CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

JUNE 30, 2003

 

The Honorable Council of the City of Evansville met on regular session at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 30, 2003 in the City Council Chambers, Room 301 Civic Center Complex, Evansville, Indiana with President Curt 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

Councilman Kniese led the pledge of allegiance this evening.

 

COUNCIL ATTORNEY

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 June 16, 2003 meetings of the Common Council as written?

 

Councilman Bagbey moved and Councilman Kiefer seconded the motion that the minutes of the regular meeting of the Common Council held June 16, 2003, be approved as written.  Voice vote.  So ordered.

 

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

IN YOUR JUNE 27TH PACKET:

*City Council Agenda for June 30, 2003 meeting.

*Minutes from June 16, 2003 City Council Meeting.

*Resolutions C-2003-16, C-2003-17, and C-2003-18.

*Ordinances F-2003-11 and G-2003-17. 

*Vanderburgh County Health Department 2002 Annual Report.

*Notice of “Rosie the Riveter Dance” Planned.

*A News Release regarding Mayor pushes for Additional Local Homestead Tax Credit.

*911 Ambulance Call Summary.

*A copy of Privatization Watch.

* Notice of Variance from Zoning Ordinance about Parking for Vectren’s new Building.

*A News Release regarding Habitat donates land to Parks and Recreation.

*A letter from Peggy Braun regarding a list of enforcement problems.

*Evansville Redevelopment Commission Draft Agenda for July 1, 2003 Meeting.

*Wheeler Neighborhood Association Newsletter.

 

ON YOUR DESK THIS EVENING:

*Eastview Neighborhood Association Newsletter.

*A Schedule of meetings in the City/County Administration Building for July 2003.

*A letter from Mayor Russell G. Lloyd, Jr. regarding Mayor’s Roundtable.

 

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.

 

President John:  Before we do the reading of the Consent Agenda I would like to bring up the reason for this emergency meeting this evening is to approve a resolution regarding the Homestead Credit.  And, since we are not going to be having First, Second and Third Reading in the normal manner, it will take unanimous approval by Council that we wave the past rules of the Council so that we can approve this, this evening, and to do so we need unanimous approval.  So with that I would take a….accept a motion.

 

Councilman Kiefer moved and Councilman Bagbey seconded the motion to wave the past Council rules and to have all three reading in one night. 

 

President John: Would that be the correct?

 

John Hamilton: Yes, I’d recommend that you do a roll call vote so there’s a clear record for the State Board of Local Finance.  And the motion is to have all three readings in one night and to treat this as…..

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Not particularly do we want the State to come back and say something else. (laughter).

 

President John: Then Madam Clerk would you please do a roll call vote.

 

ROLL CALL:

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

 

There being nine (9) ayes and zero (0) nays, with a unanimous vote Resolution C-2003-16, C-2003-17 will be moved to Second Reading after you go through our first reading.

 

Councilman Melcher: I got a question Mr. President.

 

President John: Councilman.

 

Councilman Melcher: Is this a special meeting?  Or is this just a regular meeting?

 

President John: This will be considered a regular meeting.

 

Councilman Melcher: Okay, thank you.

 

President John:  It was originally not scheduled but it was called at our last meeting.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION C-2003-16            FINANCE (ROBINSON)                     COUNCIL AS A WHOLE

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AMENDING RESOLUTION C-2002-7 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY INCOME TAX COUNCIL ESTABLISHING THE PERCENTAGE CREDIT ALLOWED FOR HOMESTEADS FOR 2003 AND CASTING THE VOTES OF THE

COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY EVANSVILLE ON SAID ORDINANCE

 

RESOLUTION C-2003-17            FINANCE (ROBINSON)                     COUNCIL AS A WHOLE

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AMENDING RESOLUTION C-2003-9 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY INCOME TAX COUNCIL ESTABLISHING THE PERCENTAGE CREDIT ALLOWED FOR HOMESTEADS FOR 2004 AND CASTING THE VOTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY EVANSVILLE ON SAID ORDINANCE

 

RESOLUTION C-2003-18            FINANCE                                                                  ROBINSON  

A CONFIRMING RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE CONFIRMING THE DECLARATION OF AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA FOR TAX PHASE-IN FOR THE ACQUISITION AND INSTALLATION OF NEW MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT, LOCATED AT 5410 HIGHWAY 41 NORTH (WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION)

