Fishers Town Council Update

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What happened:  A request to approve appointments to town boards and commissions passed

  • What it means:  The council approved multiple people to be added to two different entities. First, David Betts, a Fishers resident, was appointed to the YMCA Branch Board after applying for the position with YMCA Executive Director, Gregg Hilland, according to a council action form. The second group of appointees was for the Fishers Entrepreneurship Center, Inc. – the not-for-profit that holds the Launch Fishers co-working space. Councilors John Weingardt and Pete Peterson, Town Manager Scott Fadness, Fishers Chamber of Commerce President Dan Canan and Joseph Eaton make up the newly appointed board that governs the not-for-profit.

What happened:  A request to approve Town contribution to Liberty Plaza Taskforce was passed as part of the consent agenda

  • What it means:  According to a council action form from Tony Elliot, Asst. to the Town Manger, the Liberty Plaza Taskforce has been fundraising for a tribute to Fishers’ citizens that serve in the military and public safety for several years. In 2012, the group raised $40,000 for the monument, but the construction quote sits at $284,059. The council approved contributing the remainder of the bill, with the exception of a piece of the construction that includes a water feature, as well as a $50,000 bronze eagle, until the Liberty Plaza Taskforce can fund them.

What happened:  Resolution R090412 was approved

  • What it means:  The town is adding new stop signs in various neighborhoods and intersections. The first intersection is at131st Street and Minden Drive, making it a four-way stop. The second neighborhood and group of stop signs are located primarily along Bridgewater Road. For a full breakdown on where each new stop sign is located, head to fishers.in.us and pull up the agenda for the town council meeting, which links to two exhibits showing the sign locations.

What Happened: A grant to the Fishers Economic and Community Development Commission was rescinded and reallocated to the Fishers Entrepreneurship Center, Inc.

  • What it means:  According to a council action form from Fadness, the not-for-profit overseeing the Launch Fishers project has been established as the Fishers Entrepreneurship Center, Inc. The funding for the center was never given to the FECDC and is now reallocated with the center.
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