”It will keep my people out of the shop fixing vehicles and out on duty in the parks,” Fawley said.
Neither of Bishop’s amendments passed and the transfers were approved. Bishop voted against both.
The council also approved a transfer of $91,000 from the Logansport Board of Public Works and Safety left over from funds budged for hospitalization and unemployment to utilities, promotion of business and building and liability line items.
In other news, the council also:
• Approved the elimination of trash collection fees on second reading.
• Readopted eight resolutions and one ordinance that had been approved without proper public notice.
• Approved the expenditure of $17,861 for legal representation in a lawsuit filed by a Logansport citizen regarding the city’s power plant project.
• Approved the expenditure of $6,526.25 for legal representation in a lawsuit filed in 2009 by Billy Roller regarding the city’s employee benefit plan.
• Approved the transfer of $2,000 from the city’s unsafe building fund to demolition expenses.
• Approved the expenditure of $2,000 to the Logansport Civic Players for its production, “Birth of a City.” Ralph Anderson, a cast member, said it was important to those involved in the play that attendance be affordable and that the council’s contribution would allow tickets to be sold at $5 rather than $15.
• Approved amending the city’s economic development agreement with Logansport Theater LLC to lower its incentive by $25,000 after the company failed to meet its timeline on the project.
• Approved an amendment to an ordinance approving County Economic Development Income Tax funds to Carter Fuel Systems after Carter Fuel Systems purchased the Logansport Federal Mogul plant, as the amendment had previously addressed Federal Mogul.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or email@example.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK