Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
September 21, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana
was held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Gary
Grant, Dave Garman, Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer, Cathy Mittendorf. Also
present: Attorney David Hawk, Don Papai, Superintendent, and Engineering
Resources, Derek Frederickson. There were 15 guests and one reporter.
Freck called the meeting to order with the pledge of allegiance.
Public Hearing on the 2016 Budget was opened by Council President, Pat Freck.
The Hearing was held in which the President Pat Freck presented and explained
the contents of the budget. At the conclusion of the budgeting hearing, and
after no questions from the audience, a motion was made and seconded, and the
hearing was closed.
Dave Garman made a motion to approve September 8 minutes, Brandon Seifert
seconded. Motion carried.
Gary Grant made a motion to accept
General claims in the amount of $71,958.11, Dave Garman seconded. Motion
Brandon Seifert made a motion for Derek
Frederickson to release Roger Delegrange’s plats in Timber Ridge once both Roger
and Mike Thomas have withdrawn their annexation lawsuit. Gary Grant seconded.
Delagrange would like the town to release his plats to continue developing his
Timber Ridge property. He is willing to remove himself from the annexation
lawsuit. It was explained to Roger that Mike Thomas will also need to agree to
dismiss his part of his lawsuit before the Council would allow his plats to be
Steve Harris, President of Shearwater Association,
is concerned that there is no progress being made on fencing around the lift
station in their addition. Pat Freck made mention that this is a USB matter.
After much discussion, it was decided that Steve Harris, Don Papai, and Brandon
Seifert will meet and try to get this issue moving along.
Gary Grant reported that he met
with Gayle Marshall today and they had a very productive conversation about all
the issues concerning the Eel River residents.
Don reported he is working on adding an entry level position which could
possibly be the part time position person he is hiring for the. The Water Plant
is up and running producing 950 gallons per minute. This week they are putting
new transducers in the wells along with temperature probes. Wednesday, September
23 is the tentative switch over day for EQ Basin. Don is checking into getting 3
quotes from landscaping companies to beautify the back of the parking lot.
Derek spoke on the Town taking ownership
of Lima Plant Industrial Park that had been discussed early this year. He did a
walk the street assessment and feels the roads are in decent condition. There
are some surface draining issues and a culvert that needs attention. Pat Freck
asked Derek to come up with a price of what it might cost the Town.
Dave reported that the trial at the OEA regarding the NPDES
permit was re-scheduled for the week of October 17. The Judge indicated that she
would rule on numerous pending motions by October 2, 2015. She has re-scheduled
the final prehearing conference for Monday, October 5.
Dave Smith, 2729 Hunter Road
Huntertown have fireworks ordinance?
2) He wants the town to
start enforcing a clean-up at the yellow home on the corner of
3) Dave feels there should be a 2 hour parking limit
at that corner.
Steve Harris, 12331 Shearwater Run
concerned about the stretch of road between Bethel and Hathaway being in need of
Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Gary Grant seconded.
Next Council Meeting is Monday October 5, 2015 at 6:00.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,