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2-5-18 CC MeetingCOMMON COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 - 6:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS/CITY HALL/ONE CIVIC SQUARE MEETING CALLED TO ORDER Council President Kevin D. Rider; Council Members: Sue Finkam, Ronald E. Carter, Anthony Green, Jeff Worrell, Laura Campbell, H. Bruce Kimball and Deputy Clerk Jacob Quinn were present. Council President Rider called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. INVOCATION Pastor Patti Napier, Carmel United Methodist Church, delivered the Invocation. Councilor Carter led the Pledge of Allegiance. RECOGNITION OF CITY EMPLOYEES AND OUTSTANDING CITIZENS There were none. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Councilor Campbell moved to approve minutes from the January 8, 2018 Regular Meeting. Councilor Kimball seconded. There was no Council discussion. Council President Rider called for the vote. Minutes were approved 6-0 (Councilor Finkam not present) Councilor Campbell moved to approve minutes from 'the January 23, 2018 Special Meeting. Councilor Carter seconded. There was no Council discussion. Council President Rider called for the vote. Minutes were approved 6-0 (Councilor Finkam not present) RECOGNITION OF PERSONS WHO WISH TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL Darlene Mundy spoke in favor of the proposed Islamic Life Center. Ms. Mundy stated that she believed Councilors Campbell and Carter misrepresented their authority as Councilors when they spoke in opposition to the proposal at the BZA meeting. She explained that they identified themselves as Councilors but did no state at the meeting that they were speaking for themselves and not in their official capacity or on behalf of the City. COUNCIL AND MAYORAL COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS Councilor Worrell announced that the City will be putting together a clearinghouse for residents (Volunteer Carmel) to go to and find volunteer opportunities Council President Rider explained, in reference to speaking about the Islamic Life Center proposal, that as Councilors they do not give up their rights as citizens to have an opinion. Councilor Rider also stated that being opposed to the proposal does not make an individual a racist or a bigot, it means that they don't think the size and scope of the project makes sense on the proposed site. ACTION ON MAYORAL VETOES There were none. CLAIMS Councilor Finkam moved to approve Payroll in the amo' unt of $2,650,091.08 and $2,727,159.10. Councilor Campbell seconded. There was no Council discussion. Council President Rider called for the vote. Payroll was approved 7-0. Councilor Campbell moved to approve General Claims in the amount of $2,182,044.74. Councilor Worrell seconded. There was no Council discussion. Council President Rider called for the vote. Claims were approved 7-0 COMMITTEE REPORTS Councilor Finkam reported that the Finance, Utilities and Rules Committee had not met. Councilor Campbell reported that the Land -Use and Special Studies Committee had not met. OTHER REPORTS — (at the first meeting of the month specified below): Henry Mestetsky, Executive Director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, gave the monthly report. Jo Biggers, Audit Committee member, gave the quarterly report. Bob Swanay, Director of the Carmel Clay Public Library, gave the annual report. OLD BUSINESS Councilor President Rider announced the Fifth Reading of Ordinance D-2397-17; An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Carmel, Indiana, Amending Ordinance D-2381-17; Sponsor: Councilor Kimball. Item remains in the Finance, Utilities and Rules Committee and was not discussed. PUBLIC HEARINGS Councilor President Rider announced the First Reading of Ordinance D-2408-18; An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Carmel, Indiana, Authorizing and Approving an Additional Appropriation of Funds from the Operating Balance of the General Fund to the 2018 Department of Administration Budget. Councilor Campbell moved to introduce the item into business. Councilor Worrell seconded. Jim Crider, Director of the Department of Administration, presented the item to Council. Council President Rider opened the public hearing at 6:51 p.m. Seeing no one who wished to address Council, Council President Rider closed the public hearing at 6:51:30 p.m. Council President Rider referred the item to the Finance, Utilities and Rules Committee. 2 NEW BUSINESS Councilor President Rider announced the First Readina of Ordinance D-2409-18; An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Carmel, Indiana, Adding Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 25 to the Carmel City Code, Thereby Establishing the Carmel Public Art Advisory Committee. Councilor Worrell moved to introduce the item into business. Councilor Campbell seconded. Councilor Worrell presented the item to Council. Mayor Brainard addressed Council. Council President Rider referred the item to the Land Use and Special Studies Committee. Councilor President Rider announced the First Readina of Ordinance D-2410-18; An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Carmel, Indiana, Amending Chapter 6, Article 8, Section 6-228 of the Carmel City Code; Sponsor: Councilor Kimball. Councilor Campbell moved to introduce the item into business. Councilor Finkam seconded. Jon Oberlander, Assistant City Attorney, presented the item to Council. Council President Rider referred the item to the Finance, Utilities and Rules Committee. Councilor President Rider announced the First Reading of Ordinance D-2411-18; An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Carmel, Indiana, Recording the Commitments of Costas Restaurant Group, LLC Made Pursuant to Obtaining a Three -Way, Alcoholic Beverage Permit. Councilor Carter moved to introduce the item into business. Councilor Campbell seconded. Jon Oberlander presented the item to Council. Mayor Brainard addressed Council. Council President Rider referred the item to the Finance, Utilities and Rules Committee. OTHER BUSINESS City Council Appointments Carmel Ethics Board (Term Expires 1/1/18, two year term); One appointment. TABLED Carmel Economic Development Commission (Term Expires 1/31/17, two year term); One appointment. TABLED ANNOUNCEMENTS Mayor Brainard explained to Council that they may need to take a look at the appointments to the Fire Merit Board and ensure they are Democrats. ADJOURNMENT Council President Rider adjourned the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted, C rk-Treasur Christine S. P ey Approved, .T/nes Brainard, Mayor 3 1 1 1 ATTEST: Christine S. ley, Clerk- reasurer 1 1