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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 Huntertown Utility Service Board
of Huntertown, Indiana
February 6, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Huntertown Town Hall

A meeting of the Huntertown Utility Service Board was held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at approximately 5:00 pm. Attendees included board members Chris Miller and Jim Fortman; Clerk-Treasurer Ryan Schwab, Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai, Derek Frederickson of Engineering Resources and Mike Hawk of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith. Also present were nine (9) members of the public and one (1) reporter. Absent was Board President Louis Zimmer.

Chris Miller called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Board Actions

Jim Fortman made the motion to accept the minutes for the January 3, 2017 meeting. Chris Miller seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0.

Jim Fortman made the motion to approve the water/sewer claims for January 16, 2017 and February 6, 2017. Chris Miller seconded. Motion passed 2-0

Jim Fortman made a motion to purchase a static-phase converter pump for the Towne Square lift station from L.A. Electric in the amount of $4,378. Chris Miller seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Jim Fortman made a motion to approve pay-application No. 9 to Fetters Construction for work complete on the wastewater treatment plant project in the amount of $315,955.90. Chris Miller seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Chris Miller made a motion to approve pay-application No. 8 to Geiger Excavating for work complete on the wastewater treatment plant project in the amount of $48,772.63. Jim Fortman seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

New Business

NONE

Old Business

NONE

Reports

Clerk-Treasurer Ryan Schwab introduced himself to board members. Schwab had no further report.

Superintendent of Utilities Don Papai asked the board to purchase a static-phase converter pump for the Towne Square lift station from L.A. Electric in the amount of $4,378. Jim Fortman asked about standards at the point of installation and whether the town was stuck with what was originally installed, to which Papai confirmed. Fortman asked to clarify the prices of the two bids. Fortman asked about the town’s updated standards and whether this issue would present itself in the future. Papai said that the new standards no longer allow for single-phase converters. After no further discussion, Jim Fortman made the motion and Chris Miller seconded. The motion passed, 2-0.

Papai also reported that he is going to get quotes for yearly maintenance for the well field at water treatment plant site. Jim Fortman asked about the wellhead protection plan. Papai said it is finished and good for five (5) years before the town will have work on Phase 2. No action was required.

Derek Fredrickson provided a summary of the wastewater treatment plant project; noting that the project remains on schedule and on budget.

Ferederickson asked the board to approve pay-application No. 9 to Fetters Construction for work complete on the wastewater treatment plant project in the amount of $315,955.90; noting that the payment is for work complete minus retainage. Don Papai told the board he had reviewed the pay-application and found it acceptable. After no further discussion, Jim Fortman made the motion and Chris Miller seconded. Motion passed, 2-0.

Frederickson asked the board to approve pay-application No. 8 to Geiger Excavating for work complete on the wastewater treatment plant project in the amount of $48,772.63; noting that the payment is for work complete minus retainage. Don Papai told the board he had reviewed the pay-application and found it acceptable. After no further discussion, Chris Miller made the motion and Jim Fortman seconded. Motion passed, 2-0.

Jim Fortman asked Derek Frederickson how soon pipe associated with the wastewater treatment plant project would be put into the ground between Bethel Road and Hand Road? Frederickson said the original intent was to have work wrapped up in March of 2017 but they have until April, 2018 to finish the work, but Frederickson said he believes work will be complete long before that April, 2018 date.

Mike Hawk, representing Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith, had no report.

The floor was opened for comments. None were brought forth.

Chris Miller made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jim Fortman seconded. Motion passed, 2-0.

The next meeting of the Huntertown Utility Service Board is Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Attest: ___________________________ _______________________________
           Louis Zimmer,   ,                              Ryan Schwab,
           President                                         Clerk Treasurer