CITY COUNCIL MINUTES


OCTOBER 20, 2003

 

The Honorable Council of the City of Evansville met on regular session at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 20, 2003 in the City Council Chambers, Room 301 Civic Center Complex, Evansville, Indiana with Vice-President Bagbey, presiding.  The following business was conducted.

 

These minutes are not intended to be a verbatim transcript.  Audiotapes of this meeting are on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

 

ROLL CALL:

Present:            Kniese, Bagbey, Melcher, Koehler Walden, Watts, Angermeier, Kiefer.

Absent:            Robinson, John.

 

There being seven (7) members present and two (2) members absent and seven (7) members representing a quorum, the Vice-President declared this session of the Common Council officially opened.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilman B.J. Watts led the pledge of allegiance this evening.

 

COUNCIL ATTORNEY

John Hamilton is Council Attorney this evening.

 

TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL

Ray Perry                                             Charda Jones

Alise Schele                                          Elisza Dy

Preston Spratt                                      Ashley Elpers

 

RECOGNITION OF SCHOOLS

Are there any students in the audience that would care to be recognized for any purposes?  If you come up afterwards and give us your names we’ll make sure that you get a record of the minutes.

 

READING AND AMENDMENT OF MINUTES OF PRECEDING MEETING

Is there a motion to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2003 meetings of the Common Council as written?

 

Councilman Melcher moved and Councilman Watts seconded the motion that the minutes of the regular meeting of the Common Council held October 6, 2003 be approved as written.  Voice vote.  So ordered.

 

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

IN YOUR OCTOBER 17TH PACKET:

*Agenda for October 20, 2003 City Council Meeting.

*Committee Meeting Schedule.

*Minutes from City Council Meeting held October 6, 2003.

*Rezoning Ordinances R-2003-31, R-2003-32, R-2003-33, R-2003-34, R-2003-35,  and R-2003-36.

 *Area Plan Commission Staff Reports.

*Inter-departmental vacation studies and return receipt cards for Ordinances

  G-2003-24,  G-2003-25, and G-2003-26.

*A letter from City Controller Glen Barnes with copies of current contracts regarding   Storage and towing of nuisance, wrecked, impounded, and city vehicles and also towing of abandoned vehicles.

*An agenda for the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting for October 16, 2003.

*Eastview Neighborhood Association Newsletter.

*A Notice of Claim against the City of Evansville.

*A News Release regarding Mayor Lloyd reelected to IACT Executive Committee.

*A News Release regarding City’s Heavy Trash Pickup Continues to be Successful.

*A News Release regarding Ozone Attainment Designation Process Update.

*A Memo from Janet McCabe of IDEM regarding Eight-Hour Ozone Standard

  Designations.

*Legal Aid Statistics for September 2003.

*Evansville Redevelopment Commission Draft Agenda for October 21, 2003 meeting.

*A News Release stating Mayor Lloyd Dedicates Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

  Phase 3B Along Riverfront Levee.

 

ON YOUR DESK THIS EVENING:

*A letter from IDEM regarding sewer permits.

*A copy of DiverCity Quarterly.

*Area Plan Commission Minutes from October 1, 2003 meeting.

 

Councilman Melcher moved and Councilman Kniese seconded the motion to receive, file and make these reports and communications a part of the minutes of the meeting.  Voice vote.  So ordered.

 

LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT COUNCILWOMAN ROBINSON IS NOW IN CHAMBERS.

 

Vice-President Bagbey: Let the record also reflect that Councilwoman Robinson is in the Chamber.  Therefore, there are eight (8) members present and one (1) member absent.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE R-2003-31               TO APC                                                     R-1 TO CO-1

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 621 W. MILL ROAD

PETITIONER:            JERRY F. JONES

OWNER:                     SAME                        

REP:                            LESLIE C. SHIVELY

DISTRICT:                  ANGELA KOEHLER WALDEN, WARD 5

  

ORDINANCE R-2003-32               TO APC                                                                  C-1 TO C-4

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1012, 1016, & 1020 NORTH MAIN STREET

PETITIONER:            EVERETT BAYLOR

OWNER:                     MICHAEL WEBER                          

REP:                            LESLIE C. SHIVELY

DISTRICT:                  STEPHEN MELCHER, WARD 3

 

ORDINANCE R-2003-33               TO APC                                                    R-1 TO C-1 W/U&D

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 15–17 VANN AVENUE

PETITIONER:            STACY J. STEVENS

OWNER:                     ROBERT C. HEUGEL                    

REP:                            STACY J. STEVENS

DISTRICT:                  JEFF KNIESE, WARD 1

 

