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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blog Activity Announcement

There will be no more posting of any kind on this Blog.  

Kevin Roessler is retired from Politics.  

More people don't care than do.

This Blog will remain just like it is...

Monday, August 12, 2013

The first step to cleaning up Beech Grove....Does the Mayor have the stones to do it? Ask him to his Face.

The documents from the Town of Speedway posted below have been dropped off at City Hall for the Mayor and City Attorney to peruse.  In addition, I personally put a copy in each of the City Councilpersons Mailboxes as of 8/14/13.


Do yourself and the rest of Beech Grove a favor by reading back thru the Blog to see what has happened since 2005 that shapes what the city is now.  You don't have to read the comments, just read the documents requested from various Government agencies that are posted here. You can use the search option to see about a specific issue or just click on the archives on the right of the page and learn.  Documents don't lie, people do.
Listen to this, pretty much says it all.  Listen close and you will get an idea of what is going on. It's the latest City Council Meeting.  All of the meetings are on the City of Beech Grove website.  $15,000.00 was allotted for a LIVE FEED for the City Council meetings in the $2,000,000.00 bond the Mayor proposed and was approved by the City Council.


The blog posts the documents, the documents are created by the people in government.  If they don't want documents that make them look bad requested and posted it's easy, quit screwing the people of Beech Grove and I can shut down the Blog like I wanted to when Buckley became Mayor. (Take a Look, it's there on the Blog!)

Are you tired of Beech Grove's decline?  It started 3 Mayors ago and continues to this day.
Make your voice heard, stand up for where you live, be part of the solution instead of the problem.
Make a choice...Are you going to work towards bringing Beech Grove back to what we know it was and can be or are you going to go along with someone just because you voted for them?

Here is the code for the Town of Speedway pertaining to cleaning up a Town or City in order to facilitate purchasing by Homeowners and creating stability.

If you think it's a good idea contact your City Council Person and encourage them to bring it up and vote for it. I have made 15 copies of this and will be dropping them off at City Hall for all the elected officials to read at their leisure.

Call the officials at the Town of Speedway and ask them how they like the Ordinance.

Ask Judge Andrew Wells what he thinks of the Ordinance and what it would do for Beech Grove.

I would be curious to hear how the elected officials in Beech Grove react to this.  It worked for a neighbor in Marion County, why would it not work for us?  What excuses will be presented this time?  It gets enforced by Police already on the job and a Court already in existence.

The Rental Codes listed on this Blog have been dismissed by the Mayor who says, "If we had the money in the Budget we would have a Compliance Officer."  Well Mayor Buckley, YOU were the Compliance Officer when you were Fire Chief Buckley under Mayor Joe Wright why can't the current Fire Chief do the same job and add money to the General Fund from inspections and fines?
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Friday, August 2, 2013

IC-36-4-5 Indiana Code - City Executive

from: Kevin Roessler to: Dan McMillan date: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 6:24 PMsubject: info requestmailed-by: gmail.com


Kevin Roessler 
6:24 PM (0 minutes ago)
to Dan

I am requesting an electronic copy of all the monthly meetings for the City of Beech Grove based on the State Code below.

IC 36-4-5-6
Meetings with officers in charge of city departments; record
     Sec. 6. At least once a month, the executive shall meet with the officers in charge of the city departments:
        (1) for consultation on the affairs of the city;
        (2) to adopt rules and regulations for the administration of the affairs of city departments; and
        (3) to adopt rules and regulations prescribing a merit system for selecting, appointing, or promoting city officers and employees.
A record of meetings under this section shall be kept.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3.

