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City Council Hears Ordinances on First Reading

January 30, 2013
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  01/31/13 Plymouth City Attorney, Sean Surrisi presented two ordinance amendments to the Common Council on Monday evening for first readings.

The first ordinance amends the City Ordinance concerning the Aviation Board and states, “At this time  the Plymouth Board of Aviation Commissioners seeks to explore the possibility of leasing airport land to qualified aviation related groups or individuals, for periods not to exceed 99 years, while allowing for the erection of permanent structures by the tenants.”

Pursuant to Indiana Code, the Board must obtain the authorization of the Common Council in order to enter into such leases.

The second ordinance amendment up for consideration is a housecleaning procedure.  In September of 2009 Mayor Mark Senter issued an Executive Order increasing the membership of the Board of Public Works and Safety from 3 members to 5 members.  This was done at the same time the city transferred the responsibilities of the Sanitary Board and Water Works Board to the Board of Public Works and Safety.

Although an executive order is the proper way to increase the membership of the board, the current City Code of Ordinances makes references to both separate boards in ordinances prior to the 2009 date.  The proposed ordinance amendment will alleviate confusion by those reading the City Code by amending the sections addressing the two boards to reflect the changes made by the Executive Order.

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