Compiled by Karen Kennedy
What happened: A proposal was made to build a new hotel at 96th and Meridian Streets.
What it means: The resolution seeks to establish a planned unit development for the Drury Plaza Hotel development at the intersection’s northeast corner. This was the first reading as the PUD makes its way through the approval process.
What’s next: A public hearing on the issue will occur Feb. 3.
What happened: The council bought the Brookshire swimming pool.
What it means: The council voted unanimously to purchase the Brookshire swimming pool for $70,000. The members agreed that one entity should own the pool and golf course because they are inextricably linked.
What’s next: The city will have to decide what to do with both at a later date.
What happened: An update on Michigan Road improvements
What it means: Rick Sharp announced that he had received a response from INDOT to his inquiry about the status of planned upgrades to the I-465/Michigan Road interchange. Sharp read aloud a letter from INDOT stating that it plans to add lanes and make other improvements to the area in 2016.
What’s next: Sharp asked Council President Eric Seidensticker to follow up on the issue.
What happened: Various existing proposals remained in committee.
What it means: The following ordinances received readings: Support for the Arts Fund, Adoption of a Storm Water User Fee, Prohibition of the Use of Weapons, Amendment of the Noise Regulations and Amendment of the C3 Plan 2009.
What’s next: All will receive further readings at the Feb. 3 council meeting.
Other news: Eric Seidensticker officiated his first meeting as council president and thanked Rick Sharp for his service.
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