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April 4, 2013

Jeffersonville council OKs TIF resolutions

Salary changes also OK’d

JEFFERSONVILLE — Following the lack of action taken on Falls Landing Park, the Jeffersonville City Council agreed to move forward on a separate group of projects touted by Mayor Mike Moore’s administration.

Councilman Nathan Samuel requested the council pass several resolutions to allow Tax Increment Finance funds to be used for several projects identified by the city’s Redevelopment Commission.

“The perception is we don’t support any of the mayor’s projects, or we base our decisions on that,” Samuel said. “That’s not true. I base my decisions on dollars we have to spend.”

He pointed to a list of 25 potential projects that could be paid for through TIF funding and asked the council to move forward on five projects. The projects were the Big Four Bridge ramp; Big Four Station, which is a park at the base of the ramp; changes to a floodwall gate to make way for the Big Four Bridge ramp; Chestnut Street reconstruction; and the Thompson Lane project.

The five projects were amended to be included in the both the Falls Landing TIF and Inner City Roads TIF.

“I want to make sure that we ... don’t let the mayor say, ‘the council approves nothing I [want to] do,’ because there are some [projects] we want to do,” Samuel said. “These we know have to be done and we’re all supportive of.”

All those projects are under way in various stages.

Moore, when contacted Tuesday, said he was “extremely disappointed” in the council’s decision to not act on the Falls Landing Park plan at Monday’s council meeting.

“This was the fix,” he said referring to drainage problems in the area. “This is what the engineers came up with. I don’t know what the city council thinks can be done.”

Moore left Monday’s meeting before the resolutions were offered for the series of projects on which Samuel suggested the council move forward. When asked Tuesday about the plan he said, “I would urge the city council to accept all of those projects.”

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