Fishers Town Council: A closer look

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Resolution authorizing town to utilize eminent domain.

  • What it means: If needed, Fishers could enact eminent domain to take ownership of a portion of a property at the intersection of 104th Street and Florida Road for the construction of Fire Station 96, the service area of which is to include the Geist Annexation areas.
  • What’s next: The resolution was approved, though town officials said they didn’t expect to have to utilize the eminent domain option.

Request to award $70,000 architecture and design contract to RQAW.

  • What it means: The council approved Carmel/Indianapolis-based engineering consulting firm RQAW to oversee the design of a new outdoor amphitheater to be built north ofFishersTown Hall.
  • What’s next: RQAW will present an architectural blueprint to the town development department for the construction of the amphitheater. The design will return to the town council for final approval.

Request to award $52,000 construction management contract to Meyer Najem.

  • What it means: The council approved Fishers-based construction firm Meyer Najem to oversee the construction of the new amphitheater.
  • What’s next: Meyer Najem will work with RQAW to bid out the amphitheater construction, either in its entirety or in portions, to subcontracting firms.

Request to award $3 million contract to E&B Paving for multiple intersection improvements.

  • What it means: The council approved a $3 million contract to E&B Paving for planned improvements at the following intersections: 131st Street and State Road 37; 141st Street and State Road 37; 135th Street and State Road 37; 135th Street and Britton Park Road.
  • What’s next: E&B Paving will work with the development department to implement the town’s plans for intersection improvement.

 

By Jordan Fischer
jordan@youarecurrent.com

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