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#1 Workman

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:06 PM

Just found a new ordinance is going to be discussed and possibly voted on at Monday's Jeff City Council meeting. I hear it is a moratorium (or a MOOR- a-torium)on all auto related businesses.

 

Does this include-

 

A new auto dealer?

 

A new gas station?

 

A new oil change place?

 

A new repair shop?

 

Have we lost our entrepreneurial spirit? 



#2 Manny12

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:59 PM

Where did you find this? Can you put it on chatter. Thanks.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:17 PM

They really oughta mind their own or, as private individuals, offer to buy all the property they want to control.

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:11 AM

I heard it from a guy at the auction. I don't have it to put it on chatter. 



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:25 AM

Just found a new ordinance is going to be discussed and possibly voted on at Monday's Jeff City Council meeting. I hear it is a moratorium (or a MOOR- a-torium)on all auto related businesses.

 

Does this include-

 

A new auto dealer?

 

A new gas station?

 

A new oil change place?

 

A new repair shop?

 

Have we lost our entrepreneurial spirit? 

 

 

Something smells fishy here. maybe it's the way Moor was stressed in the wording...

 

I will believe it when I see it.. Rumors are always fun to post and try and make people look at bad.


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#6 Savile Row

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:27 AM

Breakfast Club Inquiry

If the restriction allegedly to be proposed by the city council

is to ban or discrimination against an entire category of businesses

that can be legally operated in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, America,

how can that be kosher?

 

Wouldn't the legally established process

be to determine if a proposed business meets

the criteria  for a certain parcel or even an overlay district?

An arbitrarily imposed citywide ban on a legal business category

might be something the city council would want to re-think......

 

:popcorn:


Edited by Savile Row, 21 January 2016 - 10:28 AM.

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#7 Mary

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:36 AM

Is this is response to another tire store being built?  Maybe they should have a moratorium on banks and quick markets too



#8 Manny12

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 03:29 PM

Is there another tire store coming or is Big-O just moving?I was told by one of the guys at Big-O they were moving to Allison Lane by Zachby. I was told this when the Jerrys building was being toren down.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:08 AM

Yeah they're moving to Allison Lane to accommodate the 10th street widening.



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:29 PM

Here is a pasted version of the City Council Agenda for tonight...pay close attention to item #5

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

January 25, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

AGENDA FOR JANUARY 25, 2016

CALL TO ORDER:
INVOCATION:
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
ROLL CALL:
MINUTES TO BE APPROVED:
Minutes from the Council Regular Proceedings January 4, 2016 meeting

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

CLAIMS TO BE APPROVED:
GENERAL – $2,106,332.25

REPORT OF THE CLERK:

AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Heather Metcalf - 2016-OR-1 An Ordnance Transferring Funds within the Same Department (Passed on 1st reading 1/4/15)

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Wendy Dant Chesser/ Matt Hall – One Southern Indiana Update on Economic Development Activities.

2. Kim Calabro- 2016-OR-______ An Ordinance Amending 2015-OR-57 An Ordinance Fixing the Salaries of Appointed Officers and Employees for all the Departments of the City of Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana for the Year 2016

3. Les Merkely – 2016-R-______ Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Approving the Issuance of Least Rental Refunding Bonds by the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Authority and Other Matters Related Thereto

4. Scott Lewis – 2016-OR-____ An Ordinance Implementing Procedures for Approving Capital Expenditures Purchases and Leases for Remaining Calendar Year of 2016 Until Further Approval by the Common Council
5. Nathan Pruitt – 2016-OR-______ An Ordinance Imposing and Immediate, Temporary Moratorium of New and Expanding Auto Related Business Pending Completion of a Zoning Ordinance and Update to Align with the Recently Adopted Jeffersonville Comprehensive Plan Update (2015-OR-58)
5. Les Merkely – 2016- OR-______ An Ordinance Adopting and Ordinance Violation Bureau
6. Heather Metcalf – PUBLIC HEARING - 2016 – OR-_____An Ordinance of Additional Appropriation

CITY COUNCIL ATTORNEY REPORT:

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:

PUBLIC COMMENT:

COUNCIL COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT:



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 06:48 PM

Based on the wording in the agenda, could this be a "temporary moratorium" on  expanding  auto related business relate to the expansion of the auto auction company which is expanding.

