Common Council Meeting 04/01/2019

City-NEws-e1455073509249The Charlestown Common Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 1 at 6:30 PM. Following is a summary and full audio of the meeting. 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance: led by Boy Scout Troop 80 members Jackson Smith and Seth Works
  2. Invocation: led by LC McCawley from the Charlestown Church of God
  3. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call: Members present were Ted Little, Brian Hester, Mike Vaughn, Tina Barnes, and JT Cox. Also in attendance were Mayor Bob Hall, Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer, and city attorney Michael Gillenwater
  4. Approval of Agenda
    • Mayor Hall requested the addition of Resolution 2019-R-6 to the agenda
    • Motion to approve amended agenda made by JT Cox
    • Seconded by Mike Vaughn
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  5. Approval of prior meeting’s Minutes, Current Claims, and Payroll Allowance Docket from 03-04-2019to  03-30-2019 combined into one motion
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by JT Cox
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  6. Ordinances and Resolutions:
    • Ordinance No. 2019-OR-6 – Additional Appropriations Ordinance
      • Mayor Hall explained that the sanitation budget has money to make payment on the new garbage truck but it wasn’t a line item and this ordinance creates that line item so the money can be transferred out of the general sanitation budget into the new line item. Donna Coomer clarified this comes from the sanitation fund, not the general fund
      • Motion to Approve made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Brian Hester
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
      • Mayor Hall entertained a motion to suspend the rules in anticipation of passing the ordinance on its second and final reading tonight
        • Motion to approve rule suspension made by Brian Hester
        • Seconded by Mike Vaughn
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
      • Second and final reading of 2019-OR-6
        • Motion to approve made by Mike Vaughn
        • Seconded by JT Cox
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
    • Resolution 2019-R-6 – A Resolution Establishing the Name of a Neighborhood Park in the City of Charlestown in Memory of Officer Ben Bertram
      • Mayor Hall explained that he has had the opportunity to meet with the Bertram family several times to discuss how the community can honor Sgt. Bertram in a way that would be lasting. He said the family approves of renaming the park after him since he grew up in that area. The community will be invited to an event after this approval.
      • Motion to Approve made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Brian Hester
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
  7. Ted Little Comment – Mr. Little reminded everyone that there will be a memorial 5K run for Sgt. Bertram on April 20th. He encouraged everyone to attend or to sponsor someone in the run for $30.
  8. Mayor Hall Update – Mayor Hall said the first meeting in May is the night before the primary election. He asked that the council agree to meet on the second Monday rather than the first. Meeting will be May 13thrather than May 6th.
    • Motion to approve adjusted meeting schedule made by Mike Vaughn
    • Seconded by Brian Hester
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  9. Adjournment:
    • Motion to Adjourn made by JT Cox
    • Seconded by Brian Hester
    • Unanimous Approval 

Audio:

 

 

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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