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Town of Huntertown
 
15617 Lima Road, Huntertown, Indiana 46748
(260) 637-5058   Email info@huntertown.org
Web Site: www.huntertown.org

Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
May 15, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. In attendance were: council members Gary Grant, Brandon Seifert and Mike Stamets. Also present were: Clerk-Treasurer Ryan Schwab; Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai; Huntertown Resource Officer Brandon Reichart; Derek Frederickson of Engineering Resources Inc.; and Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith. Also in attendance were eight (8) members of the public, and one (1) reporter. Absent was council president Mike Aker and council member Patricia Freck.

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

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Mike Stamets made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 1, 2017 meeting. Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve the general claims. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Mike Stamets made a motion to appoint Brad Hite to the Utility Service Board. Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Mike Stamets made a motion to approve an inter-local agreement with Allen County concerning improvements to Lima Road. Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve a cost estimate request in the amount of $200 for a Partial Special Census. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

Mike Stamets made a motion to approve a professional services agreement with Christopher D. Folland as outlined in a letter sent to the town by Folland. Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Jim Smith of Republic Services reported that the town earned $795.30 through the recycling revenue share agreement between the company and the town. Gary Grant said the town will continue to donate the proceeds of the revenue share program to Friends of Huntertown Parks Inc.

OLD BUSINESS

NONE

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

NONE

COUNCIL REPORTS

NONE

REPORTS

Huntertown Resource Officer Brandon Reichert reminded residents to slow down and allow extra time to get to a destination with the increase in road construction projects in the area.

Clerk-treasurer Ryan Schwab had no report.

Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai reported:
  * He has contacted owners of a blighted property on Hunter Road about properly up-keeping the property. Papai said some progress has been made and he will continue to work with the property owners.

Derek Frederickson with Engineering Resources Inc. reported:
  * Advertising for the Lima Road improvement project, including the extra 400-feet to Shoaff Road as agreed upon in the inter-local agreement with Allen County, is set to be bid in the next week. No action was taken.
  * A summary of the wastewater treatment plant project for the town’s website was disbursed at the last meeting and Frederickson was taking questions. No questions were asked and no action was taken.
  * Developers of the Brownstone development need direction from the town on the depth of a new lift station to be built as part of the project. Brandon Seifert asked if it was possible to work with the developer to pay for the lift station to be constructed at a deeper depth now and recoup those costs at a later date. Frederickson said he would bring the idea to the developer at a future meeting. No action was taken.

Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith reported:
  * He sent a memo to town council members related to state law as it pertains to homeowners owning chickens on their property. Huntertown Resource Office said that the chickens at the address in question had been slaughtered.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

NONE

Brandon Seifert made a motion to adjourn. Mike Stamated seconded. Motion passed with a voice vote.

The next meeting of the Huntertown Town Council is Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

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