2018 July Lafayette City Council

2018 July Lafayette City Council


[R. Campbell:] I would like to call the July City Council meeting to order, and we will have the Pledge of Allegiance and – will you sit down for a moment please? [Laughter] If the scout troop will come forward, you fellas can help us out. [R. Campbell:] And the rest of us will please rise for the Pledge to our nation’s flag. When these fellas get arranged. Y’all set, fellas? Let’s go. [All, led by Boy Scout Troop 337:] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [R. Campbell:] Thank you very much, fellas. And – what scout troop is it? [Leader:] Troop 337. [R. Campbell:] And where – [Leader:] Out of Rossville. [R. Campbell:] Out of Rossville, okay. I’ll put that down. [K. Klinker:] The Hornets are in the building. [Laughter] [R. Campbell:] Good luck to you, fellas, and thanks for coming. [Leader:] Thank you very much for this opportunity. [R. Campbell:] You bet. Would you – would the clerk please conduct a roll call. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Here. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Here. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Here. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Here. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Here. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Here. [C. Murray:] Williamson? Downing? [B. Downing:] Here. [C. Murray:] Campbell? [R. Campbell:] Here. [C. Murray:] Quorum present. [R. Campbell:] Would – Mr. Heide, would you be kind enough to offer a suspension of the rules so that we can have a public hearing? [L. Heide:] I assent. [R. Campbell:] Alright, second? [J. Reynolds:] Second. [R. Campbell:] All those in favor signify by saying aye. [All:] Aye. [R. Campbell:] Opposed, same sign, thank you. The resolution? [C. Murray:] 2018-10. A Resolution Approving a Waiver of Non-Compliance Subject to Final Public Hearing – Lex Lafayette, LP. [R. Campbell:] Any comments by members of the Common Council? Any public input? There being none, would the clerk then conduct a roll call vote on – [K. Klinker:] No. [E. Chosnek:] We just gotta have the public input on this resolution now. [R. Campbell:] Okay, very good. Next public hearing. [C. Murray:] Resolution 2018-11. A Resolution Declaring the Designation of Certain Real Estate as an Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) and Approving the Application for Property Tax Abatement, Columbian Park Redevelopment, LLC – Real Estate.
[R. Campbell:] Mr. Klinker. [K. Klinker:] Move for public hearing on Resolution 2018-11. [R. Campbell:] Mrs. Nargi. [N. Nargi:] Second. [R. Campbell:] All those in favor signify by saying aye. [All:] Aye. [R. Campbell:] Opposed, same sign. Any
comments by members of the Common Council?
Any comments by members of the audience? There being none, we’re going to Resolution 2018-12.
[C. Murray:] A Resolution Declaring the Designation of Certain Real Estate as an Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) and Approving the Application for Property Tax Abatement, Caterpillar INC, Real Estate.
[R. Campbell:] Mrs. Nargi? [N. Nargi:] I move we approve the Resolution for 2018-12. [J. Reynolds:] Second. [E. Chosnek:] Well, this is just the public hearing. [N. Nargi:] Oh, for the public hearing for the resolution, sorry. [R. Campbell:] Yes, sir. [J. Reynolds:] Second. [R. Campbell:] Second. Any comments by members of the Common Council? [R. Campbell:] Members of the audience? There being none – [K. Klinker:] I move we reconvene – should I move to reconvene the meeting? [N. Nargi:] Second. [R. Campbell:] All those in favor signify by saying aye. [All:] Aye. [R. Campbell:] Opposed, same sign, thank you. [R. Campbell:] Approval of the minutes. You have received the minutes of the June 4th meeting. Are there any corrections? Mr. Brown.
[P. Brown:] Mr. President, I move that we approve the minutes as communicated. [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Second.
[R. Campbell:] Mrs. Ahlersmeyer. Any questions or comments about those minutes? There being none, would the clerk then conduct a roll call vote on approval of the minutes. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Minutes approved. [R. Campbell:] Presentation of Petitions and Communications. [C. Murray:] There are none. [R. Campbell:] Reports of City Offices on file in the City Clerk’s office.
[C. Murray:] Police Department Monthly – May and the Annual Report 2017, Fleet Maintenance Monthly – May, Water Works Department Monthly – May, Renew Department Monthly – May. [R. Campbell:] All of those reports are on file in the clerk’s office during the hours of opening in City Hall and they may be examined at your convenience. There are no ordinances for second reading, ordinances for first reading. [C. Murray:] Ordinance 2018-13. An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Ordinance of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to Rezone Certain Real Estate from GB to I1-3824 South 18th Street, CALL LLC, Petitioner.
