Meeting: Huntingburg Common Council

The Huntingburg Common Council met Tuesday and:

• Issued a statement encouraging people to do what they can to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks.

• Agreed to use $10,800 of funding the city has through the federal CARES Act to purchase a kiosk people can use to scan documents they are leaving for the housing authority, which reduces in-person contact. The rest of the $36,420 cost will be covered with funding the housing authority has received from the CARES Act, a Dubois County Community Foundation grant and funding the authority receives from the city.

• Approved the annual contract with Matrix Integration for services for the city’s phone systems, routers, switches and other computer services; the contract totaled $31,500.

• Told Energy Superintendent John Reutepohler to get quotes for a new wood chipper, since the 1994 model has broken.

• Changed the zoning of 7.1 acres of land west of North Chestnut Street and South of 12th Street from I-2 (heavy industrial) to R-2 (two-family residential) to allow S&S Corporation to construct 12 duplexes on the land. The city plan commission recommended approval of the change, Planning Director Paul Lake said.

• Approved a management agreement to allow Dubois County Baseball LLC, doing business as the Dubois County Bombers, to use the city’s liquor license for League Stadium. This contract is good from August to October, but Dubois County Baseball has the option of coming back to renew the license for a year.

• Set its meetings to review departments’ proposed 2021 budgets for 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Those meetings will be held in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St.

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