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Last night President-Al Fischer from the Fishers Group of Fairfield, Ohio and Sales Executive-Randy Fischer from Smart Energy Solutions, a company within the Fishers Group, joined Huntingburg Energy Superintendent, John Reutepohler as they continued discussion during the Huntingburg Common Council meeting about net metering in regards to solar panels proposed within the city of Huntingburg.

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The three shared info about the company’s installation of solar panels with energy solutions. The goals described for Smart Energy Solutions include providing energy education and Conservation, renewable energy solutions and energy management through smart technology.
Al Fischer says the company has reached clients throughout the Midwest and other parts of the nation such as California and other areas of the west coast.

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner provides insight on how the installations of solar panels in Huntingburg can provide effectiveness for both the customer and the city.


Mayor Spinner also notes that discussions Tuesday night also incorporated the specifics of the program.

He says that final contract details are yet to be determined for the program.



Other items of discussion brought to the board and the public’s attention last light included the proclamation of Constitution Week for the City of Huntingburg set for September 17th through the 23rd which will be displayed at the Huntingburg Public Library.

Spinner added that mayoral appointments were given to Molly Prior who replaced Brian Gregg as the city’s representative on the Dubois County Airport Authority and Ron Mundy who took over for Mike Broeker on the Huntingburg Board of Zoning Appeals.

The appointments are good through December of 2019.

Mayor Spinner also gave a Stellar Community update on projects such as the 9th Street Extension Project , 4th Street Waterline project , and the St. Joseph Lofts.

He added that other projects are still in their planning phases. One of those projects moving forward is the Market Street Park. This project was included in the grant application where the city received confirmation on the grant back on August 17th from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs of $1.4 million.

Tara Damin from Cash Waggner & Associates who assisted the city with the grant application told the Huntingburg Council that with research she found that Huntingburg was one of the smallest cities to received an increase from the amount originally requested.

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