CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

OCTOBER 27, 2003

 

The Honorable Council of the City of Evansville met on regular session at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 27, 2003 in the City Council Chambers, Room 301 Civic Center Complex, Evansville, Indiana with President John, 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, Robinson, Koehler Walden, Watts, Angermeier, Kiefer, John.

 

There being nine (9) members present and zero (0) members absent and nine (9) members representing a quorum, the President declared this session of the Common Council officially opened.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

President John led the pledge of allegiance this evening.

 

COUNCIL ATTORNEY

John Hamilton is Council Attorney this evening.

 

TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL

Ray Perry                                             Ashley Elpers

Charda Jones                                       Alise Echele

Preston Spratt                                      Jillian Porter

 

President John: Thank you.  Welcome to our teen advisory members, glad to see you here.  Is there anyone in the audience from a school that would like to be recognized?

 

READING AND AMENDMENT OF MINUTES OF PRECEDING MEETING

Is there a motion to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2003 meeting of the Common Council as written?

 

Councilman Bagbey moved and Councilman Watts seconded the motion that the minutes of the regular meeting of the Common Council held October 20, 2003 be approved as written.  Voice vote.  So ordered.

 

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

IN YOUR OCTOBER 17TH PACKET:

*Agenda for October 27, 2003 City Council Meeting.

*Committee Meeting Schedule.

*Minutes from City Council Meeting held October 20, 2003.

*Ordinances G-2003-27 and F-2003-19.

*Resolutions C-2003-25 and C-2003-26.

*Media Alert regarding Evansville Public Art Commission First Meeting.

*Financial Report dated September 30, 2003.

 

 ON YOUR DESK THIS EVENING:

*A memo from DMD Interim Director Peggy Braun regarding Regional

  Neighborhood Network Conference.

*A News Release regarding “National Night Out” Award.

*A Media Alert regarding News Conference for Dedication and Naming of New Soccer

  Complex.

*A letter from J. Bryan Nicol, Commissioner of INDOT regarding I-69.

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE G-2003-27         PUBLIC WORKS                                                    BAGBEY            

AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE CERTAIN PUBLIC WAYS OR PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS A PORTION OF THE PUBLIC ALLEY SOUTHWEST OF NINTH STREET AND BETWEEN COURT AND VINE STREETS

 

ORDINANCE F-2003-19         FINANCE (ROBINSON)                                                JOHN            

AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS WITHIN A CITY DEPARTMENT

 

RESOLUTION C-2003-25         PUBLIC WORKS                                                    BAGBEY    

A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

 

RESOLUTION C-2003-26         ASD (ANGERMEIER)                                MELCHER    

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN EVANSVILLE URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE RE-DESIGNATION APPLICATION

 

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 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.

 

 

ORDINANCE F-2003-18                FINANCE (ROBINSON)                                                           JOHN            

AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS WITHIN A CITY DEPARTMENT

 

RESOLUTION C-2003-24               FINANCE (ROBINSON)                                                KNIESE   

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE CONFIRMING THE DECLARATION OF AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR PROPERTY TAX PHASE-IN FOR REDEVELOPMENT OR REHABILITATION (CAPE

SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT)

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE CHAIRWOMAN___________                                                          ROBINSON            

Councilwoman Robinson:  Yes Mr. President, your Finance Committee met on Resolution C-2003-24 and it come before you with a recommendation for a do-pass.  Then on Ordinance F-2003-18, as amended, also recommended for a do-pass.

 

PUBLIC WORKS CHAIRMAN_________________________________________ BAGBEY

Councilman Bagbey:  Mr. President, your committee met on G-2003-26 and we have a do-pass recommendation.

 

President John:  May I have a motion to adopt the Committee Reports and move these Ordinances and Resolutions to Third Reading?

 

Councilman Bagbey moved and Councilman Watts 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 RESOLUTION 

ORDINANCE G-2003-26            ____PublicWorks__             __________________     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.

 

Councilwoman Robinson moved and Councilman Kniese seconded the motion to adopt

Ordinance G-2003-26 and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

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

 

There being nine (9) ayes and zero (0) nays, Ordinance G-2003-26 is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE F-2003-18 (as amended)            FINANCE (ROBINSON)                                        JOHN            

AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS WITHIN A CITY DEPARTMENT

 

Councilwoman Walden moved and Councilwoman Robinson seconded the motion to adopt

Ordinance F-2003-18, as amended, and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

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

John.

 

There being nine (9) ayes and zero (0) nays, Ordinance F-2003-18, as amended, is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

John Hamilton:  Before you go on I believe there was an error on your agenda that you were reading.  On Second Reading you read .5 instead of .4.  I just think that on record you should make note that there was a error.

