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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
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.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

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.

Gary Grant made a motion to Consider Ordinance No. 16-016, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.

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.

Gary Grant made a motion to Adopt Ordinance No. 16-017, Mike Aker seconded. All in favor.

Mike Aker made a motion to authorize execution of Resolution No. 16-015, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS

Paul Blisk, Deputy Director of Planning Services
   Paul spoke 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 2017.

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.

John 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.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Tammy Smith, owner of Well Grounded Coffee Cafe, Lexy Smith, daughter and manager.
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.

COMMENTS/REPORTS

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 owner property.

Pat Freck received another flag and proclamation for the 200 year bicentennial anniversary which will be celebrated on December 11.

Mike Aker wanted to know what was going on with the flag donated by the Dickes family?

Don Papai
   1) Thanks for the 4% pay increase.
   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.
   4) Rodenbeck Tile--The county has encountered buried trees when burying manholes.
   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.

Derek Frederickson
   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.

Michael Hawk
   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.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

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.

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