 

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

 

President John: Let the record show that it’s unanimous.  With that we’ll go to Second Reading.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS      

RESOLUTION C-2003-16            FINANCE (ROBINSON)                     COUNCIL AS A WHOLE

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AMENDING RESOLUTION C-2002-7 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY INCOME TAX COUNCIL ESTABLISHING THE PERCENTAGE CREDIT ALLOWED FOR HOMESTEADS FOR 2003 AND CASTING THE VOTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY EVANSVILLE ON SAID ORDINANCE

 

President John:  Discussion.  Does any Council Member have something they would like to say?  If not we’d entertain a motion.  Councilman.

 

Councilman Melcher:  Is anybody else going to speak on it, because you got to do it under Second Reading?

 

President John:  Is there anyone else that would to speak on this particular ordinance?  Please come forward and state your name for the record.

 

Mayor Russell G Lloyd:  Thank you Mr. President, Mayor Russ Lloyd.  I just wanted to thank the Common Council for agreeing to hold this special regularly scheduled meeting to allow the adoption of the resolution for the maximum amount of the Homestead Credit.  And this has something that’s taken a lot of hard work and bipartisan cooperation between the Mayor, the City Council, the County Council, the Auditor, the City Controller as well as the Darmstadt Town Board and our State Legislatures.  So…and I would urge our Council Members to adopt the resolutions that were state 2003-16 and 2003-17 for 2003 and 2004 and that would allow our citizens to enjoy the maximum homestead property tax relief, which I think we all agree is important.  That’s all I have.

 

President John:  Well, hopefully the Council will do what they have done the eight years I’ve been on Council and probably for a number of years prior to that.  And that is grant the maximum allowed by statute.

 

Mayor Lloyd:  Great, I appreciate it very much.  Thank you.

 

President John:  Any other comments by Members of Council?

 

Councilman Melcher: Move for a do-pass.

 

President John:  Anybody else in the audience wish to speak? 

 

Councilman Melcher moved and Councilwoman Walden seconded the motion to move Resolution C-2003-16 toThird Reading. 

 

ROLL CALL:

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

 

There being nine (9) ayes and zero (0) nays, Resolution C-2003-16 is hereby moved to Third Reading.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOULTIONS

RESOLUTION C-2003-17            FINANCE (ROBINSON)                     COUNCIL AS A WHOLE

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AMENDING RESOLUTION C-2003-9 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY INCOME TAX COUNCIL ESTABLISHING THE PERCENTAGE CREDIT ALLOWED FOR HOMESTEADS FOR 2004 AND CASTING THE VOTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY EVANSVILLE ON SAID ORDINANCE

 

President John: Any discussion by Members of Council on this particular Resolution?  Is there anyone in the audience that would like to speak on this Resolution?  If not, we’d entertain a motion.

 

Councilman Watts moved and Councilwoman Walden seconded the motion to move Resolution C-2003-17 to Third Reading.

 

 

ROLL CALL:

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

 

There being nine (9) ayes and zero (0) nays, Resolution C-2003-17 is hereby moved to Third Reading.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION C-2003-16            FINANCE (ROBINSON)                     COUNCIL AS A WHOLE

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AMENDING RESOLUTION C-2002-7 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY INCOME TAX COUNCIL ESTABLISHING THE PERCENTAGE CREDIT ALLOWED FOR HOMESTEADS FOR 2003 AND CASTING THE VOTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY EVANSVILLE ON SAID ORDINANCE

 

Councilwoman Walden and Councilman Bagbey seconded the motion to Adopt Resolution C-2003-16 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, Resolution C-2003-16 is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

THIRD READING OF ZONING ORDINANCES:

RESOLUTION C-2003-17            FINANCE (ROBINSON)                    COUNCIL AS A WHOLE

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE AMENDING RESOLUTION C-2003-9 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY INCOME TAX COUNCIL ESTABLISHING THE PERCENTAGE CREDIT ALLOWED FOR HOMESTEADS FOR 2004 AND CASTING THE VOTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY EVANSVILLE ON SAID ORDINANCE

 

Councilman Kiefer moved and Councilwoman Walden seconded the motion to adopt

Resolution C-2003-17 and call the roll.