ORDINANCE R-2003-34               TO APC                                                             CO-2 TO C-1

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS

2027 COVERT AVENUE

PETITIONER:            ROBERT T. McDONALD

OWNER:                     SAME            

REP:                            SAME

DISTRICT:                  STEVE BAGBEY, WARD 2

 

ORDINANCE R-2003-35               TO APC                                     C-2 TO C-2 w/amended U&D

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS

1200 EDGAR STREET

PETITIONER:            TALK OF THE TOWN PIZZA BAR

(RANDALL RAKESTRAW)

OWNER:                     R&J REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC

REP:                            JENIFER RAKESTRAW

DISTRICT:                  B.J. WATTS, WARD 6

 

ORDINANCE R-2003-36               TO APC                                                       R-2 TO C-4                  

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS

2501 N. ELSAS & 2503 N. ELSAS

PETITIONER:            CURLEY’S AUTO PAINTING & BODY REPAIR, INC.

OWNER:                     SAME

REP:                            LESLIE C. SHIVELY

DISTRICT:                  STEPHEN MELCHER, WARD 3

 

Councilman Melcher moved and Councilwoman Robinson seconded the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda as written.  Voice vote.  So ordered.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS      

ORDINANCE R-2003-28               FROM APC                                                       R-1 TO C-2

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1305 AND 1307 WASHINGTON AVENUE

PETITIONER:            NORMAN CHARLES

 

This petition was recommended for approval, having 12 affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE R-2003-29               FROM APC                                                   C-2 W/SU 2 TO C-4

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1140 – 1146 ADAMS AVENUE

PETITIONER:            COVERED BRIDGE PROPERTY V, LLC

 

This petition was recommended for approval, having 12 affirmative votes.

 

Is there a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda Second Reading of Zoning Ordinances and to accept the Area Plan Commission Report?

 

Councilman Melcher and Councilwoman Robinson seconded the motion to Adopt the Consent Agenda Second Reading of Zoning Ordinances and to accept the Area Plan Commission Reports.  Voice Vote. So ordered.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ZONING ORDINANCES:

ORDINANCE R-2003-28               FROM APC                                                                 R-1 TO C-2

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1305 AND 1307 WASHINGTON AVENUE

PETITIONER:            NORMAN CHARLES

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Welcome.

 

Krista Lockyear: Good evening, Mr. President, Members of Council, my name is Krista Lockyear.  I’m actually standing in tonight on behalf of Steve Sheets and Norman Charles on this Rezoning.  I’m just going to give you a little brief information that’s pretty much all I have.  It’s my understanding that this was passed unanimously, or recommended unanimously at Planning Commission.  This is a request to allow rezoning for two parcels that are adjacent to

H & H Music Center across from Bosse High School.  The planned use for this, although stated in the petition to be offices and music teaching, Mr. Sheets has informed me is actually only for music lessons.  There won’t really be any offices in the property.  My understanding from the history of this petition is that there were no remonstrators at Plan Commission.  None of the neighbors have voiced objection.  And if you don’t have any questions that I can’t answer, I ask that you recommend, or that you please do vote in favor of this rezoning.

 

Vice-President Bagbey: Does anyone on the Council have any questions?  Councilman Kniese.

 

Councilman Kniese:  Thank you.  Krista, have you had a chance to read what Rose Zigenfus has recommended as far as parking design should be installed to meet current parking regulations?  Right now it says existing drive does not meet commercial standards and will not be suitable for many C-2 uses.  Has that been addressed with Ms. Zigenfus?

 

Krista Lockyear: I don’t know that this property has gone to site review yet, but Mr. Sheets informed me that he did contact Plan Commission and they indicated that there is adequate parking for the uses that they are needing on the property behind the buildings, and that they will address that in, I guess, inaccurate drive at site review.

 

Councilman Kniese: I just wanted to make sure that was not overlooked.  Thank you.

 

Vice-President Bagbey: Anyone else on Council have any questions?  Is anyone in the audience have any questions either want to speak for or against this petition?  Seeing none the Chair would entertain a motion.

 

Councilwoman Robinson moved and Councilman Watts seconded the motion to adopt Ordinance R-2003-28 and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

Ayes:                Kniese, Melcher, Robinson, Koehler Walden, Watts, Angermeier, Kiefer.

