CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
JUNE 2, 2003
The Honorable Council of the City of Evansville met on regular session at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 2, 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.
There being six (6) members present and three (3) members absent and six (6) members representing a quorum, the President declared this session of the Common Council officially opened.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Councilman Kniese 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 May 19, 2003 meetings of the Common Council as written?
Councilman Watts moved and Councilman Robinson seconded the motion that the minutes of the regular meeting of the Common Council held May 19, 2003 be approved as written. Voice vote. So ordered.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
IN YOUR MAY 30th PACKET:
*City Council Agenda for June 2, 2003 meeting.
*Committee meeting schedule.
*Minutes from May 19, 2003 City Council Meeting.
*Ordinances G-2003-16 and F-2003-10.
*Financial Report Dated April 30, 2003.
*Evansville Regional ECO Guide.
*An Invitation from Youth Build Evansville Mental Toughness Orientation
*A letter from Sally Harker, Housing Manager of Quality Housing Development, Inc.
*A letter from IDEM regarding sewer permit.
*A Notice of Claim against the City.
*Wheeler Neighborhood Association Newsletter.
*Evansville Redevelopment Commission Draft Agenda for June 3, 2003 meeting.
*A letter from Mark & Rosi Weatherwax regarding jogging in Wesselman Woods
ON YOUR DESK THIS EVENING:
*A Schedule of meetings in the City/County Administration Building for June 2003.
*Board of Park Commissioners Agenda for June 4, 2003 meeting.
Councilwoman Robinson moved and Councilman Watts 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-2003-16__PUBLIC WORKS BAGBEY
AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PUBLIC WAY WITHIN THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS A PORTION OF EDGAR STREET ADJACENT TO DEACONESS HOSPITAL PROPERTIES
ORDINANCE F-2003-10 FINANCE (ROBINSON) KNIESE
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS WITHIN VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS AND FOR ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FROM VARIOUS CITY FUNDS
Councilman Melcher moved and Councilman Kniese seconded the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda as written. Voice vote. So ordered.
SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCE G-2003-10___PUBLIC WORKS BAGBEY
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE HOUSING CODE AND REQUIRING OWNER REGISTRATION
President John: In Councilman Bagbey’s absence I would like to inform Council that this hearing has been continued until August 25th, 2003 at 6 p.m., in room 303. I’m sorry the Committee meeting will be held here in 301.
Councilman Melcher: Basically you got the EPA lending a hand on this one. They didn’t do what we asked them to do. So I believe we can get hold of Mr. Barnes and tell him what it would cost to move from point A to point B. Because he was supposed to have that and he brought that up and he said: “If you’re going to have an estimate we’ll need the cost”. That’s what we’ll need to know. All we got was the same thing we got last time.
Clerk Matlock: You want the EPA moving expenses?
Councilman Melcher: Yeah, just what it cost to move from A to B. That’s it.
President John: Any other items under Miscellaneous?
FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN: ROBINSON
Councilwoman Robinson: Mr. President Ordinance F-2003-10 will be heard June 9th, 2003 at 6:15.
ASD CHAIRMAN:_____________________________________________ ANGERMEIER
President John: There is nothing set for ASD.
PUBLIC WORKS CHAIRMAN:_________________________________________BAGBEY
President John: In his absence I will report that on June 9th at 6:00 p.m. we will hear Ordinance G-2003-16. And in addition on August 25th, at 6:00 p.m. we will have Ordinance G-2003-10.
Councilman Robinson moved and Councilman Watts seconded the motion to adjourn. Voice Vote. So Ordered. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.