BOARD/COMMISSION: City Council Meeting DATE: 5/16/2022
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 7:00 p.m., City Hall Auditorium
1. Meeting Called to Order with the Pledge of Allegiance
a. National Public Works Week
b. We the People
a. Service Awards: 20 Years
i. Rick DeCrastos Jr.
ii. Ky Ragsdale
iii. Maria Rhea
5. Council Committee Reports
Finance Committee Report: REPORT
Nonprofit Committee Report: REPORT
6. Department Reports:
a. Health Department Report: REPORT
7. Consent Agenda:
b. R051622 - A Resolution of the Common Council Authorizing the City Controller to Transfer Certain Funds
The resolution is to approve where your tax dollars will be spent in 2022. I will vote yes.
In this resolution, funding is identified for the new Arts & City Hall Municipal Complex. The cost is rather high at nearly $24 million, but the building is sinking. The city will use $7 million cash from our General Fund since we received the same amount from the AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021. The balance will be from a capital bond.
9. 051622 -
An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 081621 with respect to the use of the proceeds of the City of Fishers, Indiana Sewage Works Revenue Bonds of 2021. - 1st Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance
The city sold a bond when purchasing the Sewage works and will have extra funds for some future sewer improvements. Yes.
10. 051622A -
An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 081516J with respect to the use of the proceeds of the City of Fishers, Indiana Taxable Economic Development Revenue Bonds of 2018C. - 1st Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance
The city has surplus proceeds from the sale of a 2018 Bond to be used on other projects. Yes
Taxing units that collect more than the State allows by law will force the city to place the funds into an Excess levy Fund. A year later, the unit can use the funds. Yes.
12. 041822 -
An Ordinance Authorizing the City of Fishers to Become a Member of the Central Indiana Regional Development Authority Pursuant to Ind. Code 36-7.7 et. seq. - 2nd Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance
I voted to delay this vote last month to conduct more due diligence. Fishers joining the Authority should enable more Federal and State taxes to return to our community. The grants could pay for infrastructure and tax breaks for significant economic development projects.
We send our income tax dollars, sales taxes, and probably other taxes to both the state and Federal governments. Based on reports paid into local income taxes to the county, Fishers' residence taxable income is over $4 billion, paying almost a quarter billion dollars in taxes. Therefore, I will vote YES for our Mayor to try and bring home more grants.
This new Authority will have an administration cost associate that will be minimal. The Authority is not a taxing authority and will not give up any spending approvals by the Council. The council can opt out of this authority should goals from other central Indiana entities decide their goals are different from Fishers' goals. The Council has the authority to write laws to opt out.
13. R041822B -
A Resolution Adopting a Preliminary Strategic Economic Development Plan for the Central Indiana Regional Development Authority Pursuant to Ind. Code 36-7.7 et. Seq.: Council Action Form I Resolution
This outlines the above authorities' powers and plans. Yes.
State law requires we approve any salary changes.
Planning & Zoning
Almost every Annexation into the city is good for current taxpayers. The greater the Assessed Value added in Fishers will contribute to lower tax rates for ALL units. The Unincorporated properties do not contribute to Fishers Parks, road improvements, police and fire protection, and economic development yet often benefit from City services. The following is for the council to approve several annexations.
- Request to approve a voluntary annexation of 7.06 acres, known as the Burns property. Subject site is generally located north of Southeastern Parkway, with the common address of 15348 Southeastern Parkway Fishers, Indiana 46037. Case ANX-22-3. - 2nd Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance
Whitcraf Estates Annexation
20. 041822B -
Request to approve a voluntary annexation of 4.99 acres known as the Whitcraft Estates property. Subject site is generally located east of Hoosier Road, with a common address of 12354 Hoosier Road Fishers, Indiana 46037. Case ANX-22-4 - 2nd Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance
22. 041822C -
Request to approve a voluntary annexation of 1.25 acres, known as the Hurst property. Subject site is generally located south of 106th St and east of Mollenkopf Rd, with a common address of 10450 Mollenkopf Rd. Case ANX-22-5. - 2nd Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance
- Request to approve a voluntary annexation of one (1) lot known as the McMullan Property. Subject site has a common address of 12825 Lantern Road, consisting of 4.15 Acres. Case ANX-22-2. - 2nd Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance
Some companies want to put huge unsightly billboards in our community. I don't want "sign litter" off I-69 as we already have enough. Do You? I will vote yes to this law to outline what a sign company can and cannot do.
26. 051622E -
Request to approve a voluntary annexation of 60 acres, known as Milford Park. Subject site is generally located Northeast of Florida Rd and 113th, with a common address of 11810 Florida Rd. Case ANX-22-6. - 1st Reading, Public Hearing: Council Action Form I Ordinance
27. 051622F -
Request to approve a voluntary annexation of 15.069 acres, known as the Lehman property. Subject site has a common address of 8115 E 126th St, Fishers, IN. Case ANX-21-11. – 1st Reading, Public Hearing: Council Action Form I Ordinance
28. Any other Unfinished / New Business
29. Community Comment
30. Meeting Adjournment