[R. Campbell:] What’s the pleasure of the Council? [B. Downing:] I move to hear and approve 2018-13. [R. Campbell:] Mr. Heide? [L. Heide:] Second. [R. Campbell:] Comments by members of the Common Council. Is there a representative for the petitioner here? Yes sir. [K. Dietrich:] Yes sir. Kyle Dietrich of Reiling, Teder, and Schrier. To the extent you have any questions, this is the same petition that was in front of the board in June, I
believe there was a clerical error that only one of the two petitions was
approved. so, I’m subject to your questions. [R. Campbell:] Were you responsible for the clerical error? [Laughter] [K. Dietrich:] I’ll take responsibility. [K. Klinker:] Buck stops here, right? [Laughter]
[R. Campbell:] Any questions of this young man? [P. Brown:] So this is just – we’re just clearing up, I guess, another cell tower? [K. Dietrich:] Correct. So this is for the West South Tower, the
larger, 100×100 square foot – er, 100×100 foot area for
the cell tower that’s out on the west side of the property. [P. Brown:] Thank you, sir.
[R. Campbell:] Any other questions?
[J. Reynolds:] Mr. President, I may add that APC passed this 13 to 0, and we had no problems with it. [R. Campbell:] Thank you. Thank you. Any members of the audience wish to address this particular ordinance? There being none, would the clerk then conduct a roll call vote on Ordinance 2018-13, first and final reading. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ordinance passes 7-0.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you. Ordinance 2018-14. [C. Murray:] An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Ordinance of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to Rezone Certain Real Estate form R2 to R3 – Former St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Brinshore Development, LLC, Petitioner. [R. Campbell:] Mr. Klinker.
[K. Klinker:] I move we hear Ordinance 2018-14 on first reading. [R. Campbell:] Mrs. Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Second. [R. Campbell:] Comments by members of the Common Council? Is there a representative for this particular ordinance? Yes Ma’am. [S. Wyatt:] Good evening, my name is Sarah Wyatt of Ball Eggleston, here on behalf of the petitioner, Brinshore Development. As many members of the council may already be aware, the
building that we are proposing to rezone has quite a bit of history here in
Lafayette, in Tippecanoe County. It was originally constructed in 1922, and
during its life has served as a high school, it served as the home of the
College of Nursing at St. Elizabeth’s, and it’s also served as the home for st.
Francis College. In the ultimate development, we are looking at 44 total
units with 37 one-bedroom units and 7 two-bedroom units. And of those
units, 11 of them will be dedicated to clients of the Wabash Center, another 11
will be dedicated at 50% of the area median income, so these are our reduced
rent housing for low-income families, and then another 22 units will be at 60% of
the area median income, also for reduced rent purposes.
This petition did receive a 15 to 0 vote in favor at the APC, and parking will be
available for residents in the parking garage to the east of the building. I am
available for questions. I also have representatives from St. Elizabeth’s and
from Brinshore here if the members have any more specific questions. [R. Campbell:] Any questions of this young lady? Mr. Heide? [L Heide:] Just 55 years and older? To rent? [S. Wyatt:] For tenants? I’ll ask Mr. Levavi to answer that question. [P. Levavi:] Hi, Peter Levavi from Brinshore Development. It is not age-restricted, and that does not preclude people who are 55 and older
living there, and in fact we’ve made strong connections with Area 6 and a
lot of the senior services that are around, and we anticipate that this will
be a very attractive place for seniors to live. It’s got an elevator there, all
the units are going to be visitable, we’re going to have a lot of handicap-accessible units in the building, including handicap parking, which is
right adjacent. So we do anticipate it, we’re not limiting it though. [K. Klinker:] So you said it was 44 stand-alone with bathroom in each? [P. Levavi:] Correct. So full apartments, bathrooms, kitchens. Oh, and individual heating because currently the building gets heat
from a heating plant that the hospital has. We’re cutting off from there and
then each – we’re putting in new heat and cooling systems in each of the units.
