Redevelopment Commission Meeting 11/12/2019

City-NEws-e1455073509249The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00am. Following is a summary of the meeting with audio available:

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call: Members present were Pat Glotzbach, Eric Vaughn, and Mayor Bob Hall. George Roberts and Ted Little were 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 10/07/2019 to 11/10/2019 combined into one motion for approval.
    • Motion to approve made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by Pat Glotzbach
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. New Business
    • Claim entered for payment to Wheatley Group (for economic development consulting) in the amount of $15,000
      • Motion to approve made by Pat Glotzbach
      • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval
    • Partial Release of Mortgage in Springville Manor – Lot #30
      • Motion to approve made by Eric Vaughn
      • Seconded by Pat Glotzbach
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
    • Mayor Hall noted that there are approximately four lots remaining in Springville Manor. He entertained a motion to release the remaining lots to be sold to the general population rather than hold them in reserve for Pleasant Ridge residents.
      • Motion to approve made by Eric Vaughn
      • Seconded by Pat Glotzbach
      • Pat Glotzbach asked how much they’re selling for and Mayor Hall said approximately $109,000
      • Unanimous approval
    • Claim entered for payment to Associated Appraisal Group in the amount of $3,000 for appraisal on the Renaissance Highway 62 project
      • Motion to approve payment made by Pat Glotzbach
      • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
    • Mayor Hall made a motion to pay the remaining balance owed to Clark and Brenda Nickles in their purchase contract. 
      • Motion to approve payment made by Eric Vaughn
      • Seconded by Pat Glotzbach
      • Pat Glotzbach asked the remaining balance and Mayor Hall said $250,000.
      • Unanimous approval
  5. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by Pat Glotzbach
    • Unanimous approval

Redevelopment Commission 10/08/2019

Redevelopment Agenda 10.08.2019The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met for a regularly scheduled meeting (they now meet on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays) on Tuesday, October 8th at 9:00am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio available at the end. 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance led by Ted Little
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – Members present were Mayor Bob Hall, Ted Little, Pat Glotzbach, Eric Vaughn, and George Roberts. Also in attendance were city attorney Michael Gillenwater and Deputy Clerk Treasurer Nancy Rogers
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 09/07/2019 to 10/06/2019 combined into one motion for consideration.
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Request for Proposals for the 62 Renaissance Project – Paul Wheatley
    • Mr. Wheatley explained that they have drafted a Request for Proposals (RFP) that will combine the properties previously owned by LM Bag Company, Nickles, and MacDaddy. They would like to get this RFP out as quickly as possible. They are still waiting for a survey from the city engineer and a revised appraisal. They want to have this out by the end of the month. They would like to recommend mixed-use. This RFP will allow the city to accept responses from potential developers. This puts no obligation on the city to accept what is offered. Mr. Wheatley asked for approval of the RFP once the survey and appraisals are offered.
    • Ted Little asked about the prior appraisals that they already ordered on the properties. Michael Gillenwater said by law they must get updated appraisals. Mayor Hall said the new appraisals will likely decrease based on purchase price.
    • Motion to approve RFP under condition that survey and appraisals are finished made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • No additional discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  5. Paul Wheatley introduced Jill Saegesser who has joined their staff. He said that she will bring good experience to Charlestown’s projects. Ms. Saegesser said she has worked with Charlestown before and is happy to be a part of development here again.
  6. Mayor Hall update – he told the board that the City Council approved the annexation for the proposed Skippers Ridge subdivision last night.
  7. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • Unanimous approval

Audio here:

