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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 17, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held On Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Pat Freck, Gary Grant, Mike Stamets, Brandon Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney David Hawk, Tim Schubert, utility worker, Derek Frederickson from Engineering Resources, and Resource Officer Brandon Reichert. There were 8 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 October 3, 2016 meeting minutes, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to accept October 17, 2016 General Claims in the amount of $91,548.13, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve 2017 Fire Territory Budget, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve Capital expenses of $584,000 for the purchase of a new engine rescue, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to consider Ordinance No. 16-012, an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 09-005 regarding weeds, noxious plants and other rank vegetation of the Town of Huntertown, Indiana. Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 16-012, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to introduce Ordinance No. 16-011, for the 2017 budget, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to consider Ordinance No. 16-011, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to adopt Ordinance No.16-011, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

Gary Grant made a motion to approve Engineering Resources requested increase of $15,000, to continue on-call services for the remainder of 2016, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS

James McIntosh, Perry Township Trustee
   Council was presented with a general territory budget and also a special Fire protection territory equipment replacement. He is working on a 5, 10, 20 year plan to contain costs and still maintain fire protection. There is a rescue truck and an engine pumper truck that he would like replace to purchase a new truck. This new piece of equipment pumps water, carries hoses, ladders, and will carry medications at a cost of $584,000.

The Tall grass and weed ordinance16-012, was considered and adopted by council.

Pat Freck presented council with the 2017 budget. Budget was introduced, considered, and adopted.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Joseph DePrisco, AdapTek Techologies
   Mr. DePrisco started ATI, Advanced Technology, Inc. as a one person shop owner. He travels to facilities and makes them more competitive. Machines are made that make things work, such as fuel injectors, medical equipment, and diabetic test kits. In 1994, API Alliance was started. Customers requested that since they did such a good job on the assembly line, could they also develop product?
In 1998, Automated Laser was formed. This company works with medical facilities.
Later, Northern Apex was created. This is an automated tracking company.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

Derek Frederickson
   1. There was a public hearing for the Land Use Ordinance last week. The planning commission then closed the hearing, and will make recommendations to the council. Some language in the current ordinance will be gone and placed into the standard Manual. A draft will be presented to council and USB at the first meeting in November.
   2. Derek presented a request to increase their professional on call services agreement in the amount of $15,000.

David Hawk
   1) Bids for the trash collection contract will be opened at next Council meeting.
   2) Pat Freck asked if we had replied back to Stella's Alterations lawyer.


PUBLIC COMMENTS

Dave Smith,
   Just wanted to say thanks for council's help solving his problem with his yard.

Brandon Reichert
   Don't call him about a received weed ordinance.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.

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