Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
July 13, 2017 5:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. In attendance were Council President Mike
Aker and council members Patricia Freck, Gary Grant, Brandon Seifert and Mike
Stamets. Also present were: Clerk-Treasurer Ryan Schwab; Superintendent of
Utilities Don Papai; Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith; and John Nelson
and Kristine Thurston of DLZ. Also in attendance were one (1) guest and one (1)
Mike Aker called the meeting to order with the Pledge of
John Nelson, project
engineer with DLZ, addressed the council concerning an increase on the Carroll
Rd project due to the utilities not being relocated within their deadline. As a
result, E&B Paving needs to accelerate their work in order to meet the
completion date of August 6, 2017, otherwise there will be a 2-3 week delay of
opening the road which will impact the traffic for Northwest Allen County
Schools' students registering for classes on this date along with the school
buses needing access to the north side of the school when classes begin on
August 14, 2017.
The original quote for the acceleration was estimated
at $54,000 and DLZ reported at the July 5, 2017 meeting that Huntertown would be
responsible for only 20 percent of the cost. Since that time, discussions with
Northeast Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) concluded that the
acceleration was not reimbursable by the Indiana Department of Transportation
(INDOT) and Huntertown would be responsible for the entire amount. DLZ reported
the amount has increased but does not know what it is at this time.
Council members and town attorney Dave Hawk responded with questions to Nelson
and Kristine Thurston, Construction Observer Manager with DLZ.
Gary Grant made a motion to approve acceleration
of the Carroll Road Reconstruction project. Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion
passed, 4-1 (Patricia Freck - Nay; Gary Grant - Aye; Brandon Seifert - Aye; Mike
Stamets - Aye; Mike Aker - Aye).
Gary Grant made a motion to adjourn.
Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed with a voice vote.
meeting of the Huntertown Town Council is Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6 p.m.
President Clerk Treasurer