City Council recap
Compiled by Karen Kennedy
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What happened: A new Drury Plaza Hotel was unanimously approved.
What it means: The Drury Development Corporation is cleared to move forward on its project on the northeast corner of Meridian and 96th Streets, which will include a 304-room hotel and upscale restaurant. No restaurant has been chosen, but the developers are in talks with restaurants similar to Bonefish Grill.
What’s next: The developers hope to have the hotel open by the end of 2015.
What happened: The council took a stand opposing the state’s “circuit breaker” law.
What it means: The resolution attempts to address the state’s “circuit breaker” legislation, which threatens to jeopardize the schools’ transportation budgets. The council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution.
What’s next: The resolution will be forwarded to legislators once all Hamilton County elected bodies approve it.
What happened: Clerk-Treasurer Diana Cordray presented an audit analysis.
What it means: The Clerk-Treasurer’s office is attempting to resolve the discrepancies highlighted in the State Board of Accounts’ 2012 audit of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. The summary contained a status report on each of those points. It also contained a comprehensive list of the properties the CRC owns and their appraised values.
What’s next: The council will consider the summary.
What happened: Various existing proposals remained in committee.
What it means: The following ordinances received readings: “Support for the Arts Fund,” “Adoption of a Storm Water User Fee,” “Prohibition of the Use of Weapons,” “Amendment of the Noise Regulations” and “Amendment of the C3 Plan 2009.”
What’s next: All will receive further readings at the Feb. 17 meeting.