[K. Klinker:] Okay. [E. Chosnek:] Just in case some of you have forgotten, the Brinshore Development was
the company that we worked with to do the Chatham Square, the award-winning
project for the city. So we’ve had a pretty fabulous experience with their
projects. And the same management that we’re using at Chatham Square will be
managing this property, including all of the same rules and regulations that we
have at Chatham Square, which are unique here in Lafayette. We do drug testing, we
do work requirements, landlord checks, criminal background checks, so we’re very
serious about being a place where people who want help to establish themselves
and get a career – we’re really there to help them. We have a lot of strong
partnerships developed, especially with Faith CDC and the new community center
that’s coming in right down the street from it, there are a myriad of social
service agencies that are going to be in that building, and we’ve been in very
close connection with them to make those services available. [P. Brown:] As this development
is going on in my district – as a matter of fact, three blocks from my house – I
represent a lot of people who own rental property in that area. Was there
any kind of study done as far as the impact on the market? [P. Lavavi:] First of all, I have to apologize to you. I said last time when we were at the APC I was going to
send you the study, and it has not been released completely yet. I was able to
get all the comps though, and I promise that the second I have it I’m gonna
forward it to you. Will it have an impact in the area? This is a more general
question, not just on the rentals but on the ‘for sale.’ If you use Chatham square
as an example, people started investing in their property all around because we
improved the community so much. I think it’s going to have a similar impact on
the rental market, and I think that we’re gonna raise the bar on what good
housing for rental housing is in this community. [P. Brown:] Okay. And I look forward to that data, sir. [P. Lavavi:] Thank you. I swear I just don’t have it in my hand, but you
would have had it. [P. Brown:] Okay, thank you. [R. Campbell:] Any questions of this gentlemen? If you guarantee it’s going to be done as well as Chatham Square…good. [P. Lavavi:] It’s gonna be better because we learn from our mistakes, and each time we get a little bit better. [Laughter] [R. Campbell:] Any questions? Any questions by members of the audience of these two folks? Yes sir. [D. Carson:] Good evening, Dennis Carson, Economic Development Director. Just want to say that we are very much in support of this project.
This is the kind of project that we really like to see in Lafayette. As Peter
talked about and as Mr. Chosnek said as well too, I mean, this project will have
lots of services with it, it’ll be not just housing but also services to support the
people, give them a hand up and such, so again, like Chatham Square, has a lot of
the requirements that we’d like to see in place, the work requirements, the drug
testing, those things, and as you know, some other developments do not have
those kind of requirements, so this really sets it apart, and we’re very
excited about working with Brinshore again. So if you have any questions of me, I’d be happy to answer. [R. Campbell:] Any questions of Mr. Carson? Thank you Dennis. [D. Carson:] Okay, thank you.
[R. Campbell:] Did you have a question back there, sir? [Citizen:] Your microphone’s not on. [R. Campbell:] This one? [C. Murray:] I turned it on. [R. Campbell:] Good. You don’t have to listen to me. [Laughter] [Citizen:] The scouts want to hear you. [P. Brown:] Oh, do they? [K. Klinker:] Inquiring minds. [R. Campbell:] Any other questions or comments? Okay, would the clerk then conduct a roll call vote on Ordinance 2018-14. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ordinance passes 7-0.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you. Resolutions for first and final reading.
[C. Murray:] Resolution 2018-13. A Resolution Approving a Waiver of
Non-Compliance and Finding Compliance With a Statement of Benefits, LEX, Lafayette, LP.
[R. Campbell:] Who’s going to handle this? [unintelligible] 3 or 4. [E. Chosnek:] Dennis? [D. Carson:] Yeah. [R. Campbell:] Okay. Tell us what you would like us to do. [N. Nargi:] I move that we hear Resolution 2018-13. [R. Campbell:] Very good, thank you. [J. Reynolds:] And I second.
[R. Campbell:] Good, thank you. Go ahead then. [D. Carson:] Alright. Dennis Carson, economic development director. This is
the same as you saw last month. This is LEX Lafayette and a waiver for their
non-compliance on their tax abatement. There was a technicality and
the county auditor wanted us to include some language about their Form 322, so
that’s included in here and stuff, so we urge your approval for this. Any
questions of Dennis? Members of the audience wish to address this resolution?
There being no questions, then would the clerk conduct a roll call vote on
Resolution 2018-13. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Resolution passes 7-0.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you. Resolution 2018-14. [C. Murray:] A Resolution Confirming the Designation of Certain Real Estate As An Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) and Approval of an
Application by for Property Tax Abatement – Columbian Park Redevelopment, LLC – Real Estate. [R. Campbell:] Yes sir. [J. Reynolds:] Mr. President, I move to hear Resolution 2018-14. [R. Campbell:] Thank you. [P. Brown:] Second. [R. Campbell:] Mr. Brown, second. Dennis.
[D. Carson:] Me again. Dennis Carson, Economic Development Director. This, again, is that tax abatement that you heard last month,
so this is the same thing as well. This is a confirmatory resolution. We’re
excited about this project as well. We’ve been working with Keller
Development on this project for several months, and very excited to see this
senior housing project to move forward. Again, I’ll be happy to answer any
questions and we also have representatives from Keller Development
if you have specific questions for them tonight. [R. Campbell:] Any questions of Dennis? Any
comments by members of the audience? Would the Clerk then conduct a roll call vote on
Resolution 2018-14. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds?