IC 36-4-5
     Chapter 5. City Executive

IC 36-4-5-1
Application of chapter
     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to second and third class cities.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3. Amended by Acts 1981, P.L.44, SEC.41.
IC 36-4-5-2
Mayor; election; eligibility; term of office
     Sec. 2. (a) A mayor, who is the city executive, shall be elected under IC 3-10-6 by the voters of each city.
    (b) A person is eligible to be a city executive only if the person meets the qualifications prescribed by IC 3-8-1-26.
    (c) Residency in territory that is annexed by the city before the election is considered residency for the purposes of subsection (b), even if the annexation takes effect less than one (1) year before the election.
    (d) The city executive must reside within the city as provided in Article 6, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana. The executive forfeits office if the executive ceases to be a resident of the city.
    (e) The term of office of a city executive is four (4) years, beginning at noon on January 1 after election and continuing until a successor is elected and qualified.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.5-1986, SEC.48; P.L.3-1987, SEC.556.

IC 36-4-5-3
Powers and duties
     Sec. 3. The executive shall:
        (1) enforce the ordinances of the city and the statutes of the state;
        (2) provide a statement of the finances and general condition of the city to the city legislative body at least once a year;
        (3) provide any information regarding city affairs that the legislative body requests;
        (4) recommend, in writing, to the legislative body actions that the executive considers proper;
        (5) call special meetings of the legislative body when necessary;
        (6) supervise subordinate officers;
        (7) insure efficient government of the city;
        (8) fill vacancies in city offices when required by IC 3-13-8;
        (9) sign all bonds, deeds, and contracts of the city and all licenses issued by the city; and
        (10) approve or veto ordinances, orders, and resolutions of the legislative body under IC 36-4-6-15.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.5-1986, SEC.49.


IC 36-4-5-4
Appointments
     Sec. 4. The executive shall make the appointments prescribed by IC 36-4-9 and IC 36-4-11-2.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3.
IC 36-4-5-5
Power to hear complaints against person issued license; proceedings; findings and determination; violation, revocation, or suspension
     Sec. 5. On reasonable notice of at least three (3) days to the person complained of, the executive shall hear any complaint against a person to whom the city has issued a license, and may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses, administer oaths to those witnesses, and require them to testify. To the extent they can be applied, the Indiana rules of procedure, including the right to appear by counsel and to compel the attendance of witnesses for or against persons complained of, apply to proceedings under this section. If the executive finds that the person complained of has wilfully violated a term or condition of his license, or has wilfully done or permitted to be done an act in violation of a statute or city ordinance relating to the business licensed, the executive shall revoke or suspend the license. He shall file a copy of his findings and determination with the city fiscal officer within twenty-four (24) hours after it is made.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3.

IC 36-4-5-6
Meetings with officers in charge of city departments; record
     Sec. 6. At least once a month, the executive shall meet with the officers in charge of the city departments:
        (1) for consultation on the affairs of the city;
        (2) to adopt rules and regulations for the administration of the affairs of city departments; and
        (3) to adopt rules and regulations prescribing a merit system for selecting, appointing, or promoting city officers and employees.
A record of meetings under this section shall be kept.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3.

IC 36-4-5-7
Appointment of persons to examine or investigate city accounts and property
     Sec. 7. The executive may appoint three (3) competent persons to examine, without notice, the city accounts and property in the possession or custody of a city department, officer, or employee, and to report the results of their investigation.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.3.

IC 36-4-5-8
Absence or inability of executive; designation and service of acting

executive
     Sec. 8. (a) Whenever the executive is absent or going to be absent from the city, ill, or injured, he may designate:
        (1) the deputy mayor, if that position has been established under IC 36-4-9-7; or
        (2) a member of the city legislative body;
as acting executive, with all the powers of the office. The executive may exercise this power for a maximum of fifteen (15) days in any sixty (60) day period.
    (b) A designation under subsection (a) shall be certified to the president or president pro tempore and clerk of the city legislative body. In addition, when the executive resumes his duties, he shall certify to those officers the expiration of the designation.
    (c) Whenever the president or president pro tempore of the city legislative body files with the circuit court of the county in which the city is located a written statement suggesting that the executive is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the circuit court shall convene within forty-eight (48) hours to decide that question. After that, when the executive files with the circuit court his written declaration that no inability exists, the circuit court shall convene within forty-eight (48) hours to decide whether that is the case. Upon a decision that no inability exists, the executive shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
    (d) If the circuit court decides under subsection (c) that the executive is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, then:
        (1) the deputy mayor, if that position has been established under IC 36-4-9-7; or
        (2) the president of the legislative body in a second class city, or the president pro tempore of the legislative body in a third class city, if there is no deputy mayor;
shall serve as acting executive, with all the powers of the office. A person may serve as acting executive for a maximum of six (6) months under this subsection. The city legislative body may appropriate funds to compensate a person acting as executive under subsection (d).
As added by P.L.349-1983, SEC.1.

