October 11 Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2018

The Holland Town Council met Wednesday and:

  • Set trick-or-treat hours for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. An annual town Halloween party will be at Holland Elementary on Wednesday evening, Oct. 31.
  • Adopted a proposed 2019 budget in the amount of $384,540.
  • Approved a contract not to exceed $40,000 with the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission for administration work as part of a grant-funded water tower project and a bond council contract with hourly rates for various charges with Krieg DeVault LLP, Evansville, which will oversee the $1.13 million project. Holland is getting a $600,000 grant to use toward rehabilitating the Holland water tower and replacing a small Stendal tower with a 50,000-gallon replacement. A rate study projects about an 18 percent hike to water charges to finish funding the work.
  • Scheduled a pre-bid meeting on the water tower project for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, and a bid opening for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Both meetings will be at Town Hall, 505 W. Main St.
  • Accepted Dusty Hubster’s resignation from the Holland Park Board because of health reasons and appointed Councilwoman Melanie Barrett to take his place. The council will have another appointment to make at year’s end. Anyone interested in being on the park board may contact Holland Town Council President Tom Thacker at 812-893-0232.
  • Hired Scott Hunefeld as a part-time town employee. Hunefeld has worked for the town in the past. Full-time employee Winfred Brock plans to go to part-time status in 2019.
  • Agreed to consider allowing side-by-side all-terrain vehicles on town streets, with Thacker the lone member opposing such an ordinance.
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