Action: Changes to the city’s traffic code
- What it means: The city has increased the speed limit on Olio Road from Tegler Drive/141st Street to 156th Street from 35 mph to 45 mph. James Road between 196th and 206th streets was also increased to 45 mph. Other changes to the traffic code included three no parking zones on both sides of the road on Douglas Floyd Parkway east of Edgar Way, Jared Court and North Point Boulevard north of 150th Street.
- What’s next: The Noblesville Street Dept. shall post adequate signs to inform the public of these changes.
Action: Changes in fee structure for the Noblesville Engineering Dept.
- What it means: City Engineer John Beery said the department has changed its fee structure for Technical Advisory Committee review. The new fee structure begins at $500 for small projects and ranges to $2,120 for large projects like new subdivisions. “We lowered the fee for small projects and stair-stepped it up with the number of pages,” Beery explained. “It’s a little more equitable for small projects.”
- What’s next: In the past, there was only a $1,350 flat fee for any project. The new fees structure replaces the flat fee.
Action: Ordinance to change zoning and adoption of a preliminary development plan for the property at 175 S. Eighth and 656 Cherry streets
- What it means: The property location will be turned into a city parking lot. Before the construction begins, the area must be rezoned from multifamily residential to residential/government use overlay. The city is also planning to plant decorative trees in place of the required canopy trees. The land for the parking lot was purchased with parking meter fees.
- What’s next: Feb. 28 was the first reading of the ordinance. The common council will have its second reading and vote on the ordinance at the meeting next Tuesday.
Action: Transfer funds to the Humane Society of Hamilton County for December services.
- What it means: The Humane Society accepted 81 animals from Noblesville Police or residents for a total of $12,744.54 ($157.34 per animal). Funds will be paid from County Option Income Tax.
- What’s next: The 2012 contract is now with the Humane Society directly, not through Hamilton County, and will be paid as a flat fee monthly.