Town council recap


What Happened? Moment of Silence and Resolution of Remembrance

What it Means? A moment of silence was held in honor of former Zionsville Town Council member Michelle Barrett and her family in memory of her son, Dean. Town Council also formally expressed its condolences with a letter to the community of Newtown for the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

What’s Next? Copy of Resolution will be sent to authorities in Newtown, Conn.


What Happened? Discussion of Storm Water Utility Rate

What it Means? The Storm Water Utility Board and Citizen’s Advisory Committee have been working for three years on a proposal to comply with a federal mandate on clean water issues, which was affected by the 2010 reorganization when Eagle and Union townships merged with the town.The proposal was rejected by the town council in November 2012 and the council requested the Storm Water Utility Board bring a new proposal after feedback was provided. The board brought the proposal to the group for discussion and input, but the town council members remain divided on this issue with a few thinking the storm water fee is not necessary and others believing it is a good idea for planning ahead and freeing up other funds for road projects.

What’s Next? The Council requested an update to the original 2008 plan from the Storm Water Utility Board. No vote was taken on this issue but will be considered at a future date when a new proposal is presented.


What Happened? Appointment of Town Commissions, Boards, Committees

What it Means? New leaders and members were announced for various term lengths. See page ? (add when we have draft of paper) for complete listing.

What’s Next? Three outstanding appointments will be made at the February 4th meeting.


What Happened? Approval of 2013 Engagment Letters for Town Services

What is Means? One-year contracts with the Town of Zionsville for accounting services by HJ Umbaugh and engineering services by Beam, Longest & Neff were approved. The approval of a legal services contractor is under discussion and was tabled.

What’s Next? A three-year contract for legal services will be voted on at the Feb. 4 meeting.


What Happened? Amended traffic ordinances to codify traffic regulations in areas recently transitioned from the rural to urban service district

What it means? Some speed limits will change. Refer to this PDF document for specific areas affected.

What’s Next? Homeowner’s associations will be alerted about new speed limits.


What Happened? Consideration of an ordinance to ammend code affecting gun ranges

What’s Next?  Discussion moved to future meeting.


Next Zionsvillle Town Council meeting: Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Beverly Harves Meeting Room



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