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Town of Huntertown
 
15617 Lima Road, Huntertown, Indiana 46748
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Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
December 28, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall

A special meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 6:00 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; and Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith. Also in attendance were zero (0) guests and one (1) reporter.

Mike Aker called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

COUNCIL ACTIONS

Gary Grant made a motion to consider Huntertown Ordinance 17-008, an Ordinance and Resolution providing for the payment of salaries of elected officials and other employees of the Town of Huntertown for fiscal year 2018. Mike Stamets seconded. After no discussion, the motion passed, 5-0.

Patricia Freck made a motion to adopt Huntertown Ordinance 17-008, an Ordinance and Resolution providing for the payment of salaries of elected officials and other employees of the Town of Huntertown for fiscal year 2018. Brandon Seifert seconded. After no discussion, motion passed, 5-0.

Mike Stamets made a motion to approve the 2018 Town Council On-Call Engineering Services Agreement with Engineering Resources, Inc. Gary Grant Seconded. Motion passed, 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

No other new business outside of what was detailed under council actions.

OLD BUSINESS

Mike Aker reintroduced the Town Manager discussion and asked if the discussed changes were incorporated into the new job description. Brandon Seifert asked Town Attorney Dave Hawk if information on prohibiting candidates with felonies and candidates who live 20 miles outside of the town's corporate limits was legal. Hawk confirmed he found no statute prohibiting those items being included. Seifert also asked about including an educational requirement, which was not added. Dave Hawk noted that the job requirements were already pretty stiff and that the ideal candidate would probably have the needed education. Patricia Freck asked if the council should vote to approve the job description at this time. Gary Grant wanted to make the vote done in a scheduled public meeting and not a special meeting. After no further discussion, no action was taken.

Dave Hawk reported that the town received its Executive Order from the Governor's Office, confirming the updated population count for the town of Huntertown, as requested by the town through the Geographically Updated Population Certification Program. The Town's new population count is 6,399 and the total count on the number of housing units is 2,311.

Dave Hawk reported that he is not certain that a change in town's election process (staggering terms) would be accomplished in the upcoming General Assembly, but he would look into it at the beginning of the year. Brandon Seifert asked that if it was not going to be a possibility, that the town stop exploring the matter.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
None were brought forth

After no further public comment, Gary Grant made a motion to adjourn. Patricia Freck seconded. Motion passed with a voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m.

The next meeting of the Huntertown Town Council is Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 6 p.m.

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