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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 16, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Mike Stamets, Dave Garman, and Brandon Seifert. Also present: Attorney Michael Hawk, Utility Foreman Gabe Brindle, and Resource Officer Brandon Seifert.

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

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve February 1, 2016 Council Minutes, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

Mike Stamets made a motion to accept General Claims in the amount of $121,005.72, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to authorize the Utility Service Board to waive area connection fees, Resolution No. 16-001, Dave Garman seconded. Pat Freck-no, Mike Stamets-no, Dave Garman-no, and Brandon Seifert-no.

Dave Garman made a motion to waive and area connection fees from Huntertown and 1 ERU from City of Fort Wayne for the Huntertown Family Park, Mike Stamets seconded. Motion carried.


NEW BUSINESS

Pat Freck discussed with the Council concerning Resolution 16-001 authorizing the USB to waive area connection fee. After a vote, it was voted the Town Council will reserve the right on waiving the area connection fees.

Derek Frederickson, Engineering Resources made some suggestions to the Council
   1) Waivers are granted, 1st come, 1st served basis. Huntertown would still collect $2000 per connection. This means the Town will keep $480,000 before waivers run out. When waivers run out, every applicant is subject to both the Huntertown and Fort Wayne area connection fee.
   2) When Fort Wayne waivers run out, consider waiving Huntertown's ACF until the plant is built so that no builder will pay more than 1 area connection fee. No vote was taken as Council would like more discussion with Derek.

Pat Freck would like to waive 1 sewer connection fee and use I of the ERU'S granted to Huntertown from City of Fort Wayne to the Friends of Huntertown Park.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Pat Freck, Rosemary Scheele, and Cathy Mittendorf will be meeting with Jody Kinsey, USI, to get quotes on employee insurance. We will also be meeting with an agent from United Health Care on Wednesday for additional quotes.

Dave Garman asked Gabe Brindle how much snow needs to fall before there is snow removal. He has had some calls from concerned residents. The Town follows what Allen County does involving snow plowing or dropping down salt.

Pat Freck has asked Clerk to provide Council with a Fund & Appropriation report at the first council meeting each month.

Gary Grant has been asked for some anti-harassment training from the USB. He is not able to provide this until he is back to work.

The Personnel Manuel has not been updated since December of 2011. Pat would like the Council to review and make any comments.

Cathy Mittendorf advised the Town Council that a sufficient petition has been filed and presented to the Allen County Election Board for the abolishment of the Huntertown Utility Service Board at the next election.

Pat Freck asked Gabe Brindle about the water boiling up a curb box on Charger Court. Gabe reported the end of the water line was installed incorrectly. Huntertown is responsible for the repair.

Mike Hawk reporting they have been meeting bi-weekly with the Planning Department on the Land Use Ordinance.

Dave Garman questioned if there was an Ordinance for yards that have trash in the yard.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Steve Fortriede, Huntertown Family Park
   There have been 2 building seasons for the Park. So far, they have accomplished a walk path, amphitheater, pavilions, and a dog park. They are always looking for donations and appreciate the gift from Huntertown. This will help with getting water, sewer, and electric. They have spent roughly $72,000 and have an additional $72,000 in the bank.

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

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