Town of Huntertown
15617 Lima Road, Huntertown, Indiana 46748
(260) 637-5058 Email email@example.com
Web Site: www.huntertown.org
Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
Gary Grant made a motion to nominate Mike Aker for President of the council. Mike Aker accepted and Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion to accept the minutes for the December 19, 2016 meeting. Pat Freck seconded. All in favor.
Pat Freck made a motion to accept the general claims in the amount of $55,765.14. Gary Grant seconded. All in favor.
Gary Grant made a motion to accept the changes to the Huntertown Standards and Specifications to the town manual. Resolution 17-001. Pat Freck seconded. All in favor.
Pat Freck made a motion to accept Resolution 17-002 making Rosemary Scheele the Title VI Coordinator and accept the Title VI associated documents. Brandon Seifert seconded. All in favor.
Pat Freck suggested that the council put together a committee to review the Cyber Security of the towns computer systems. Pat Freck suggested Derek Frederickson and Mike Hawk serve on it because of their experience. Pat Freck and Mike Stamets will also serve representing the council.
Mike Stamets questioned a census that was to be completed regarding annexation. Don Papai and Derek Frederickson already complied to the request.
Mike Aker asked about an e-mail received from Joe DePrisco requesting to meet with a council member about questions he had concerning what Huntertown had to offer businesses. Brandon Seifert is to arrange to meet and discuss those issues with Joe.
Mike Aker announced that Cathy Mittendorf will be resigning effective 1/6/17. A Clerk Treasurer will be elected at a caucus on 1/7/17 at Republican Headquarters.
Don Papai had nothing to report.
Dave Hawk made everyone aware that annually the American Legal Publishing will have a link to the updated ordinances for 2016. It will be published on the Huntertown website when completed.
Open Floor to Comments
John Widman, Classic Heights- Said that the cleaning of the offices was being performed at a rate of $60.00 per hour. He stated that that was too much. Gary Grant is to look back at the minutes that this was discussed. He was under the impression the cleaning was to be performed on straight time. The council will revisit this issue at another date to discuss continuing using our employees or take bids to have the cleaning outsourced.
John stated that the current bills have a hydrant fee of $2.25. He questioned if that fee was going into a “hydrant fee” account. Brandon Seifert stated that we do have a hydrant fund that the fee was put into, but would verify that. He stated that if the fee were increased the town would be able to justify another employee. It was discussed and taken under advisement, however, it would increase the utility bill. It was discussed that was not something to consider now.
John brought up that we have an employee who is receiving pay for a certification that he has not completed yet. Pat Freck and Gary Grant responded that that was due to “grandfathering” in of another employee and needed to be done for fairness.
John was asked why he had not brought these issues forward at a council
or USB meeting during the time he served. He stated he had discussed
privately with members but agreed that he had not brought it to any forum.
He questioned the town’s ability to require work done on the town’s
property be at the towns discretion. Gary Grant discussed that authorized
personnel of Huntertown can allow, or not, any person or company to perform
work on its property. Brandon cited an incident that happened approximately
2 years ago when he was a driver for a construction company.
Gary Grant made the motion to adjourn. Pat Freck seconded. All in favor.