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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
March 6, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. In attendance were: Council members Gary Grant, Brandon Seifert and Mike Stamets. Also present were: Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai; Huntertown Resource Officer Brandon Reichert; and Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith. Also in attendance were five (5) guests and one (1) reporter. Absent: Council President Mike Aker and council member Patricia Freck; Clerk-treasurer Ryan Schwab; and Derek Frederickson with Engineering Resources Inc.

Gary Grant called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 21, 2017 meeting. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve the general claims dated March 6, 2017. Gary Grant seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve invoices to be paid to Engineering Resources Inc. for on-call engineering services. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve a payment of dues to the Indiana ADA & Title VI Coordinators Association in the amount of $50 ($25 per person) to have councilman Mike Stamets and Utility Office Manager Rosemary Scheele represent the town as members. Gary Grant seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Council was to discuss the 2017 budget for the Utility Service Board. With Clerk-treasurer Ryan Schwab absent and no members of the utility service board present, the item was pushed to a future meeting.

Board members discussed using an outside source to clean-up the town’s bank accounts and give Clerk-Treasurer Ryan Schwab a clean slate. No action was taken.

OLD BUSINESS

NONE

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

NONE

COUNCIL REPORTS

Brandon Seifert expressed his frustration with the Utility Service Board not presenting a budget to the town council..

Brandon Seifert asked about the new Brownstone subdivision approved for construction on Shoaff Road. Seifert was concerned that the subdivision is currently scheduled for just 52 lots when the original plan had 150 lots. Town Attorney Dave Hawk said the 52 lots represent the first section of the development and that 150 lots are still planned.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve a payment of dues to the Indiana ADA & Title VI Coordinators Association in the amount of $50 ($25 per person) to have councilman Mike Stamets and Utility Office Manager Rosemary Scheele represent the town as members. Gary Grant seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

REPORTS

Huntertown Resource Officer Brandon Reichert reported on road closures for Gump Road, between Coldwater Road and State Road 3 were going to begin on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Clerk-treasurer Ryan Schwab was absent.

Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai reported that the Carroll Road reconstruction project has begun. He said that the contractor, E&B Paving, is attempting to complete the project during the period of time when school is not in session. Works includes storm drain improvements, adding sidewalks, adding new signals and lighting, reconstruction of a portion of the road and a mill and resurface on another section of the road.

Papai, on behalf of Derek Frederickson with Engineering Resources Inc., provided the council with an update on the progress of the wastewater treatment plant project. The project is 53 percent complete and remains on schedule and on budget.

Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith had no report.
Brandon Seifert asked Hawk about the recent news of the Byron Health Center moving its location and wondered about the property-tax impact for the town. Hawk said that since the company is not-for-profit, the town did not receive any tax revenue. Seifert asked about whether the town would receive property tax revenue from a future property owner, Hawk confirmed that would be the case.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Dave Smith, a resident at 2729 Hunter Road suggested that the town put a 4-way stop at the intersection of Coldwater Road and Cedar Canyons Road because of the amount of traffic that will flow through that intersection while portions of adjacent Gump Road are under construction. Smith noted that there are already a number of traffic problems at that intersection. Gary Grant and Brandon Reichert each stated that the road is a County Road and that the process of changing from a light to a stop sign would have to go through Allen County.

Smith also asked about a home on Hunter Road that has sat empty for four years. Reichert said that a local bank has gained possession of the home and is working to clean it up for resale.

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

Next Council meeting of the Huntertown Town Council is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Attest:_____________________________   __________________________________
           Mike Aker,                                           Ryan Schwab,
           President                                             Clerk Treasurer