IC 36-4-5-9
Vacancy in office of executive
     Sec. 9. (a) The office of executive becomes vacant whenever the executive:
        (1) dies, resigns, or is removed from office;
        (2) ceases to be a resident of the city;
        (3) is convicted of a felony, as provided in IC 5-8-1-38; or
        (4) is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office for more than six (6) months.
    (b) The vacancy shall be filled under IC 3-13-8.

As added by P.L.349-1983, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.5-1986, SEC.50; P.L.37-2008, SEC.3.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Legal Invoices for the City of Beech Grove. Compare the Past to Present

Update 8/15/13
Here is a list of all the Attorneys the Mayor is paying with our money.

Make the call yourself if you think that this number isn't true.
City of Greenwood Legal - $125,000.00
City of Carmel Legal - $125,000.00
City of Beech Grove - add it up, over $125,000.00
I will have a final total for you January 2014 if Craig Wiley would start sending the City invoices again.

Springer Law Group - Prosecutor $230.00 an hour
Sonya Brown - BZA/Fire Merit Board - Campaign Manager
Carol Sparks Drake - Main Street Loans/Real Estate
Heather James - RDC - Free so far per Joe Griffin
Ice Miller - City Attorney Fill in
Craig Wiley - hasn't turned in a bill since April of this year.  Campaign Manager's son.

The first document is the list of the amounts that were charged to the City of Beech Grove by Brian Bosma's Law firm under Mayors Wright and Dilk.
This document is the Bar Association's Code of Conduct

These documents are the new Prosecutor hired by the Mayor


These documents are the City Attorney Invoices from November 2012 thru April 2013.  The other invoices are posted on the blog for the previous time periods.







These documents are Ice Miller both RDC and City matters also the request.









Friday, June 21, 2013

Compliance Contact Info - Mayor Buckley and Julie Lockwood come thru for the City!!!

I requested an updated phone directory from Clerk Dan McMillan yesterday and I found something that has made myself and I know many of you will also be happy.  At the bottom of the thread there is a copy and paste of the Information Request.

If you notice that under the Public Works Heading Julie Lockwood is named as the Compliance Contact for the City of Beech Grove.

Many lies have been told by many politicians and private citizens in Beech Grove regarding how I feel and how the Blog is handled.  There is nothing personal about the Blog.   When someone posts about personal vendettas and all that other SPIN it's is just that, CRAP.

Documents aren't personal, documents are created by the City and can be requested and posted.  I don't make them up, I don't edit them to suit any agenda, they are what they are.  If you don't want a document that would make anyone perceive you in a bad way then don't do it in the first place right?

I want to be one of the first to compliment Mayor Buckley and especially Julie Lockwood for taking the step to make Beech Grove a cleaner and safer City by obviously naming her as the Compliance Contact person. This is fantastic for the City and will go a long way to making Beech Grove better every day.

Many people will want to know how to best contact Julie which makes sense.  If it was me I would take a photo of whatever your issue is and email it to her so that her Voicemail and Phone don't drive her crazy and having them in an email will make it easier for you and her to track everything for processing through the Beech Grove Codes regarding the issue you are having.

julie.lockwood@beechgrove.com

As usual you click on the image below for viewing and to download it to your computer or to print it.


