Meeting: Huntingburg Board of Public Works


The Huntingburg Board of Public Works and Safety met Thursday and:

• Named Huntingburg Police Officer Andy Hammack as the school resource officer for the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation. Hammack, who has been with the department since 2012, will go through training for the position the week of July 16. Although he will be will be stationed at Southridge High School, Hammack will be present in all of the district’s schools during the school year.

• Heard that more police patrols are being done to stop speeders in the city.

• Hired Knies Construction to reconstruct the intersection of 14th and Chestnut streets for $311,327.

• Agreed with Wastewater Superintendent Mike Kemp’s request to use up to $25,000 to haul dirt from the Hunters Crossing property to city property. The dirt, which is being given to the city by developer Boxer Girl, will be used at the landfill and at the park department’s driving range.

• Hired Love Excavating to replace a 15-inch sewer line along Bretz Street between Washington and Van Buren streets for $22,500.

• Approved closing the Fourth Street west of U.S. 231, from Shared Abundance, 321 E. Fourth St., to  Old School Cafe, 304 E. Fourth St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, for a bicentennial birthday block party. The party will feature treats and activities, including games and a bouncy house, Huntingburg Chamber Director Sara Schroeder said.

• Approved closing portions of First, Washington and Second Streets near Huntingburg City Park from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, for the annual Dubois County Youth Triathlon. The event, which is for youth from 6 to 14 years old, will also utilize the park, city Safety Director Don Foerster said.

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