Compiled by Sadie Hunter
The Noblesville Common Council met Dec. 22 for its last meeting of 2015, approving several items. The next common council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 16 S. 10th St.
What happened: The council approved ordinances for a change of zoning and the adoption of a preliminary development plan for the property on the southeast corner of Little Chicago Road and Ind. 38.
Why it matters: This project will implement a change of scenery at a busy intersection with 63 single-family home lots and three commercial outlots – to be called The Retreat at Mill Grove – spurring development on the first of the four corners. The to-be-developed neighborhood will be a northwestern neighbor to the existing Mill Grove subdivision.
What happened: The council introduced an ordinance amending the October-adopted salary ordinance for appointed officials for the City of Noblesville for 2016.
Why it matters: Changes in the 2016 salary ordinance were made to accommodate changes in staff, particularly the change of the 2016 deputy mayor.
What happened: The council approved the 2016 agreement between the City of Noblesville and Firefighters Local 4416.
Why it matters: Between the two organizations, this agreement continues the working partnership that currently exists for the 2016 year.
What happened: The council approved an interlocal agreement with Hamilton Co. Parks for funding of the levee trail.
Why it matters: Noblesville Parks Director Brandon Bennett said the item was simply an agreement to allow Hamilton Co. to encumber funds they currently already of, amounting to approximately $25,000. He reiterated that the agreement was just that and that no city money was being spent.