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