Compiled by Ann Marie Shambaugh
The Zionsville Town Council held a morning meeting Oct. 31 to approve a budget and salary ordinance for 2017 and discuss other matters.
What happened: The Town Council approved the 2017 budget and salary ordinance.
What it means: The $29.5 million budget includes the addition of employees in the police and fire departments, as Boone County will implement a local income tax for public safety beginning next year. The town’s tax rate will decrease from 2.1382 percent to 2.0556 percent.
What’s next: The budget and tax rate go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.
What happened: The council approved a $10,000 incentive for Lewellyn Technology for a $1.5 million expansion.
What it means: Lewellyn Technology, which provides services to reduce and address electrical safety hazards, is planning a 3,000-square-foot expansion at 6210 Technology Center Drive. It is expected to create up to 30 new jobs by 2021.
What’s next: Renovations are expected to begin in early 2017, with the new space expected to be ready to use by the summer.
What happened: The council tabled a vote on allowing a gas station at the southeast corner of US 421 and E 300 S.
What it means: One resident spoke against allowing a gas station at this site, expressing concerns over light pollution, the smell and more. Several others spoke against this use at the Zionsville Plan Commission’s October meeting. The council tabled the issue to its first meeting in November, which is in the evening, to allow for additional residents to provide feedback if they desire.
What’s next: The Zionsville Town Council will discuss the matter at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.