The Carmel City Council met Aug. 6 to transfer funds for a lease payment, fill a vacancy on the Carmel Economic Development Commission and more.
What happened: The council approved the transfer of nearly $61,000 from a Mohawk Landing building operations fund to make a lease payment for recent upgrades to the council chambers and common areas in City Hall.
What it means: The city transferred its Mohawk Landing property to the Carmel Redevelopment Commission in June but still had funds left to maintain the property. Because maintaining the property is no longer the city’s responsibility, it transferred nearly $61,000 into an account that will cover the lease payment. The account will also be used to cover two unexpected City Hall projects: $21,000 to repair roof leaks and nearly $40,000 in repairs to the north elevator.
What’s next: The roof repairs are finished, but complications in fixing the elevator have delayed completion of the project.
What happened: The council filled a vacancy on the Carmel Economic Development Commission.
What it means: Rachel Sorvig, a public relations professional, will fill the vacant position. Her term expires Jan. 31, 2020.
What’s next: The commission meets on an as-needed basis.
What happened: The council voted to transfer property at 41 E. City Center Drive from the City of Carmel to the CRC.
What it means: The parcel is adjacent to Mohawk Landing, a city-owned property transferred to the CRC in June. The CRC will likely combine the sites in seeking to redevelop the area.