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Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
October 4, 2010

A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held at the town hall on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Council Members Jim Fortman, Bruce Dunwiddie, Sue Gongwer and John Hidy, Dave Hawk, Derek Frederickson with Engineering Resources, Inc., Tom Gongwer, the Clerk-Treasurer and twenty (20) residents attended the meeting. Council Member Dave Rudolph was not present.

President Fortman called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sue Gongwer made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 10-007, a resolution adopting the fiscal plan in regards to the annexation of the Allen County/Byron Complex. Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. All in favor.

Sue Gongwer made a motion to introduce Ordinance No. 10-004, an ordinance annexing certain territory to the Town of Huntertown (Allen County/Byron Complex). Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. All in favor.

President Fortman opened the Public Hearing for the proposed annexation of Allen County/Byron Complex. There were no comments in favor of or against the proposed annexation.

Douglas A. McComb and Ed Keller representing Cameron Crossing attended the meeting to discuss moving a water line because the existing line is not in a designated easement. Sue Gongwer made a motion to approve the water line relocation for the Cameron Crossing project pending the approval of the easement for the relocation of the existing water line. John Hidy seconded the motion. All in favor.

Linda Bloom, Allen County Commissioner attended the meeting with information about road projects in Allen County.

Public Comments:

   1. Pat Freck of 15093 Lima Road had questions about the financing of the Gump Road Improvement Project.

Items Requiring Council Action:

   1. Sue Gongwer made a motion to accept the minutes as posted. Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. All in favor.
   2. John Hidy made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Sue Gongwer seconded the motion. All in favor.
   3. John Hidy made a motion to approve Dave Hawk Invoice No. 204130 in the amount of $13,946.50. Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. All in favor.

Project Updates:

   1. Tom Wolf of 12531 Lanai Drive, Carroll Creek Homeowners Association President and Steve Ryan of 12533 Lanai Drive attended the meeting with concerns about the the condition of the streets in the subdivisions and about water that is pooling on Lanai Drive. John Hidy advised the residents the council would work with the Department of Planning Services to try to resolve the issues. Mr. Fortman reported he had spoke to Kim Bowman and there is a staff meeting with the Department of Planning Services where this issue will be discussed.
   2. Jim Fortman advised the Town Council that reimbursement had been received from Scheidleman Excavating for the repair of a 12” water line in a section in the Pointe of Twin Eagles. The line was initially installed by Scheidleman Excavating with no bedding around the pipe, a rock was found buried tight to the main, and the 12” main was flexed over a 6” sewer line which strained the joint.

Reports From:

   1. Derek Frederickson with Engineering Resources reported work had been done in regards to the infiltration of stormwater in the system. Discussion was held about monitoring equipment for several lift stations. The council discussed the income survey grant monies that could be used. Mr. Frederickson will have recommendations at the next meeting.
   2. Tom Gongwer presented a Water Loss Report. Mr. Gongwer reported that has been a 13.2% water loss which shows great improvement.
   3. Mr. Gongwer reported the wells at the water plant need to be pulled and tested. John Hidy made a motion to approve a quote from M.C. Wheeler for $2,250.00 to have the wells inspected. Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. John Hidy amended his motion to state that if any repairs needed to be done when the wells were pulled, President Fortman should move forward with the decision to have the wells repaired. Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. All in favor.
   4. Mr. Gongwer suggested the Town employees do a temporary patch on Lima Road from the bridge just South of O’Neal Excavating to the South side of Riverside Manufacturing. John Hidy made a motion to have Pulver Asphalt Paving, Inc. repair the curbing where the run-off has washed out. The quote is for $896.20. Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. All in favor.
   5. Mr. Gongwer reported tires are needed for two (2) dump trucks and additional purchases need to be made for the IDEM Storm Water Compliance inspection. The Council requested Mr. Gongwer get quotes for the tires and present the quotes at the next meeting.
   6. Jim Fortman asked when the remaining pipe from the water project will be covered. Mr. Gongwer reported the tarps are ordered and should be delivered soon.

There being no further business John Hidy made a motion to adjourn. Bruce Dunwiddie seconded the motion. All in favor.

Executive Session of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
October 4, 2010

An Executive Session of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held at the town hall on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:45 p.m. The council met in accordance with Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-6.1, No. 2 (D). It reads as follows: (2) For discussion of strategy with the respect to any of the following: (D) The purchase or lease of real property by the governing body up to the time of discussions must be necessary competitive or bargaining reasons and may not include competitive or bargaining adversaries.
Council Members Jim Fortman, Bruce Dunwiddie, Sue Gongwer and John Hidy, Dave Hawk, Derek Frederickson and the Clerk-Treasurer attended the meeting. There was no other subject matter discussed other than what was specified in the public notice.

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