Avon Town Council approves contracts, police equipment, resolution

Compiled by Peg McRoy Glover

The Avon Town Council met Jan. 26. Meetings can be viewed on the town’s social media accounts. The council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Avon Town Hall, 6570 E. U.S. 36. The next scheduled meeting is Feb. 9. The ICON will report on this meeting in a future issue. 

What happened: Council approved the economic development commission (EDC) 2022 annual report. 

What this means: The EDC met four times in 2022 to approve and forward recommendations regarding bonds for developers including Avon Landing and Chicago Industrial. John Taylor, director of economic development, gave recommendations for projects including Avon Landing, Avon Logistics, Chicago Industrial, Reagan Logistics, Easton Grey and Rise at EDC meetings. A resolution was adopted allowing remote EDC meetings if a quorum cannot be reached in person. 

What happened: Council gave approval for the police department to purchase two new in-car video and radio systems and high-resolution body cameras from Motorola for $14,310.

What this means: The equipment will be used by two new uniformed police officers. Council approved purchase of seven new police cars in May. Two are enroute to the dealership and will be outfitted with this equipment. 

What happened: Council approved a three-year contract with Toler Street Sweeping. 

What this means: The town received two bids for street sweeping services. Toler offered a bid for $35,000 per sweep. Sweeping Corp of America’s bid was $40,898 per sweep. 

What happened: A subrecipient agreement between the town and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Organization (IMO) was approved for a grant of $877,726. This grant money from the IMO will be used to install public infrastructure in the Easton Grey residential development. 

What this means: Easton Grey is being developed by Republic. It includes 500 acres of mixed-use residential dwellings and commercial structures along White Like Creek. A 65-acre riverwalk district is planned along the creek for community gathering, shopping, dining and recreational activities. Five neighborhoods will surround the district. 

What happened: Council approved a resolution that designates property located at 8838 E. CR 100 S as an economic revitalization area and approved a personal property tax abatement for Radial. 

What this means: Radial development company plans to have a 600,000 square foot ecommerce fulfillment center in an already existing structure. Personal tax abatement is set at 50% for five years.