Redevelopment Commission 12/10/2019

City-NEws-e1455073509249The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 10 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with audio available at the end. 

  1. Call to order/pledge of allegiance led by Ben Ledbetter
  2. Determination of a quorum and roll call: Members present were Eric Vaughn, George Roberts, Ted Little, and Mayor Bob Hall. Pat Glotzbach was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer and city attorney Michael Gillenwater.
  3. Prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 11/11/2019 to 12/07/2019 combined into one motion for consideration.
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Resolution 2019-R-9 “A Resolution Transferring Certain Real Estate (IC 36-1-11-8)
    • Motion to approve made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  5. Partial release of mortgage on lot 27 in Springville Manor
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  6. ARC Request
    • Extension for development contract for Lot 1 of the Renaissance Project until December 2020.
      • Jason Sams from ARC spoke to the commission and said that they have built the building pad but ran into some soil conditions that required extra work to support the structure. As of Friday they will have a pier company mobilized to drill supports. They would like to extend their development agreement to December 2020. They are targeting the first of September for completion but wanted this extension to cover that period.
      • Motion to approve amendment and extension made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
    • Partial payment of bond – Jason Sams requested a partial draw on the bond for the Renaissance Project in the amount of $521,748. Infrastructure improvements include sidewalks, curbs, and paving. He is formally asking to have this claim processed.
        • Motion to approve made by Eric Vaughn
        • Seconded by George Roberts
        • No discussion
        • Unanimous approval
  7. Michael Gillenwater
    • Mr. Gillenwater said that he has represented the commission for 16 years and that in the future he might represent others who come before the commission. He distributed to the commission a waiver of potential conflict of interest in the event he represents someone in that capacity.
    • Motion to approve the waiver of potential conflict of interest made by George Roberts
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  8. Mayor Hall thanked the commission for their service and said this will be the last redevelopment commission for the year. He wished the new board luck in the future and thanked Donna Coomer for her service as secretary to the board.
  9. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • Unanimous approval

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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