Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
December 5, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Patricia Freck, Gary Grant,
Mike Stamets, Mike Aker, and Branden Seifert. Also present: Attorney Michael
Hawk, Superintendent Don Papai, and Derek Frederickson from Engineering
Resources. There were 16 guests and 1 reporter.
Pat Freck called the
meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept Council Minutes, Mike Aker seconded.
All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion to accept December 5, 2016 general
claims in the amount of $41,085.78, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion to Consider Ordinance No. 16-015, Mike Stamets
seconded. All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion to Adopt Ordinance No.
16-015, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion to
Introduce Ordinance No. 16-016, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.
Grant made a motion to Consider Ordinance No. 16-016, Mike Aker seconded. All in
Gary Grant made a motion to Adopt Ordinance No. 16-016, Mike Aker
seconded. All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion to Introduce Ordinance
No. 16-017, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.
Mike Aker made a motion to
Consider Ordinance No. 16-017, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.
Grant made a motion to Adopt Ordinance No. 16-017, Mike Aker seconded. All in
Mike Aker made a motion to authorize execution of Resolution No.
16-015, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Paul Blisk, Deputy Director of Planning Services
briefly on Land Use Ordinance that was presented. This ordinance repeals,
aligns, and updates an 1970's ordinance. This will become effective January 1,
2017. Ordinance 16-015 amends chapter 152, repeal chapter 153, and replaces
chapter 154 of the Town of Huntertown, State of Indiana. This ordinance was
considered and adopted.
Ordinance 16-016 was introduced, considered, and
adopted. This ordinance and resolution provides for the payment of salaries of
elected officials and other employees of the Town of Huntertown for fiscal year
Derek met with a working group last week to talk about the NIRCC
projects and what funds might be available. Derek was asked to put together an
expense schedule with all the projects we have going on. Also, take all the
projects we are thinking about and how much money would be available in any
given calendar year for the next 5 years. There are 9 projects the Town has
talked about. Lima Road and Carroll Road are already committed. On the books
are: paving the remainder of Carroll Road, a trail project, Woods Road, Hunter
Street, Apollo Drive, Gemini Drive, and Mercury Lane. Money needed in MVH
January 1 in that calendar year are: 2017-$219,000, 2018-$275,000,
2019-$250,000, 2020-$400,000, 2021-$300,000, and 2022-1.4 million.
Widmannís , USB, term is up the end of this year. The term is for 3 years. Pat
Freck received three applications. This is an executive appointment, so she
makes the decision. Jim Fortman was chosen for the 2017 - 2019 term.
Tammy Smith, owner of Well Grounded Coffee Cafe, Lexy Smith, daughter and
The cafe opened February of 2013. They offer different types of
coffees, salads, breakfast sandwiches, soups, and homemade baked goods. They
would like to get more exposure for their shop and were hoping to get a
better sign out.
Gary Grant received a couple of emails from residents about a big brush
pile that rats have been seen coming in and out of. This is at the corner of
Lima and Gump Road. Don Papai will check to see if this is the state or land
Pat Freck received another flag and proclamation for
the 200 year bicentennial anniversary which will be celebrated on December
Mike Aker wanted to know what was going on with the flag donated by the
1) Thanks for the 4% pay
2) Leaf pickup is finished for the year.
3) Work on Gump Road has been stopped for the winter. If the winter is mild,
work could start back up as early as February or March.
Rodenbeck Tile--The county has encountered buried trees when burying
5) Don explained that he is not all about spending
money. He feels he is not doing his job if he doesn't bring to the attention
to the Council where we stand with equipment repairs and needs.
1. WWTP is on time and budget
2. Derek and Don have been working on the standards for the upcoming
Ordinance. A draft is now available to look at.
Resolution No. 16-015 was presented. Authorizing execution of residential
solid waste collection contract.
Ordinance No. 16-017 was
presented. Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 02-002. An Ordinance regulating
solid waste collection.
Dave Smith, 2729 Hunter Road
He is very upset about the
appointment of Jim Fortman to the USB.
Brandon Seifert made motion to
adjourn, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,