Fishers Town Council Update – Jan. 22

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By Dan Domsic

What happened: First reading of an ordinance requesting to approve mobile concessions in parks was held.

What it means: Barry Russell, director of parks and recreation, presented the ordinance to the council. It pertains to having food trucks provide concessions at various events and venues. Russell’s council action form points out past happenings. The ordinance calls for a $150 Short-Term Permit and a $300 Long-Term Permit. Some specific events in town would require a vendor to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Parks and Recreation Dept. or S.P.O.R.T.S. Councilor Scott Faultless said he would not support the ordinance because he believes food trucks are bad for communities and discourage community development.

What’s next: The ordinance will return for second reading at a future meeting.

What happened: First reading for an ordinance requesting to approve an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance and Zoning Map was held.

What it means: The amendment would facilitate mixed-use development by changing the Town Center Municipal District to a new zone called Town Center Mixed-Use District, which would allow for different residential and commercial uses in the area, according to the staff report.

What’s next: The ordinance will move on to the Plan Commission’s Feb. 12 meeting.

What happened: A request to approve a contract amendment was held for American Structurepoint’s services at the 96th Street and Allisonville Road project.

What it means: At the last Fishers Town Council meeting, a contract change order was up for the council’s consideration. The change would amount to a $124,752. The increased payment will retain the company for “construction inspection and engineering management” at the project, according to a council action form from Jeff Hill, director of engineering. Hill said it would carry American Structurepoint through the project’s completion in May. The source of funding is a bond anticipation note.

What’s next: The contract change order was originally part of a consent agenda from a previous meeting and held to unfinished/new business. Every council meeting includes a consent agenda.


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