The Monday, July 7, Zionsville Town Council meeting saw a passing of all seven business items and only minor changes from previous drafts.
All considerations for additional appropriations were passed. The first was a $10,0000 appropriation from the food and beverage fund to assist the Greater Zionsville Chamber of Commerce in marketing its Christmas in the Village event. The second was a $32,730 appropriation for downtown landscaping enhancements. According to councilman Steve Mundy, these projects have been clearly identified and the council is "doing this for all the right reasons."
The next appropriation to be approved was for an economic development incentive of $25,000. According to the resolution, these funds will be used to provide funding for a joint economic development incentive package. This package will be used by the Boone County Redevelopment Commission for HC1, located in Northwest Technology Park.
"This resolution will keep this company in Zionsville and provide a high number of quality jobs," said council President Jeff Papa.
The last appropriation to be considered was for the Firefighting Operating Fund. Zionsville Fire Chief James VanGorder told the council these funds would be redirected to the general budget for salaries for the full-time firemen. The appropriation was approved in the amount of $350,000.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.