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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
February 1, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Dave Garman, Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney Carrie Hawk Gutman, Derek Frederickson, Enginnering Resources, and Resource Officer Brandon Reichert. There were 11 guests and 1 Reporter.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Dave Garman made a motion to approve January 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes, Gary Grant seconded. Motion carried.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve General Claims for $50,910.35, Mike Stamets seconded. Motion carried.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve Huntertown Resolution No. 16-005, Dave Garman seconded. This resolution is to Update and Align the Town Of Huntertown, State of Indiana, Zoning Ordinance.

Mike Stamets made a motion to direct the Building Corporation on refinancing the Town Hall, reducing the bonds, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Brandon Seifert wanted to thank Betty Lavachek for her comment at the previous council meeting. Brandon assured her the council was united. He also stated the Council has unanimously made a decision to file a petition to dissolve the Utility Service Board.

Gary Grant commented that one of the reasons to dissolve was there was no interest from residents in applying for a new USB member.

   1) Pat Freck commented that the Holiday season decorations were not put up due to their condition. Betty Lavachek will be putting a committee together to look into replacing them. Tuesday, Betty, Pat Freck, and Cathy Mittendorf will be traveling to Warsaw to get prices for new decorations. We are planning on help coming from the Huntertown Lions Club, and possibly from some local business.
   2) Jenny McComb has contacted the Council about using the Town's meeting room to display some historic pictures during The Heritage Days Festival. Clerk will let Jenny know that the Council has approved this request.
   3) The original Town Hall was added on around the year 2000. It was put together as a Huntertown Building Corporation. Carrie Hawk Gutman has done some research on opportunities that we could save taxpayers money. If we refinanced now, we could be looking at around $100,000.00 reduction in lease payments. Carrie would like the Council to explore the possible opportunity to reduce lease payments.
   4) There has been discussion between the USB and developers on waivers of the area connection fees. No resolution has been done at this time to authorize the USB to issue waiver. Another possibility would be the Town Council issuing the waivers from the recommendation of the USB. We will take this into consideration.
   5) Pat received a letter from the Willow Creek Homeowners Association. They are concerned about the dangers on the deceleration lane (north bound on Lima Road turning east on Cedar Canyon Road). INDOT has looked into this. It would take a substantial amount of money to add a turn lane. Pat will write a letter of support to the Association.

Don Papai has been speaking with Larry, Willow Creek Homeowners Association, on the safety of the Cedar Canyon and Gump Road intersection.

Pat Freck made mention that we had Nelson Peters, Allen County Commissioner, in our audience.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

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