Common Council Meeting 02/04/2019

City-NEws-e1455073509249The Charlestown Common Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (12:20) available at the end:

 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance: led by Alexander Bryant and Christopher Anderson of Boy Scout Troop 4080
  2. Invocation: LC McCawley, Charlestown Church of God
  3. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call: In attendance were Ted Little, Brian Hester, Mike Vaughn, Tina Barnes, and JT Cox. Also in attendance were Mayor Bob Hall, City Attorney Michael Gillenwater, and Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer
  4. Approval of Agenda:
    • Motion to approve made by Brian Hester
    • Seconded by JT Cox
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  5. Approval of prior meeting’s Minutes, current Claims, and Payroll Allowance Docket from 1-7-19  to 2-3-19
    • Motion to approve made by JT Cox
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  6. Ordinances and Resolutions:
    • Ordinance No. 2019-OR-2 Zoning Ordinance Ace Hardware
      • Mr. Andrew Wright, attorney representing White Rock Capital, LLC (Bradley Holms and Karla Holms) addressed the council. Karla grew up in Salem and she and Bradley want to move back to the area. They’ve purchased property on county road 403 next to Taco Bell. They want to request a rezoning of the property from residential to business so they can build an Ace Hardware store on the location. They have appeared before the Plan Commission where they received approval for the rezoning. Once the site plan is approved they are ready to move forward.
      • Tony Jackson addressed the Council. He pointed out the finding of facts from the Plan Commission that recommends approval.
      • Mayor Hall entertained a motion to adoption of the ordinance
        • Motion to approve made by JT Cox
        • Seconded by Brian Hester
        • During discussion, Mayor Hall asked how large the building will be. Mr. Wright said the initial plan is 15,000 sq ft with a possibility of another building at a later date.
        • Unanimous approval
      • Mayor Hall entertained a motion to suspend the rules and allow for a second and final reading
        • Motion to suspend rules made by Brian Hester
        • Seconded by Mike Vaughn
        • No discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
      • Mayor Hall called for the second and final reading of 2019-OR-2
        • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
        • Seconded by Mike Vaughn
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous approval
    • Ordinance No. 2019-OR-1 Additional Appropriations Ordinance (Police Station)
      • Motion to approve made by JT Cox
      • Seconded by Ted Little
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
      • Mayor Hall entertained a motion to suspend the rules and allow a second and final reading.
        • Motion to suspend rules made by Brian Hester
        • Seconded by Mike Vaughn
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
      • Mayor Hall called for the second and final reading of 2019-OR-1
        • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
        • Seconded by JT Cox
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous approval
    • Resolution No. 2019-R-4 – A Resolution Approving an Interlocal Agreement for the Joint Use and Operation of the Jeffersonville-Clark County Animal Shelter
      • Motion to approve made by Mike Vaughn
      • Seconded by Ted Little
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
  7.  Adjournment:
    • Motion to adjourn made by JT Cox
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval

Full audio:

 

 

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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