The proposal now goes to Mayor Ballard's desk for approval.
The Bloomington City Council voted Wednesday to designate the Burns' home as historic.
Ellettsville officials could be putting the discussion on hold until a decision is made on the statewide smoking ban.
The owners of a historic home in Bloomington want to move it and build student housing on the lot.
Money intended to fund a sports complex in Columbus is being directed to other city projects.
New city government officials took office this weekend. Columbus, Greenwood, and Mitchell all have new mayors this week.
The previous land owners Miller and Company and Columbus Downtown, Inc. will be held accountable for some of the cleanup costs.
A proposal which comes before the Bloomington City Council during the next two weeks could change the way legislation is considered in the future.
The Bloomington City Council held its first December meeting Wednesday.
The average utilities customer could pay an additional $250 in 2012 when all proposed increases are considered.