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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
August 1, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A Meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Mike Aker, Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney Carrie Gutman, Superintendent Don Papai, Derek Frederickson from Engineering Resources, and Resource Officer, Brandon Reichert. There was 1 reporter, and 8 guests.

Gary Grant called the meeting to order with the Pledge Of Allegiance


COUNCIL ACTIONS

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve July 18, 2016 Council Minutes, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.

Mike Stamets made a motion to approve General Claims in the amount of $59,362.34, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 16-008, Mike Aker seconded. This Ordinance is from the Allen County Planning Commission for rezoning of MS Truck Sales and Service. All in favor.

Mike Stamets made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 16-007, Mike Aker seconded. This ordinance amends No. 05-004 Regulating Traffic within the Town of Huntertown.
All in favor.

Mike Stamets made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 16-014, Brandon Seifert seconded. This is a Confirmatory Resolution Application for Precision Laser Services.
All in favor.

Mike Aker made a motion to purchase a 1995 Trailer mounted Leaf Vac for $8,000, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS

Bill Hartman, Allen County Highway Department, presented Gump Road change order #2. A fence will need to be erected on the Russell property with a cost to Huntertown of around $10,000. This request was tabled as there are questions and concerns, and the Attorney and Council President were absent from the Council Meeting

Dan Holmes, Friends of Huntertown Park
   Dan gave an update on the status of the park. Construction of the park started 2 years ago. So far, the park includes a 1 mile walking trail, 2 picnic area with grills, an amphitheater seating 350 to 400 people, and 2 pavilions. Future projects include: sand volleyball, portable ice skating rink, and restrooms. Dan said the park is blessed to have all the contractor and individual volunteers. Retail cost at this point is around $400,000, and all of this has been done spending only $90,000. An individual has stepped forward saying if the Town can raise $50,000, they will donate $25,000 to the park.

Derek Frederickson presented Council with a document to sign from the County Surveyors office. There is an existing drain tile on Hathaway Road that discharges into the Geller ditch. The tile must be reconstructed for the new WWTP.

Allen County Planning department presented Council with Ordinance No. 16-008. This rezoning request for MS Truck Sales and Service was approved by Planning Department with recommendation for the Town Council to accept.

OLB BUSINESS

Council approved Ordinance No. 16-009 allowing additional stop signs for Lakes of Willow Creek.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Clerk Treasurer
   Cathy would like to recognize and thank Betty Lavachek. She has approached over 50 businesses in Huntertown asking for donations for new holiday decorations for the street poles. So far, $1,690 has been collected.

A Confirmatory Resolution was signed as a follow up for the tax abatement for Precision Laser Services.

Don Papai
   Don explained that Allen County jumped the gun and did street striping on Hathaway Road West. This was not part of the accepted quote of $7,848.92. County is now asking for an additional $1,023.60. This additional payment has been tabled by Council by now.

Don has requested Council to approve a 1995 Leaf Vac for a cost of $8,000. This unit has a hydraulic dump which will save considerable time.

Derek Frederickson reported that the Street Grant application was sent last week. We should hear something from the state by next month.

John Nelson, DLZ
   John reported that they are close to the finish line on the Carroll Road project. Letting is set for January 19, 2017. Groundbreaking is anticipated 60 days after bids are opened. This will be a single year project with ribbon cutting around late 2017.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

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