Meeting: Huntingburg Council

The Huntingburg Common Council/Utility Board met Tuesday and:

Ӣ Allowed Energy Superintendent John Reutepohler to seek estimates for renovations to the city ambulance bays housed in an old gas garage on Van Buren Street. A story can be found here.

”¢ Upon a recommendation from the city’s utility rate advisory board, approved drafting an ordinance to change the rate charges for gas and electric utilities in order to roll the tracker cost into the base rate. The tracker cost fluctuates based on the actual cost of gas and electricity. A public hearing on the ordinances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the council chambers of City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St.

Ӣ Voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance that provides a 2 percent salary raise for elected officials. Council member Linda Summers opposed. A final vote will be taken at the next meeting, on Dec. 12.

Ӣ Approved paying Utility Service Co. of Atlanta to repair the south waters storage tank for $176,700.

Ӣ Approved the purchase of a new 2-ton truck for the water department from Sternberg Ford of Dale for $73,893 after the trade-in of a 1988-model truck.

Ӣ Awarded a contract to update communications cables at city buildings to SiteWise Systems of Huntingburg. The cost of the work will vary by location.

Ӣ Set the 2014 council meetings for 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the council chambers.

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