Common Council Meeting Minutes – March 28, 2022

City Council, News

Mayor Costin called the meeting Martinsville Common Council to order on Monday, March 28, 2022. Pastor Chris Page of Hoosier Harvest Church led the prayer followed by Mayor Costin leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

ATTENDANCE

THOSE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

  • Kenny Costin, Mayor
  • Phil Deckard, District 1
  • Ben Mahan, District 2
  • Josh Ferran, District 3
  • Suzie Lipps, District 4
  • Phil Deckard II, District 5
  • Ann Miller, Councilwoman-at-Large
  • Jim Wisco, Councilman-at-Large
  • Dale Coffey, City Attorney
  • Rebecca Tumey, Clerk – Treasurer
  • Ben Merida, Deputy Clerk

A quorum was declared present.

Councilman Jim Wisco was absent.

MINUTES

Mayor Costin presented the Minutes of Monday, March 14, 2022. to the Council. A motion to accept and allow the Minutes was made by Councilman Phil Deckard Sr.  Councilwoman Suzie Lipps seconded the motion. The Minutes are approved 6-0.

MAYOR’S REPORT

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Council Appointee to the Fire Merit Board Councilman Phil Deckard II nominated Robert Carter to the Fire Merit Board.  Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 6-0.  Later in the meeting it was discovered Fire Merit Board members must reside in city limits.  Therefore, a motion to rescind the appointment was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II.  Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 6-0.

CLAIMS

Mayor Costin presented the Claims.  A motion to accept and allow the Claims was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II. Councilwoman Suzie Lipps seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 6-0.

COUNCIL COMMENT

Councilwoman Ann Miller made comments regarding a parent-endorsed proposed skate park; Councilman Ben Mahan asked about the plans for the new clerk’s office and police station; Councilman Josh Ferran shared concerns regarding standing water on Mulberry Street and Director of Planning and Engineering Gary Oakes announced the closure of South Street beginning April 4th.  It is anticipated the street will be closed for nine months.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Citizens Rebecca Drake and Janice Kissner made positive, supportive comments regarding a proposed skate park.  Donna and Jim Burkhart had concerns regarding the proposed Mulberry Street closure.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, Mayor Costin declared the meeting adjourned.