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Town of Huntertown - Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Huntertown Utility Service Board
of Huntertown, Indiana
February 1, 2016 5:00 pm
Huntertown Town Hall

A Utility Service Board meeting was held at the Town Hall on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Attendees: Andrew Conner, Louis Zimmer, John Widmann, and Clerk Treasurer Cathy Mittendorf. Also present: Attorney Carrie Hawk Gutman, Derek Frederickson, Engineering Resources, Bill Boyle and Casey Irwin from DLZ, and Resource Officer Brandon Reichert. There were 13 guests and 1 reporter.


There were no January 2016 minutes to approve, as meeting was cancelled.

Andrew Conner made a motion to approve January 18, and February 1, 2016 water and sewer claims, Louis Zimmer seconded. Motion carried.

Andrew Conner made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 16-006, Louis Zimmer seconded. Motion carried. This resolution approves amended preliminary Engineering Report.

Andrew Conner made a motion to accept the 8 bids that submitted, John Widmann seconded. Motion carried.

Andrew Conner made a motion to award bid to Beer and Slabaugh, Inc., for the Plank Street Water Main Loop, Louis Zimmer seconded. Motion carried.

Louis Zimmer made a motion to execute contract, John Widmann seconded. Motion carried.


Andrew Conner asked Derek Frederickson what his thoughts were on fair pricing for the Sewer connection fees. There is around $95,000 in structure costs, with 12 lots, 8 left for connection fees.

Andrew has requested that Louie look at rates over the last 10 years to figure out, with inflation, what would be a fair amount to charge new customers today.


Don Papai
   Don has prepared a brochure on Sump Pumps and what may be done to fix the pumps discharging into the street causing dangerous conditions.

Derek Frederickson
   A preliminary engineering report shows the SRF is willing to roll qualifying portions of the Bonds anticipation notes for phase 1 with the EQ basin. Stipulations for such loan require an amendment to the existing preliminary engineering report. Carrie Hawk Gutman presented USB with Resolution No. 16-006. This resolution approves amending preliminary engineering report. This could possibly save the town around $100,000.

   At a Special USB meeting on January 8, 2016, the professional services for Northeast Indiana Regional Coordination council was approved to audit general contractor payrolls to make sure they are paying Davis-Bacon wages.

Casey Irwin
   Beer & Slabaugh, Inc. has been awarded contract for the Plank Street Water Main Loop in the amount of $153,419. Completion is expected mid May 2016.

   Well meter # 4 is incorrectly or not reading flow data. DLZ is requesting contractor and equipment suppliers to access well meter pits to test meter and address excess water in pits.

   There is a change order for water main, contract B, Ironclad Excavating. These costs are to install 1 sampling lines to wells #6 and #7, and existing wells # 4 with a total of $13,024.64. John Widmann asked why we are paying to have a trench dug again. This is being tabled to the next USB meeting allowing Mr. Papai to do some investigating.

Andrew Conner made a motion to adjourn, John Widmann seconded. Motion carried.

Attest: ___________________________ _______________________________
           Andrew Conner,                              Cathy Mittendorf,
           President                                         Clerk Treasurer