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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
November 2, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A Meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Dave Garman, and Brandon Seifert. Also present: Attorney David Hawk, Superintendent Don Papai, and Derek Frederickson, Engineering Resources. There were 18 guests and 1 reporter.

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

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Gary Grant made a motion to approve October 19, 2015 minutes, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve October 26, 2015 Special Meeting minutes, Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion carried.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve November 2, 2015 General claims, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept the last 400 feet of Plank Street, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

Gary Grant made a motion for the Town to consider accepting the 2nd plat under stated conditions, Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion carried.

Gary Grant made a motion to introduce Ordinance No. 15-005 to reflect rate increase, Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion carried.

Gary Grant made a motion to consider Ordinance No. 15-005, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

Gary Grant made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 15-005, Mike Stamets seconded. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Dave Garman made a motion to approve Inter-local agreement between Allen County and Huntertown for the Gump Road project, Gary Grant seconded. Motion carried.

The Perry Township budget was submitted by James McIntosh for review and comments. James was not present at the meeting. Council will revisit next month.

COUNCIL/COMMENTS

Dave Garman would like to meet with Derek about a resident who has questions about a utility easement.

Brandon Seifert would like to meet with Mike Stamets with ADA concerning a disabled resident.

Gary Grant made a motion to add a full time employee based on new pay proposal, Dave Garman seconded. This was tabled until next meeting as the salary ordinance will need to be amended.

Brandon Reichert, Huntertown’s Resource Officer, was in the running to receive a K-9. He has been awarded the dog.

Don Papai
   1) Gary Grant has been working with Don concerning a full time entry level position starting at $12.50 hour. By cutting out paying additional help for snow removal and lawn mowing, we would only be seeing an added cost of $5,000.
   2) Don is taking bids for snow removal. It is hoped that they will not be needed this winter.
   3) Leaf pickup has begun.
   4) The county has received their new dump trucks. Don is hoping we will have ours by the end of the month.
   5) Don would like the Council to consider a pay freeze for 2016 as Huntertown is the 3rd top paid municipality in the state.

Derek Frederickson
   1) Derek apologized for requesting the Town to consider taking over maintenance of Lima Plank streets. This was actually done in a 2006 Resolution. But, there is a 400 foot stretch of Plank Street that has not been dedicated.
   2) The developer of the secondary plat of Preserved of Carroll Creek, section 2, phase 2, has overlooked some permits that are needed. They are asking if the Town would be willing to approve the secondary plats under the condition they would not connect to Huntertown's water and sewer until they receive their permits.
   3) Derek had an update on the WWTP. Bids were opened this past Thursday at the Town Hall. There were 5 bidders on the plant and 9 bidders on the force main. Total bids for plant and force main were $14,175,799.00.
   4) Steve Carter is working for the Town doing a rate study. He should have an understanding of what the rate impacts will be sometime this week.

Dave Hawk
   1) Dave presented the Solid Waste Collection rates that were automatically renewed. Rates will increase around 14 cents a month.
   2) Steve Carter is working on a sewer rate ordinance. We will have to introduce this in the near future. We will then need to schedule a Public hearing before adoption.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Steve Harris, 12331 Shearwater Run
   1)He is currently waiting on fencing quotes and hopes to possibly get started yet this year.
   2)He thanks the residents of Huntertown for a successful Huntertown Park event.

Tim Carney, 12419 Preserve Blvd.
   1) He has questions about salary for new employee.
   2) Tim wanted to know the results of the state audit.

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

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