 

Clerk Matlock:  Thank you for bringing that to my attention.  I did not catch it.

 

RESOLUTION C-2003-24                           FINANCE (ROBINSON)                                KNIESE   

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE CONFIRMING THE DECLARATION OF AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR PROPERTY TAX PHASE-IN FOR REDEVELOPMENT OR REHABILITATION (CAPE SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT)

 

Councilwoman Walden moved and Councilman Watts seconded the motion to adopt

Resolution C-2003-24 and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

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

Abstain:            Melcher

           

There being eight (8) ayes and zero (0) nays, and one (1) abstention, Resolution C-2003-24 is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

 REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

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

 

President John:  Which of you two will be representing this petitioner?

 

Krista Lockyear:  This is my insurance that this will move along quickly, I think.  If you recall Members of the Council….for the record Krista Lockyear on behalf of Covered Bridge Property.  Last week we were here and requesting this rezoning.  Mrs. Vickers from the Akin Park Neighborhood Association indicated that she believes she may have someone that was interested in buying the property for housing.  I believe Councilwoman Robinson has spoken with her and that’s not panned out.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Correct.  I received an E-mail from Mrs. Vickers and the non-profit agency is not interested for at least two years or so, and she wanted to thank Council for holding it, but she moved that it had to go forward. 

 

President John:   Are there any questions by Members of Council to Ms. Lockyear?  If not, the Chair would entertain a motion to adopt.

 

Councilman Bagbey moved and Councilman Melcher seconded the motion to adopt Ordinance R-2003-29 and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

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

            John.

 

There being nine (9) ayes and zero (0) nays, Ordinance R-2003-29 is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

Krista Lockyear:  Thank you and I appreciate your indulgence.

 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

 

President John: Thank you. Under Miscellaneous there will not be a meeting next Monday night as everyone knows the next day is Election Day.  Hopefully, everybody…and I’m assuming everybody in this room will be going to the polls.  At least I would hope.  Do any Members of Council have anything to bring up under Miscellaneous Business this evening?  I did notice that we received a notice on our desk today that at 2 o’clock there was a ribbon cutting at the Soccer Complex in naming and dedication, does anybody know the new name?  Councilman.

 

Councilman Kniese: I did not get a chance to go out there but I think its Goebel Fields.  I’m pretty sure after Andy Goebel’s family.  I haven’t seen…I was not there. Probably, I guess it has a Vectren emblem on there as well. 

 

President John:  It would have been nice since the Council helped locate the property and funded four-million dollars if we’d been notified that we were having a ribbon cutting today.  Many of us probably would have liked to have gone to that.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  I didn’t know anything about it until tonight now.  In the defense of the Administration they probably sent me a fax, but if I’m out of my building or tied up in meeting, I don’t get them.

 

Councilman Kniese:  I got a fax and an E-mail today.  Obviously I was… I couldn’t attend.

 

Councilwoman Robinson: They could pick up the telephone if you don’t have a fax machine or an E-mail.  We no longer use telephones?

 

Councilman Bagbey:  So they named it after Andrew Goebel?

 

Councilman Kniese:  I don’t know, I just….

 

Councilman Bagbey:  You know the Goebel family in this community is synonymous with soccer. 

 

Councilman Kniese: That’s what I had heard.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Steve, I’m not good at sports but didn’t they do wrestling?

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Well, they are known for wrestling and football, American style football not English, Scottish, or Irish style football, and is also known….

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  They do Caribbean.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  It’s also known as….yeah Caribbean.  Which is also known as soccer. 

 

Councilman Kniese:  I guess they were known also for community sports.

 

Councilman Kniese:  Steve I think they are also known for community support.

 

President John: Is there any other matter to come up under Miscellaneous Business?  If not we’ll go to Committee Reports, Finance Chairwoman Councilwoman Robinson.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE CHAIRWOMAN:                                                                                    ROBINSON

Councilwoman Robinson: Mr. President your Finance Committee will hear Ordinance F-2003-19, on the 10th, 2003 at 5:30.

 

ASD CHAIRMAN:                                                                                              ANGERMEIER

Councilman Angermeier: Meeting set for November 10, 5:45. 

 

President John: Thank you very much.

 

PUBLIC WORKS CHAIRMAN:                                                                                  BAGBEY

Councilman Bagbey:  G-2003-27 on November 10th at 6:00 p.m. and C-2003-25 at 6:15.

 

President John:  Thank you

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

President John:  The Chair would entertain a motion to adjourn.

 

Councilwoman Robinson moved and Councilman Watts seconded the motion to adjourn.  Voice Vote.  So Ordered.  Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

PRESIDING OFFICER

 

 

                                               

CITY CLERK

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