Noblesville Common Council approves amendments to noise ordinance   

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The Noblesville Common Council met March 9 for its regularly scheduled council meeting. For more, visit cityofnoblesville.org.

What happened: Mayor Chris Jensen announced a public information meeting for the Pleasant Street Extension Project.

What it means: The meeting is from 5 to 7:45 p.m. March 15 at Noblesville City Hall, 16 S. 10th St. It is part of the federal environmental process for the project. Anyone interested in attending must pre-register. For more, visit cityofnoblesville.org.

 

What happened: Hamilton County Township Association President Danielle Carey Tolan announced the association will open applications for the $10 million in federal assistance for Hamilton County renters at 9 a.m. March 15.

What it means: The program is expected to help 3,000 renters in the county. For more, visit hctaindiana.com.

 

What happened: A public hearing was held on an ordinance to reestablish the cumulative capital development fund tax rate. The council unanimously approved the ordinance.

What it means: Noblesville Controller Jeffrey Spalding presented on the ordinance and said it is a procedural action required by state law. The vote allows the tax rate for the cumulative capital fund to remain at the 5-cent level.

 

What happened: A public hearing was held on the ordinance to reestablish the fire cumulative capital fund tax rate. The council unanimously approved the ordinance.

What it means: This agenda item also was a procedural action required by the state. It keeps the tax rate for the fire cumulative capital fund at 2 cents.

 

What happened: The council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance.

What it means: City attorney Lindsey Bennett presented on some of the changes to the city’s noise ordinance. There are two separate ordinances – one for the Ruoff Music Center and one for the rest of the city. Changes include higher fines in commercial and industrial districts versus residential districts.

 

What happened: The council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances.

What it means: City attorney Lindsey Bennett also presented and said some of the language in the ordinance was changed to reflect the city’s current practices.

 

What happened: The council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances.

What it means: In July 2020, the council made an adjustment to the sewer and trash utility rates and also increased the sewer and trash credits from $10 to $12 a month for those eligible, and up to 50 percent of trash costs. A new category was created for utility customers experiencing hardship due to COVID-19, but the expiration date for those receiving the hardship credits was Feb. 28. The amendment extends the expiration date to Dec. 31.


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