Dan Mcmillan
2:44 PM (18 hours ago)
to me
Kevin,

1. The Google request is still in limbo, I sent them another request earlier today.
2. I will send you an updated phone list today. I have tried calling in there myself,       It is a nightmare.
3.Yes, All but one have been filled electronically in fact I received my first E-Mail records request and per the persons request it was done electronically. It was in excess of one hundred and thirty E-Mails that were sent and received This was done by myself in approximately four hours the same day it was received at no cost to the citizen.
4.What I have discovered so far on the Greenway is the Parks Department had it in there plans under Mayor Wiley. When Mayor Wright became Mayor it became a RDC project. Terry Dilk President of the RDC and Cindy Kirkhofer Vice-President were the stake holders on the Greenway project. There were T&E Grants and TIF money used for this project. The TIF money would tie this back to the RDC in my opinion. At this time I have no plans for the Greenway. I will work on that.

Thanks,
Dan

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Kevin Roessler wrote:
1.How is the google request for all inbound and outbound emails coming?
2. Trying to call into city hall isn't pleasant.   Could you please email me an updated phone list?
3.  Have any other information requests been submitted and the information they requested was given to them in what form?
4. Ed Marks stated on a fb post that the greenway was a parks board project and not rdc.  He also stated that the Parks Board had all the details.   Could I get the plans from them please?
--
Dan McMillan
Clerk Treasurer/Website Administrator
City of Beech Grove

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Mayor turns down 1.5 MILLION dollars in Grant money.


According to the current RDC President the RDC has enough money to start the Greenway Project.  

Also as posted by Dave G the Mayor doesn't have the authority to turn down the Grant as he doesn't have a vote on the RDC.  RDC's are separate entities.  Go to the RDC meeting this Thursday night at City Hall and find out what's going on. 

I think you will not like that answer as the whinings of one small neighborhood DO NOT dictate what is best for the ENTIRE CITY.

Here are pics of 2 phases of the Greenway project.  Since no one in City Hall could provide the images I have requested them from Schneider Corp so that everyone can see them. Here are 2 of them that I have so far.






Right after the Mayor was elected he added 2 million dollars in new debt for the City.  Why would he not choose to spend $235,000.00 to get 1.5 million in Grant Money?  This project would greatly benefit the City.  

I am requesting the file that has the plans in it.  If someone has it they can email it to kevroessler@gmail.com.  Anyone who used to be on the RDC when this was being planned have it?






Board of Works Minutes June 3rd 2013

Update - Here's the deal on the Farmer's Market and Flea Market Fiasco currently - I will not allow the posting of comments by EITHER side that I know to be complete and utter lies.  Get that? Either Side, not just one side.

The issue with the Farmer's Market is the fault of the people creating the Farmer's Market and no one else's.  No one can stop it even if they wanted to because as soon as they follow all the laws and codes, get the proper permits and insurance in place that is all that needs to be done.

It is a lie and very counterproductive for adults to blame someone else for their own inability to research an issue and then implement what they want to do.

As far as the Flea Market codes, the blame for that squarely lies on the owner of the Flea Market and whoever the Clerk Treasurer was at the time of the Flea Market opening for business.  I have no idea when that was so I don't know if it was the Clerk under Joe Wright or the one under Terry Dilk.  

Does that make sense to everyone? Business owners and the Politicians in this city seem to think that they can circumvent whatever law they want to just because they want to.  The real world doesn't work that way and neither does Beech Grove.


Update on this post. Someone just emailed me a Code Of Ordinance from the Beech Grove Code of Ordinances.  Also there is a link to BOW meeting. Very interesting audio.

It seems that someone didn't do their homework...

Can someone please tell me if an elected or appointed official for the City of Beech Grove can get heat if they choose to not enforce a law?  I ask this because this seems to pertain to the Flea Market and Consignment Shops in Beech Grove that existed before the last election.  Should someone with state government be looking at who was in charge then and why the people in charge now have to clean up the mess?