[J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Resolution passes 7-0.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you. [R. Campbell:] Resolution 2018-15. [C. Murray:] A Resolution Confirming the Designation of Certain Real Estate as an Economic
Revitalization Area (ERA) and Approval of an Application by for Property Tax
Abatement, Caterpillar INC, Real Estate. [R. Campbell:] What’s the pleasure of the council? Mrs. Ahlersmeyer. [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Mr. President, I move that we hear and approve Resolution 2018-15. [R. Campbell:] Mr. Downing. [B. Downing:] Second. [R. Campbell:] Dennis. [D. Carson:] I probably should just stand up here and not sit down. [Laughter] [P. Brown:] That would save time. [D. Carson:] That’s right. Again, this is the same project that you
heard about in June. So this is Caterpillar’s Real Estate Tax
Abatement, and we have representatives from Caterpillar here if you have
specific questions, but I’m happy to answer any as well. [R. Campbell:] Any questions of Dennis? There being none, thank you Dennis. Any questions by members of the audience? there being none, then would the clerk conduct a roll call of Resolution 2018-15. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Resolution passes 7-0.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you. Resolution 2018-16.
[C. Murray:] A Resolution Approving a Deduction for Tax Abatement in an Economic Revitalization
Area (ERA) Caterpillar INC, Personal Property. [R. Campbell:] Mr. Downing. [B. Downing:] I move to hear and approve Resolution 2018-16. [R. Campbell:] Mr. Heide. [L. Heide:] Aye. [R. Campbell:] Aye? [L. Heide:] Second, second, second! [Laughter] [K. Klinker:] “I second” is what he said.
[L. Heide:] I said it very loud, didn’t I? [R. Campbell:] Vote is 1-0 at this point. [Laughter] Hi, Dennis. [D. Carson:] Dennis Carson, Economic Development Director. This is a new Tax Abatement Request from Caterpillar. This is going
along with their real estate investment in the project that they are doing.
We do have representatives here from Caterpillar, I’ll have them bring up –
tonight here to explain their personal property request. [E. Newkirk:] Good evening, good to see you all again from the June meeting. My name is Eric Newkirk with Caterpillar [unintelligible] and with me is Bruce Brennan, Operations Manager for the plant here in Lafayette. In the
interest of time I’ll skip over the overview of the facility and the
things we’ve done for the community, we just want to focus on the personal
property investment – $64.5 million over the next 3 to 4 years, 2018-2021. I’ll have Bruce talk a little bit about the personal side of it. [B. Brennen:] Great, thanks. So personal property typically would be machine tools, cranes, assembly equipment, improved ergonomics, improved efficiency, so those would be lifting devices, torque tools,
and things like that. So mostly machine tools, ergonomic equipment, assembly
equipment, some test cell upgrades. [R. Campbell:] Anybody want to argue with this fella? [Laughter] [K. Klinker:] I do have a question. [R. Campbell:] Any questions? [K. Klinker:] I have a question. Will the tariffs that we’ve heard about, will that put a little more risk in this? Do you feel – does that make it a little tougher to get to the 125 employment and the investment or do
you feel pretty comfortable still? [B. Brennen:] No, our business is pretty strong right now, so I
don’t think it’ll affect the 125. Again, we’ve got a really strong demand and we
see the need to invest, and so I don’t expect that to impact. [K. Klinker:] Thank you.
[R. Campbell:] Any other questions? Any questions from the audience of these gentlemen? Thank you very much. Anybody want to address this in the audience? Would the clerk then
conduct a roll call vote on Resolution 2018-16? [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Resolution passes 7-0.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you. Dennis, would you explain briefly what we have just done from of these standpoints so that it’s not just a run-through but, it’s very important for
the tax abatement and for each of these companies we’re talking about. A
general overview so the scouts may understand what’s just went on.
[D. Carson:] Oh, sure. Companies in Greater Lafayette can apply for what we call tax abatement,
which is basically a tax phase-in. So if there have a project and they’re making
new investments, so in Caterpillar’s case they’re making a real estate investment
of over 12 million dollars, and then they’re also making an investment into
what they call personal property which it gives machining equipment,
and for Caterpillar’s case this is over 64 million dollars. And in return for
that they are also pledging to create new jobs and retain employees as
well too, so Caterpillar I believe is retaining 1353 jobs and going to create
125 new jobs. So this is, you know, great for our local economy, provides good
employment for folks, better wages, and things like that, so we’re pretty excited
about these kind of investments, and it also creates new tax dollars for our
community as well too, even though again, the taxes are phased in over a period of
time, so typically on personal property, as we’re doing tonight, is a 7-year
phase-in, on real estate we’re granting a 10-year phase-in. That’s an overview there.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you very much Dennis.
