MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

BRAZIL, INDIANA

FOR FEBRUARY 10, 2016

 

A meeting of the Common Council was held on February 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Brazil City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Brian Wyndham.

 

ROLL CALL: Mayor Brian Wyndham, Steve Bell, Brad Deal, Roy Kellar, Shane Litz, Angela Modesitt. Also in attendance: Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen, City Attorney Traci Orman

The Pledge to the Flag was lead by Mayor Wyndham

OTHERS PRESENT: Frank Phillips of Brazil Times, Presbyterian Church Members, Brazil Public Library Members, Representative from Britt Aero, Steve Wetnight, Janice Clark and Jason Jones from Clay County Humane Society

PRAYER was said by Brad Deal

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:   January 13, 2016, Roy Kellar made a motion to approve minutes; seconded by Shane Litz.  The motion passed 5-0.

 

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:  Steve Wetnight had a complaint with his water bill for his property on 549 W. Jackson St. Mayor Wyndham stated that the City will investigate to see if there is an issue with his water and fees.  The City will run a profile on water usage and cost. Mr. Wetnight also thinks that 36% is too high of an increase on water rates.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Ordinance 1-2016: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 74 (Parking Schedules), Schedule IV (Parking Prohibited At All Times)- Walnut Street Parking – This is the second reading of Ordinance 1-2016.  Brad Deal made a motion to approve Ordinance 1-2016, an Ordinance allowing parking on the West side of North Walnut Street beginning at Church Street and continuing north to Dr. Daniel Biggs Drive; seconded by Angie Modesitt.  The motion passed 4-1.  Nay, Roy Kellar
  • Humane Shelter Contract – Janice Clark was present to discuss the contract between the City of Brazil and the Adoption and Rescue ran by Clay County Humane Society Inc. Janice stated that the Humane Society does appreciate the support of the City of Brazil. Janice commented that the Humane Society has to pay to have dead animals disposed of because they no longer have an incinerator.  The cost is $15 per animal.  Roy Kellar made a motion to approve the contract between the City of Brazil and the Clay County Humane Society for 2016 for $20,000.00 instead of the original $20,700.00, due to the amount of $20,000 budgeted for 2016, and to approve all changes in the contract; seconded by Steve Bell. Nays were Angie Modesitt, Shane Litz, and Brad Deal. Motion did not pass, 2-3.  This contract will be tabled until the March Council meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

            1.) Resolution 2016-2:Britt Aero Tax Abatement – This is a personal property tax abatement for Britt Aero for acquisition of new equipment that will provide 81 full-time and part-time jobs and an annual payroll of $3,445,000.000, and create 2 new positions with an annual payroll of approximately $89,000.00.  Shane Litz made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-2, a 5-year personal property tax abatement for Britt Aero/Britt Tool; seconded by Brad Deal.  The motion passed 5-0.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS:  

Steve Bell would like to request a traffic study at Waterworks Road and Highway 40.  Mayor Wyndham will make a request with INDOT for City Council.

Steve Bell would also like to see an agenda for the Council meetings by noon on Monday.

 

MAYOR COMMENTS: NONE

FUTURE AGENDA: NONE

ADJOURNMENT:

Brad Deal made a motion to adjourn meeting, seconded by Steve Bell.  Motion passed 5-0.  Meeting adjourned at 5:47 p.m.