DEALERS IN SECOND HAND GOODS

Bookmark§ 115.35  LICENSE REQUIRED.

     It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of buying, selling, or in any way dealing with used goods of any kind without first obtaining a second hand dealer's license therefor from the Clerk-Treasurer.  However, this section shall not apply to retailers who primarily in the course of selling such unused goods occasionally receive used goods as partial consideration for the sale of the unused goods, and dispose of them by sale or otherwise.
(Ord. 16-1984, passed 4-16-84)  Penalty, see § 115.99

Bookmark§ 115.36  APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.

     (A)     All applications for licenses required by this chapter shall be submitted on forms provided by the Clerk-Treasurer and applicants shall provide all information requested thereon.
     (B)     There shall be four classes of second hand dealers' licenses, as follows:
          (1)     Regular.  A regular second hand dealer's license may be granted to any person who sells or intends to sell second hand goods from a fixed location for a period exceeding 15 consecutive days in a calendar year.
          (2)     Transient.  A transient second hand dealer's license may be granted to any person who sells or intends to sell second hand goods from various locations for a period not exceeding seven days consecutively at any one specific location.
The license shall only be issued for, and valid at a location where, a person has been issued a "group" permit as defined herein, and the group permittee has sponsored the transient applicant.
          (3)     Group.  A group second hand dealer's license may be granted to any person who sponsors a used goods show at any one location for a period not exceeding 15 consecutive days.  The group permittee shall be required to set out the names and the addresses of each person the group applicant will allow to participate in the used goods show and the group applicant will be required to obtain a transient dealer's license for those persons that do not hold one.  A transient license is required of each person other than the group licensee who participates in the used goods show.
          (4)     Antique.  An "antique dealer" designation may be given any of the above three classes of second hand dealers' licenses upon the request of the applicant, who satisfactorily shows that he predominately deals in what is commonly known as antiques or works of art; and the Clerk-Treasurer, in his or her discretion, may make the special designation on payment of an additional fee (to that required for such second hand dealer's license) of $25.
     (C)     Any person may apply for and hold more than one class of second hand dealer's license at a time.  However, the issuance of one class of license shall not entitle an applicant to another class of license.
(Ord. 16-1984, passed 4-16-84)  Penalty, see § 115.99

Bookmark§ 115.37  LICENSE FEES.

     The annual fee for a license required by this chapter shall be $15 for each place of business of the licensee.
(Ord. 16-1984, passed 4-16-84)  Penalty, see § 115.99

Bookmark§ 115.38  ACQUIRING PROPERTY FROM MINORS, INTOXICATED PERSONS, AND THE LIKE PROHIBITED.

     It shall be unlawful for any licensee under this chapter to receive any article in the course of his business from any person who is in an intoxicated condition, a minor, or who is known or suspected to have acquired and be disposing of such articles unlawfully.
(Ord. 16-1984, passed 4-16-84)  Penalty, see § 115.99

Bookmark§ 115.39  RECORD OF RECEIPT OF GOODS TO BE KEPT; CARDS TO BE GIVEN TO POLICE.

     (A)     Every licensee under this chapter shall keep a record book in which shall be legibly written in ink in the English language at the time of receiving any goods the following:  An accurate description of the article received; the amount of money paid for it; the exact time of the transaction; and the name,  residence address, telephone number, age, color, height, weight, complexion, style of beard or mustache, if any; any visible distinguishing marks, style of dress,  and number of any license badge of the person delivering the goods to the licensee.
     (B)     The record book required to be kept by division (A) shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by the police or the Mayor or his designee.
     (C)     In addition to the record book required by this section, all licensees under this chapter shall fill out one of the cards prescribed by division (D) for each article received.  The licensee shall fill out the front of each card in its entirety and the description of the customer on the back.  The customer shall write in his own handwriting his name and address on the back of the card and place his right thumbprint in the space provided.  If the right thumbprint is missing, any of the customer's fingerprints may be used. The thumbprint shall be made in the manner approved by the police and shall not be blurred or obliterated.
     (D)     The cards required by division (C) which are to be filled out shall be in the following form:
                     "REPORT OF SECOND HAND PROPERTY RECEIVED"
"Article                                Serial No.           
Maker's Name                             
Color, Style, Design                     
Marks and Further Description            
                                         
