What Happened: The Council approved three items on the consent agenda concerning police vehicle upgrades
What it means: Three of the items on last week’s consent agenda that went before the council related to equipment purchases for 17 new police vehicles. By voting yes, the Town of Fishers staff can now move forward with the purchases. The items for purchase include in-car cameras for the vehicles, lights, consoles and computers, according to council action forms. The in-car cameras will cost $53,376, the lighting and consoles clock in at $90,866, and the computer equipment costs $67,135. All three expenses fall under a current loan taken out for the purchase of the cars.
What Happened: The council approved a resolution (R071612A)
What it means: Town of Fishers staff needs the council’s approval when funds are transferred in order to pay for capital improvements originally ear-marked for contractual spending. The total funds transfer amounts to $55,150, covering the purchase of the following: steel storage loft, Caterpillar forklift, Hydrogritter, security badge printer, GIS conference expense and Dell Equal Logic SAN.
What Happened: A new ordinance (Ord071612) had its first reading
What it means: The new ordinance, presented by Tom Weger, a public information officer at FPD, adds extra governance to pawn shops and similar stores (such as cash-for-gold businesses). The ordinance would combat burglaries and identify stolen items. There was discussion of participation fees and other issues that will be addressed at second reading.
What happened: A new ordinance (Ord071612A) had its first reading
What it means: The ordinance is a request to rezone 7.5 acres worth of property at 96th Street and Mollenkopf Road. The rezone would make the residential area ready for commercial use. Homeowners in the area entered into a contract in which their property is pooled together, with the intent of selling all the land to a single developer. The council had the contact information collected of several Fishers residents so a forum can be held on the rezoning.
What happened: A request to approve a request to approve a driveway cut at 10748 116th St.
What it means: The petitioner, St. George Church, originally asked for a driveway cut at its undeveloped location in 2008. It didn’t pass. Now in 2012, the church still needs the driveway cut. After research was completed, Director of Engineering Jeff Hill presented a plan for the driveway that would also involve closing part of the median at 116th Street to provide for left turn access and u-turns. At the July 2 meeting, the council voted for a continuance in order to alert neighbors in the area that construction is coming. Several residents in the area addressed the council, including Shirley Triller, vice president of the Lake Stonebridge board of directors. Several citizens were concerned about the safety of motorists and pedestrians, making such a decision that will have major future implications and the length of the turn lane. Councilors felt that because this was not a rezoning, the Church has a right to develop the property, and Hill’s department found the safest way to do so. The vote passed five to one.