Compiled by Nancy Edwards
Fishers Town Council has approved equipment for the town’s 2014 budget, which includes vehicles and software.
Loan approval for equipment: The town council granted a request to approve financing for multiple pieces of equipment, vehicles and software for the 2014 budget. The consolidated loan includes purchases for several departments, including public works (streets, sewers, building maintenance and parks), fire, police and information technology (software) as approved in the budget capital plan for 2014. Quotes were received from 14 lenders. The budget will include semiannual payments of $270,484, for a total of $540,968 annually for five years.
Improvements to Bridge 163, Sand Creek and Cumberland Road: The council approved funding for improvements to Bridge 163 at Sand Creek and Cumberland Road. Due to flooding in the area, the project will involve a bridge replacement just south of Valley Farm Court, elevating Cumberland Road and installing one flood control retaining wall west of Cumberland Road at the end of Walnut Creek frontage road access drive. Cumberland Road floods multiple times a year and often prevents access for residents along an access drive on the west side of the road. The Hamilton County Highway Dept. is funding the bridge replacement/approach portion of the project and the town is responsible for elevating Cumberland Road from Valley Springs Boulevard to Valley Farm Court, in addition to the flood control retaining wall and storm sewer. The total cost is estimated at $400,000.
Cottage-style homes: Steven Hardin, Esq., requested a text amendment to the 141st Street and Promise Road (Anderson Hall) PUD on behalf of Village Capital Corporation. He proposed the amendment as needed to accommodate alley-loaded cottage-style detached single-family homes as opposed to townhomes, as originally intended. The development and architectural standards and concept plan have been revised to accommodate the newly intended product.