CITY OF BRAZIL
203 East National Avenue
Brazil, Indiana 47834
Phone: (812) 443-2221
Fax: (812) 446-0337
Brian Wyndham, Mayor
Karen McQueen, Clerk-Treasurer
MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
FOR JANUARY 14, 2015
A meeting of the Common Council was held on January 14, 2015 at 7:00 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, Brad Deal, Carrol Evans, Michelle Harden-Price, Tyler Hutcheson. Also in attendance: Traci Orman, City Attorney and Karen McQueen, Clerk-
The Pledge to the Flag was lead by Mayor Wyndham
PRAYER was said by Brad Deal
ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Brad Deal made a motion to elect Ann Bradshaw as President; seconded by Tyler Hutcheson. The motion passed 4-0. Tyler Hutcheson made a motion to elect Carrol Evans as Vice-President; seconded by Brad Deal. The motion passed 4-0.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes from December 10, 2014; Brad Deal made a motion to pass; seconded by Carrol Evans. The motion passed 3-0.
OLD BUSINESS: NONE
1.) Set meeting dates and times for 2015 – Carrol Evans made a motion to move the times for the meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for the 2015 year, in the Council Chambers. Tyler Hutcheson seconded. The motion passed 4-0.
2.) Britt Tool Tax abatement, final action on Resolution 7-2014 – Tyler Hutcheson made a motion to pass Resolution 7-2014, the Britt Tool Tax abatement. Brad Deal seconded. The motion passed 4-0.
3.) Ordinance for Stop Streets (Pinckley and Chicago) – The ordinance would designate the intersection of Chicago Ave. and Pinckley Street as a 3-way stop. Brad Deal is not in favor of an addition stop sign. Tyler Hutcheson would like to look into the streets some more before making a decision. The ordinance has been tabled for further review.
4.) Resolution closing the K-9 fund – The City of Brazil had previously established a K-9 fund to help pay for costs associated with the police K-9 program. The Police Department now has a line item for K-9 contained in its budget in the general fund and would like to close the K-9 fund and transfer the remaining $1,020.79 to the general fund. Brad Deal made a motion to pass Resolution 1-2015, A Resolution Closing the K-9 Fund. Tyler Hutcheson seconded. The motion passed 4-0.
5.) Ordinance – Paving – Brad Deal made a motion to suspend the rules and pass on the 1st reading. Carrol Evans seconded. The motion passed 4-0. Brad Deal made a motion to pass Ordinance 1-2015, an Ordinance approving the execution of a supplemental lease amending the Lease between the Brazil Redevelopment Authority and the Clay County Redevelopment Commission and matters related thereto. Tyler Hutcheson seconded. The motion passed 4-0.
6.) Clay County Humane Society Contract – Representatives from the Clay County Humane Shelter were present to discuss the 2015 Animal Control Contract. The council discussed concession stand fees owed from 2013 and 2014 and future payment arrangements. The contract was tabled until the February meeting. Tyler Hutcheson made a motion for the City of Brazil to make payment for services for January 2015 to the Humane Society, according to the current contract. Brad Deal seconded. The motion passed 4-0.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: NONE
COUNCIL COMMENTS: NONE
MAYOR COMMENTS: Mayor Wyndham welcomed the new Council Member, Michelle Harden-Price.
Brad Deal made a motion to adjourn meeting, seconded by Carrol Evans. Motion passed 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.
Ann Bradshaw Date
Brad Deal Date
Carrol Evans Date
Tyler Hutcheson Date
Michelle Harden-Price Date