Meeting: Huntingburg Board of Public Works

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

• Approved a memorandum of understanding for a relief program that will allow downtown restaurants to start utilizing outdoor seating. A story is on Page 3.

• Heard from Street Superintendent Jason Stamm that some people have been dumping trash and things other than limbs at the limb yard collection site on First Street. He is investigating the problem and is asking residents to be more diligent in making sure only limbs are left at the site.

• Approved using a Mehling Construction track hoe and operator for up to 120 hours at $95 per hour for work on replacing a clay pipe that lies in an area east of Styline Drive between Ninth and 12th streets.

• Heard from Police Chief Art Parks that four people are currently being tested for the open officer position at the department.

• Heard from Fire Chief Scott Patberg that the city’s fire and safety rating has improved; in August, the city’s classification will move from 5 to 4. Risk assessment company ISO looks at the safety of a community based on the emergency services and their abilities to respond. A lower rating generally results in lower insurance rates for residents.

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