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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Council approved Ordinance No. 16-009
allowing additional stop signs for Lakes of Willow Creek.
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.
Confirmatory Resolution was signed as a follow up for the tax abatement for
Precision Laser Services.
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
Derek Frederickson reported that the Street Grant
application was sent last week. We should hear something from the state by
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
Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Mike Stamets
seconded. All in favor.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,