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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 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.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Gary Grant made a motion to accept Council minutes, Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to accept General claims in the amount of $833,323.58, Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.

Brandon Seifert 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.


NEW BUSINESS

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.

NEW BUSINESS

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.
   4. 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.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

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.

Don Papai
   He 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 overtime.

Derek Frederickson
   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%.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

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 patrol.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn, Mike Stamets seconded. All in favor.

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