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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
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 Allegiance.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept September 19, 2016 meeting minutes, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor

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 favor.

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.

Pat Freck 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.

NEW BUSINESS

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 council meeting.

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.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Rick 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.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

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 Department.

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 group.

Don Papai
  1.  The street sweeper is finished and ready to be picked up. The water pump and belt were replaced at a cost of $1206.81.
  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.

Derek Frederickson
  1. 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.

John Nelson, DLZ
   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 January 19.

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

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