Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
November 21, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Monday, June 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Gary Grant, Mike Aker, Brandon
Seifert, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney David
Hawk, Utility Foreman Gabe Brindle, and Derek Frederickson from Engineering
Resources. There were 14 guests and 1 reporter.
Gary Grant called the
meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept November 7, 2016 meeting minutes,
Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion to accept
November 21, 2016 general claims in the amount of $74,081.30, Brandon Seifert
seconded. All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion to introduce Ordinance
No. 16-015, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor. Consideration and adoption
were than tabled at this time.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to increase
the 2017 salary ordinance by 4%, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.
Aker made a motion to approve Section 8, Towne Square, Brandon Seifert seconded.
All in favor.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve Timber Ridge,
Section 4, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion NOT
to accept Advanced Disposal bid, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to award Republic Services the 2017 trash and
recycling bid, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.
Brandon Seifert expressed concern over the Superintendent excessive
spending. He feels every week Don comes to the Council asking for something. All
he wants to do is spend, spend, and spend. Gary Grant replied that he
understood where he is coming from, but he went a little too far. Mike
Aker told Brandon that everyone shares different opinions. But, if this is how
you feel, I hope you share this with the Superintendent.
Paul Blisk, Department of Planning Services
Ordinance No. 16-015 was introduced. This is an ordinance to update and align
the Huntertown Zoning Ordinance with the Allen County and Fort Wayne Zoning
Ordinance which would amend Chapter 152 (Planning and Development); repeal
Chapter 153(Subdivision Control); and, repeal and replace Chapter 154 (Zoning
Code). A copy of which are available for inspection and copying at the Town
Hall. If adopted, it will take effect January 1, 2017.
Louis Zimmer presented council with a proposal of a
salary increase of 4%. A.J. Arnet, utility worker, was promoted to a level 3.
Derek presented secondary plat of Towne
Square Section 8 and secondary plat Section 4 Timber Ridge.
Two bids for trash collection were opened November 7, 2016 and turned
over to Attorney David Hawk to review.
contained an obvious error as to the monthly charges, and is deficient in
failing to provide a description of the recycling services and revenue
sharing. The bid was rejected.
Republic Services was awarded the 2017 contract.
Brandon Seifert discussed with the council the thoughts of possibly
hiring a grant administrator who work exclusively on finding grants for the
Town. Also, thoughts on hiring an attorney and engineer who would receive a
salary, instead of paying them a contract.
Cathy Mittendorf presented
council with a quote for a new radio read computer used by utility worker
Tim Schobert. This quote is from Fort Wayne I.T. Solutions. Two more quotes
are needed before presented to the Utility Service Board.
1. Leaf pickup will be a little extended this year.
2. The Gump Road project is winding down.
3. The reconstruction of the Rodenbeck tile is moving along with finishing
touches finished within the next 2 months.
4. A quote for a
new bobcat was presented to Council at an upfront cost of around $34,000. A
new bobcat unit would be available at $2500 every year.
NIRCC has requested an answer from the Town for
the call of new projects yet this year.
Chris Preston, Advanced Disposal
Thank you for the
opportunity to place a bid with the Town
Dave Smith, 2729 Hunter Road
Hoping next spring Town can get with Towne Square’s homeowners association
to keep the grass mowed along Hunter Road.
Mike Aker made a motion to
adjourn, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,