Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
March 7, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana
was held on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Mike
Stamets, Dave Garman, and Brandon Seifert. Also present: Attorney David Hawk,
Superintendent Don Papai, Derek Frederickson, Engineering Resources, Jay
Stankiewicz, DLZ, and Resource Officer Brandon Reichert. There were 21 guests
and 1 reporter.
made a motion to approve February 16, 2016 Council Minutes, Mike Stamets
seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Stamets made a motion to approve General
Claims in the amount of $76,761.40, Dave Garman seconded. Motion carried.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to authorize Clerk Treasurer to proceed with
picking an insurance plan for employee health insurance renewal, Dave Garman
seconded. Motion carried.
Dave Garman made a motion to approve waiving 33
Fort Wayne area connection fees for lots in Towne Square, Section 8, Brandon
presented Council with different insurance plans for Town employees. Council
approved to let Cathy proceed with making a decision on what plan to use.
Derek Frederickson spoke on the ERU waivers policy for sanitary sewer
connection fees. Huntertown has an Ordinance which states any new customer is
subject to a $2000 area connection fee (ACF). The Inter local agreement between
Huntertown and City of Fort Wayne states new customers are subject to a $2000
Fort Wayne ACF. Some connections are not covered by the inter local agreement
for the ACF. These are developments approved prior to 11/24/15. Derek would like
the Town to consider adopting a Resolution on how to manage and allocate the 240
Fort Wane ERC'S. This will help the utility office when developers come in to
pull a permit for sewer connections. David Hawk will prepare a resolution for
Derek reported that Towne Square, section 8 can't submit a permit
to state until they get a signed capacity allocation letter from Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne won't sign a letter until they hear decision on how waivers are being
Jim Smith, Republic Services
that they had collected 2300.93 tons of trash and 384.29 tons of recycling for
the year of 2015.
The Town had requested
additional federal funds for the Gump Road. He received word late last week from
NIRRC, that the Town was approved for additional $450,000 which will allow the
project to move forward. Jay is not sure what the Towns anticipated costs moving
forward. There is a potential for an additional $25,000 federal funds. Jay will
be contacting Susan Worsham, Program Coordinator, to see about reimbursement of
Carroll Road right of way, which is significant with an 80% payback.
Pat Freck would like a council member to attend the Carroll Road meeting with
Jay and Don Papai. It is a quarterly meeting lasting around 15 minutes.
Jay is working on a supplemental agreement for the Gump Road project. There will
be additional charges for the storm sewer modification.
Derek Frederickson to send a letter to Planning Services to allow MS Trucking to
be rezoned on Plank Street.
Garman made mention of the change in the meeting dates for the USB. He has
concerns of the Clerk Treasurer paying invoices late. There is a resolution
stating Clerk does not need USB approval to make payments of claims as they meet
once a month.
Don Papai reported that the Gump Road water main that was
located was a find for Huntertown also. It is now on the map.
has started on the tile at Willow Creek which will come thru Cedar Canyon
property burrowing under Cedar Canyon Road running ditch line to Gump Road.
Dave Hawk met with Roger Delagrange who will be presenting the Platt for
They currently have 52 lots directly affected by
Huntertown's ACF. They are not happy to incur the Huntertown $2000 fee.
Dave Smith, 2729 Hunter Road
Why should we cater to developers?
Ryan Hand, 2114 Hathaway
He is questioning the conflict
using Town Attorney, David Hawk, for services for the Town Council and USB?
Sarah Garman, 1928 Mill Stream
She states we need to be
looking out for developers.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn,
Mike Stamets seconded. Motion carried.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,