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Warren TC talks CEDIT plan

During the last 2021 Warren Town Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 13, Michelle Schweikhardt was chosen as the next council member, effective Saturday, Jan. 1. She will be filling a vacancy in the council, due to President Ethan Stivers relocating to Kentucky.

In unrelated business, Clerk-Treasurer Marilyn Morrison reported that the town received notice that its County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) plan will expire on Friday, Dec. 31.

Morrison presented a plan to the council that she researched and went over with Greg Guerrettaz, of Financial Solutions Group, Inc. This would be a 10-year plan from the date of Jan. 1, 2022, until Dec. 31, 2031, and could include the use of CEDIT funds for projects detailed in the plan.

In order to follow the correct procedure, President Stivers first signed an executive order to proceed with Morrison presenting the plan.
The council then had to “confirm the executive order” with Resolution 9-2021. This resolution also confirmed the Comprehensive Plan as presented by Morrison.

The council approved the resolution.

Since the motion passed, Morrison said she would submit the plan to the county auditor.

In other business:
• Clerk-Treasurer Morrison reported that the town is now entering the “loan portion” of the Water Project because the grant money has all been spent.

• Ordinance 2021-28—to fix wages and benefits of law enforcement officers—was reviewed and approved by the council.
• The Tax Refund Exchange and Compliance System (TRECS) participation form was presented to the council. This system helps counties to receive payment for outstanding debts. The council agreed to continue with this program and Stivers signed the form.
• The Huntington County United Economic Development (HCUED) contract was presented in the amount of $3,000. After some discussion, the council approved the contract.