Meeting: Huntingburg Board of Public Works

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

• Discussed adding additional signage to Chestnut Street south of State Road 64 to keep semi trucks off the road. Street Superintendent Jason Stamm told the board that semis have been driving that part of Chestnut Street as a shortcut to State Road 64, which is not allowed. A Briefly is on Page 4.

• Decided to hold a meeting at the same time as the Huntingburg Common Council’s next meeting, 5:30 p.m. March 10 at City Hall, so that both boards can hear the results of a wastewater study that is being completed by Commonwealth Engineers.

• Approved the date change for A Kid’s Place’s Amazing Race at City Park to this Saturday. It was set for March 18; but the company wanted to change it because of another run being held in Ireland the same day, Rachel Steckler, the city’s director of community development explained.

• Heard that the $20,000 Indiana Public Employer’s Plan Safety Grant grant the city received will be used for safety equipment for different departments.

• Gave Stamm permission to negotiate with Perry County’s solid waste district for transferring surplus recycling bins and the recycling trailer that is no longer used.

• Purchased flow meters for the wastewater department from ML Johnson for $10,082.

• Approved the United States Department of Agriculture report for a police vehicle grant, which stated that the department used the $10,700 for a vehicle. The board needed to approve the report as part of the grant stipulations.

• Declared as surplus some metal cages and police car racks.

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