Meeting: Huntingburg Board of Public Works

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

• Agreed to having electronic attendance at meetings, which is how meetings will be held for a while because of the COVID-19 pandemic happening across the world. Thursday morning’s meeting was steamed live on Facebook, with board members Kerry Blessinger and Keith Souders attending online and Mayor Denny Spinner, Clerk-Treasurer Tom Dippel and City Attorney Phil Schneider in the council chambers at City Hall.

• Approved emergency protocols for making deposits and designating Spinner as the board member to sign claims.

• Heard an update and approved a change order for work on West First Street.

• Heard from Street Superintendent Jason Stamm that the Spring Clean Up program has been postponed and will be set at a later date.

• Heard that expenses related to COVID-19 are being tracked, so that money may be recouped once funding is made available by Homeland Security. Safety Director Travis Gentry said that all paperwork for that process has been sent to the Dubois County Emergency Management Agency.

Accepted monthly reports from the street, wastewater, police, fire, code enforcement, planning, and safety departments. The department heads were listening in electronically to answer any questions board members had.

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