Sounds like they have to comply to an updated zoning ordinance.  I don't see it as an moratorium on future auto related companies. 


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#12 Savile Row

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:54 PM

Breakfast Club

 

 

Ah.....I see now. This is NOT  a permanent ban.
 It is only  a short term temporary ban to allow the city
to properly amend and update a part of the new zoning ordinance.

"Temporary Moratorium

of New and Expanding Auto Related Business

Pending Completion of a Zoning Ordinance and Update

to Align with the Recently Adopted Jeffersonville Comprehensive Plan Update (2015-OR-58)."

 

That seems like a good and thoughtful process.

The auto related businesses like the new Big O Tire Store

is still planned to be built at the new location!

 

It looks like the current, smaller, Big O location

would lose parking, etc., with the planned significant improvements

of the Vital 10th Street Economic Corridor.

 

How is the city council's agreement

on the 10th Street utility relocation plan

coming along?

 

:popcorn:


Edited by Savile Row, 25 January 2016 - 08:01 PM.


#13 Poppie

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:56 PM

Maybe just my ignorance here.... Why would we want another flea market (or tire shop, or convenient store or drugstore) anywhere around 10th Street? It seems like this is the start of a solid improvement plan for the area. Again, I'm totally out of the loop here, so I may not (talk to my husband) know what I'm talking about. 😜
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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:07 AM

This happens less than a year after the councel approves the new location for Clark County Auto Auction, and the counsel president has a family member who is employees there. Very interesting

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 10:39 AM

This is all about keeping the GCCS bus depot off of 10th street.

http://www.newsandtr...5739f3125e.html


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 10:55 AM

Good job voting on the side of property rights, Callie and Nathan.
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#17 IntegrityMatters

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 10:56 AM

What is interesting to me is HOW can GCCS have the money to purchase this property and, according to their capital projects plan, spend approx. $6,000,000 on it when they went around for months telling people what "dire condition" the school buildings were in and how "unsafe" they were.  

 

Perhaps it might make a nicer bus compound -- perhaps it has more space than the current one --- BUT is it essential?   Absolutely NOT.   The Board and Melin say over and over that they put the "kids first"!!   Well, those are just words without any meaning.

 

This is another example of wasted tax dollars that should be going to update our school buildings.   Shame on GCCS for even thinking about this.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 11:10 AM

This is all about keeping the GCCS bus depot off of 10th street.
http://www.newsandtr...5739f3125e.html


According to the article, the moratorium won't stop it or it the relocation and expansion of the auto auction.

It's not the school corporation or a Clarksville councilman getting screwed, it's anyone that had plans to open an auto-related business, or work towards opening one or sell property to someone with such hopes in the next six months.

It's also any and all of us that may end up working or investing in the next perfectly legal, legit business that is deemed undesirable and inconsistent with the tastes and prejudices of those with no risk or emotional entanglement.

The very idea of a handful of city elites deciding what type of businesses can open, who can make money and engage in the trade they choose is whacked.

Heck, if a city public health ordinance can cause a restaurant to lose its third shift and its employees and owners to lose that income, imagine what such a broad sweeping bunch of BS like this could cause on real individuals' dreams and budgets.
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Posted 26 January 2016 - 11:11 AM

Just my opinion, not worth a whole lot, but it seems that the current auto auction location would be a bad place for a school bus compound. Think of all the buses going in and out during peak traffic hours on 10th Street. Seems to me that a bus compound would be better suited to a location with ingress/egress off a less busy thoroughfare...sort of like the current location.


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#20 snowman

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 11:39 AM

If this stops the bus depot relocation from happening that's a good thing. sounds like clark co auto auction has already contracted to sell to the school corp so how's that going to be resolved?


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