Meeting: Huntingburg Common Council

The Huntingburg Common Council met Tuesday and:

• Held a public hearing for the proposed 2020 budget, at which there were no comments. The budget will be adopted at the council’s next meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St.

• Adopted an ordinance to specify no parking on parts of Second Avenue. On the north side of the street, parking would be restricted from Main Street to 230 feet east of the intersection. On the south side, parking would not be allowed from Main to Van Buren streets. Emergency personnel have said that maneuvering vehicles around the corners is a challenge when there are parked vehicles on the street.

• Adopted amendments to the city’s weight limit ordinance to change the truck routes on Van Buren Street. The amendment allows a route on Van Buren from State Road 64 to just north of Seventh Street, and eliminates the Van Buren route from Old 231 to 22nd Street.

• Adopted an amendment to the salary ordinance to provide a stipend to the street department’s crew member and parks department employee who each has a certified license to apply pesticide.

• Heard from Clerk-Treasurer Tom Dippel that about $7,600 in delinquent utility bills has been collected through the Indiana Income Tax Intercepts program. The organization intercept a person’s tax refund to assure that the person’s delinquent utility bill is paid.

• Told Dippel to work on getting quotes for replacing servers at City Hall and the utility billing department.

• Reminded the public that the annual city festival, the Herbstfest, will be held this weekend. The city festival will run Thursday to Sunday at Huntingburg City Park. The council also acknowledged recently-crowned 2019 Miss Herbstfest Paige Kendall, who was at the meeting. Paige is interning at city hall.

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