The Hebron Town Council public hearing and special meeting of January 24, 2017 was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Pete Breuckman.  In attendance were Councilmen Pete Breuckman, David Peeler, Keith Cunningham, Mike Mantai and Councilwoman Kimberly Mouratides; MCO Representative Randy Decker; Clerk-Treasurer Fred Siminski, Attorney Theodore A. Fitzgerald and Recording Secretary Joanne Hansen.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Clerk-Treasurer Fred Siminski read the public notice regarding the grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Storm Water Improvement Program.  Clerk-Treasurer Siminski reported that this Notice of Public Hearing was published pursuant to Indiana Statute in the Chesterton Tribune on January 13, 2017 and the Post Tribune on January 14, 2017.  He further noted that nobody contacted the Clerk’s office regarding this topic.

President Breuckman opened the public hearing and introduced Mary Jane Thomas, Town of Hebron Grant Writer, who gave a brief explanation of the scope of this project and the projected costs.  Ms. Thomas stated that she did receive a telephone call on January 16, 2017 from a citizen requesting information on the Block Funding Grant, however, the individual didn’t leave a name or telephone number.

Following a general question and answer period, President Breuckman closed the public hearing.

On motion of Councilman Cunningham, seconded by Councilwoman Mouratides and duly carried 5-0, the Council approved the application for the grant and authorized Ms. Thomas to proceed.

Town Bonding Approvals On motion of Councilman Peeler, seconded by Councilwoman Mouratides and duly carried 5-0, the Council approved the following bonds: Public Official Bond for Clerk-Treasurer Siminski, Hebron Redevelopment Commissioner – Appointee Bond Rider for all five HRC members and Principal and Surety Bond Rider for Susan Alyea, Pat Fry and Maralyn Echterling.

There being no further business before the Council, on motion of Councilman

Cunningham, seconded by Councilman Peeler and duly carried 5-0, the meeting was adjourned.