City Council reorganizational meeting slated for Thursday

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

When the Greencastle City Council convenes for its first meeting of 2018 at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, itís time for the annual reorganizational effort.

In recent years that really has meant little to no reorganization as Councilman Adam Cohen is completing his ninth straight year as City Council president, a role that can change hands annually but hasnít, while many of the other six Council members have retained their various appointments.

The Council will also establish the date, time and place for its 2018 meetings, which over the last 18 months have occurred on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. That switch came on the heels of at least 40 previous years of the regular monthly meeting being conducted on the second Tuesday of each month.

Meanwhile, Thursdayís session will see appointments made to the Board of Works, Redevelopment Commission, Tree Board and Convention and Visitor Bureau by Mayor Bill Dory and the Council.

Assignments of Council members to the Development Center Board, Commission on Sustainability, Putnam County 911, Economic Development Commission, Cable Access Board, Tree Board, Animal Control Board, Plan Commission and others also will be considered.

Likewise, department liaisons will be named for city police, fire, park, cemetery, utilities and public works departments.

In other business, Resolution 2018-1, establishing a Capital improvement Plan for the County Economic Development Local Tax, will be introduced to cover the next three years as the previous plan for 2015-17 has expired.

The Council is also scheduled to hear an update on the Public Safety Local Income Tax Plan (LOIT).

Joining President Cohen on the Greencastle City Council are Stacie Langdon, Steve Fields, Mark Hammer, Gary Lemon, Dave Murray and Tyler Wade. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Council needs to remember that change can be good! New duties can be refreshing as well as allow a different viewpoint. Donít allow yourselves to become stagnant.

    -- Posted by 3m50 on Wed, Jan 10, 2018, at 1:19 PM
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