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

A meeting of the Town Council of Huntertown, Indiana was held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney David Hawk, Utility Foreman Gabe Brindle, and Derek Frederickson from Engineering Resources. There was 1 reporter and 5 guests.

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

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Gary Grant made a motion to approve May 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve May 11, 2016 Special Meeting minutes, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

Mike Stamets made a motion to approve General Claims in the amount of $108,881.32, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS

Jenny McComb, head of Heritage Days
   She is planning an extra nice festival to celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial. There will be a 3 day carnival on August 4, 5, and 6. They have already spent $12,000 and will need an additional $10,000. Jenny would like to know what the Town can do for her. Gary Grant stated the standard donation has been $500. He would like to increase it this year to $1000. The Council will take it under advisement and get back with Jenny, as there are expenses coming up to replace the Town’s holiday’s signs.

   Pat Freck received a letter from the president of the homeowners association at Lakes of Willow Creek. They would like to have a stop sign at Marble Ridge and Shale Run Pathway. This is a school bus stop. They are concerned for the safety of the children. He feels the sign will slow the traffic down. Gary Grant is going to pull an accident report to check out the accident history. He will report back to the Council before they proceed further.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Gary Grant reported that a caucus was held on Saturday, May 14, to fill Dave Garman's spot on the Council. Mike Aker was chosen. He will be gone for 2 weeks and then be sworn in by the Clerk Treasurer.

Cathy Mittendorf presented Council with a brochure on an Epson projector to be used in the meeting room. The Council approved the purchase.

Gabe Brindle
   1) Reported that they are working with Engineering Resources to develop a scope of the area streets that were selected for repair.
   2) The 2004 F550 dump truck is for sale and they will be taking sealed bids. Minimum bid is $9000.
   3) There is a lot of work going on right now and they would like Council to consider hiring part time help

Derek Frederickson
   The Town conducted a public meeting with the County at the Town Hall on April 27th to discuss the changes to the Town’s land use ordinance. Derek is anticipating the draft ordinance to be completed in the next few weeks. Two public meetings will be conducted at Huntertown School. No dates are scheduled as of yet, but meeting dates are planned for June and July. A notice will be included with the June’s utility bills.

David Hawk reported that he received a final order of dismissal from the DNR filed on May 10, 2016. We are now in good shape.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Dave Smith, 2729 Hunter Road
   He is upset that the county has dumped 10 loads of dirt in Towne Square, and he is not getting helped with his yard.

Betty Lavachek, 2127 Myers Drive
   Why is Don Papai not attending the Council meetings?

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