The Porter Town
Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Porter Town Hall, 303 Franklin St.,
following the meetings of the Town Stormwater Management Board and the
The Council will
discuss an ordinance to increase the Town’s cumulative capital development
tax rate to four cents ($.04) per $100 of assessed valuation. CCD funds are
used mainly for constructing and repairing streets, sidewalks, sewers or
purchasing equipment to be used by the Town.
states that there is a need to re-establish the CCD tax rate for reasons
stated in Indiana Code 36-9-15.5. The rate would apply to 2017 pay 2018
A public hearing
and adoption for the rate will not be held Tuesday but a hearing is
scheduled for the Council’s March 28 meeting.
In old business,
the Council will hold second readings for four ordinances establishing funds
to match the State’s Community Crossings grant program. The four funds
proposed are a Local Roads and Bridge Fund, a Rainy Day Local Roads and
Bridge restricted fund, a Rainy Day Major Moves restricted fund and a Rainy
Day Motor Vehicle Highway restricted fund.
A second reading
will also be taken for an ordinance allowing compensation for Town Boards
The Council will
hear reports by department heads, Clerk-Treasurer Carol Pomeroy and Attorney
Board will meet at 5 p.m. with a report by Public Works Director Brenda
Brueckheimer and updates from Director of Development and Building
Commissioner Michael Barry.
At 6 p.m., the
Porter RDC will vote on a change order for the Town’s paving project and a
final pay request. It will also discuss a donation to Yost Elementary
School. Barry will give a report as the Director of Development and another
report will be made by the Town attorney.