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February 20, 2013

New animal shelter deal offered by Jeffersonville council

Flood control bond tabled for the fifth time

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JEFFERSONVILLE —

The council unanimously agreed to offer the proposal as a recommendation to the commissioners and the mayor. A contract or interlocal agreement would still need to signed by Moore.

 

BOND STILL CLOGGED

Moore attended the council meeting Tuesday to answer questions on a bond being sought by the Jeffersonville-Clarksville Flood Control District, but he did not stick around long. 

During the mayor’s comments portion of the city council meeting Moore said he was willing to answer questions that the council might have about his vote on a $7.5 million bond being sought.

The joint flood control district has been seeking the bond to repair the Cane Run and Mill Creek pump stations. The council has stalled on granting its approval for the  bond because it has been waiting to hear the rationale behind Mayor Mike Moore’s vote against the bond resolution.

Moore explained to the News and Tribune that his concern was based on not knowing what the bond would cost local residents and how many people are in the joint flood district that the rate increase would affect. The initial estimate of the cost to a homeowner, based on a $100,000 home, is about $20 per year.

But City Council President Connie Sellers told Moore he was on the agenda and the council would ask him the questions they had when it was his turn.

“Connie I’m here right now,” Moore said. “I’ve been told you’ve been waiting on me to come. I wasn’t made aware by anybody that you were asking for me. I’m here right now.”

“We just have a couple of department head reports before you and then you’re the first one on the list,” Sellers responded and asked Moore to sit down.

By the time the resolution was presented to the council Moore had left the meeting.

“Really we needed to talk to the mayor, because the whole point was to know why Mike voted against it,” Sellers said.

Because Moore had left the meeting the council voted to table the bond again.

Look for more from Tuesday’s meeting in an upcoming edition of the News and Tribune.

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