Carmel City Council delays vote on transferring funds for mayor’s travel, financial consultant


WHAT HAPPENED: The Carmel City Council considered whether to transfer $68,500 into the 2017 Mayor’s Office Budget.

WHAT IT MEANS: The proposal would transfer $50,000 from the Dept. of Community Relations and Economic Development Budget and the other $18,500 would be transferred between budget categories within in the Mayor’s Office Budget. The Carmel City Council asked Director of Administration Jim Crider about what the money would be used for. “Most of it goes to fees obligated for (financial consultant) Curt Coonrod and the rest was sent for travel,” he said.

WHAT’S NEXT: At the suggestion of city councilor Kevin “Woody” Rider, the vote will be postponed until the next council meeting so the council can ask Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard about the proposed transfers.


WHAT HAPPENED: The Carmel City Council voted unanimously to establish a two-hour parking limit, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon for the city parking lot at the southeast corner of 1st Avenue NE and 1st Street NE.

WHAT IT MEANS: The new parking lot was scheduled to open in mid-November and the council wanted to set a two-hour limit during these times so the parking lot would function properly.  The council declined to comment on why those specific parking hours were needed, but the lot might be an attractive parking spot for Carmel High School students because it’s a short walking distance to  campus.  The specific time limit would discourage students from parking there for several hours.

WHAT’S NEXT: The hours will be enforced.


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