Purchase Price                           
Dealer's Name                            
Location                                 
Dealer's License No.                     
Date Reported                               , 19    "
     (E)     The back side of the card prescribed by division (D) shall be in the following form:
"Signature                               
Address                                  
Description of Customer - to be filled out
by dealer                                
                                         
Sex        Age         Height     ft.    
in.     Weight     lbs.
Race or Nationality                      
Clothing                                 
Complexion                               
Right Thumbprint                        ."
     (F)     Before the hour of 12:00 noon of each Friday, each licensee under this chapter shall deliver all of the cards filled out in the previous business week, pursuant to the requirements of this section, to the Chief of Police.
(Ord. 16-1984, passed 4-16-84)      Penalty, see § 115.99

Bookmark§ 115.40  RETENTION OF ACQUIRED PROPERTY.

     All property received by a licensee under this chapter shall be held intact by the licensee for at least 15 days after the article is purchased.  Whenever any licensee receives written notice, either from the Police Department or from an individual, that someone is maintaining a claim of right to possession of the property adverse to the licensee, the licensee shall keep the property in his possession or turn it over to the police if so required by the Chief of Police.  Once notice of an adverse claim to property has been given under this section,  the property shall be held for a period of 30 days, during which legal proceedings may be commenced to determine who is entitled to the property.  If the matter is not settled or legal proceedings have not been commenced within 30 days, the property shall be returned to the licensee by the police if held by them, and the licensee may dispose of the property as he sees fit.

(Ord. 16-1984, passed 4-16-84)  Penalty, see § 115.99


Go visit the Clerk for the City of Beech Grove and find out which parts of these minutes are true and which ones aren't...

http://www.beechgrove.com/2013-board-of-sanitationboard-of-works-meeting-videos.html

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2013

Mayor Dennis Buckley called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
ROLL CALL: Board of Works Members Ed Bell, Sandra Seward and Mayor Dennis Buckley
present. Also in attendance, were Clerk Treasurer Dan McMillan and City Attorney Craig
Wiley.

MEETING MINUTES: The meeting minutes from the May 20th, 2013 were presented to the
Board. Sandra stated that the question she had at the last meeting regarding grass cutting was
actually from the mid-month April meeting, so she stands corrected. Ed Bell moved to accept the
minutes as presented. Sandra Seward seconded the motion; which was approved by unanimous
voice vote.
APPROVAL OF CLAIMS: Mayor Buckley gave a brief description of these claims.
 Corporate Claims - claims that require Board approval before payment is
made.

Claims in the amount of $717,729.00 were presented to the Board for approval.
Sandra presented the following questions on claims:
Sandra questioned a claim for travel expenses for police. Chief Swartz explained this was travel
expenses for 4 police officers to go to Washington DC.
Sandra also questioned a claim for Deem. Tom explained it was for repairs to the cooling unit at
the Community Center.
Sandra also questioned a claim for Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald
Sandra moved to accept the claims as presented. Ed seconded the motion; which was approved
by unanimous voice vote.
2
OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:
Tom Hannon, Parks Director – presented to the Board, a “Letter of Request to Hire” college
student; Christopher Mauzy, to mow and complete other tasks in the Parks Department. If
approved his pay will be $10.00 per hour and he will work approximately 24 hours per week. It
is funded in the budget

Sandra asked how many college students the Parks Department usually hires for summer help.
Tom explained that he hasn’t hired any college students in recent years. He currently has one
college student that has been working in the summer for several years, but he will be taking his
CPA, so Tom thinks this will end soon. In the past, he also has used school teacher, Randy
Males, but because of the new school schedule Randy will be less available this year. The Parks
Department is also going to have someone working in the Parks, on the weekends, this summer,
in an effort to deter problems from arising.

