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Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
April 6, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held at the Town Hall on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Council Member's Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Dave Garman, and Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney David Hawk, Utility Supervisor Don Papai, William Doyle from DLZ, and resource Officer Brandon Reichert. There were 24 visitors and 1 reporter.

Pat Freck called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve March 16, 2015 minutes. Brandon Seifert seconded. Pat Freck: yes, Gary Grant: yes, Mike Stamet: yes, Brandon Seifert: yes, Dave Garman abstained.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve April 6, 2015 General Claims. Dave Garman seconded. All in favor.


   Al Frisinger, Allen County Surveyor gave a progress report for Eel River on the clearing and dredging of the Eel River and Geller Ditch.

   Discussion was made on a letter presented by Ken Neumeister, Allen County Sewer District, requesting two area's be pulled out of the Inter local Agreement. Mike Stamet made a motion to deny request. Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.

Bill Boyle from DLZ
   1) Presented a Supplemental Agreement No. 1 with an increase of around $2000.00 added to their contract for changes. Gary Grant made a motion to accept, Dave Garman seconded. All in favor.
   2) A motion was made to delay the Carroll Road project from December 2015 to July 2016 by Dave Garman. Mike Stamet seconded. All in favor.

Don Papai, Superintendent
   1) The Utility Barn job is completed.
   2) Don is getting 3 quotes for maintenance on the Town Hall parking lot.

   Mike Stamet noted the the Gun Shop is moving to the newly rezoned Bowser building. They need letter showing the change in address to the ETF. Dave Garman made a motion for having a letter written. Mike Stamet seconded. All in favor.


Steve Messmann, 1303 Labaron Cove
   Still waiting on list for Legal and Engineering costs for 2014.

Brad Warner, 803 Gump Road
   Concerned about residents leaving unused equipment sitting in driveway.

Mel Griswold, 2140 W. Shoaff Road
   Commends Board on doing a good job forward looking into the future.

Bob Framme, 13309 Johnson Road
   1). Since zoning for sewer plant affects homeowners outside Huntertown city limits, would the Council consider holding hearings with the Allen County Planning Commission to see if zoning is in the best interest of citizens?
   2). Would Council consider replacing one of the USB members with a representative from Eel River?
   3) Would the Council consider increasing the USB board from 3 to 5, adding one or more residents from outside the City limits?
   4). Concerned with sodium discharge if Huntertown adds softened water.

Gail Marshall, 12903 Johnson Road
   1) Easement over Dave Soloman field, how much is it going to cost Huntertown?
   2) Estimate for sewer plant is around 14.2 million. What year was that figured, and what is the current estimate?

Sarah Garman, 1930 Millstream Drive
   14.2 Million is quoted. Do you need to take bids for construction?

Dave Smith, Hunter Road
   Wish someone would write a letter saying we are not going to pollute rivers and whatever.   Wish people would stop writing stupid letters to the Editor.

Mike Gross, 10826 Valentine Road
   1) If we go over the 14 million for sewer, do we have any hard numbers on how it would affect sewer rates?
   2). Would we be able to meet or match City Utilities sewer rates for NWAC schools?

Lenny Shank, no address
   What's going on with the Ferguson drain?

Brian Soloman, 12103 Hand Road
   1) Applauds Huntertown for what you are doing.
   2). How are we going to fight the 2 Council members who are appealing the WTP?

Dave Garman made a motion to adjourn, Pat Freck seconded. All in favor

Next Council Meeting is Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Attest:_____________________________   __________________________________
          Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer         Patricia M. Freck, President