Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
August 17, 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, August 17, 2015, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Attendees: Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Dave Garman, Brandon Seifert,
and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney David Hawk, Gabe
Brindle Utility Foreman, Jay Stankiewicz DLZ, and Resource Officer Brandon
Reichert. There were 18 guests 1 reporter.
Pat Freck called the meeting
to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.
1) Gary Grant made a motion to approve August 3, 2015 minutes.
Dave Garman seconded. Gary Grant yes, Dave Garman yes, Mike Stamets abstain,
Brandon Seifert abstain, Pat Freck yes.
2) Gary Grant made a
motion to accept August 17, 2015 General claims. Dave Garman seconded. All in
3) Mike Stamets made a motion to authorize to proceed the
services of Carter Dillon Umbaugh LLC. Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.
4) Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept Gump Road striping modification
concurrence document. Dave Garman seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion to reallocate $500.00 that was to be donated to
Heritage Days to Huntertown Family Park. Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.
Jim Smith, Republic Services
Jim presented a present trash and recycle report for the first 6 months.
Collected trash was 1,156 tons and recycled was 181 tons. The market is
not good right now on recycled materials. Currently they are paying to get rid
of glass. Recycled newspaper is down 40%, as reading is now done on line.
Dawe Hawk reported that Mr. Steve Carter from Carter, Dillon, Umbaugh LLC
was unable to attend tonight. Mr. Hawk presented a letter from Mr. Carter for
the Town Council to retain his services when the time comes to begin the SRF
funding process. He explained that since the Council is responsible for any rate
ordinances, they would be the Board that would employ Mr. Carter.
BLN & DLZ have been working on the Gump Road
modification widening project since 2007. Changes in classification has changed
in 2014-2015. They now need to resubmit a pavement design project to INDOT, as
modification is now needed. They are proposing in conjunction with Allen County
2 travels lanes of 11 feet, and the left turn lane to be 14 feet. There will be
no additional cost to this project.
1) John Widmann has indicated that Heritage Days
2015 was cancelled. Gary Grant would like to reallocate the $500 that was to be
given to Heritage Days to Huntertown Family Park.
Gabe Brindle, Utility
1) Streets and cross walks have been repainted and just
in time for school starting. The Ferguson tile project has a few small things to
2) Don Papai is still gathering information on an entry
3) There is an overabundance of free mulch
available to all at the shop.
Jay Stankiewicz, DLZ
With regards to the Gump Road project, the water main plans are completed.
2) Pat Freck received a letter to sign into exhibit an agreement for
reimbursement for construction cost of water main. Cost is still in the 815,000
range where they have been in the last year or so. Letting should be November of
3). In regards to Carroll Road, Jay attended a
quarterly meeting and everything is moving forward.
Gayle Marshall, 12930 Johnson Road
Gayle read a statement
directed to Dave Hawk and those who are not opposed to the expensive sewer
plant that Eel River residents were not for real. Gayle contacted her
engineer, Ted Nitza, about the IDEM appeal. Ted suggested that some of the
current leaders of Huntertown were not pleased with the recent editorial
column in the Journal Gazette, blaming it on him.
stated that Eel River residents were not an uneducated and uninformed group.
Gary Grant asked Gayle who on the council called them uneducated? Gayle
replied to Gary that it was he who stated that. Gary told her she had taken
the remark out of context, he merely was stating she was uninformed on
Gary Grant made a motion to adjourn, Mike
Stamets seconded. All in favor.
Next Council meeting is Tuesday,
September 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,