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Town of Huntertown
 
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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.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Brandon Seifert 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 Seifert seconded.

NEW BUSINESS

Cathy Mittendorf 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 review.

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 administered.

Jim Smith, Republic Services
   Jim reported that they had collected 2300.93 tons of trash and 384.29 tons of recycling for the year of 2015.

Jay Stankiewicz
   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.

Council approved Derek Frederickson to send a letter to Planning Services to allow MS Trucking to be rezoned on Plank Street.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Dave 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.
Construction 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 Timber Ridge.


PUBLIC COMMENTS

Jamie Lancia, Lancia Homes
   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.

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