Full Dockets for City Councils
. Lots going on recently for both the Carmel and Fishers city councils. In Carmel, an ordinance increasing the park impact fee on new home construction by 64 percent (raising it from its current $2,972 to $4,882) met with opposition from the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis, while proponents argue its only fair that new folks contribute to the city’s amenities. That ordinance goes to the finance committee for further study until a mid-November vote. Meanwhile, Fishers proposed city budget for next year includes a one-time, 2-cent property tax increase. According to Mayor Scott Fadness, the anticipated $1.25 million in additional revenue would fund rebuilding Technology Drive (through the city’s certified Tech Park) and major road repairs throughout Burberry Place neighborhood where the concrete roadways are more expensive to repair versus asphalt.