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February 21, 2013

Jeffersonville out on toll fight

Tourism Bureau and Clarksville approve amended interlocal agreement

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“We pulled it off the agenda three weeks ago because I knew I didn’t have the support,” he said.

The most recent related vote was 6-3, with Councilmen Brian Glover, Matt Owen and Nathan Samuel voting against. The vote was to allow Lewis to seek an interlocal agreement with the tourism bureau and to dedicate $10,000 out of the city’s gaming fund, subject to another approval of the agreement by the council. Several council members that voted for seeking the agreement said the issue never came back to the council.

City Council President Connie Sellers said she did not feel comfortable with the agreement pledging public money to a private lawsuit. Councilman Ed Zastawny added that he would need to know the contents of the interlocal agreement before voting.

“I don’t think we ever got to the detail to vote for or against it,” he said. “It seems likes it won’t ever get there.”

 

MOVING FORWARD

The tourism bureau and the Clarksville Town Council both passed an amended interlocal agreement that omitted Jeffersonville as a participant. Clarksville approved the agreement at its meeting Tuesday night and the tourism bureau approved the agreement at its meeting Wednesday.

Another alteration was made to the proposal that could include another group. 

“We’ve opened it to say ... Jeffersonville merchants, in the absence of participation by the Jeffersonville City Council, to be allowed to participate by putting private money in the account if they’re interested in doing that,” Vissing said. “They won’t have a vote in how we spend it; it’ll be up to the town of Clarksville and the tourism bureau.”

But along with Julius, Councilman Mike Smith said he would still support Jeffersonville government pledging money toward the effort.

“I would still support it,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s over yet.”

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