Absent:             John

 

There being eight (8) ayes and zero (0) nays, Ordinance R-2003-28 is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ZONING ORDINANCES

ORDINANCE R-2003-29               FROM APC                                         C-2 W/SU 2 TO C-4

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, STATE OF INDIANA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1140 – 1146 ADAMS AVENUE

PETITIONER:            COVERED BRIDGE PROPERTY V, LLC

 

Vice-President Bagbey: Welcome again.

 

Krista Lockyear: Once again good evening.  My name is Krista Lockyear and I’m also representing Covered Bridge Property LLC.  This situation I am a little more familiar with.  Property at the dead end of Adams and Gilbert has been on the market for lease and rent for several years.  My client acquired it approximately two years ago.  I’m kind of going for memory there.  Since that time there have not been any bites on this property for marketability.  In fact when my client initially took over the property, we had some issues with tenants and or persons that really didn’t have the right to use the property coming onto the property.  Had a lot of police calls and complaints to the property potential, illegal drug use, I don’t know, it’s just been a problem as a vacant building for my client.  The property is currently zoned C-2 and has been for years, but it does sit on Highway 41 and has quite a bit of visibility from 41.  It does not have a lot of access.  It would have to come down…..traffic would have to come down Adams Street, which is residential.  So the practicality of this property is that even with C-4 zoning it’s not going to be real suitable to too many uses.  Some possibilities that, that we think are practical uses…  I just kind of ran through the Zoning Code and pulled some;  awning and canvas shop, janitorial service, storage warehouse, possibly a used car lot.  Again, the visibility from 41 my client is hoping is key to this property.  At this point there is a church that is utilizing the property free of rent.  They have been there for quite some time and they are utilizing one-third of the property.  They have indicated that they are aware, you know, if my client should find a tenant that would take over all of the property, they are willing to move out.  Again, since they are not paying rent at this time.  We did speak to most of the neighbors on the property, and I kind of anticipated their issues with C-4 property.  And I think the main concern would be that as EUTS pointed out truck traffic, semi-tractor traffic is not going to be real convenient to get to this location.  And again, our point on this rezoning and request is that the market is going to dictate this.  A tenant is not going to come in and be willing to rent the property when they have the need for truck traffic simply because it’s impractical and really impossible.  Interference with neighborhood, most of the negative zoning uses that we find people are concerned about taverns, especially things that would have a lot of night life are already available to this property with the C-2 zoning that it currently has.  Obviously my client hasn’t attempted to put in a tavern there and he has no interest in doing so.  It’s simply a good location.  We hope for a retail establishment.  McDonalds is across the street from this property there on Washington.  Again, it’s in a neighborhood area but it’s right on the fringe of what’s very heavily traveled 41 and commercial.  Bottom line for this property unfortunately is that it’s an eyesore.  It’s been sitting vacant as C-2 despite all the efforts of my client and his realtor’s to get it rented and/or sold.  They have had consistent requests:  “well if it were zoned C-4, we’d have a little more interest in it”.  It’s not the ideal situation, but again we think cleaning up the vacant building and making it productive has to be better than anything else.  So we do ask for a do-pass approval on this.  And if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Any Member on Council have any questions?  Councilman Kniese.

 

Councilman Kniese: Thank you.  It says here stated use is unknown so talking with your client he’d mentioned something about possibly a used car lot.

 

Krista Lockyear: That’s been something that the realtors have told him.  They have come forward, you know, individuals have said: “we may be willing to look at it for this type of use.” And that is one of the acceptable uses in C-4.

 

Councilman Kniese: Was that discussed with the residents in that area with possible uses?  Did that come up in conversation?

 

Krista Lockyear: Well, we….I spoke directly with Mary Alice that lived next door, and I think if you reviewed your packets, she was here at Plan Commission.  We told her she didn’t need to be here tonight.  And she kind of….we did discuss that use with her.  She’s concerned about parking because there’s parking on the street on Adams, and ultimately her biggest concern was that we would not have a situation where we would utilize off-street parking.  Which of course the Zoning Code is going to take care of us.  We have to have adequate parking for whatever use came in.  The other gentleman that I spoke with in the neighborhood, we did send him…I mailed to him the uses I that group that were available and circled the ones that, you know, we had talked about with used car being one of those.  I did have a conversation with Ms. Vickers today of Akin Park Neighborhood Association, and she indicated that she did not like the idea of a used car lot there.  Again, the only thing that I can present to you, because at this point we can’t covenant against anything, is the knowledge that anything on this property has got to be better than vacant.  And as it is now, it’s been a health hazard, it’s been a crime spot, and we hope to be able to do something with the property. 

