Treasurer Nancy Rogers. City attorney Michael Gillenwater joined the meeting late. 
  3. Approval of Minutes, Current Claims (with excavation cost of $5,053.00 added for landscape at Springville Manor), and Payroll Allowance Docket from 01/07/2019 to 01/20/2019 combined into one motion for approval.
    • Motion to approve made by John Spencer
    • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Springville Manor Property Releases – Mayor Hall added this item to the agenda during the meeting. According to the Mayor, there are approximately 12-13 homes that have not been claimed in Springville Manor. The developer has asked that six units be released for sale outside to people not currently living in Pleasant Ridge. These six units will go on the open market. Mayor Hall said the Developer understands that Pleasant Ridge residents still get priority as long as they are on the market and will receive the same financial package previously offered to them. Other buyers who are interested will not be granted the incentive offered and will pay full price. Mayor Hall asked Nancy for a resolution number for this agenda item. The resolution is Resolution number 2019-R-4.
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  5. Resolution No. 2019-R-3 – “A Resolution Confirming the Resolution of the Charlestown Redevelopment Commission Creating the Renaissance Project Economic Development Area and Approving an Economic Development Plan”
    • No public comment was made during the open hearing
    • Motion to approve 2019-R-3 made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  6. L&M Bag Company Property Purchase – Mayor Hall added this item to the agenda during the meeting. The appraisals on property off of Harrison Street where the old IGA was have been returned. The appraisal for the buildings is $352,000. The seller has agreed on a sales price of $275,000. (See photo at end of summary)
    • Motion to approve the purchase this property made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • During discussion John Spencer asked which buildings this encompasses. Mayor Hall said they are off of Harrison and it incorporates five buildings. He said he has met with Ruthie Jackson regarding the NCOC and will not displace the organization until other arrangements can be made. 
    • Unanimous approval
  7. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by John Spencer
    • Unanimous approval 

Audio (9:43) available here (some extra silence at the beginning before the meeting started):

L&M Bag Company circled in Red

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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