Carmel wants to buy a house for the future land of the roundabout • Current editions

Carmel City Council approved a resolution expressing interest in purchasing a home adjacent to a future roundabout, updated procedures for the Carmel Audit Committee and more at its meeting on 15 august.

What happened: Council has approved a resolution expressing the town’s interest in purchasing a home at the southeast corner of 106th Street and Lakeshore Drive East.

What this means: The house, which is for sale and listed at $415,000, sits at an intersection the city plans to turn into a roundabout in the future. The construction of the roundabout will require the city to use part of the existing courtyard of the house. The city plans to rent the house until the roundabout is built, after which it will sell the property to a new owner.

And after: The city does not have a calendar for the construction date of the roundabout.

What happened: The city approved a first-reading ordinance changing how members of the Carmel audit committee are selected and changing the committee’s powers and duties.

What this means: The order adds a requirement that residents appointed to the audit committee be familiar with government accounting. It stipulates that officers will be elected at the first meeting of even-numbered years and that the same person cannot hold the same position for two consecutive terms. It also stipulates that the committee must request annual reports from the city and other entities.

And after: The board is looking to add a member to the committee to replace a member who has reached the term limit.

What happened: Council approved a first-reading ordinance that codifies no parking zones on Woodside Hollow Drive and Soundview Place.

What this means: The parking restrictions were to be part of the planned unit development standards for the planned unit development of Woodside in WestClay, which were approved in 2016, but were inadvertently omitted. The omission was recently brought to the city’s attention.

What happened: The council did not discuss updates to the overall city plan or the creation of the Flora Economic Development Zone and Allocation Zone.

What this means: Full updates to the plan remain with the city’s Land Use and Special Studies Committee, and the flora resolution remains with the Finance, Utilities, and Rules Committee.

And after: A meeting date for the land use committee had not been set at press time. The finance committee is scheduled to meet at 5:00 p.m. on August 31 to discuss the Flora resolution.

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