CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
DECEMBER 1, 2003
The Honorable Council of the City of Evansville met on regular session at 6:30 pm on Monday December 1, 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.
There being eight (8) members present and one (1) members absent and eight (8) members representing a quorum, the Vice-President declared this session of the Common Council officially opened.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Councilman elect Jarboe led the pledge of allegiance this evening.
John Hamilton is Council Attorney this evening.
READING AND AMENDMENT OF MINUTES OF PRECEDING MEETING
Is there a motion to approve the minutes of the November 24, 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 November 24, 2003 be approved as written. Voice vote. So ordered.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
IN YOUR NOVEMBER 26th PACKET:
*Committee Meeting Schedule.
*Agenda for December 1, 2003 City Council Meeting.
*Minutes from City Council Meeting held November 24, 2003.
*Ordinances G-2003-28 and G-2003-29.
ON YOUR DESK THIS EVENING:
*An invitation to Carver Community Organization Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
*Board of Park Commissioners Agenda for December 3, 2003.
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.
FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCE G-2003-28 PUBLIC WORKS BAGBEY
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR THE OPERATION OF TAXICABS FOR THE YEAR 2004. (CHECKER CAB CO.)
ORDINANCE G-2003-29 PUBLIC WORKS BAGBEY
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR THE OPERATION OF TAXICABS FOR THE YEAR 2004. (RIVER CITY YELLOW CAB CO.)
Councilman Melcher moved and Councilwoman Walden seconded the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda as written. Voice vote. So ordered.
SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCE G-2003-27 (as amended) 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
Vice-President Bagbey: Call to order the Public Works Committee to hear Ordinance G-2003-27 as amended. Further request of the petitioner as well as the remonstrators being asked to hold that again until December 22nd at 6:10 p.m. And boys and girls I don’t know if it will even go then. Anyone in the audience care to comment?
Councilman Kiefer: Thank you Councilman Bagbey. The Data Board or the County and the City have hired a contractor to put together the website, you know, to work on the website for the City and the County. And at the last Data Board meeting they asked me if the City Council would like to get together and try to come up with some ideas on what they think the website ought to look like as far as from the City Council’s viewpoint. As far as a splash page for the City Council with links to individual website’s and things like that. I don’t know if this is something one of our committee’s need to look at or, you know, think about. That is something that I thought I should bring up because I know many members here on this Council have individual website’s, but they feel like it’s very important to get the City Council’s input on what the Council’s splash page should look like within the City site.
Vice-President Bagbey: Why don’t you go back and have that consultant contact us in writing, let us know exactly what they want. That way we can have it for us and give us some reflection on that.
Councilman Kiefer: Okay, I’ll do that then. Thank you.
Vice-President Bagbey: Anything else under Miscellaneous Business? Committee Reports.
FINANCE CHAIRWOMAN______________________________________ ROBINSON
Mr. President the Finance Committee will meet on Ordinance F-2003-21 December 8th at 5:45.
Nothing to report at this time.
PUBLIC WORKS CHAIRMAN_________________________________________ BAGBEY
We will hear G-2003-28 and G-2003-29 at 6:10 p.m. on the 15th. And as I stated earlier G-2003-27 as amended on December 22nd.
Councilman Melcher moved and Councilwoman Robinson seconded the motion to adjourn. Voice Vote. So Ordered. Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.