Compiled by Anna Skinner
The Westfield City Council met Dec. 12 to hear proclamations, introductions and to approve various proposals. The last city council meeting of the year is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27 at Westfield City Hall, 130 Penn St. For more, visit westfield.in.gov.
What happened: Mayor Andy Cook proclaimed Nov. 17 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day in Hamilton County.
What it means: Jeremy Parsons gave a presentation on pancreatic cancer, stating facts such as 53,700 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year with 41,780 dying from the disease. This year, 860 people will die from pancreatic cancer in Indiana. Pancreatic cancer surpassed breast cancer as the third-leading cause of death and is projected to become the second leading cause of death by 2020.
What happened: Mayor Andy Cook proclaimed Dec. 11 as Bicentennial Day.
What it means: Indiana celebrated its 200th birthday Dec. 11. During the bicentennial torch relay, the torch passed through Westfield from Cool Creek Park to Bob Beauchamp’s property to Union Bible College.
What happened: The city council approved the Grand Park Fieldhouse Planned Unit Development.
What it means: This PUD is an amendment to allow for additional wall signage at the fieldhouse for St.Vincent Sports Performance.
What happened: The council approved an ordinance to allow for a religious institution at 1189 E. 181st St.
What it means: NSpire church will build on the property.
What happened: The council approved the Chatham Hills PUD Amendment III.
What it means: Five new parcels will be incorporated into the Chatham Hills district east of 206th Street and Oak Ridge Road.