By Nancy Edwards
What happened: The Town Council approved a request for a lease agreement with the Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens that will take effect Jan.1 but will also be retroactive to encompass calendar year 2013.
What happens next: The newly proposed lease agreement will require AHHG to allocate 20 percent of its gross revenues directly into maintenance of the house and property as opposed to providing the Town with a quarterly payment based on $40/hour rental, which is required by the current lease agreement. The Town must approve all proposed work to be done at the house.
New radio equipment
What happened: Town Council approved a request for the purchase of Public Safety Radio Equipment with Hamilton County through adoption of an Interlocal Agreement to replace the current radio system. As part of that purchase, Hamilton County agreed to fund the radio purchases with a bond in exchange for agreement with local municipalities to repay their respective portions of that bond.
What happens next: This standard municipal lease is for a period of 8 years, beginning January, 2014. The payment terms are for 7 years, beginning March 2015. The final quarterly payment will be due December, 2021. Funding of $147,595.56 will be budgeted annually for 2015 thru 2021.
What happened: Town Council approved a request to approve a resolution adopting the Town’s road inventory.
What happens next: Indiana Department of Transportation will be adding 3.95 miles of road to the Town’s inventory. (See www.fishers.in.us for a list of the roads added.)
Nickel Plate District Code, which is the proposed zoning code for downtown Fishers, went to the Fishers Advisory Plan Commission for a public hearing recently. The Plan Commission made comments on the draft and continued the item to the Jan. 14 meeting where they will consider a revised draft before making a recommendation to the Council. Anyone interested in reviewing the Nickel Plate District Code document can find a copy on the Town’s website, www.fishers.in.us, or they can stop by the Community Development department to view a printed copy.
Fleet Management was recently recognized by the National Institute for Automatic Service Excellence for their commitment to vehicle maintenance and training. They have received their second consecutive Blue Seal of Excellence due to the commitment of their dedicated technicians and their dedicated technicians and their continuing education and training.
New Public Relations Director for the Town of Fishers: Autumn Gasior is the new Public Relations Director for the town. She is replacing Maura Leon-Barber, who is moving with her family to Houston, Texas.