Noblesville Common Council

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Action: Ordinance concerning nepotism

What it means: City Attorney Michael Howard said Noblesville currently has a nepotism policy but new state law requires cities to add or fine tune its policy’s. The ordinance states that the city may not employ persons in positions which result in one relative being in the direct line of supervision of another relative. Howard explained that any city that does not accept the new nepotism policy will not have its budget approved next year. The new ordinance must be approved by July 1.

What’s next: A second reading and possible adoption will come at the June 26 meeting.

 

Action: Vacation of an alley

What it means: The city is looking to vacate an alley south of Logan Street between 14th and 16th streets. City Engineer John Beery said the alley is a paved, shared driveway between two homes. He said the homeowners would evenly split the alley and each would add eight feet to their property. Beery said the homeowners were the ones who have cared and paved the alley and have offered to pay expenses with the vacation.

What’s next: A public hearing will take place at the June 26 meeting.

 

Action: Redistricting of council districts

What it means: Indiana law requires that the city adopt an ordinance to divide the common council’s five legislative districts to equal populations following a national census. The two largest districts – No. 4 which Mark Boice represents and No. 5 with Greg O’Connor – will have the most precinct changes. The last redistricting took place in 2002.

What’s next: The new districts will take place on Jan. 1, 2016.


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