Carmel City Council Recap
What Happened: The Carmel City Council unanimously approved pursuing the purchase of real estate for the Matilda Haverstick Family Property.
What it Means: Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation has highlighted the importance of completing the acquisition of missing segments of the White River Greenway to extend the trail and connect proposed parks in the northeast to existing parks in the southeast. Representatives of the Matilda Haverstick family were interested in selling 5.16 acres bordering the White River, River Road and Conner Prairie.
What’s Next: Now that the council has approved pursuing purchase of this land, appraisals can take place and a cost can be determined.
What Happened: Speed humps were unanimously approved for the Milano Drive area.
What it Means: Council President Rick Sharp said the neighborhood properly followed petition procedures and wanted the speed humps installed so the council approved it. They are approved for installation on Milano Drive between LaBlanca Bend and Olivia Lake Drive.
What’s Next: Speed humps will be installed.
What Happened: Several bills remain in committee
What it Means: Several bills remain in committee, including the proposal to remove the stop sign at 126th Street and Auman Drive, new tuition reimbursement rules, the proposed firefighter union contract, 2015 city employee salaries and a $40,000 commitment to the Hamilton County Public Safety Training Center.
What’s Next: The Finance, Rules and Administration Committee meets on March 19, although an earlier special meeting already occurred. The Utilities, Transportation and Public Safety Committee met on March 5 and the Land Use, Annexation and Economic Development Committee meets on March 24.