Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
December 19, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Monday, December 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees: Patricia Freck, Gary Grant,
Mike Stamets, and Brandon Seifert. Also present: Attorney David Hawk,
Superintendent Don Papai, and Engineering Resources Derek Frederickson. There
were 7 guests and 1 reporter.
Pat Freck called the meeting to order with
the Pledge of Allegiance.
Grant made a motion to accept Council minutes, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in
Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept General claims in the
amount of $833,323.58, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.
made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 16-018, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 16-017, Brandon Seifert
seconded. All in favor.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to adopt Resolution
No. 16-016, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion
to approve funds for the remainder of the Carroll Road project, Brandon Seifert
seconded. All in favor.
Resolution No. 16-018 was adopted. This is a resolution approving a contract for
the services of a Town Attorney.
Resolution No. 16-017 was adopted. This
is a resolution approving contract for on-call Engineering Services.
Resolution No. 16-016 was adopted. This is to transfer appropriations from
General fund to various general fund appropriations.
John Widmann, USB
1. Currently, customers pay $2.25 for
hydrant maintenance. He would like to see that fee increased to $5.00. In one
year, it would bring in an additional $115,000.
2. He would
like to see 2 employees hired to exercise and maintain hydrants.
3. The sewage treatment plant will be on line and running in 13 months. John
would like to see 2 employees hired after the first of the year and get them
familiar to what they are going to be doing in the future.
Huntertown currently does not have permit fees for home building or add ons. Don
Papai came up with a package of possible different permits that could be used.
John feels there is free, untapped revenue, for the Town.
Mike Stamets received information from Stacy
Gorsuch concerning Title 6. There is a list of information needed to be
completed. There is also a Resolution of Huntertown to appoint a Title 6
coordinator. Rosemary Scheele is taking this job. This has been tabled until
January 3, 2017 meeting.
Gary Grant apologized for speaking to reporter
about a wellness day put into the 2017 salary ordinance. It was never approved
last year, so there was not carry over.
spoke of the recent snow adventure of 7 inches. He makes the judgement call of
when to start plowing. If you plow too early, you might be going back out later.
There are 7 workers and 7 plows. Most of the workers had 8 - 10 hours of
Derek is ready to put
closure to the discussion of the federal funded project with NIRCC. The 2
projects are the remainder of Carroll Road and a trail project. He would like to
know after looking at the money the Town has available, which project to move
forward on. Carroll Road was selected.
Pat Freck reported that Huntertown
was successful in obtaining permanent funding for the sewer plant and the EQ
Basin. Bonds were sold and AIB Bank was the successful bidder with an interest
rate of 2.75%. State Revolving Fund funded the WWTP with an interest rate of 2%.
Dave Smith, Hunter Road
A few weeks ago, his neighbor’s house was broken into during the middle of the
day. Quite a bit was stolen. He feels we need to put more money into extra
Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Mike Stamets seconded.
All in favor.
Cathy Mittendorf, Clerk Treasurer Patricia M. Freck,