 

ROLL CALL:

Ayes:                Kniese, Bagbey,

 Melcher: I would just like to say at this time I think it’s appropriate that this is the time that we could look and see that our State House Representatives, the House and the Senate, along with the Governor signing the bill coming down to the Administration helping to filing this in the Common Council, that we are saving the taxpayers some money for this year and next year.  And, that’s what we are elected to do is sit here… and it’s not for the TV cameras, it’s not for anybody it’s for the taxpayer.  It’s to keep their taxes raised, so I’m glad that everybody is working together on a bipartisan effort to get this passed.  So with that I vote aye.

 

Robinson, Koehler Walden, Watts, Angermeier, Kiefer, John.

 

There being nine (9) ayes and zero (0) nays, Resolution C-2003-17 is hereby declared ADOPTED.

 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

 

President John: Thank you.  Under Miscellaneous Business.  First there is no meeting on July 7th as nothing has been filed.  So with that, Councilwoman.

 

Councilwoman Robinson: Mr. President, while I have the City Controller here I’d like to ask him a question. I’ve received numerous calls in the last week or so and I think also Councilman Melcher has concerning Community Block Development Grant money and that the agencies have not received them.  I guess my concern, as Finance Chairman, the agencies that have called me would like to know how does DMD continue to get paid if we have not received the Community Block Development Grant money?  So, where is that money coming from to pay their salaries?

 

Glen Barnes: They actually received approval on Friday and the money was in our account today.  So they are able to…..the organization should apply to DMD for their monies at this point.  The reason DMD was to continue….my understanding their ability to continue to pay their bills is monies from prior years that they had available.

 

Councilwoman Robinson: How much did we carry over, do you know?

 

Glen Barnes: I do not know that.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Now, that money that was carried over from prior years, that never came….did that ever come before Council?  To show that it was a carryover?

 

Glen Barnes:  Dollars were approved and then they do a draw down process to obtain that.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  But the leftover from year to year we’ve never gotten…we’ve never been shown that have we?

 

Glen Barnes:  Right, not to my knowledge, but I think we would get that number from Peggy Braun to be able to obtain that from…..

 

Councilman Melcher:  You know, I’ve talked to Peggy just last week and she said the City was paying it.  So, I think there is some confusion on draw down money and money left over.  We have never had this kind of money left over that we could pay for six months.  I don’t ever remember having that kind of money.  It would be interesting if you could get us a figure on the salary starting January 1, to the salaries of this week and total that and tell us where that comes from.  Because if they have that much money left over I think the Council need to know that.

 

Glen Barnes:  So your question is….

  

Councilman Melcher:  Normally they would only have a little bit left over.  I’d just like to know how they’ve been getting paid because I understand there was a chance to get a partial $900,000 which we could draw from.  And, then we were told we didn’t have to get it because we were still drawing some money.  And then, I guess, a couple of weeks ago when I brought it up because we were like, it’s been about seven weeks since we passed it and a lot of these people out there are really hurting.  United Caring Shelters is hurting, they are all hurting.

 

Glen Barnes:  I had a conversation with Peggy Braun today that… one, I think she communicated with the City Clerk to let Council know that those funds had been received.  And that organizations should contact the department as early as possible, and the Controller’s office will work to process those claims for payment as quickly as we can.  So they can….if we can get funding in there in their hands.  I’ll go back and find out for Council and get it to the Clerk’s office on….

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  I’d like to know what the carryover was in 2003.

 

Councilman Melcher:  Because if we got that kind of carry over there is some….you know, we’re looking for some money to revitalize neighborhoods a block at a time.  That might be some money right there that we don’t even know we have.  So I think that’s a real good reason why we should find out about.

 

Glen Barnes: I’ll find out.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Does that mean that we’ve paid their salary for almost 7 months that we’ll have extra money that we’ll be able to award the agencies?

 

Glen Barnes:  I don’t have that answer.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Okay, thank you.

 

Glen Barnes: What may of happened, and this is giving it some thought, is those funds are with the anticipation of those coming we may have gone ahead and paid.  That fund may have gone to a deficit balance, but that’s what I will find out, what the carryover was, what was available.

