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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Clerk Treasurer