Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes
Meeting of the Town Council
of Huntertown, Indiana
January 2, 2018 6:00 p.m.
Huntertown Town Hall
A meeting of the Huntertown Town Council was held on
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. In attendance were council members Mike
Aker, Brandon Seifert and Mike Stamets. Also present were: Clerk-Treasurer Ryan
Schwab; Interim Superintendent of Utilities Gabe Brindle; Huntertown Resource
Officer Brandon Reichert; Derek Frederickson of Engineering Resources Inc.; and
Dave Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith. Also in attendance were zero (0)
guests and one (1) reporter. Absent were council members Patricia Freck and Gary
Mike Aker called the meeting to order at 6:14 p.m. with the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Election of President - Brandon Seifert nominated
Mike Stamets to serve as Town Council President for 2018. Mike Stamets accepted
the nomination and Mike Aker seconded the nomination. Motion passed, 3-0.
Mike Aker made a motion to approve
the meeting minutes from the December 18, 2017 meeting. Brandon Seifert second.
Motion passed, 3-0.
Mike Aker made a motion to approve the meeting
minutes from the December 28, 2017 special meeting. Brandon Seifert seconded.
Motion passed, 3-0.
Mike Aker made a motion to approve the general claims
in the amount of $172,134.76. Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.
Brandon Seifert made a motion to approve the job description for the
position of Town Manager. Mike Aker seconded. Discussion topics included who
would do the interviews; whether the Utility Service Board needed to approve the
hire; how long to post the position, both internally and externally; and what
places to post the position externally. After no further discussion, the motion
Mike Aker made a motion to approve the purchase of a new
pressure washer from Craft Laboratories Inc. in the amount of $5,808, to be
split among the general fund, water operating fund and sewer operating fund.
Brandon Seifert seconded. Motion passed, 3-0.
In addition to items listed under Council Actions, no other new business was
Mike Stamets asked
for an update on an issue with manholes on the newly constructed Gump Road being
too low. Frederickson said that he has received notice from Allen County that
they plan to correct the issue in the spring; however, he did not know what type
of work would be done to correct the issue.
Huntertown Resource Officer Brandon Reichert reported that he will be taking
inventory of streets that need to be addressed in the town's parking ordinance.
He also said that he has received a variety of complaints in regards to vehicles
being parked on the roads while crews are out plowing snow off the streets, an
issue he would also like the ordinance to address clearer.
Treasurer Ryan Schwab reported that the incorrect date for January, 2018
meetings of the Utility Board and Town Council were incorrectly printed on the
January 1 utility bills. The bills reported meeting dates of January 8 and
January 22, 2018. Meeting times of January 2 and January 15, 2018 were approved
by both the Utility Board and Town Council at the December 4, 2017 meeting.
In addition to items listed under Council Action, Interim Superintendent
of Utilities Gabe Brindle asked the public to take preventative measures in
times of extreme cold to protect their pipes and water meter at their homes.
Mike Aker asked Frederickson if he would be presenting the council with a
contract at the December 18, 2017 meeting or at the first meeting in
January. Frederickson said he would have that ready for the next meeting.
Mike Stamets asked Brindle about trade-in values for the town's 2015
Chevrolet Equinox. Brindle provided Stamets with the documentation and
Stamets said he would make copies and disperse the information to council
Brindle also provided the council with a needs/wants list and an
equipment list that was compiled in the fall of 2017.
Derek Frederickson had no report.
Town Attorney Dave Hawk had no
None were brought
Mike Aker made a motion to adjourn. Brandon Seifert seconded.
Motion passed with a voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 6:41 p.m.
The next meeting of the Huntertown Town Council is Monday, January 15,
2018 at 6:00 p.m.
President Clerk Treasurer