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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
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.

Pat Freck called the meeting to order with the pledge of allegiance.

The 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.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

   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 carried.

   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motion for Derek Frederickson to release Roger Delegrange’s plats in Timber Ridge once both Roger and Mike Thomas have withdrawn their annexation lawsuit.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. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

   Roger 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 released.

   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.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

   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 Papai
   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 Frederickson
   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.

David Hawk
   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.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Dave Smith, 2729 Hunter Road
   1) Does Huntertown have fireworks ordinance?
   2) He wants the town to start enforcing a clean-up at the yellow home on the corner of
Hunter and Lima Road.
   3) Dave feels there should be a 2 hour parking limit at that corner.

Steve Harris, 12331 Shearwater Run
   He is concerned about the stretch of road between Bethel and Hathaway being in need of repair.

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

Next Council Meeting is Monday October 5, 2015 at 6:00.

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