Meeting: Huntingburg Board of Public Works

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

• Offered a conditional offer of employment to Chase Snyder as a police officer. He must be approved by the state for the Public Employees Retirement Fund, or PERF, before he can be sworn in, Police Chief Art Parks said. Parks added that he has one more officer position that must be filled and is still taking applicants.

• Recommended to the Huntingburg Common Council various regulations for the newly redesigned Fourth Street, including parking allowances and weight restrictions for vehicles using the street. The council will likely review the suggestions at its next meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St.

• Heard from Street Superintendent Jason Stamm that the Community Crossings funding the city received this summer will be lumped together in one sum so that it can be used as needed on the two street projects for which the money is designated. The city received a total of $134,899.50 for the two projects, which are estimated to cost $179,866; the city will cover the remaining $44,966.50. The paving projects are Leland Drive between 17th and 19th streets and Chestnut Street between 12th and 19th streets, not including the section at 14th Street that has already been redone. Those projects will start in the spring, Stamm said.

• Agreed to purchase a multipurpose tractor for the street department from Brown Equipment for $198,346. With that, the board also recommended that the city council approve $148,346 in lease financing for the equipment through the Indiana Bond Bank.

• Approved buying equipment to make salt brine from Turbo Turf for $7,845.

• Agreed to a vehicle swap-trade-purchase deal for the wastewater and fire departments. With the agreement, the wastewater department sold its 2014 Dodge to the fire department for $17,000 and received the fire department’s 2004 Explorer. The wastewater department will get a new GMC Sierra from Bob Luegers Motors for $33,023, with a $2,000 trade of the Explorer.

• Approved allowing two food trucks to sit on City Hall’s parking lot today and Saturday for the annual Christmas Stroll.

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