Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
July 5, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. In attendance were council members Patricia
Freck, Gary Grant, Brandon Seifert and Mike Stamets. Also present were:
Clerk-Treasurer Ryan Schwab; Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai; Huntertown
Resource Officer Brandon Reichert; Derek Frederickson of Engineering Resources
Inc.; and Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith. Also in attendance were
fourteen (14) guests and one (1) reporter. Absent was council president Mike
Gary Grant called the meeting to order with the Pledge of
Mike Stamets made a
motion to approve the minutes from the June 19, 2017 meeting. Brandon Seifert
seconded. Motion passed, 4-0.
Patricia Freck made a motion to approve
the general claims dated July 5, 2017. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed,
Council gave verbal approval to Paul Blisk, Deputy Director of Land
Use for the Allen County Department of Planning Services, in regards to an
amended application for a business at 16615 Lima Road.
made a motion to have town engineer Derek Frederickson put together an
application for the Community Crossings Grant program for Woods Road, pending
the availability of funding. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed, 4-0.
Patricia Freck made a motion to have town engineer Derek Frederickson put
together an application for the Community Crossings Grant program to include
Hunter Street, Fairway Court and Greentee Court, pending the availability of
funding. Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 4-0.
approval via a voice vote to have Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai sign the
Lima Road Improvements construction agreement.
Brandon Seifert made a
motion to approve Huntertown Resolution 17-014, a transfer of appropriations
resolution (community crossings grant).
Mike Stamets made a motion to
approve an accelerated contract for the Carroll Road reconstruction project,
pending available funding from the Northeast Indiana Regional Coordinating
Council (NIRCC). Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 4-0.
Seifert made a motion to adopt Huntertown Ordinance 17-002, an ordinance
prohibiting parking on Park Street in the Town of Huntertown, Indiana. Mike
Stamets seconded. Motion passed, 4-0.
Council gave approval via a voice
vote to allow Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai to approve a 5-year contract
with Unifirst to supply town employees with uniforms.
approval via a voice vote to allow Town Attorney Dave Hawk to draft an agreement
with the developers of the Cottages at Verano development to address concerns
about water and sewer connections and the potential impact of the neighboring
Gump Road Construction project. The agreement should include a 5-year bond, the
developer covering any costs associated with a delay in the Gump Road
construction project and drawings for the work to be done.
Paul Blisk, Deputy Director of Land Use for the Allen
County Department of Planning Services, informed the council that tweaks will
need to be made on the town's land use ordinance. No action was taken. Blisk
also reported that flood plain section of the ordinance would need to be
repealed and replaced.
Patricia Freck asked Blisk about a residence that has installed a fence
made out of wood pallets and asked if this was a violation and if so, how
the town should enforce it? Blisk told Freck to either call his office or
email him a copy of the photos and his office would take care of the issue.
Brandon Seifert asked about the age required for
someone to drive a golf cart within the town's corporate limits. Huntertown
Resource Officer Brandon Reichert noted that driver's need a standard
driver's license and that he is working to enforce the town's ordinance on
golf cart use.
Officer Brandon Reichert had no report.
Clerk-treasurer Ryan Schwab
had no further report.
Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai
* A pre-construction meeting for the Lima Road
improvements project was scheduled for July 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Derek Frederickson of Engineering Resources Inc. reported:
Frederickson presented the council with a summary of estimated road project
costs to begin discussion on the Community Crossings Grant program for 2018.
The deadline to submit projects is Friday, July 14. Frederickson said he
could prepare multiple applications and that the town could decide at the
last minute which project or projects to pursue based on available funding.
The council voted to submit two applications, which are listed above in the
council actions section, with the second application (Hunter Street, Fairway
Court and Greentee Court) as a back-up in the event funding was not
available for the first project (Woods Road).
wastewater treatment plant project is at 75 percent complete. Frederickson
provided council members with a summary sheet detailing the project's
* Frederickson provided information on a new
policy to have engineering review and inspection fees for new developments
passed on to developers. No action was taken.
Brandon Seifert asked
Frederickson about the status of a retirement home project. Frederickson
reported that the project developers are working through review comments.
Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith reported:
* The town paid $200 to the U.S. Census Bureau to get a quote for a partial
special census. After learning the total cost would be $95,278, Hawk said he
is still exploring options, but due to the cost, the census doesn't seem
viable. Hawk noted the deadline is the end of September.
None were brought forth.
Seifert made a motion to adjourn. Mike Stamets seconded. Motion passed with
a voice vote.
The next meeting of the Huntertown Town Council is
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6 p.m.
President Clerk Treasurer