[D. Carson:] Sure. [R. Campbell:] Now we all understand it. [Laughter] Resolution 2018-17. [C. Murray:] A Resolution Approving the “Columbian Park Neighborhood Study”
Planning Document. [R. Campbell:] Yes sir. [J. Reynolds:] Mr. President, I move to hear Resolution 2018-17. [R. Campbell:] Good. Mr. Brown. [P. Brown:] Second.
[R. Campbell:] Comments by, apparently, Dennis. [Laughter] [P. Brown:] Sir, get him a stool. [D. Carson:] Dennis Carson, Economic Development Director. We do have representatives here for the Columbian Park Plan that can explain a little bit more in detail, but this goes along
with the the project that we – we got the tax abatement earlier here at 2323 Ferry
Street. So it’s a requirement that they have to do for their tax credit
application, so I’ll let the people from HWC come up and give you
a brief overview of the plan and why it was done. [L. Bailey:] Hello. Dennis pretty much stole my thunder there on my prepared speech, but, Lauren Bailey from HWC Engineering, like
you’d said, it’s part of the tax credit application process, you do need to
have a redevelopment plan in place, so Keller Development hired us, a planning
firm, to do this more of a study for the neighborhood so the city can utilize for
the future. And so the study itself is the Columbian Park Neighborhood, just a
little bit smaller scale, and really focusing on the redevelopment of the old
hospital site. So in the plan – you guys do have hard copies of that draft – so there
is a little bit implementation strategies in there, some recommendations
as well. Any questions? [K. Klinker:] Was this ever presented at a neighborhood meeting?
[L. Bailey:] Yeah, so we did have a public input meeting required by statute, so that was
on May 29th at the Columbian Park Pavilion [K. Klinker:] Okay. Mostly positive feelings about it? [L. Bailey:] Yeah, we had a pretty good turnout, a lot of it was much like the
the 1999 Focus Area Plan, a little bit different feel as far as the
redevelopment of the actual hospital site, but really good impacts on that. [K. Klinker:] Cool. [R. Campbell:] Any other questions? Members the audience wish to question this young
lady? There being none, thank you very much. Why don’t you give us some feedback
about what is going to happen from your standpoint? [D. Biberstein:] I’m Danielle Biberstein with Keller Development. I’m working through the process of putting in the application
for the development at 2323 Ferry Street. The application for funding is
due on July 30th, so it’s ramping up really fast.
IHCDA, which is Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, puts out
what they call a QAP, which is the guidelines that they want to see
developments built by, and the locations, and in this QAP they give you scoring
categories, and part of that scoring category is a local redevelopment plan.
And when we looked at the comprehensive plan, the housing element plan, and the
original Columbian Park Redevelopment Plan, there were some areas that weren’t
really what IHCDA was looking for, so that’s when we hired HWC to write a plan.
I’ve had other developers that write their own plans, but to me that’s wrong.
I’m not a planner, I can’t write stuff like that, I wouldn’t want to try to. I
don’t want to shortchange the neighborhood, I don’t want to shortchange
the city. So with that we did the plan or the study so that you guys could
actually utilize it and the neighborhood could utilize it to go after grants for future
stuff and then development. Short synopsis I forwarded, we’ll know the
15th of November. We plan on probably closing and maybe starting construction
probably midsummer next year. That’s kind of the short end. [R. Campbell:] Thank you very much. Any questions of this lady? Thank you very much. [D. Biberstein:] Thank you. [R. Campbell:] Any questions by the audience? Would the clerk then conduct a roll call vote on Resolution 2018-17. [C. Murray:] Heide? [L. Heide:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Klinker? [K. Klinker:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Nargi? [N. Nargi:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Reynolds? [J. Reynolds:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Brown? [P. Brown:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Ahlersmeyer? [L. Ahlersmeyer:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Downing? [B. Downing:] Aye. [C. Murray:] Resolution passes 7-0.
[R. Campbell:] Thank you. Reports of standing committees. Reports of special committees. Miscellaneous and
new business. Reports by the mayor. Reports by Councilmen. Public comment. Mr. Heide.
[L. Heide:] I move to adjourn. [R. Campbell:] Thatta boy! [K. Klinker:] Second. [R. Campbell:] All those in favor signify by saying aye. [All:] Aye. [R. Campbell:] Opposed, same sign, good. Thank you.

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