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 Council Approves Ordinances

November 5, 2008 - The Knightstown Town Council kept busier than usual with legislative matters during its mid-October meeting, dealing with five separate ordinances.

The council approved two ordinances on first reading at its Oct. 16 meeting. The first will raise several rates at Glen Cove Cemetery.

If passed two more times, Ordinance 6-2008 will raise the cost for opening and closing graves at Glen Cove from $500 to $600 Monday through Friday, and from $600 to $750 on Saturdays. The cost of cremation burials will rise from $200 to $300 Monday through Friday, and will be $450 on Saturdays. Other increases include those for monument foundations, which go from $15 to $18 a cubic foot, and the $500 cost of disinterment, which will double.

The council also approved Ordinance 5-2008 on first reading. This legislation designates the council as the town’s purchasing agency and allows two council members, and the town’s clerk-treasurer and works manager to act as purchasing agents. Purchases exceeding $1,000 require the council’s approval.

Ordinances 6-2008 and 5-2008, which require votes on second and third readings, are both expected to be considered further at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting. The council is also expected to hold its second and third votes at the November meeting on an ordinance that will allow the town to annex four properties totaling about 4.4 acres into town.

If Ordinance 3-2008, which was passed on first reading at the council’s September meeting, is enacted, three properties south of town and one north of town would be annexed. A public hearing on the proposed annexations will be held at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting, prior to the votes on second and third readings.

Town attorney Gregg Morelock also provided the council with a draft of a proposed ordinance that will allow all funding for the Knightstown-Wayne Township Fire Department to be raised through property taxes collected by the township. Currently, both town and township levy taxes to raise fire protection funds.

The town council and township advisory board previously passed resolutions in May and June, respectively -- before Morelock was hired as the town’s attorney -- intended to approve the new arrangement. Morelock advised the council in August, however, that state law requires the town to give its assent by ordinance, not through resolution, which is the required method for the township.

Morelock told the council at last week’s meeting that he wants members to review the proposed ordinance and provide their input, and that he would forward a copy of the draft to Wayne Township Trustee Randy Overman. This item is expected to be dealt with again at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting, with an aim toward having the new legislation approved before Dec. 31.

Ordinance 4-2005, which had been approved on first reading in September, passed on second and third readings at last week’s meeting. As a result of its enactment, the ordinance will make the portion of Hill Avenue that was one-way south between U.S. Hwy. 40 and Jackson Street two-way.

 

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