What happened: The Carmel City Council unanimously passed an ordinance about commissions giving regular presentations or reports.
What it means: The bill started off as an effort to make the Carmel Historic Preservation Commission give regular reports to the City Council. This comes after a failed effort to turn the Johnson Addition neighborhood into a conservation district which made some councilors say they didn’t know enough about what this commission was doing. In committee, it was decided to expand the bill to affect organizations other than just Historic Preservation.
What’s next: The Economic Development Commission will send a quarterly report in February, May, August and November. The Carmel Redevelopment Authority – different than the commission – will report biannually with a written report in January and July. The Carmel Cable and Telecommunication Commission will report biannually in April and October. The Carmel Ethics Board will present an annual written report. Historic Preservation will present a quarterly report in January, April, July and October by a commission member or a staff member.
What happened: A proposed ordinance was introduced to change the speed limit to 35 miles per hour on River Road and 40 miles per hour on Gray Road.
What it means: Current speed limit law was amended to now affect River Road from Main Street to Community Drive and River Road from Community Drive to 146th Street.
What’s next: The bill is sent to Utilities, Transportation and Public Safety Committee.