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Huntingburg Street Superintendent, Jason Stamm, will now be taking leadership of two departments within a specific time frame. Stamm was recommended and approved to serve as the city’s Water Superintendent alongside his current position during Tuesday night’s Huntingburg Common Council & Utility Board meeting in Huntingburg.

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner provides insight on the decision to choose Stamm as part of this transition.

Stamm will replace Gregg Miller who resigned as the city’s Water Superintendent. Spinner notes one of the reasons for recommending Stamm is based on the leadership capabilities Stamm has established in his current role as the Street Department supervisor.

Mayor Spinner says Stamm will stay on as Street Department Superintendent on an interim basis and continue to oversee projects currently underway.

Mayor Spinner says this will be a 90-day probationary period to see how both departments run. There has been previous dialogue with both departments prior to this decision and it will continue, to see through an effective transition.

Also the Huntingburg Council heard from Tara Damin, Director of Marketing & Client Relations with Cash Waggner & Associates, in regards to the city’s application for a community connections grant through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Damin was also present at the Huntingburg Board of Public Works and Safety meeting last week.
During that meeting last Thursday, Street Department Superintendent, Jason Stamm, explained that the 4 projects included in the grant applications include:

  • Washington street from 6th Street to Church Avenue including 7th street,
  • 400 West running from near the freezer plant all the way to Phoenix,
  •  11th Street from Chestnut to Highway 231,
  • and the fourth project is on 12th street also from Chestnut to Highway 231

Last night, Damin explained the progress that Huntingburg already has giving them in an advantage in their preparation for the grant.


Damin notes that INDOT requires a rating of roads and want to collect data to observe the necessities of road repairs throughout Indiana.

Now more locally in Huntingburg, Damin states that the firm she represents is working with the City of Huntingburg as they look to have their 4 projects completed.

The interest of repairing these roads is to better maneuver throughout the streets, especially as it will help ease congestion, help the traffic flow  for EMS, Fire Department, and other emergency personnel as well as other departments that are constantly moving around the city to provide services for the community.

Another topic also reviewed with this council was in regards of the conditional approval to issue certificates of occupancy while the ordinance is under review.

A certificate of occupancy certifies a building’s compliance with applicable building codes and other laws, and indicates it is in a condition suitable for occupancy.

Since the city did not have an ordinance covering the certificate of occupancy, developers were required to take on the added expense to have it completed.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • Huntingburg State of the City 2016 – Friday,July 22nd at 8am in  the Huntingburg Event Center.
  • Huntingburg Police Department- Dedication Ceremony of Renewed Facility, Sunday, July 31st at the station,503 E. 1st Street . (Time is still pending)

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