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Minutes-Bedford City Council

City of Bedford

City Council Meeting

March 9th, 2010

7:00 PM

 

Call to Order:

 

The Common Council of the City of Bedford, Indiana met in regular session on Tuesday, the 9th of March, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers of Bedford City Hall.  The Honorable Mayor Shawna M. Girgis presided and called the meeting to order.

 

Council Members in Attendance:

1.       Patrick Robbins

2.      Mark Scherschel

3.      Jack May

4.      Kelly Cobb

5.      Michele Murphy

6.      Judy Carlisle

 

Reading of the February Minutes:

Mark Scherschel made a motion to approve the February minutes as written and Jack May seconded the motion.  All votes were in favor.  Passed

New Business

1.       Appointments – Port Authority – Mayor Shawna Girgis, Councilman Mark Scherschel,     Larry Parsons of Bedford Recycling

·        Councilman Patrick Robbins made a motion that the appointments of Mayor Girgis, Councilman Scherschel, and Bedford businessman Larry Parsons to the White River Port Authority be approved.  The motion was seconded by Michele Murphy.  All voted in favor.  Passed

 

2.      Resolution  1 - 2010 – A Resolution Approving Certain Matters in Connection with The Establishment of an Economic Development Area and an Allocation Area and the Approval of an Economic Development Plan for Said Area – Tom Guevara (Crowe Horwath LLP)

 

·        Tom Guevara of Crowe Horwath LLP briefly explained what it means to establish a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district.  Mr. Guevara informed council members that the Bedford Plan Commission had, during their afternoon meeting, approved a resolution in support of creating Bedford’s second TIF district.  The proposed district includes the East Gate Business and Technology Center (formerly Visteon) and revolves around the Plaza Drive South project.   At the suggestion of Councilman Mark Scherschel, Mayor Girgis identified the precise boundaries of the proposed district on a map provided by Planning Director Dan Kirk.  Councilman Jack May then made a motion to approve Resolution No. 1-2010.  Kelly Cobb seconded the motion all those present voted in favor.  Passed

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1-2010

A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEDFORD, INDIANA, APPROVING CERTAIN MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA AND AN ALLOCATION AREA AND THE APPROVAL OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SAID AREA

 

WHEREAS, the City of Bedford Redevelopment Commission (the “Commission”), as the governing body for the City of Bedford Redevelopment Department (the “Department”), pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-14, as amended (the “Act), on February 12, 2010, adopted  Resolution No. 1-2010 (the “Declaratory Resolution”) designating an area known as the Bedford East Gate Area Economic Development Area No. 2 (the “Economic Development Area”), as an economic development area pursuant to IC 36-7-14-41 (the “Act”) and designated all of such area as an allocation area pursuant to Section 39 of the Act; and

WHEREAS, the Declaratory Resolution approved an economic development plan for the Economic Development Area (the “Plan”); and

WHEREAS, the Bedford Plan Commission, on March 9, 2010, adopted a resolution (the “Plan Commission Order”) determining that the Declaratory Resolution and the Plan conform to the plan of development for Bedford, Indiana (the “City”), and approving the Declaratory Resolution and the Plan; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 16(b) and 41 of the Act, the Commission has submitted the Declaratory Resolution, the Plan, and the Plan Commission Order to the Common Council  of the City (the “Common Council”).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITTY OF BEDFORD, INDIANA, as follows:

1.                  Pursuant to Sections 16(b) and 41 of the Act, this Common Council hereby approves, in all respects, the Declaratory Resolution, the Plan, and the Plan Commission Order.

2.                  This Common Council hereby approves the determination that the Economic Development Area is an economic development area pursuant to Section 41 of the Act and an allocation area pursuant to Section 39 of the Act.

3.                  This resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption.

 

3.      Adjourn

·        Patrick Robbins motioned for adjournment and Mark Scherschel seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Meeting adjourned

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Lisa Zehr

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer