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Town of Huntertown
 
15617 Lima Road, Huntertown, Indiana 46748
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Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
July 20, 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, July 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: council members: Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Dave Garman, Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney David Hawk, Jay Stankiewicz, DLZ, and Resource Officer Brandon Reichert. There was 1 reporter and 14 guests,

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

Mike Stamets made a motion to accept July 6, 2015 meeting minutes, Dave Garman seconded. Pat Freck yes, Gary Grant abstained, Mike Stamets yes, Dave Garman yes, and Brandon Seifert yes.

Gary Grant made a motion to accept July 20, 2015 General Claims, Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

The Allen County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution for Huntertown to consider adding two additional USB members. Pat Freck would like to table until more development begins in the new service territory area. Gary Grant commented that one of the USB members terms end each year and thereís always an opportunity to select a member from the new service territory.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Brandon Seifert and Pat Freck met with two commissioners last week. Brandon has decided to withdraw his appeal for the discharge permit. He feels there are other ways than the appeal process to resolve the issues with the Eel River residents. Heís willing to work with the Allen County Commissioners and the Surveyor to help them.

Gabe Brindle, Utility Foreman
   1) Ferguson Tile Reconstruction is completed other than cosmetics such as landscaping.
   2) L. Schafer Enterprises will be crack sealing the Town Hall's parking lot. They will then re-coat the parking lot.

Jay Stankiewicz, DLZ
   1) Received check for $89, 412.99 for reimbursement for at Gump Road Utility.
   2) The Carroll Road 10 parcels Right of Way is moving along.
   3) County wants to delay the Gump Road project one month due to drainage issues.
   4) Jay has not heard anything back from State regarding the Carroll Road project as far as funding opportunities with delaying the project.
   5) Jay has not asked for bids yet for the temporary fix on Carroll Road



PUBLIC COMMENTS

Steve Freiberger, Hand Road
   He is concerned that we are spending more money than the revenue than the town receives. He asked if this is the norm and Pat Freck responded that it isnít. The additional legal and engineering expenses are a result of the IURC litigation and the outstanding litigations with the City of Fort Wayne and the IDEM appeals filed by the Eel River Residents.

Gayle Marshall, 12930 Johnson Road
   1) With Andrew Conner being the president of the USB, he has missed 5 out of the last 7 meetings. Is he still getting paid? Pat Freck responded yes and that Andrew performs a lot of his duties outside of the meeting and the meetings are a very small percentage of what the USB does.
   2) With this type of attendance, is the Council acceptable of this? Pat Freck will relay her concerns to Andrew.

Dave Smith, Hunter Road
   1) His back yard has three feet of water when it rains. Dave Hawk will come by and take pictures and determine what can be done.
   2) Owners of Gun Shop are working on their circular saws on the sidewalks.

Teresa Brown, Allen County Commissioner
   She spoke and wanted the Town to know they are lending their support to the community and are available to help any way they can.

Gary Grant made a motion to adjourn, Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion carried.

Next Council Meeting is on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

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