What happened: A request to approve a sub-grant agreement for Fishers Downtown Nickel Plate District Development passed.
- What it means: The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Town of Fishers entered into a memorandum of understanding for a $500,000 grant funding the Nickel Plate district. According to Tony Elliot, assistant to the town manager, approximately $433,000 of those funds have already been allocated for construction and the MOU jumped back and forth between the staffs at the convention bureau and the town. The town council deliberated on the grant’s funding – hotel tax revenue – and the rate at which the town pays back the bureau. In the end, the MOU was passed by the council.
What happened: A request to approve professional services agreement for design of Cheeney Creek WWTP Headworks improvements passed
- What it means: In 2008, a new Headworks wastewater treatment plant was being drawn up, which performs screening, grit removal and odor control, according to a council action form from public works assistant director Rick Farnham. Those plans were canned after “community development forecasts changed significantly.” A refurbishment of the current facility was determined to be more cost-effective than building a new facility. The current expenditure for the project, which is paid for through two funds that include availability fees and sewer operations, is $149,062. The project is in the preliminary design phase.
What happened: Resolution R08012 was approved.
- What it means: According to a council action from Deputy Town Manager Nathan George, property must be declared “surplus” before it can be disposed of. The property in question, two fuel tanks and a fuel pump, is estimated to be worth $5,000. If there is a use for the town, the town manager can transfer the equipment to the department in need.
What happened: A first reading was held for an amendment to the Seasons Gardens PUD
- What it means: The petitioner, Seasons Gardens, is looking to employ new development and design standards, as well as C-2 zoning uses. The council inquired and talked about differences between the council action form, the staff report and what exactly can be added to the property. The amendment will return to the town council for a second reading.