Meeting: Huntingburg Board of Public Works

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

• Approved a new route for the Herbstfest’s parade since a section of Fourth Street is under construction and closed. The parade will start at Third and Van Buren streets and run west on Third to Geiger Street, south to First Street and east to Huntingburg City Park. The board also approved the route for the Trent-Singer 5K, which is the same as in years past.

• Approved a new policy for the police department concerning new officers the department sends to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. If an officer leaves the department within the first year of working at the department, the officer will reimburse the department the costs it paid to put the officer through the academy. If the officer leaves within two years, the officer will reimburse half the cost; it the officer leaves within three years, he or she will reimburse a third of the cost.

• Recommended to the Huntingburg Common Council that parking be restricted on parts of Second Avenue near the entrance to the trailer park. The police department’s recommended the change for safety reasons.

• Purchased a gate opener from Moore Home Solution for $5,225, which includes the cost of it being installed at the First Street limb yard, and a portable pressure washer from All Seasons Lawn Equipment for $6,549.

• Declared as surplus the recycle bins and recycling trailer that was used at the city’s former recycling site on First Street. Street Superintendent Jason Stamm said the Dubois County Solid Waste Management District was interested in them; the board approved allowing Stamm to negotiate the sale with the district.

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