 

Councilman Kniese: Councilwoman Robinson have you had any calls on this?

 

Councilwoman Robinson: No I haven’t.

 

Councilman Kniese: Thank you.

 

Councilman Kiefer: So is it the client making some commitment then on cleaning up the lot or is it strictly for his own marketing purposes?

 

Krista Lockyear: It’s really for marketing.  And his belief that it’s….as long as nobody’s interested in it, the phones aren’t there to clean it up.  But if somebody would show interest then it could be cleaned up.  And I believe he has gone in very recently and tried to put in some new windows, do a little bit, but, you know, it’s not much if there’s no marketability for the property. 

 

Councilman Kiefer:  Okay.  But right now the only access then is off of Adams?

 

Krista Lockyear: That’s correct.  And Gilbert….Gilbert dead-ends at this property as does Adams.

 

Councilman Kiefer: Right, okay, thank you.

 

Vice-President Bagbey: Anyone in the audience like to speak either for or against this petition?  Please come up and give us your name please, and welcome.

 

Jane Vickers:  Hello, I’m Jane Vickers.  I’m President of Akin Park Neighborhood Association.  I did have opportunity to speak with Ms. Lockyear this morning.  And she said I expressed my concern with the possibility of a used car lot being in our neighborhood which is a residential neighborhood.  We do have a long range plan for our neighborhood, which includes more housing, and it doesn’t include more businesses.  I don’t know if it’s a possibility of changing this from commercial to residential, but that would certainly be the Neighborhood Associations wish.  I’m not familiar with any crime in that area although it is an eyesore, and it has been for years.  Accent on Pets is what used to be there.  So anything that the owner would do to clean up the property would certainly be welcome.  I have heard rumors of the possibility of some housing to go in that area.  It’s not proceeded to the point where the not-for-profit has talked with the owner Ms. Lockyear.  But that was part of my concern with this changing to C-4, and truthfully I’m not real familiar with the way zoning works, but my concern was if it goes from  C-2 to C-4, would that make it harder for residential to be there.  So, thank you for hearing my concerns.

 

Vice-President Bagbey: Well, first of all I want to thank you for coming.  Secondly, any property can be downzoned.  If the Council would zone this to C-4 and somebody would purchase it and they wanted to put in housing, lets say they could put two homes on there and I really don’t know if they could.  Bev’s shaking her head she doesn’t think so.  So if they wanted to put a house in there….

 

Jane Vickers: Townhouses is what was mentioned to me.

 

Vice-President Bagbey: They would have to come, you know, back before this Council.  Councilwoman Robinson, have you heard of any residential complex wanting to go into that area?

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Was it a non-profit organization?

 

Jane Vickers:  Yes ma’am.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  They are not to the point where they are talking to anyone yet?

 

Jane Vickers:  No, I don’t believe…they approached me with the Neighborhood Association about three months ago just to say that that was one area that they were looking at.  The possibility of doing some development, working with the banks, and hoping to do something like Fall Creek has done on a small scale in a neighborhood that’s not in too bad a shape yet. 

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  So does these….as Councilman Bagbey says, you can always down zone if it comes to that.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Bev, are you aware of anything out there in the community as far as this area, or as far as any residential development?

 

Bev Behme:  Not that I’m aware of, but it might be in another department, but we haven’t heard anything.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Okay, thank you.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Is that lot big enough for…how many townhouses, is it big enough for townhouses?

 

Bev Behme:  Well, they are 25’ foot lots.  It’s a little hard to get a house on a 25’ lot.  I think you could get one house on…on …I think it’s a 25’ lot and a 25’ lot and, I think, part of another one. That’s about 19’.  I think it would be hard to get two on there.  But it’s possible to get one.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Ms. Vickers, were they looking at some other property beside just that Accent on Pets.

 

Bev Behme:  Were you talking about single family?

 

Jane Vickers:  No ma’am.

 

Bev Behme:  Oh, you’re talking about apartments.

 

 Jane Vickers: I was talking about townhouses was what was mentioned to me.  I do not know if there…I can’t imagine that they would be able to tear down the houses that were there, but that was an area in our neighborhood because of it being such an eyesore that was suggested that they were looking at.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Thank you.