 

Councilman Melcher: But, if that was happening, you would have had to brought a Finance Ordinance to us to pay that so we could be paid back later.

 

Glen Barnes:  No, the funds, the unapproved budget, or the proposed budget that was in place set aside those funds to pay those salaries to those individuals.  We continue to pay those salaries as those people worked, and so that money was spent.  Now the fund itself may have gone to a deficit balance, so what ends up happening is you have basically other City funds that would then be supporting… like the CDGB money.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  But wouldn’t that stuff have to come before us on a Finance Ordinance? 

 

Glen Barnes: No, what came before you was their 2004 budget, a proposed budget.

 

 

Councilwoman Robinson: But if you didn’t have a carryover and you took it from another fund, is that what you are saying?

 

Glen Barnes:  We did not take it from another fund, it still came out of the Fund 064, which is Community Development Block Grant.

 

Councilman Melcher:  But there wasn’t any money…..if there wasn’t any money…

 

Glen Barnes:  That fund would actually go to a deficit, go in the red with debts and balances. 

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Okay, you had a deficit but where did you get that money at to pay for it?

 

Glen Barnes:  The approved budget was in place, but the funding for that budget had not come through yet, had not been approved, so it was the anticipation of those monies coming back to replenish the fund.  So, you in essence have the General Fund, the Local Income Tax Fund, and the Riverboat Fund.  Because we are all in one bucket if you will, one bank account.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Then you took it from one of those?

 

Glen Barnes:  Well, it comes out of the City’s checking account.  All those funds are in….all those funds like CDGB, Riverboat, local income tax, general fund, are all in the same checking account.  So, if that fund is in the red, basically have these other funds subsidizing those expenditures.

 

Councilman Melcher: But wouldn’t it have been better…..

 

Glen Barnes:  It happens from time to time in both Police and Fire Pension Funds.

 

Councilman Melcher:  No no, we understand that on a short term not a seven-month term.  I don’t know of anything that ever went seven months.  So I would have thought somebody would have let the Council know that we’re writing money we haven’t got any money for.  And people’s cashing checks that we haven’t got any money for basically.

 

Glen Barnes:  Well….

 

Councilman Kniese:  There’s money in those accounts.  What Glen is saying is there is money in that account there it’s just that…..

 

Councilman Melcher:  No, no, no.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  But if we are going to keep a department going for seven months, I think it should have been brought to Council.  We’re keeping a Department going for seven months and we’re using money from another fund.  I think that should have been brought to our attention when the agencies are out there laying off people because they don’t have Community Block Development Grant money.

  

Councilman Melcher:  Because they don’t have a deep well.  They don’t have extra money.  And they don’t understand the difference because we’ve been telling them for years they get paid out of the same pot, they got to follow the same rules, they got to do everything.  You might have met at the Redevelopment Commission back in January or February, I brought that up.  I said, you know, they might not be here in March or April if they…we don’t get any funds unless the City comes with a Finance Ordinance to transfer money for them.  So we don’t have this great…you know, this bottomless pit.

 

Glen Barnes:  What you were seeing in your monthly financial statement says, the fund balance in the Community Development Block had a deficit.  That’s one way certainly the effort you almost have to have those people working in order to continue the process to obtain the funding.

 

Councilman Melcher:  I know it’s a catch-22 and that’s what she gave me one time when I called her, I said what’s going on?  And she said “we have got to be here doing it”, I said: “I understand you got to be there to do it”. 

 

Councilman Kniese:  Glen when do you anticipate receiving those funds?

 

Glen Barnes:  Actually in the account today.  Approval was Friday and…

 

Councilman Melcher:  So we can move the money down from Dallas then?

 

Glen Barnes: Yes.

 

Councilman Melcher:  Do we give it all?

 

Glen Barnes:  I’d have to go back to Peggy to get confirmation on what exactly what you see here.

 

Councilman Melcher: So, what you’re telling us tonight I’m hoping that we could….I’m hoping all the contract have been already wrote.  In all, it’s just a matter of them coming in and signing them and getting the check quickly.

 

Glen Barnes:  I believe and Alberta may know that Peggy has signed some fifty contracts today with more to come.  Exact figures would have to be obtained from Peggy.

