Huntingburg Utility Board & Common Council Meeting

The Progress of stellar projects around the city of Huntingburg are changing each day according to Mayor Denny Spinner as he described the continuous progress during an update at last night’s Huntingburg City Council meeting. Mayor Spinner mentions a the slogan used for the construction “ Pardon our progress, we’re building a stellar community” which the Mayor explains as acknowledging residents concerns about the possible inconvenience the constructions may have but that with the communities patience and awareness everyone is taking part in helping the projects advance and helping Huntingburg move forward.

CAM02393Gregg Miller, Superintendent for the city of Huntingburg Water Department also touched on the work the out of town construction companies contribute as he talks about the 4th St. Waterline project and recognizes them by saying “ They’re here to get things done, and our department is doing their part as well”.

OTHER ITEMS

In other items of discussion City Attorney Phil Schneider, brought up the recommendations to finalize an approval for ordinance repeals regarding Code Section 93.29 and Municipal code Section 130.01 that was discussed in the previous meeting regarding firearms and weapon use. The recommendations is simply to be carried out to stay in compliance with what is already set in place by the state regarding safety protocol and measures with such topic.

Also, City Attorney Schneider brought up the observance that there needs to be a review of building ordinance. Mayor Spinner elaborates on the steps the city attorney will take regarding the ordinance.

This is an ongoing discussion with Huntingburg, Jasper, and Ferdinand that has been in review for about a year because each city has ongoing projects that involve state tax credit that may require a certificate of occupancy. By years end there will be more progress by all 3 communities to have something in place regarding the topic as Huntingburg is currently moving along the building ordinance review since the Loft project requires a certificate as the project comes to completion.

Mayor Spinner also discussed that this is a certificate that also can benefit the house owner not just buildings.

Mayor Spinner sees that the review and changes to the building ordinance as a positive step for Huntingburg and Dubois to have this tool in place.

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