WARSAW — Diane Quance was approved to continue serving as council president during the Warsaw Common Council meeting held last night, Feb. 4.
“I’m thankful for all of you for the work you’ve put out last year to search out facts, to share ideas and solutions to city issues and express yourself thoughtfully as we dealt with major issues last year,” said Quance. “As your council president, I saw first-hand how much time and care you invested in the decisions you made and I feel honored to represent you as your president … we don’t always agree with each other, or agree with the mayor, but I think that’s what makes for effective government.”
Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker was present to request a transfer of funds. The request was to transfer $17,700 from the cell phone allowance budget to the communication and transportation budget.
The police department is in the process of switching from cell phone allowances to department-issued phones for employees. This will allow the department to use the cell phones for certain police business that is not currently allowed to be handled on personal devices. All cell phones will be the property of the police department and the city.
The council approved the request. This request will have a second hearing at the next council meeting.
In other news:
- The council approved a resolution to transfer grant funds awarded for the development of Rotary Park by the K21 Health Foundation.
- The council approved designating the property at 2427 N. Boeing Drive, as an Economic Revitalization Area. This allows Lake City Heat Treating Corporation to apply for possible tax abatements in the future. A confirming resolution will be heard at the next council meeting.
- A tax abatement was approved for 1196 Polk Drive, the location of the future shell building in the technology park being built by West Hill Investment Group.
- The board approved the 2018 encumbered PO report, in the amount of $2,293,938.55.
- The street department was approved on first reading to transfer $4,000 for the purchase of a new server. This will be heard on second reading at the next council meeting.
- The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, due to President’s Day.