 

Councilman Melcher:  Because there’s just a lot of people out there that don’t have the same (inaudible) we have.

 

Glen Barnes:  And Peggy’s aware of that.  Peggy Bruan is aware of that as well as my office so we are working with her to get those check unhanded from the file.

 

Councilman Melcher:  Okay, thank you.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Mr. President.

 

President John:  Councilman.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Glen, do I hear you correctly, you had Riverboat, General Fund, and what all together?

 

Glen Barnes:  Basically you have three sets of funds.  One, the City’s large checking account consists of everything outside of the restricted funds and the Waterworks funds.  So, that’s your General Fund, or your Property Tax Funds, Parks, Park Bond, Police, Fire Pension, General Fund.  Along with local Income Tax, Riverboat, the Self-Insurance Funds, all those are in one group and in one checking account.  In that group are the CDGB monies, the Emergency Shelter Grant Fund, all those are in one bucket if you will.  So, the accounting for that bucket is distributed among those individual funds.  Our CDGB Fund ran at a deficit balance so as far as accounting goes we spent more than what was in that individual bucket for a short term, for six months of the year.  So now we’ve got our funding approved that will come back into our main checking account, which encompasses all those funds.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Okay.  Councilman Melcher help me here.  When the referendum was passed and I recall a meeting we had at the Old Courthouse talking about the Riverboat money, and that money was to be used only for Capital Improvements.

 

Councilman Melcher: That’s correct.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  None for day to day operations, and none for salaries.

 

Councilman Melcher:  That’s correct. The Riverboat was for Capital Improvements only so if the day ever came that the Riverboat wasn’t here anymore the City wouldn’t fall into the problems they had back when the CETA program was dropped.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  So, if that is the case, and I understand about the funds okay, you know, one to one.  How can you assure this Council that we’ve not violated what we said we were going to do back in ’94, I guess it was’93?  How can you tell this Council that Riverboat funds were not used to pay salaries? 

 

Glen Barnes:  There are appropriated dollars from Riverboat monies that we receive.  Of those appropriations those monies are spent.  Of those Riverboat funds received by the City those funds appropriated are only spent on capital projects.  I cannot tell you because we have one checking account that receives monies from the State for pension relief, monies from the State for property tax that the actual dollar paid to the Department of Metropolitan Development employee was from Housing…from HUD and not a Riverboat dollar.  It’s one checking account and all those monies the revenues from General Fund to CDBG to Riverboat and local Income Tax all pour into that one checking account.  There are times through the year that funds like the General Fund, Police and Fire Pension for the most part.  Not receiving the Property Tax distribution from the County they often run at a deficit.  So in essence the other funds are subsidizing those until we start receiving those large dollars from property tax distribution from the County.  So notoriously you see in January a trend down in cash balance and then it starts coming up more you see it in May and June, our property tax distribution from the County.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Okay.

  

Councilwoman Walden:  Mr. President.  I would think that as long as everything on paper, because I remember passing that resolution it was a non-binding resolution if I recall.  That was right about the time I came on Council.  That, that was going to be the policy we pay capital projects only out of the Riverboat, but that’s really what we are doing.  We aren’t writing a check out of the Riverboat line item for anything other than capital projects.

 

Glen Barnes:  Exactly right.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  It’s a technical.

 

Councilwoman Walden: It’s a technical, it’s an accounting and technical thing.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  And I agree with that, but not being a CPA, I just think it could be a lot cleaner in a different format, but that’s not my call.

 

Councilwoman Walden:  But, I think that’s what this body is for.   Why we have Finance Ordinances and we approve the expenditures and all of that.  And thats where the technicalities are okay.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  Nothing was brought before this body Councilwoman Walden.  I mean nothing was brought before this body about informing us that how DMD was going to continue to be paid.

 

Councilwoman Walden:  I was talking about the Riverboat fund and that resolution. 

 

Councilwoman Robinson: That should have been brought before us.

 

Councilwoman Walden:  But the bottom line is though that the money is here now and the agencies are going to be able to receive their funding that was promised to them.

 

Glen Barnes:  That was communicated to me this afternoon.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  The bottom line to me is where did the carry over come from?  And how much is the carryover, how much was the carryover? 

 

Glen Barnes:  I can identify that.

 

Councilwoman Robinson:  And is it depleted?

