Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
March 21, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
Pat Freck called the meeting to order with the
Pledge of Allegiance.
made a motion to approve March 7, 2016 meeting minutes, Mike Stamets seconded.
Pat Freck-yes, Gary Grant-abstain, Mike Stamets-yes, Dave Garman-yes, and
Brandon Seifert-yes. Motion carried.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to
approve General Claims in the amount of $90,803.90, Gary Grant seconded. Motion
Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept Resolution No. 16-008,
Gary Grant seconded. Motion carried. This Resolution is Regarding Permitted
Waivers of the Area Connection Fees.
Dave Garman made a motion to allow
Clerk Treasurer to transfer money from Lake City Bank to Farmers and Merchants
Resolution No. 16-008 was
presented to Council regarding permitted waivers of area connection fees.
Jamie Lancia and Ric Zehr spoke to the
Council. They are concerned with paying Huntertown's area connection fee, plus
the $2000 required by Fort Wayne. Lancia has roughly 53 lots, 26 sold. Zehr has
103 lots, around 25 sold. Each builder also has lots that are not sold, but
already advertised. They would like to have the sold lots grandfathered in.
Dave Garman questioned whether we could grandfather them in but charge a capital
surcharge. Council will try to meet to see how they can proceed with this.
Brandon Seifert presented a letter from the Allen County Democrat Party
stating that Andrew Conner is not a registered Democrat. Brandon would like
Council to remove him from the Utility Service Board. David Hawk states Andrew
Conner was certified by a prior democratic chairman, and is not in violation.
Mr. Hawk will research this further.
Cathy asked for approval to move funds from
Lake City Bank to Farmers and Merchants Bank. Jeff Gump has offered to match the
rate of 0.40%. This will be putting money back into our hometown bank.
1) Lab is now in the field office. This will be
ideally located with all the projects going on. Don will spend time in the Town
Hall and the field office.
2) Don is working on getting a quote
on replacing the bobcat. It would be an initial $17,000 up front and then every
year after that it would be replaced with a new unit for $1,500.
3) Gary Grant and Don have been speaking with Verizon Wireless on replacing town
radio's with with cellular phones. The cost difference between the two is
Dave Smith, 2729 Hunter Road
1) He doesn't hate all
2) He feels like some of Huntertown is getting
3) Brandon Seifert, why do you still mess with
4) The lots that are not sold should pay the
area connection fee.
Sarah Garman, 1928 Millstream
Where are we at with SRF loan at this point?
2 Wanted to
express her dislike of her utility bill being $213.
Gary Grant made a
motion to adjourn, Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion carried.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,