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Plainfield Town Council joins regional development authority

Compiled by Nicole Davis

The Plainfield Town Council met March 27 for a regular council meeting. The council meets at 6 p.m. for a work session and 7 p.m. for a council meeting on the second and fourth Mondays each month at 591 Moon Road. Agendas and meeting minutes can be found at townofplainfield.com. The next meeting is scheduled for April 10.

WHAT HAPPENED: The council passed a resolution confirming interest by the town to purchase real estate for public purposes at 203 N. Mill St.

WHAT IT MEANS: The town confirms the purchase of .09 acres for public use, from current owner, National Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Association.

WHAT HAPPENED: The council passed an ordinance on first reading that would amend Chapter 30, Section 30.08 of the Plainfield Town Code.

WHAT IT MEANS: This code would state that after the town council completes first reading of an ordinance, the ordinance will then be posted on the town’s website. Except for zoning ordinances, all ordinances shall be read two times before being passed, and no ordinance shall pass on the same day it was introduced unless provisions of “I.C. 36-5-2-9.8 are complied with; and resolutions may be introduced and passed at the same meeting.”

WHAT HAPPENED: The council passed an ordinance on first reading to authorize the town to become a member of the Central Indiana Regional Development Authority.

WHAT IT MEANS:  In March 2020 Gov. Eric Holcomb signed P.L.83-2020 (SEA 350) (the “Act”) that allows eligible political subdivisions located in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metropolitan Statistical Area to create the Central Indiana Regional Development Authority (the “Development Authority”) and to carry out its powers as more particularly described in the Act. The Development Authority has the power to, among other items, finance, improve, construct, reconstruct, renovate, purchase, acquire and equip land and projects that are of regional importance; construct or reconstruct highways, roads and bridges; acquire land or all or a part of one or more projects from an eligible political subdivision by purchase and more.

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