Meeting: Huntingburg Common Council

The Huntingburg Common Council met Tuesday and:

• Approved additional state and local funding for the Market Street Park project. With that, the city has sent a request to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to change the grant amount for the park from $1.4 million to the entire $1.7 million it has received from the agency; originally, $300,000 of the grant money was going to be set aside for another project. The city also increased the amount of its local contributions to cover the match needed for the state grant — $1 million from the Economic Development Income Tax fund to $1,300,970 from tax-increment financing funds. The Huntingburg Redevelopment Commission also approved of the increases Tuesday at its meeting prior to the council meeting.

• Adopted $4.5 million in additional appropriations to complete the 2017 budget year. The appropriations include the state money the city is receiving from the Stellar program and Community Crossings, money from the Dubois County Community Foundation and additional local match money for the Market Street Park project.

• Approved funding for relocating a gas line out of County Road 400 West and replacing Farbest Food’s gas meter set. The project will be done as quickly as possible, Energy Superintendent John Reutepohler said. Farbest is doing updates to its facility that will increase their gas usage, he said as to the reason why the changes are needed. The utility department will use $23,250 of its funding for the meter set project. The $41,000 needed for the line relocation will come from TIF funding, which the redevelopment commission also approved Tuesday.

• Heard Mayor Denny Spinner announce that the next 5-5-5 walk/run will be Friday. It will start at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

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