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Avon and Indy have interlocal agreement

Compiled by Peg McRoy

The Avon Town Council met July 27. Meetings can be viewed at avonindiana.gov/livestream . The council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Avon Town Hall, 6570 E. U.S. 36. The next scheduled meeting is Aug. 10.

What happened: A resolution was passed that approves an interlocal agreement between Indianapolis, Marion County, and Avon for a segment of the construction of a roundabout at Raceway Road and CR 100 N. construction is planned in 2025.

What this means: Avon is building a roundabout at Raceway Road CR 100 N. The eastern section of CR 100 N. where the roundabout is being constructed is within Indianapolis’ jurisdiction. For Avon to construct a right-of-way or do any work on Indianapolis’ portion of the road, an interlocal agreement must be in place. Indianapolis has already approved the interlocal agreement. The council passing this resolution solidifies the agreement.

What happened: An amendment to an ordinance puts into place internal controls regarding suspension and debarment policies when the town is entering into a contract utilizing federal funds.

What this means: Amending the ordinance brings it into alignment with a federal law that states the town may not do business with contractors or consultants who have been debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from entering into a contract when the town is using federal funds to do the project.  A provision within those agreements requires the vendor to make a representation to the town that they have not been suspended or debarred and that if they become suspended or debarred at a later date, they will immediately notify the town. If that occurs the town then has the right to cancel that agreement without penalty.

What happened: A purchasing policy was adopted regarding the procurement of goods, materials, and services that is in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations when it comes to utilizing federal or state funds.

What this means: This policy formalizes a procedure the town follows when making purchases with federal funds regarding records, informal procurement methods, small purchases, formal procurement methods, proposals, and noncompetitive procurements.

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