By Melissa Gibson
The Brownsburg Town Council met June 22 for a regular meeting at the Brownsburg Town Hall. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 13 at 61 N. Green St., Brownsburg.
What happened: Kathy Dillon, Water Utilities Director presented a bid project to remove a sewer force main in conflict with a current INDOT project at I-74 and 56th street.
What this Means: The project is fully reimbursable and the lowest bid was awarded to TSW Utility Solutions in the amount of $280,708.00. The council approved unanimously.
What happened: A public hearing was held regarding a declaratory resolution to grant a vacant building tax deduction to 842 Land Holdings, LLC (Samp’s Hack Shack).
What this Means: The building at 10440 E. U.S. Highway 36 is the former Hoosier Athletic Center and the petitioner plans to invest approximately $200,000 to renovate the existing facility as well as add a new indoor training facility and additional baseball/softball fields. The Council approved a five year vacant building tax deduction unanimously.
What happened: Town Manager Debbie Cook brought an ordinance to the council to approve a lease between The Brownsburg Redevelopment Authority and The Brownsburg Redevelopment Commission.
What this Means: The Town identified opportunities for a bond refunding project, allowing the Town to refinance and reduce overall cost to the Town. The first reading of the ordinance was approved 4 – 1 with Councilman Mark Tieken opposed.
What happened: The Brownsburg Lions Club awarded the Community Volunteer Award to the Brownsburg Police Department.
What this Means: The Lions Club thanked the police department for their outstanding devotion to the community, particularly in light of their current work and partnership as they plan the Brownsburg Lions Fourth of July Extravaganza.
*In regards to the Brownsburg Park Board, the item was removed from the agenda.