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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
April 4, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held on Monday, April 4, 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 David Hawk, Superintendent Don Papai, Engineering Resources, Derek Frederickson, and Resource Officer Brandon Reichert. There were 16 guests and 1 reporter.

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

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Dave Garman made a motion to accept March 21, 2016 Minutes, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to accept General Claims in the amount of $40,573.40, Dave Garman seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion for allow for 2 waivers as requested by Ara Tazian for the Cottages of Coves of Carroll Crrrek to allow a minimum of 10 feet between duplex buildings, to allow a minimum of 25 feet for front yard setback, Dave Garman seconded. All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS

Don Papai is waiting on another quote for the signal maintenance agreement at the Preserves and Carroll Creek. Quote should be available by our next meeting on the 18th of April.

Aza Tazian, Carroll Cove LLC
   He is the developer of Coves of Carroll Creek condo project. Fifty units are completed. There is land to the east, Cottages of the Coves of Carroll Creek, that they would like to change the layout. There are 21 duplex buildings with 42 units. They are asking Huntertown for a waiver ordinance to allow for minimum side width between 2 units and a reduction in the front yard setback.

Pat Freck would like to make an announcement that there will be a Public Meeting on the Land Use Ordinance, to align with County, on April 27 at 5:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

OLD BUSINESS

There has been ongoing discussion with Lancia Homes and Ric Zehr on Huntertown waiving their $2000 area connection fees for them. Pat Freck asked for a motion to approve, none received. The ordinance will stand as is, with no waiving on these fees.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Dave Garman would like to see a resolution made to lock in the money received from area connection fees for further growth. Dave Hawk spoke with our Bond Counselor who reported the bonds would look more attractive if funds received are available in the operating funds.

Pat Freck reported that last Friday the Town closed on the BAN for the wastewater treatment plant. The USB met last Saturday and provided the notice to proceed to contractors. This is a 2 year construction loan at 1.8% interest rate. We will pursue a SRF Loan at some point in the future.

Don Papai
   1) New tires were put on the bobcat at a cost of $1134.71.
   2) J & K Radios have released us from their contract. Don has ordered cell phones from Verizon. Council had approved this with the stipulation that the phones would not be used for personal use.
   3) The 2005 Ford 350 flatbed is in some need of repairs with an estimate of $1257.46.
   4) A water audit is required by May 27.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Chris Watt, Lancia Homes
   Ordinance No. 15-006, section 6, $2000 shall be paid on any new connections. Can you define new?

John Brimner, 3932 Carroll Road
   He was the not aware there was going to be a waiver for Tazian's development. He had just received notice there was going to be a public notice. There are homeowners east that may be affected by this waiver.

Gary Grant made a motion to adjourn, Dave Garman seconded. All in favor.

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