Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
October 3, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Mike Aker, Brandon
Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney David
Hawk, Superintendent Don Papai, Derek Frederickson from Engineering Resources,
Bill Boyle from DLZ, and Resource officer Brandon Reichert. There were 9 guests
and 1 reporter.
Pat Freck called the meeting to order with the Pledge of
Brandon Seifert made
a motion to accept September 19, 2016 meeting minutes, Mike Aker seconded. All
Mike Aker made a motion to accept October 3, 2016 General claims
in the amount of $458,861.09, and $1,934.13, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in
Mike Aker made a motion to introduce Ordinance No. 16-012, Brandon
Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion to approve LPA
consulting contact, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
recessed the Council meeting to go into the Public Meeting for next years
Budget. Clerk passed out Budget form # 3 to audience. Council President asked if
there were any questions? There were no questions, so Pat Freck closed the
Public Meeting to reconvene the Council meeting.
Dan Avery, executive director of NIRCC
Mr. Avery spoke to the Council
about possible street projects and trails. Earlier this year, NIRCC sent out a
call for projects for cities and towns. NIRCC has 2 primary responsibilities:
transportation planning and development, and community planning and development.
NIRCC receives approximately 10 million dollars a year for roadway projects. It
takes 5 years or longer from the time you consider a project until when it may
start. Right now, money is programmed out to 2020 - 2021 for major projects. He
is requesting the town to come up with a list of what they might like to
consider for future projects.
David Hawk presented Council with Ordinance
No. 16-012. This ordinance is to amend ordinance No. 09-005 regarding weeds,
noxious plants and other rank vegetation. Administrative fee is $50 with a$75
hour mowing fee. Section 10 has been changed to send repeat offenders only their
first certified letter. Ordinance was introduced, and then tabled, until next
Republic Services received a certified letter stating we
are canceling their contract. An ad will be placed in the 2 Fort Wayne
Newspapers, October 12 and October 19, stating the Town will be taking bids.
Specifications for bids will be available at the Town Hall. Bids must in by 6:00
p.m.on November 7, 2016.
Partin, President of Web Graphics
Rick started his business on October 1,
1996, 20 years ago.
He has 6 employees including himself, enjoying working on
a smaller scale.
His business specializes mostly with labels and packaging.
Most customers are from the Midwest, with a few in the Houston area.
Mike Aker would like the public to know
there is County Night Out in Huntertown this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Come and meet
your county commissioners and other elected officials at the Huntertown Fire
Brandon Seifert is excited to hear that the USB will be
working on getting a budget together and excited to be working together as a
1. The street sweeper is finished and
ready to be picked up. The water pump and belt were replaced at a cost of
2. The Hathaway Road barn roofing is completed at a
cost of $2328.00
3. The 2005 Ford super duty and 2002 Ford 550
have had needed repairs at the cost of $4666.11.
4. Don will be
getting a quote for the 2006 Chevy 2500.
WWTP is on schedule and budget.
2. Derek passed out a summary of what
what discussed from the exploratory committee. Carroll Road tops the list as the
most in need.
3. The Land Use Ordinance is being updated replacing a
few things. Outdated items will be pulled out and put into the Standard Manual
which you can find on Huntertown's website. This needs to be completed as it
comes into effect the first of the year.
4. With on-call Services ,
Engineering Resources was not to exceed $30,000. As of 8/16/16, the firm had
billed the full amount. An additional $15,000 is requested.
NIRCC has been a huge benefit to the Carroll Road project
when they funded $450,000, in addition to what INDOT had funded. David Hawk has
reviewed and gave him the signed agreement for the construction engineering.
Everything is tracking to a January 19, 2017 letting. Dan now has a signed title
sheet which will allow him to make a submission to INDOT. Bids will be open on
Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Mike Aker seconded.
All in favor.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,