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West Side Update- May 22, 2024

City Council Update 5/22

Hi neighbors! After each meeting, you can find need-to-knows, news updates, and upcoming events on this blog! Take a look below and stay informed on what’s happening in our city! This month, we had a short yet productive meeting!

Mayoral Updates

The mayor reported the excellent feedback we received from our annual survey. We are pleased to report that 95% of respondents are satisfied with the quality of life in Carmel, and we hope to see this continue in the future.

The Housing Task Force continues to meet and we look forward to the results of this as well.

Committee Updates

The Land Use and Special Studies Committee met to discuss the Gramercy project. on Wednesday, May 21st, at 5:30 in the Carmel Clay Public Library. We heard from residents of Gramercy who had concerns about the project and facilitated a discussion with the developer and department of community service. After residents felt that there concerns would be addressed by the developer the project was given a positive recommendation and now goes to Finance committee before coming back to council for a vote later.

The Carmel Redevelopment Commission shared exciting updates about developments going on around Carmel. The Council is excited to continue developing Carmel in a sustainable and efficient way.

The Council was very excited to receive updates from Carmel Christkindlmart. The market first opened in 2017 and has achieved incredible financial success. The mission of the market is to provide an authentic German holiday experience for visitors that is unrivaled in the Midwest. The Council is pleased with how well the market is doing. As the Market has matured and become more self sufficient, their will be discussions on how the city continues to support them.

Ordinances and Resolutions

The Council approved Ordinance D-2711-24 with a vote of 9-0. This ordinance allocates money for the 2024 Economic Development Department (1501) budget.

The Council approved the PRIF Ordinance Z-688-24 with a vote of 9-0. This ordinance updates the procedures for granting and use of park impact fees. The council is excited to have more of a role in this process.

The Council passed Resolution CC-05-20-24-01 with a vote of 9-0. This resolution authorizes the transfer of funds from the Marketing and Community Relations Department budget into the Economic Development Department budget.

The Council amended and passed Resolution CC-05-20-24-01. This resolution regulates the parking of motor vehicles on select city streets.

Community Involvement Opportunities

  • Next Council Meeting: June 3rd 6pm in City Hall

  • Land Use and Special Studies Committee Meeting: June 5th at 5:30pm in the Carmel Clay Public Library

  • Please join me at the next Democrat meeting at University High School on June 6th. Feel free to email me for more details.

That’s all from me on this fine Wednesday! Remember, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please reach out to me. I’m always here to listen and advocate for you. If you wish to review the details of any city meeting the recording are available on the Carmel City You tube link. If you’d like to attend a city council meeting, committee hearing, or other council events, please visit our website and view the calendar.

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