The Cambridge City Town Council meets the second Monday of each month in the City Building. The meetings are open to the public.
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Cambridge City Comprehensive Master Updates
Tina Henderson of Mendenhall & Associates led a public hearing regarding an updated master plan to pursue grants and to help community leader’s work together on a shared vision. The town's first application was not funded and "new criteria was announced" so the application process is more competitive. The town is seeking $40,000.00 from the state, and would spend $4,500.00 in EDIT funds as its match for master planning expenses. Cecil Penland project manager for Rundell Ernstberger Associates is excited to help Cambridge City create a road map for what the community wants to focus on for the next 10 to 15 years. Council members all agreed a master plan would help bring the community together and also to become an even better community for those already here, and help it compete with other communities for new residents. For further notes on the public hearing, see Tina Henderson's minutes located in the minute book held in the clerk's office. A motion to adjourn the public hearing was made by Mrs. McGinley. Mr. Riggs seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried. The new application will be submitted January 15, 2019 by Ms. Henderson.
Further discussions from the meeting on 2-11-19.
Linda Ross was present to request sidewalks and street lights along Delaware Street for those children walking to the Elementary school and also since the new Dollar General is being built on State Road 1. Councilman Nathan Riggs suggested this type of request could possibly be added into our Comprehensive Master Plan to look at adding sidewalks and lighting.
Officer Elections and Board Appointments
Election of officers was held and a motion was made by Mrs. McGinley re-electing Jeff Mardis as town council President. Mr. Sorah seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Mr. Worl made a motion re-electing Mrs. McGinley as Vice President. Mr. Sorah seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
The reappointment of Committees was discussed. Mrs. McGinley re-elected Mr. Mardis to the Advisory Committee. Mr. Sorah seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Mrs. McGinley re-elected Christy Bohlander to the Board of Zoning Appeals Committee. Mr. Riggs seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Clerk did not receive a call back from Jerome Swim regarding his re-election of Storm Water board.
A vacant spot on the Western Wayne Regional District Board was due to Mrs. McGinley not being interested in being reelected. A motion was made by Mr. Worl nominating Mr. Riggs (who volunteered) to the open seat. Mrs. McGinley seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mrs. McGinley re-appointing Steve Sorah to the Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Board of Directors for 2019. Mr. Riggs seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mrs. McGinley renewing Attorney Bever's legal contract with no changes for the year, $145.00 per hour. Mr. Sorah seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Permission was granted for Doug Young to hire 2 part time seasonal employees to help with the mowing and weed eating this summer. Applications can be picked up at the City Building from 8:30 - 4:00 until March 15. Also, applications are also being handed out for 1 full time position, also until March 15.
New Wreaths to be ordered
A motion was made by Mrs. McGInley allowing Doug Young to order the Christmas Wreaths due to the amount of monies collected from January - December 2018 for the following downtown beautification fund: Bricks $150.00, Grindings $1850.00, Miller Bottles $3765.00 and donation for Wreaths $610.00. Mr. Worl seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Police Officers Hired
A motion was made by Mrs. McGinley allowing Chief Roberts to hire 2 new officers starting January 7, 2019. Gordon D. Huntsman and Levi Kincaid will be probationary officers for one year and will start at $31,000.00. After completing the academy, each will receive a $500.00 increase on their pay. Mr. Sorah seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Feeding Western Wayne
Scott Powell, lead Pastor of Resurrected Church in Pershing gave an update on Feeding Western Wayne for hot meals. Beginning the first Thursday in January 2019, hot meals will be passed out on a first come, first serve basis allowing anyone who needs a meal to have one. Local business leaders are willing to let the church serve meals in their buildings. For more information about meals, contact 765-541-2814 or email email@example.com.