 

Councilman Kiefer:  Thank you.  I do know that rezoning it to C-4 over C-2, that the appraisers would then value that property at a higher price because it’s a C-4.  If there’s a real opportunity there for them to have discussion and there’s no eminent concern or rezoning perhaps they could have a delay of a couple weeks or a month to have some genuine discussion, unless it’s just kind of pie in the sky and there’s nothing…no reality to this at all.  But I mean, I don’t know why we’d have to vote tonight on something that in reality there’s no pressing concern, no purchase hinging on this being reclassified as a C-4.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  I think a couple of things…come ahead Ms. Lockyear.  Number one if there’s been some type of overture to the neighborhood President three months ago we should have heard something by now.  Now I would have thought that Area Plan would have heard something, and I thought as diligently as Councilwoman Robinson represents the Fourth Ward, I would have thought we would have heard something on this by now.  Ms. Lockyear.

 

Krista Lockyear:  I was going to add simply that there’s been a realtor’s sign up there.  I am certain….it could have been longer, I know it’s been there for a year.  And we just haven’t had anybody…to anything that’s viable on the property.

 

Councilman Kiefer:  So the realtor basically is recommending it to be rezoned to

C-4.

 

Krista Lockyear:  Right.  And the property owner is pretty much at wits end not being able to do anything with the property at this point.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Councilwoman Walden do you have a comment?

 

Councilwoman Walden:  Thank you.  Beverly, my question would probably be for you.  Can you put residential in there if it’s zoned C-4, or do we have to do it (INAUDIBLE)?

 

 Bev Behme:  No, not at all. 

 

Councilwoman Walden:  Okay.

 

Bev Behme:  You couldn’t have apartments, you couldn’t have single family, you…..

 

Councilwoman Walden:  Could you have it in there now at C-2?

 

Bev Behme:  At C-2 you could have multi-family, let me get my book.  Yes, you could have it in a C-2.  You could have apartments, not single family. 

 

Councilwoman Walden:  Okay.

 

 

Bev Behme:  But you could have an apartment dwelling with three or more units, but not single family or not duplex.

 

Councilwoman Walden:  All right, thank you.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Councilwoman Robinson:

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Ms. Vickers would you be willing, if I call you tomorrow and tell me if we hold the vote tonight to find out who the not-for-profit is, and I could communicate with them to see if they are actually interested in it, and what type of funding.  I mean, because we’ve already….if they are looking for HOME money we’ve already allocated the HOME money for 2004 so, you know, most not-for-profits look for HOME money so they wouldn’t even be able to do anything until 2005.

 

Jane Vickers:  I would be willing to do that and be glad for it.  I tried today to speak with the person who had approached me and was not able to, and have left a message on his answering machine.  But I believe that I could speak with him tomorrow.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Krista I would say….if we’d just hold it for another week I could get in contact with you tomorrow, and then we’d find out if they are really interested and what type of funding they are going to have and then vote on it next week.  Since you did take time to come down here, and you have some concerns.

 

Jane Vickers:  Thank you.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Ms. Lockyear, is that a problem for you and your client?

 

Krista Lockyear:  No, no, we don’t have any problem.  I mean if there’s marketability out there truthfully we’d be interested in knowing about it.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  I understand that.  Okay we’ll hold it then Councilwoman Robinson for your request.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Yes.

 

Krista Lockyear:  And so we’re going to take this next week, or next month?

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Next week.

 

Krista Lockyear:  Okay, okay.  Okay great.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Next week.  In the meantime I’ll get in contact with you tomorrow Ms. Vickers and find out who that not-for-profit is and get in contact with them to see how serious they are about it.

 

Krista Lockyear:  Okay that sounds great.

 

 

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Okay, we’ll hold this until October 27th and we’ll hear it on Council floor.  6:30, third reading yes.

 

Krista Lockyear:  Okay, thank you.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  Okay, thank you.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE G-2003-24       PUBLIC WORKS                                             ___ BAGBEY            

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF WEST ILLINOIS STREET BETWEEN THE WEST LINE OF EDGAR STREET ON THE WEST AND THE WEST LINE OF MARY STREET ON THE EAST AND A PUBLIC ALLEY SOUTH OF FRANKLIN STREET AND NORTH OF WEST ILLINOIS STREET IN THE BLOCK BETWEEN EDGAR STREET ON THE WEST AND MARY STREET ON THE EAST

 

ORDINANCE G-2003-25       PUBLIC WORKS                                                                BAGBEY            

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF EDGAR STREET SOUTH OF WEST FRANKLIN STREET ON THE NORTH AND WEST ILLINOIS STREET ON THE SOUTH

 

ORDINANCE G-2003-26       PUBLIC WORKS                                                                BAGBEY            

AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE CERTAIN PUBLIC WAYS OR PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS A

