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February 24, 2013

Flood control bond issue still on hold

Anticipation note issued on $7.5M bond; Jeffersonville mayor wants more info before giving support

JEFFERSONVILLE — Some movement finally took place on a bond being sought by the Jeffersonville-Clarksville Flood Control District.

A bond anticipation note of up to $1 million was unanimously approved for a $7.5 million bond being sought to repair the Cane Run and Mill Creek pump stations. However, there was still no additional action taken on the bond itself.

The joint flood control district has been held up on moving forward on the bond because it is waiting for an approval from the Jeffersonville City Council. The city council has voted to table the resolution to seek the bond five times.

Before the city council would agree to approve the bond, members said they wanted Mayor Mike Moore to come to a council meeting and explain his vote against seeking the bond. Moore was the only vote against the bond at an August flood control district meeting.

After requests were made to attend several meetings, Moore attended Tuesday’s council meeting to answer questions, but they were never asked. Moore left the meeting after the mayor’s comments portion of the agenda when he offered to answer any questions the council might have about his vote on the bond.

However, City Council President Connie Sellers said the bond was an item on the agenda and told Moore to wait until the matter came up on the agenda and then they would address the issue.

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

When asked by the News and Tribune why he left the meeting before the item came back up on the agenda Tuesday, he said “I was there to answer questions, they didn’t ask. I’m not going to play their games anymore, I’m tired of playing their games. This is silly, petty stuff.”

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