 

Glen Barnes:  My guess would be yes, it’s depleted and it has been for a few months.  That the City’s probably like I said, that fund has gone to deficit balance because there has been no influx of revenues, or the draw down.  But I’ll find out the carryover from 2003 and prior years, or 2002 and prior years and let….I’ll get that to Alberta for….

 

Councilwoman Walden:  Mr. President, thank you.  Glen, the carryover money, is that what we usually see as the line item called unobligated CDBG funds?

  

Glen Barnes:  In your monthly bluebook which is City financials, it will be the left-hand…left most column as it will show as carry forward column.

 

Councilwoman Walden:  064?

 

Glen Barnes:  2002, so look and find 064.

 

Councilman Melcher:  In that bluebook it just carries over the total on right.  And if your not going to get it broke down so you’re not going to know what fund, it could be home dollars that haven’t been spent yet.  It could be home dollars that’s been carried over from the year before that haven’t been spent yet.  So, all you get is a total, all you know this totals…you don’t know what each item is.

 

Councilwoman Walden:  But, in past years thought when we’ve had transfers from that money I recall seeing a line item on Finance Ordinances unobligated funds out of 064 and I’m just trying to clarify if that’s carryover fund or if that’s what you are talking about.

 

Glen Barnes:  Look at the fund balance summary in the front of the book that will show the amount of cash available in those funds.

 

President John:  Councilman Kiefer did you have something you wanted to do?

 

Councilman Kiefer:  Just…I was only going to add that I don’t want to get into the same quagmire that the School Corporations in, on how they allocate….spend their money out of their checking account.

 

Councilman Melcher:  Well that won’t happen because we ask questions.

 

Councilman Kiefer:  Right.

 

President John:  Any other questions by Members of Council?  Any other items under miscellaneous?  Thank you Glen.  With that we’ll go to Committee Reports.  Finance Chairman.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN                    ______________ROBINSON

Chairwoman Robinson: Mr. President your Finance Committee will hear Resolution C-2003-18 on July 14th at 6:15 and also Ordinance F-2003-11 at 6:00 p.m. on July 21st.

 

ASD CHAIRMAN:_______________________________________________ANGERMEIER

On July 21, we have Ordinance G-2003-17.  The Curfew Ordinance, at 6:15 pm.

 

PUBLIC WORKS CHAIRMAN:_________________________________________               BAGBEY

August 25th at 6:00 p.m. G-2003-10.  And on G-2003-17 Mr. Hamilton is that language reference the Court of Appeals in the Supreme Court on the Curfew Ordinance, is that the reason for the change?

 

John Hamilton: I’d have to review it.  I don’t believe I even have it at this time. 

 

Clerk Matlock:  If I may sir.  I might be able to shed a little bit of light on this.  I think they are having to do some amending on this because at this point the police officers have not been…they’ve stopped giving the trespassing tickets because of some type of wording in there.  So before they can enforce it again they need to do this.

 

Councilman Kiefer:  So, this is just a technical adjustment in effect it’s not changing the curfew time.

 

Clerk Matlock:  No, all they are doing is making sure….

 

Councilman Bagbey:  The Court decision was based…I wanted to make sure that’s what that was about.  Is that your impression Councilman Kniese?

 

Councilman Kniese:  Yes I’ve….the way I understand it it’s basically just to make it mimic what the State has.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Thank you.

 

President John: Thank you.  Councilman Kiefer you had a resolution, I think it was set for the…..was that the 14th?  I think the Parks Board has already addressed an opinion on they are going forward with….

 

Councilman Kiefer:  Right, the Parks Department has formed a committee.  They have people from the running group on board on that committee and they are going to analyze stuff so at this time I don’t think it’s necessary to move forward with anything unless that committee comes out with some recommendation. 

 

President John:  You’d like that tabled?

 

Councilman Kiefer:  Yes. Thank you.

 

President John:  We have no hearing date set for that.

 

Councilman Bagbey:  Withdraw might be a better way.

 

President John: With that I’ll entertain a motion to adjourn.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Councilwoman Robinson moved and Councilman Melcher seconded the motion to adjourn.  Voice Vote.  So Ordered.  Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

 

                                               

PRESIDING OFFICER

 

 

                                               

CITY CLERK

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