30-FOOT INGRESS/EGRESS & DRAINAGE EASEMENT CENTERED ON THE PROPERTY LINE DIVIDING LOT #2 1325 N. CULLEN AND LOT #3 1335 N. CULLEN AVENUE, CULLEN INDUSTRIAL PARK.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

PUBLIC WORKS CHAIRMAN_____________________________________         BAGBEY

We have a do-pass recommendation on G-2003-24, G-2003-25.  And G-2003-26 is held in committee until October 27th at 6:00 p.m. Strike that, it’s G-2003-24, as amended

 

Councilman Melcher moved and Councilman Kniese seconded the motion to adopt the Committee Reports and move these ordinances and resolutions to Third Reading.  Voice vote.  So ordered.

 

There being no further motions, these ordinances and resolutions are hereby moved to Third Reading.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE G-2003-24   (as amended) PUBLIC WORKS                                        BAGBEY            

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF WEST ILLINOIS STREET BETWEEN THE WEST LINE OF EDGAR STREET ON THE WEST AND THE WEST LINE OF MARY STREET ON THE EAST AND A PUBLIC ALLEY SOUTH OF FRANKLIN STREET AND NORTH OF WEST ILLINOIS STREET IN THE BLOCK BETWEEN EDGAR STREET ON THE WEST AND MARY STREET ON THE EAST

 

 

Is there a motion to adopt Ordinance G-2003-24, as amended, and call the roll?

 

Councilman Melcher moved and Councilman Watts seconded the motion to adopt

Ordinance G-2003-24, as amended, and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

Ayes:                Kniese, Melcher, Robinson, Koehler Walden, Watts, Angermeier, Kiefer, Bagbey.

Absent:             John    

 

There being eight (8) ayes and zero (0) nays, Ordinance G-2003-24, as amended, is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

ORDINANCE G-2003-25       PUBLIC WORKS                                                    BAGBEY            

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF EDGAR STREET SOUTH OF WEST FRANKLIN STREET ON THE NORTH AND WEST ILLINOIS STREET ON THE SOUTH

 

Councilman Melcher moved and Councilman Kniese seconded the motion to adopt

Ordinance G-2003-25 and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

Ayes:                Kniese, Melcher, Robinson, Koehler Walden, Watts, Angermeier, Kiefer, Bagbey.

Absent: John

 

There being eight (8) ayes and zero (0) nays, Ordinance G-2003-25 is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE G-2003-26       PUBLIC WORKS                                                    BAGBEY            

AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE CERTAIN PUBLIC WAYS OR PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS A

30-FOOT INGRESS/EGRESS & DRAINAGE EASEMENT CENTERED ON THE PROPERTY LINE DIVIDING LOT #2 1325 N. CULLEN AND LOT #3 1335 N. CULLEN AVENUE, CULLEN INDUSTRIAL PARK.

 

Held  in Committee until October 27, 2003, at 6:00 p.m.

 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

Vice-President Bagbey:  Miscellaneous Business. Anyone on Council have any Miscellaneous Business?

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Mr. President, I was late coming today because I was at the Tepee Neighborhood Association meeting.  They honored police officer, forgot her name, the lady and the gentleman that went in there to rescue the kids that had caught on fire, and unfortunately one had died but they did give them awards tonight.  And you know we’re used to seeing Mary Kixmiller here on Monday nights, but they awarded them and gave them recognition tonight.

  

Vice-President Bagbey: Anything else under miscellaneous business?  Before you leave tonight, we must have your signature on multiple documents in regards to the budget.  So if you’ve not signed it, you must sign it, okay?  Committee reports.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS FINANCE CHAIRWOMAN_______________        ROBINSON

Your Finance Committee will meet on October 27th to hear Ordinance F-2003-18 at 6:10.  And Resolution C-2003-24 at 6:40. 

 

ASD CHAIRMAN________________________________________________ANGERMEIER

Nothing to report at this time.

 

PUBLIC WORKS CHAIRMAN________________________________________   BAGBEY

We will hear G-2003-26 on October 27th at 6:00 p.m. and that will conclude all business in the Committee Reports.  Have a motion for adjournment.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Councilman Angermeier moved and Councilman Melcher seconded the motion to adjourn.  Voice Vote.  So Ordered.  Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

Vice-President Bagbey:  I’d also like for the record to reflect that there are students from North High School.  I got a little note.  So, if you want to give us your names and addresses we can get the minutes to you.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

PRESIDING OFFICER

 

 

                                               

CITY CLERK

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