Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
June 5, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. In attendance were: Council President Mike
Aker and council members Patricia Freck and Mike Staments. 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
eleven (11) members of the public, and one (1) reporter. Absent was council
members Gary Grant and Brandon Seifert.
Mike Aker called the meeting to
order with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Patricia Freck made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 15, 2017
meeting. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.
Mike Stamets made a
motion to approve the general claims in the amount of $49,254.83. Patricia Freck
seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.
Patricia Freck made a motion to approve
Huntertown Resolution 17-010A, an amendment to Huntertown Resolution 17-010, a
Confirmatory Resolution application of O’Neal Excavating & Construction Inc. for
the designation of economic revitalization area No. H-16. Mike Stamets seconded.
Rachel Black with the Allen County Department of Planning Services informed the
council that a typographical error was made on the original resolution,
requiring the amendment. After no further discussion, motion passed, 3-0.
Mike Stamets made a motion to approve Huntertown Resolution 17-012, a
resolution approving 2017 pay 2018 real and personal property compliance with
statement of benefits (CF-1) form. Patricia Freck seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.
Patricia Freck made a motion to authorize Chris Folland to move forward
with the next phase of the town’s transition from huntertown.org to
huntertown.in.gov for website and e-mail services. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion
Mike Stamets made a motion to approve Huntertown Resolution
17-013, a resolution regarding access to Huntertown Utilities. Patricia Freck
seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.
Mike Stamets reported that Stacey Gorsuch is addressing some items needed
for the town to update its ADA and Title VI compliance. No action was taken.
Mike Aker asked town attorney Dave Hawk to look into staggering town council
terms for the upcoming election. Hawk said he will bring a recommendation to the
Patricia Freck asked Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai
for information on completion dates for the Gump Road project and Carroll Road
project as well as how the council can get status updates on the Carroll Road
project. Papai said the Gump Road project is set to be complete in September,
2017 and that the Carroll Road project is set to be complete before school
starts in August, 2017. Papai also said he continues to email Carroll Road
progress reports from the contractor.
Huntertown Resource Officer Brandon Reichert reported:
asked the town to put “No Parking” signs along Park Street, between Maple Street
and Oak Street. Reichert said residents are frustrated with cars parking in the
area, which is adjacent to the Huntertown baseball/softball diamonds. No action
* Cedar Canyons Road, east of State Road 3 and outside the
corporate limits of Huntertown, has reduced the speed limit from 45 MPH to 35
Clerk-treasurer Ryan Schwab reported:
* He will be
attending Clerk-Treasurer related classes on June 6-7 and June 12-14.
* Steve Carter with Carter Dillon Umbaugh LLC. Was coming on June 6 for
Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai had no
Derek Frederickson with Engineering Resources Inc. reported:
* A pre-bid meeting for the Lima Road improvements project was taking place at 2
p.m. on June 6 at Huntertown Town Hall.
* Technical issues with the
Cottages at Verano project have raised concerns about water and sewer
connections and the potential impact of the neighboring Gump Road Construction
project. Frederickson provided the council with a drawing describing the
concerns with the connection points. No action was taken.
* He has
researched how numerous neighboring communities handle review fees and
construction fees for new developments. He said he scheduled a meeting to go
over these figures but the meeting date and time fell through. He plans to
schedule a meeting in the future.
Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer &
* He is awaiting information on a cost estimate for a
partial census. No action was taken.
Bill Cullnane, a resident at 2014 Canaveral Court, said he owns property
adjacent to a proposed development by JJ Parent Corporation and is concerned
about inbound water, drainage and easements involved with the development. He
said he was asked about granting easement through his property and he was
concerned about his property value. He asked if the town had the right to
eminent domain and demand the easement go through his property to supply water
to the development. Town Attorney Dave Hawk said the town has not used eminent
domain and that his other drainage questions should be directed to the Allen
County Surveyor’s office. Derek Frederickson with Engineering Resources provided
further information on the development and advised questions to be directed to
the Allen County Department of Planning Services.
Dave Smith, a resident
a 2729 Hunter Road, asked for microphones to be moved during the meeting to make
it easier to hear. He also expressed concern over the height of grass in the
Town Square subdivision. He also expressed concern over the traffic light at the
intersection of Hathaway Road and State Road 3. Don Papai said that the traffic
light rotations would return to normal once construction on the road is
Jan Byerly, a resident at 4494 Hammock Drive, expressed
concern over a proposed plan to remove sidewalks on Hand Road as part of the
Lakes of Carroll Creek West development. She also expressed concern about the
number of entrances to the subdivision as well as stop signs along Hammock
Drew Balfanz, a resident a 15735 Lima Road, asked the council for
permission to install a handicapped ramp at his property. He provided the
council with drawings of the proposed ramp, which would include a railing a
gates at each end. No action was taken.
Patricia Freck made a motion to
adjourn. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed with a voice vote.
next meeting of the Huntertown Town Council is Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:00
President Clerk Treasurer