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REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 25, 2013 <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,November 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. <br /> The meeting was called to order by Council President Derek Dieter and the Invocation and <br /> Pledge to the Flag were given. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> COUNCILMEMBERS: <br /> Present: Henry Davis, Jr. 2nd District <br /> Valerie Schey 3rd District <br /> Fred Ferlic 4th District <br /> David Vamer 5th District <br /> Oliver J. Davis 6th District, Vice-President <br /> Derek Dieter At-Large, President <br /> Gavin Ferlic At-Large <br /> Karen L. White At-Large, Chairperson Committee of the Whole <br /> Absent: Tim Scott ls` District <br /> OTHERS PRESENT: <br /> John Voorde City Clerk <br /> Janice I. Talboom Deputy <br /> Mary Beth Wisniewski Chief Deputy <br /> Kathleen Cekanski-Farrand Council Attorney <br /> REPORT FROM THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON MINUTES <br /> Councilmember Varner made a motion that the minutes of the October 30, 2013, special meeting <br /> and the November 11, 2013 meeting of the Council be accepted and placed on file. <br /> Councilmember Schey seconded the motion which carried by a voice vote of eight (8) ayes. <br /> SPECIAL BUSINESS <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 4296-13 A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL <br /> OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, <br /> HONORING CHARLES BUTLER FOR HIS <br /> ACTS OF HEROISM IN RESCUING A PERSON <br /> FROM THE ENEMY OF FIRE AND SMOKE <br /> Whereas, the South Bend Common Council notes that since March 28, 1831, the date when the <br /> original plat of the town of South Bend was recorded, that there have been countless acts of <br /> unsung heroism by residents and non-residents who have helped shape South Bend's proud <br /> history; and <br /> Whereas, the very fabric of our diverse community is based on persons who are selfless in their <br /> daily actions and who do the right thing, especially in times of adversity; and <br /> Whereas, the South Bend Common Council is proud to honor and commend a resident of our <br /> neighboring City of Mishawaka, Charles Butler, who truly has become a local hero; and <br /> Whereas, the Common Council notes that around midnight on October 15, 2013, smoke and <br /> flames were engulfing a home located at 1628 South Leer Street in the City of South Bend; and <br /> Whereas, Charles Butler just happened to be passing the home, and upon seeing the burning <br /> structure took immediate action to rescue an elderly resident from the home before the South <br /> Bend Fire Department firefighters arrived; <br /> 1 <br />