Emporium and Beautify Beech Grove Committee- presented a letter requesting permission to
host a Farmers Market in the Emporium parking lot. Sandra asked if the market will be opened
on Saturday’s or Tuesdays. Julie Lockwood, secretary for Mayor Buckley, stated that the market
would be on Tuesday’s from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Julie also stated that the committee has all the
necessary documentation to proceed forward, including approval from the MCHD, and approval
from the property owner. Julie further stated that this will be an actual farmer’s market. They
will not try to compete with the Emporium with flea market items. Marion County Health
Department has already been out to examine the restrooms and hand washing facilities at the
Emporium, since the farmer’s market will be using those. The Emporium will also provide trash
disposal for the event. Clerk McMillan questioned if the committee is a 501c3 Corporation. Julie
said that they are. Clerk McMillan also stated the City of Beech Grove will need to be named as
additional insured because of the past affiliation the committee has with the city. Julie expressed
her disagreement and opposition to the ideal that the committee would need to carry insurance.
The Clerk stated that because of the ties the Beautify Beech Grove Committee has had with the
City in the past, he does believe the committee needs an insurance policy listing the city as
additional insured. The Clerk stated that his job is to protect the city. Julie and Robin presented
other scenarios to the Board in an effort to proceed forward with the farmer’s market. Julie asked
City Attorney Craig Wiley for his opinion. Craig agreed with the Clerk. Discussion continued
with the Board, Robin and Julie. Mayor Buckley recommended tabling this until the next
meeting on June 17, 2013.

Sandra commented about the carnival that was held at the Emporium and a letter that she had
received from a concerned citizen. She stated that the as a Board, she and Ed approved this with
the understanding that the Emporium would make sure all the paperwork and permits were in
turned into the city. She also commented that the concerned citizen stated that it is the Board’s
responsibility to make sure all this is turned in. Sandra stated that she, herself, is not an expert on
Indian State Law; which is why they have Craig. She also questioned if the City received all the
paperwork, permits, insurance, and everything needed before the carnival opened. Clerk
McMillan stated that the city did not. Sandra asked why the City allowed it to move forward.
The Clerk asked who was going to shut it down. Clerk McMillan stated that he went to the
carnival at 2:30pm opening day and asked the gentleman where the permits were. He explained
to the gentleman that this was all approved by the Board with the understanding and agreement
that all the necessary paperwork and insurance would be on file before the carnival began. The
Clerk had already called the Marion County Board of Health and Homeland Security, so he did
know that the gentleman had applied for them. The Clerk also spoke with Chief Swartz to find
out if the background check had been completed. Chief Swartz had already been over to the
carnival and spoke to the gentleman. The Chief did state that Jessop had been shut down briefly
last year for lack of permits. The Clerk also spoke to the Fire Chief who was completing
inspections. The Clerk stated that it is not the Fire Department’s responsibility to inspect rides,
but they did go over and inspect the carnival. The morning after the carnival opened the
gentleman from Jessop did present to the City the necessary permits and paperwork. Sandra
asked what learning opportunities the Board can take from this. Clerk McMillan, stated that
going forward, all permits and necessary paperwork should be in order and on file before
approving these events. Ed asked who would close these events down if need be. The Mayor
stated that if it is ride related it would be Homeland Security. Mayor Buckley also commented
that it is more relevant for MCHD to inspect concessions while they are operating. He stated that
Homeland Security does annual ride inspections in the spring and then random inspections
throughout the year. Robin apologized for the short notice on the event. Next year she will be
sure to give the Board ample notice.

COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS: None
ADJOURNMENT:
Ed moved to adjourn the meeting. Sandra seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at
6:51pm. The next meeting will be Monday, June 17, 2013 following the 6:00pm Board of
Sanitation Meeting.
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Dennis Buckley, Mayor Dan McMillan, Clerk Treasurer
Prepared by: Dan McMillan

Sunday, June 2, 2013

No docs on this one, just an Editorial from a Wise Old Man...

dwgrenoble@aol.com
7:20 PM (16 hours ago)
to me
Watching all these comments and personal attacks being written, and boy this stuff has gotten nasty. All because of people playing the people card, they don't like me, they do like me choose a side.
When you sit back and think about it, the last four Mayors from Wiley to Buckley all have made the same fatal mistake, all added to the problems of this city and the type of community it has become. All because they didn't do what was needed to improve things for the residents, but by making decisions based on popularity and re-election.
Case in point Mayor Wiley is a good man who had a great situation until, the Amtrak tax loss to the city, not his fault but it did take a nice piece of change needed to remove snow, pick up leafs and trash, repair and pave streets, add in competitive  dollars needed to keep trained city employees. The rental boom had started and the city was changing it's demographic make up.
Here's the rub, Mayor Wiley knew and introduced a plan to enforce rental codes so to protect the homeowners from falling property value, thus hurting tax revenue, but when the shouting was done and the smoke cleared the guidelines where changed and never enforced, why, resistance.
Warner knew things were going up in cost, and revenue was going down, things needed repaired and maintained and a sewer rate increase was talked about, only to be shoved in a drawer. Had Mayor Wiley done what was right for the city instead of his political friends wanted who knows what happens in 2004.
Mayor Wright, completely different situation but same results, Mayor Wright had the right idea about rebuilding and shaping Beech Grove, but he had three issues, he didn't know how to execute the presentation or plan, when he met negative feed back he lied about his plans, and lastly he way over promised and under delivered. When things started going south he tried to borrow his way out of it. Seems it would have been better to come honest with hey we screwed up, but we can fix it, and here's how. But instead he surrounded himself with people who protected him with lies and cover ups. All for the sake of the party and re-election.
Now speaking of cover ups Mayor Dilk and his clerk were appointed for one reason and one reason only to kept all the things hidden that they had helped screw up. Considering his hand in all the RDC things and his blind support to Mayor Wright, he never stood a chance.
Now comes Mayor Buckley, the funny thing about him is all he had to do was make one good smart move a year and after  the last 8 he could have been a genius but he started off the day after being elected breaking several promises made. Now some may argue this, but I know who was promised jobs and who wasn't I mean after 1283 phone calls from the man from Jan 1st 2010 - Nov 30 2011 yes all documented by at&t you know what's being told to others. Now had Buckley stayed to his campaign script and done the things he said he would, well this blog wouldn't exist. When someone thinks they can side step ordinances and change ordinances for their benefit, lets not forget total control over what the council hears and what they don't at meetings, well it's not a good thing. The decisions being made by Mayor Buckley are completely against what he campaigned on, the sewer rate increase, the borrowing of more money, open and honest government and now that he has this it's not me routine going on lets hope that the next few years fly by. Doing things the union way, the good ole boy club way, and the party way isn't really working out for the residents of this city, higher sewer rates, less service, small amount of city employees, wanted to increase property taxes, lets look at Main Street once it's done and see how many empty store's remain.
The Mayor should be the P.R person, the Mayor should be leading the charge in all areas, and be smart enough to surround themselves with experienced, rational people.
The revolving door on the RDC members should be a big question for all of us. Until Beech Grove gets a leader that does what they say, isn't afraid to upset a few friends and contributors to get things done right, we will keep going backwards.
 
So you see it's not about friends and neighbors, do you like me yes or no, or who's popular, it's about what's right for the city and that my friends and neighbors will take courage, thought, and time....the good news it's all fixable.
 
Have a Nice Day
Dave Grenoble