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<br />REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Be it remembered that the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana met in the <br />Council Chambers of the County-City Building on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The <br />meeting was called to order by Council President Derek Dieter and the Invocation and Pledge to <br />the Flag were given. <br /> <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />COUNCILMEMBERS: <br /> <br /> <br />st <br />Present: Tim Scott 1 District <br />nd <br /> Henry Davis, Jr. 2 District <br />rd <br /> Valerie Schey 3 District <br />th <br /> Fred Ferlic 4 District <br />th <br /> Oliver J. Davis 6 District, Vice-President <br />th <br /> David Varner 5 District <br /> Derek Dieter At-Large, President <br /> Gavin Ferlic At-Large <br /> Karen L. White At-Large, Chairperson Committee of the Whole <br /> <br /> <br />OTHERS PRESENT: <br /> <br /> <br /> John Voorde City Clerk <br /> Janice I. Talboom Deputy <br /> Mary Beth Wisniewski Chief Deputy <br /> Kathleen Cekanski-Farrand Council Attorney <br /> <br />REPORT FROM THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON MINUTES <br />Councilmember Scott made a motion that the minutes of the August 26, 2013, meeting of the <br />Council be accepted and placed on file. Councilmember Varner seconded the motion which <br />carried by a voice vote of nine (9) ayes. <br /> <br />SPECIAL BUSINESS <br /> <br />RESOLUTION NO. 4277-13 A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL <br /> OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, <br /> FORMALLY REQUESTING ASSISTANCE TO <br /> USE THE U.S. VICE-PRESIDENTIAL SEAL ON <br /> A NEW GRAVESITE MONUMENT TO <br /> PROPERLY HONOR AND COMMEMORATE <br /> THE DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR <br /> COUNTRY AND TO CIVIL RIGHTS BY <br />TH <br /> SCHUYLER COLFAX, 17 VICE-PRESIDENT <br /> OF THE UNITED STATES <br /> <br /> Whereas, the South Bend Common Council recognizes that on January 14, 2013, the <br />City Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 4226-13 honoring the first Speaker of the <br />House to ever be elected Vice-President of the United States, Schuyler Colfax, and declared his <br />birth date March 23rd as Schuyler Colfax Day as an annual event to be celebrated by <br />“…fostering greater attention and reflection upon some of the many Constitutional reforms <br />which Schuyler Colfax dedicated his life to for so many years” in South Bend, Indiana; and <br /> <br /> Whereas, the Common Council further recognizes that on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at <br />the first Schuyler Colfax Day Celebration which commemorated the countless contributions <br />made by Schuyler Colfax in championing the passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments; <br />the deteriorating condition of Schuyler Colfax’s final resting place in the City of South Bend’s <br />oldest cemetery, City Cemetery, was witnessed first-hand and it became known that there are no <br />funds for its perpetual care; and <br />1 <br /> <br /> <br />