Meeting: Huntingburg Common Council

The Huntingburg Common Council met Tuesday and:

• Approved an ordinance stating that no parking is allowed on Stellar Way, which is in the Hunters Crossing subdivision. Emergency personnel have said that the street is not wide enough for emergency vehicles, like fire trucks and ambulances, to turn around on if cars are parked on the road.

• Heard a reminder from Mayor Denny Spinner that a public meeting with Fourth Street business and property owners about the street’s renovations will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the council room on the second floor of City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St.

• Adopted the countywide mitigation plan, which includes safety improvements that need to be made. The plan can be used by communities when they apply for government funding.

• Approved annual service contracts with Patoka Township. The township will pay the city $26,000 for fire services and $12,000 for park and recreation services.

• Approved a two-year contract with the Dubois County Airport Authority for fire and police services for $3,500 each year.

• Re-elected At-Large Councilman Tim Wehr as the council’s president pro tem. He will run meetings when Spinner is absent. The at-large council member tends to elected to the position. The council also designated the Huntingburg Press as its official paper of record, which means that any official notices that must run in a publication will run in that paper.

• Appointed a committee to review proposals from companies wanting to update the city’s comprehensive plan. The committee includes Wehr, Spinner, Community Development Director Rachel Steckler, Planning Director Paul Lake and Huntingburg Redevelopment Commission member Helen Camacho. A request for proposals was sent out recently, Spinner said; the proposals are due back by Feb. 4.

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