Meeting: Huntingburg Common Council

The Huntingburg Common Council met Tuesday and:

• Heard a proposal for new townhomes to be constructed on the former St. Joseph’s Hospital property.

• Agreed that a Huntingburg Police officer be designated as a school resource officer for the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation. The city has already set aside funding to cover the cost of the position. Now the position goes to the Huntingburg Board of Public Works for approval; that meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5.

• Set its budget hearing for Wednesday, Aug. 8, at City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St. Two sessions will be held that day, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Department heads will present their 2019 budget proposals to the council that day.

• Approved a resolution for making amendments to the economic plans for three tax-increment financing districts in the city. Those amendments are projects that were added to the economic plans of the Northwest Industrial Park, Industrial Park West and East Styline economic development areas. The Huntingburg Redevelopment Commission will consider a confirmatory declaration, approving the amendments, at its July 24 meeting.

• Approved moving $237,000 from several funds into the fund for the 14th Street improvements project.

• Heard an annual report about the Huntingburg Housing Authority from authority head Heidi Reller, and decided to not make the housing authority pay annual taxes to the city. The money will be used to make improvements to the property, Reller said, like the railings that were added last year at Friendship Village, an apartment complex for the elderly and those with disabilities.

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