Fishers Town Council – May 21 meeting


Action: Second reading for Sunbeam PUD ordinance
What it means: Watermark Residential looks to amend an ordinance that places height constraints on its new apartment complex planned at the 116th Street and Cumberland Road intersection. The petitioner is looking to set specific standards for the $15 million project. The company has the rights to build, but more standards need to be put in place. The council’s major concerns involved increased traffic flow.
What’s next: There will be a third reading of the amendment.

Action: Two lots at the northwest corner of Allisonville Road and Shadowlawn Drive were re-zoned.
What it means: Two lots were combined so a new CarX business could be built. The petitioner cooperated with the council’s previous requests for the business’ layout.
What’s next: Construction for the business is planned. Permitting is in process.

Action: A property at 13580 E. 116th St. was re-zoned.
What it means: Moore Dentistry, a local business, will expand and the property will be its new location.
What’s next: The business will move.

Action: A request to establish a Parks and Recreation Foundation was approved.
What it means: The Parks Advisory Committee can move forward in its plans to establish a Parks and Recreation Foundation, enabling them to secure specific grants that only foundations of its type can receive, among other benefits such as contributions that are tax deductible.
What’s next: The PAC can appoint a board of directors, continue the process for establishing the foundation and apply for tax-exempt status.

Action: A request to approve a policy for the naming or renaming of a park or park facility was passed.
What it means: The PAC can designate a process for naming or renaming a park or park facility. This means the committee is more involved in the naming process. Sponsorships are factors to consider in the renaming of facilities.
What’s next: The committee will begin drafting the policy.

Action: A request for staff to be able to pursue contracting with mobile concession units for Parks and Recreation and sports-related events was approved.
What it means: Parks and Recreation can research and pursue contracting food trucks for concessions at various events, and sports groups can do the same. Plans for permits and sales percentage charges are in the works, as well as what criteria each food truck will have to meet to be contracted.
What’s next: Parks and Recreation, as well as sports organizations, will pursue the idea, and food trucks might be a sight at various events.