January 18, 2022 Newsletter
I wish everyone a Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Day! "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?" Dr. Martin Luther King. Fisher Housing Study - Link The study is 117 pages, and I need some time to figure out what it means. The presentation will be at our next council meeting this Tuesday evening. It will be open to the public to attend and starts at 6:15 p.m. 2022 Property Taxes - You can now determine your 2022 property taxes since the published certified budget order. The actual dollars a homeowner will pay this year is likely more than 2021 due to increased assessed values of almost all properties. Click here to see 2022 Assessed Values.
LAST CHANCE For 2022 - Fishers Neighborhood Grant process is open for Fishers neighborhood vibrancy, arts & culture. Project examples include subdivision entrance beautification, tree plantings within common areas, native plant restoration, seating areas, walking trails, sidewalks, and more. To apply, click here.
Fishers City Council Meeting Agenda
THE PUBLIC MAY STREAM THE MEETING BY GOING TO: http://tinyurl.com/CityOfFishers MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY SUBMIT COMMENTS BEFORE 12 p.m. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022 BY GOING TO: https://townoffishers.formstack.com/forms/public_meeting_comment_form. BOARD/COMMISSION: City Council Meeting DATE: 1/18/2022 DIRECTIONS: Fishers City Hall EXECUTIVE SESSION, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Administrative Conference Room 1. To conduct interviews and negotiations with industrial or commercial prospects or agents of industrial or commercial prospects pursuant to Ind. Code §5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(4). 2. For discussion of strategy with respect to the initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing pursuant to Ind. Code §5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2). WORK SESSION, 6:15 p.m., City Hall Auditorium 1. 2021/22 Housing Taskforce & Study Presentation by Urban Partners Click Here for Presentation REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 7:00 p.m., City Hall Auditorium 1. Meeting Called to Order with the Pledge of Allegiance 2. Announcements: 3. Proclamations: 4. Presentations: 5. Finance Committee Report: 6. Department Reports: a. Health Department Update: Click Here for Report 7. Officer Elections 8. Consent Agenda: a. Request to approve the previous meeting minutes from December 20, 2021, City Council Work Session and Regular Meeting. b. R011822 - A Resolution of the Common Council Authorizing the City Controller to Transfer Certain Funds: Council Action Form I Exhibit A I Resolution c. R011822A - A Resolution of the Common Council Approving 2022 Appointments to City Boards & Commissions: Council Action Form I Exhibit A I Resolution The council has a few board and commission appointments. In the 3 months serving as councilor, nobody has contacted me about wanting to serve. Board of Zoning (1), Board of Zoning Appeals Fall Creek (1), Economic Development Commission (1), Fishers YMCA (3), Plan Commission (3), Redevelopment Commission (2), Non-Profit (Council only 3 might increase to 4), Finance (Council only 4). I will be deferring to my colleagues this year. REGULAR AGENDA Government/Miscellaneous 1. 122021 - An Ordinance Adding Chapter 32.61 of the City of Fishers Code of Ordinances Creating an Armed Services Commission. - 2nd Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance These men fought to keep our freedom, and we must promote and support our armed forces. 2. 101121C - An Ordinance of the Common Council Amending Chapter 30 of the City of Fishers Code of Ordinances Regarding Council Committees- 2nd Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance We are working on a more formalized appointment process. 3. R011822B - A Resolution of the Common Council for the City of Fishers Regarding Non-Profit Funding for the 2022 Municipal Budget. Council Action Form I Resolution Planning & Zoning 1. 101121F - Consideration of rezoning of 15 acres from R-3 to PUD-R for 32 single-family homes. Property is located on the south side of 126th St, between Allisonville Rd and Lantern Rd. Project is known as the Lehman PUD, case #RZ-21-9 - Final Reading: Council Action Form I Staff Report I PUD/Ordinance I Exhibit A I will vote yes on this development for many reasons and plan to write a blog about why a subdivision like the proposed is suitable for Fishers. The PUD-R will allow the builder to add 3-5 more homes. 2. 011822 - Consideration of a Text Amendment to various sections of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) - 1st Reading: Council Action Form I Ordinance Cleaning up the law. 3. 011822A - Request to approve a voluntary annexation of one (1) lot known as the Courtyards of Fishers PUD Property generally located northwest of the intersection of Southeastern Parkway and 113th Street, parcel ID 13-16-05-00-00-004.001, consisting of 22.1 acres. Case ANX-21-12 - 1st Reading, Public Hearing: Council Action Form I PUD/Ordinance This parcel is planning to be an aged-based homeowner subdivision with houses in the $500,000 range. 4. 011822B - Request to approve a voluntary annexation of one (1) lot known as the Yin Property generally west of Southeastern Parkway, with a common address of 14985 Southeastern Parkway, parcel ID 13-12-30-00-00- 013-001, consisting of 4.59 acres. Case ANX-21-14 - 1st Reading, Public Hearing: Council Action Form I Ordinance his property is a large home after annexation will pay City taxes. The greater the AV added in the incorporated City, offer the opportunity to lower the tax rate. 5. 011822C - Request to approve a voluntary annexation of one (1) lot known as the Wiler Property generally located north of 131st Street, with a common address of 8490 E 131st Street, parcel ID 14-10-25-02-01-009.000, consisting of 1.3 acres. Case Anx-21-16 - 1st Reading, Public Hearing: Council Action Form I Ordinance This property is a large home after annexation will pay City taxes. The greater the AV added in the incorporated City, offer the opportunity to lower the tax rate. REGULAR ITEMS 1. Any other Unfinished / New Business 2. Community Comment 3. Meeting Adjournment News Around Fishers 1/12/22 - The Reporter Fishers mayor reflects on 2021, looks forward to what’s coming in 2022 1/11/22 - New Building Planned for Downtown Fishers. Indy Star Nickel Plate Trail A Fishers developer plans to build a 2-story office building in the city’s technology corridor next to the Nickel Plate Trail and will move its headquarters to a rehabbed building next door.
Ongoing Issues and Concerns
A few neighbors back up to the Nickle Plate Trail and have privacy concerns. In the coming weeks. I plan on knocking on these neighbors' doors for feedback. Fishers Council approved a change in the PUD to allow more latitude for privacy for these parcels. We are also looking at connecting behind a couple of houses on Berkley Grove's land. 5G Tower Update Permits for the 5G towers have been delayed until January 11th to review some legal questions. I'm not supporting any unwanted and unsightly tower in front of a family home. Tower Sites hearing at the January 18th Public Works meeting are listed below.
Glenn Abbey Village
Weaver Woods North
COVID Do you want a COVID-19 vaccine? Link Do you need a COVID Test? Link Construction The active Fishers Capital Improvements are in the works! Link Road Notices Assistance? Have you lost hope and are in dire financial need? Contact the Delaware Township and meet with a caseworker. Link Volunteer Opportunities: Heart Hike at Ritchey Woods Hamilton Bicentennial Celebration