Common Council Meeting 06/17/2019

City-NEws-e1455073509249The Charlestown Common Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (11:40) at the end. 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance led by Gracie and Sophia Adams, varsity cheerleaders at CHS
  2. Invocation led by Neyland McClellan from the North Charlestown Church of God
  3. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call: Members present were Ted Little, Brian Hester, Tina Barnes, and JT Cox. Member Mike Vaughn was absent. Also in attendance were Mayor Bob Hall, Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer, and city attorney Michael Gillenwater
  4. Approval of Agenda
    • Motion to approve made by Brian Hester
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  5. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 06/02/2019 to 06/16/2019 combined into one motion for approval
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by Brian Hester
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  6. Ordinances and Resolutions
    • Resolution 2019-R-7 “A Resolution of the City of Charlestown, Indiana Authorizing the Issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes and Bonds of the Charlestown Redevelopment District for the Purpose of Providing of Funds to be Applied to pay for Certain Redevelopment Projects, Incidental Expenses in Connection Therewith and Otherwise on Account of the Issuance of the BANs and Bonds
      • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by JT Cox
      • During discussion Mayor Hall said that the resolution has been approved by the Redevelopment Commission and is scheduled for a public hearing (June 27).
      • Members voting in favor are: Ted Little, Brian Hester, and JT Cox. Council member Tina Barnes voted no.
      • Mayor Hall said that the due diligence is being performed and they anticipate breaking ground in August/September. He said Alan Muncy of ARC has purchased the building next to City Hall to use as his leasing office for the Renaissance Project.
  7. Mayor Hall Update:
    • Mayor Hall mentioned that Founders Day is this weekend. Pat Glotzbach will be the grand marshal. Donna Coomer announced that Betty Buckner was named Founders Day Volunteer of the Year. 
    • Mayor Hall said that this morning the Board of Public Works announced the approval of another park. This one will be in the Saddleback neighborhood. The lot in Woodford Farms will be purchased for $10,000 and a park will be built there as well.
    • Mayor Hall updated the council on the police station progress. They began moving furniture in today and will finish electrical by mid-July.
    • Mayor Hall announced that the paving construction meeting occurred this morning. Indiana American Water had representatives at the meeting to coordinate some repairs to valves during the paving project.
  8. Council Member Brian Hester asked if they could incorporate accessible equipment into the parks for people who have disabilities.
    • Mayor Hall said that Eric Vaughn is looking into the situation. He said that the equipment is expensive, but that doesn’t mean we won’t do it. He said the options are to add one piece of equipment to existing parks or to build a single park that is fully accommodating.
    • Brian Hester said he understands that an “special needs” park requires special equipment.
    • Mayor Hall said he thinks it is a good thing and that he doesn’t have a “special needs kid” and doesn’t know if there is one in the area or not. Brian Hester said there are several. Mayor Hall said he’s not sure if there are any in Charlestown.
  9. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by JT Cox
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • Unanimous approval

Audio available here:

Redevelopment Commission Meeting 05/23/2019

City-NEws-e1455073509249The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (9:38) available at the end: 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance – led by Ted Little
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – Members in attendance were Pat Glotzbach, Ted Little, Eric Vaughn, George Roberts, and Mayor Bob Hall. Also in attendance was Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer.
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s Minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 05/05/2019 to 05/19/2019 combined into one motion for consideration.
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by Eric Vaughn
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Old Business
    • Paul Wheatley – on behalf of the Renaissance Project and ARC Mr. Wheatley introduced a second amendment to the existing agreement that extends the due diligence period and sets the closing date to June 3.
      • Mayor Hall entertained a motion to accept the amendment
      • Motion made by Eric Vaughn
      • Seconded by Pat Glotzback
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval
    • Springville Manor
      • Mayor Hall introduced partial releases of the mortgages on lots 11 and 23
      • Motion to release mortgages made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by George Roberts
      • During discussion Mayor Hall said that these releases absolve the responsibility of the developer for these houses and transfer the mortgage to the owner.
      • Unanimous approval
  5. Mayor Hall’s Update
    • New Washington State Bank is having a retirement cookout today for Pat Glotzbach from 11-4.
    • Mayor Hall congratulated Donna Coomer again on the street dedication in her name and thanked her for her work with the Beautification Committee.
    • There will be a Memorial Day service Saturday at 10 am on the Square
    • Founders Day will be June 21-22
  6.  Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Eric Vaughn
    • Seconded by George Roberts
    • Unanimous approval

Audio of the meeting is available here: