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TERRE HAUTE CITY COUNCIL

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

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Where can I locate audio recordings from the Terre Haute City Council meetings?

 

The meeting audio files are available on the website.  CLICK HERE to access the audio files.  The audio files are stored by year.

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How can I view the video recordings of the Terre Haute City Council meetings? 

Currently, the videos are not available on line for viewing.  We are working on this project and will update the website once the videos are available.

 

The videos of the latest meeting are played on the Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable).  The channels are Channel 11 (Analog) and Channel 69 (Digital)

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How can I view the ordinances and the resolutions that the Terre Haute City Council discusses and takes action on?

 

The ordinances and resolutions are located on the website and stored in separate files.  The current year and the past year’s ordinances and resolutions are located on the main webpage for the Terre Haute City Council.  To access these folders CLICK HERE.  The titles follow a format like this: 2017 ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, & AGENDAS.  Within each year are folders for each Regular Meeting and each Special Meeting.  The ordinances and resolutions that had action taken during each meeting are also under the meeting’s folder.

The ordinances and resolutions from prior years are located under PRIOR YEARS ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, & AGENDAS.  You will find folders labeled by year, then by meeting.

The ordinances and resolutions have a short description about them under the title.  We are working on an index to help you locate the ordinance or resolution you are searching for.  This is a major project and will take time to complete.

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If I want to speak to a member of the Terre Haute City Council concerning a problem that is not currently before them, how may I contact them?

 

You may reach them by telephone, email or postal mail.  CLICK HERE to access their contact information.  You may also attend a Regular Meeting and speak during the portion set aside for Comment on Non-Agenda Items.  You may also email Michelle Edwards, Chief Deputy City Clerk/Administrative Assistant to City Council, at Michelle.Edwards@TerreHaute.IN.Gov and she will forward your comments and questions to the Council.

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I would like to speak to a member(s) of the Terre Haute City Council about an item they have on their current agenda.  How can I do this?

 

You may attend the Sunshine Meeting and/or the Regular Meeting when the ordinance or resolution is on the agenda.  Public Comment is allowed when the ordinance or resolution is being discussed.  You may reach them by telephone, email or postal mail.  CLICK HERE to access their contact information.  You may also email Michelle Edwards, Chief Deputy City Clerk/Administrative Assistant to City Council, at Michelle.Edwards@TerreHaute.IN.Gov and she will forward your comments and questions to the Council.

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Where can I find the current ordinances and resolutions on the upcoming meeting’s agenda?

 

You can access these items by visiting the Terre Haute City Council’s webpage.  The current year’s ordinances and resolutions are located on the main webpage for the Terre Haute City Council.  To access this folder CLICK HERE.  The titles follow a format like this: 2017 ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, & AGENDAS.  Within the current year’s folder are individual folders for each Regular Meeting and each Special Meeting.  The ordinances and resolutions that had or will have action taken during each meeting are also under the meeting’s folder.  The ordinances and resolutions have a short description about them under the title. 

 

We try to post these ordinances and resolutions promptly.  Please check the webpage for updated information on new filings of ordinances and resolutions.

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Where can I find a copy of the agenda for the upcoming meeting?

 

You can access these items by visiting the Terre Haute City Council’s webpage.  The agendas are stored within the corresponding month’s folder.  A draft version of the agenda is placed on the webpage prior to the meeting.  The final version of the agenda is available at the meeting and is posted in City Hall prior to the meeting.  The agenda on the webpage prior to the meeting is in DRAFT form.  It may be updated prior to the meeting.  Please check the webpage often to see if there are updates.

The current year’s ordinances and resolutions are located on the main webpage for the Terre Haute City Council.  To access this folder CLICK HERE.  The titles follow a format like this: 2017 ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, & AGENDAS.  Within the current year’s folder are individual folders for each Regular Meeting and each Special Meeting.  The ordinances and resolutions that had or will have action taken during each meeting are also under the meeting’s folder.  The ordinances and resolutions have a short description about them under the title. 

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  Where can I find a list of meeting dates for this year’s meetings?

 

CLICK HERE to access the meeting dates approved by the Terre Haute City Council.  If there are special meetings announced, please look under the current year’s ordinances and resolutions main folder.  It is located on the main webpage for the Terre Haute City Council.  CLICK HERE to access the main webpage of the Terre Haute City Council.

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How do I find out who my Terre Haute City Council member is?

 

There are nine members of the Terre Haute City Council.  Six of the members are district members.  This means they are assigned a specific geographical location within the city limits as their district.  Three members are at large.  You can discuss any questions or concerns you may have with any member.

If you would like to speak with a member for a specific area, we have maps available on the webpage.  CLICK HERE to access the maps.  The maps are by district.  In general, District 1 is the southernmost area of the city.  District 2 is the easternmost section of the city.  District 3 is the northeast area of the city.  District 5 is the northwest area of the city.  District 4 is generally the western edge of the city.  District 6 is generally the central area of the city.

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How do I file an ordinance or a resolution with the Terre Haute City Council?

 

Some ordinances and resolutions must be prepared by the Legal Department of the city.  In general, if the ordinance is in reference to the City Code, a citizen needs to contact a council member to discuss this change.  The council member would then contact the Legal Department.   If the ordinance or resolution is in reference to city finances, the citizen again needs to contact a council member. 

If the request is in reference to a zoning change or vacating a street/alley, the citizen may prepare the legal documents themselves but a council member must sign the ordinance.  The citizen may also seek private legal counsel.  There are no sample or fill-in-the-blank forms.  If the citizen has questions regarding a zoning change, they should first contact Vigo County Area Planning Department at 812-462-3354 or consult an attorney.

If the request is in reference to a tax abatement, the company may consult legal counsel or prepare the resolution for the tax abatement themselves.  There are no sample or fill-in-the-blank forms.  

 

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Are there maps of the City Council districts?

City Council district maps are available on our webpage.  Please CLICK HERE to access them.

 

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