Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
July 18, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike
Stamets, Mike Aker, Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also
present: Attorney David Hawk, Superintendent Donald Papai, and Engineering
Resources Derek Frederickson. There were 8 guests and 1 reporter.
Freck called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council Meeting was then closed and was opened for a Public Hearing for
Precision Laser Services Tax Abatement.
Rachel Black, Department of Planning
services, is looking for a tax abatement for Precision Laser Services, 14730
Lima road, Huntertown. This is a 7 year personal property abatement. Council
will need to sign a confirmatory Resolution to proceed.
Hearing was then closed.
Grant made a motion to accept July 5, 2016 Council Minutes, Mike Stamets
seconded. Pat Freck-yes, Gary Grant-yes, Mike Stamets-yes, Mike Aker-yes, and
Brandon Seifert-abstain. Motion carried.
Mike Aker made a motion to
accept General Claims in the amount of $101,372.99, Mike Stamets seconded. All
Gary Grant made a motion to purchase 2 stop signs at the corner
of Marble Ridge and Shale Run, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion to approve street stripping from Allen County Highway
in the amount of $7848.92, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.
Grant made a motion to approve funds for a new plow totaling no more than
$6253.00, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.
Mike Stamets made a motion to
apply for a Grant Funding for street projects, Gary Grant seconded. All in
Pat Freck presented Chris
Miller to replace Andrew Conner on the USB. Andrew sent his resignation via
email to Council President Pat Freck. Chris lives in Ravenswood. He is anxious
to support the Town and get involved. Chris's first USB meeting is Monday,
August 1, 2016 at 5:00. At the time, a new President will be elected.
Larry Niemi, President of Homeowners of
Lakes of Willow Creek, has requested the Town put up 2 stop signs at a 3 way
intersection at Marble Ridge and Shale Run. He feels traffic runs a little fast
and is concerned about children and school buses. Gary Grant has researched this
concern. Even though there has not been any accidents, he would rather be
would like to have the Area Connection Fee's lock boxed. What he means is he
would like to keep this fee kept for new growth, growth pays for growth. He has
concerns the revenue will not be saved and would like to keep the sewer only
customers at a $69 rate.
1) presented Council
with a list of potential road repair spots for 2016. When quotes come in, he
will see how much funding is available.
2) the sealed bids were
opened for the white dump truck on July 8 with Mike Aker and Mike Stamets
present. There were 3 bids with the highest coming in at $14,250.00.
3) four bids were presented for street striping and crosswalks with the lowest
bid coming in at $7842.92.
4) with sale of white dump truck, Don
has hopes of purchasing a boss v plow.
Derek Frederickson reported that
this is the last time the Council meets before the Grant deadline on July 29.
The Council was given a Town of Huntertown Pavement Asset Management Plan
Appendix C Road Treatment Summary Next 5 Years. This is a list of roads and
their current conditions. With applying for this Grant, we will have roughly
$164,000 to work with. Roads chosen are: 3 sections of Hunter Road at a cost
estimate of $57,491, 2 sections of Woods Road at a estimated cost of $69,124,
and 2 sections of Lima Road at an estimated cost of $58,264, with total cost
Dave Smith, 2729
1)Concerns about there not being a stop sign at the
Fitness Center off Carroll and Lima Roads.
2) Any thoughts on
making a walkway to the fairgrounds with the old railroad tracks.
3) Towne Square yards are full of thistles that are now in his yard.
Ashley Warren, Assistant V.P. of Farmers and Merchants State Bank.
She would like to invite the community to open house on July 27, 2016 at
John Widmann, Huntertown Heritage Days
He is still
looking for volunteers.
Mike Aker made a motion to adjourn, Mike
Stamets seconded. All in favor
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,