Recap of town council’s Dec. 1 meeting


Compiled by Sophie Pappas

Andrew Phelps is sworn in. (Photo by James Feichtner)

Andrew Phelps is sworn in. (Photo by James Feichtner)

What happened: Andrew Phelps was sworn in as a full-time firefighter with the Zionsville Fire Dept.

What it means: Phelps has been a part-time fireman and paramedic since February.

What’s next: He will join the department’s staff full-time.

Councilor Steve Mundy acknowledges Weston Clark. (Photo by James Feichtner)

Councilor Steve Mundy acknowledges Weston Clark. (Photo by James Feichtner)

What happened: The town acknowledged 16 year-old Zionsville resident Weston Clark for being named a National Student Poet. Councilman Steve Mundy said Zionsville is “honored and blessed” to have outstanding youth such as Clark. Clark read his poem “South on Main.”

What it means: Clark will be a cultural ambassador for one year. In September he visited the White House and met with First Lady Michelle Obama to receive his honor.

What’s next: Clark will embark on his goal of “preventing cultural extinction,” conducting poetry and service projects across the state in North and South Dakota. “As national student poets we are all required to do a community service project over our term of ambassadorship,” he said.



Other items that were approved:

  • The town’s annual Arbor Week will be from April 20 to April 24 in 2015. This comes after the town was named a national Tree City in 2002.
  • LeeAnn Biggs was re-appointed by Jeff Papa as the President of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library Board of Directors.


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