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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a special meeting on Friday, December 28, 2018, in the White County Building, 2nd -floor Commissioners’ Conference Room, beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Commissioner Steve Burton, and Commissioner David Diener. Also present was White County Attorney George Loy, White County Auditor Gayle Rogers and Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve payroll for January 2, 2019, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

2019 APPOINTMENTS

Commissioner Heimlich presented the following appointments for 2019:

E911 Director, 1-year appointment Terri Brooks

Highway Superintendent, 1-year appointment Mike Kyburz

Highway Assistant Superintendent, 1-year appointment J.D. Smith

GIS Data Manager, 1-year appointment Eric Storm

Recycling Director, 1-year appointment Dawn Girard

Veteran’s Service Officer, 1-year appointment Tom Hildebrand

EMA Director, 1-year appointment Roberta Yerk

EMA Deputy Director, 1-year appointment Chris Sprunger

Environmental Officer, 1-year appointment Jim Reynolds

Area Plan Commission, 4-year appointment Mike Smolek

Area Plan Commission, 4-year appointment Denny Sterrett

Area Plan Commission, 4-year appointment Brad Ward

Board of Zoning Appeals, 4-year appointment Randy Conwell

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the appointments as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

DATA SHARING REQUEST

Interim Director Joe Rogers presented a data sharing request from Rosewater Wind Farm LLC/EDP requesting layers of easements, right-of-ways and parcel information for potential sites for certain locations.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the data sharing application as presented for Rosewater Wind Farm LLC, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

2019 LIABILITY & WORKMAN’S COMP RENEWAL

Commissioner Heimlich said that Heiny Insurance recommended that we change insurance carriers because of the quotes for 2019. They recommend that we switch from Burnham & Flower of Indiana back to Traveler’s Insurance.

Our rates for 2019 are as follows:

Commercial Package $121,604

Commercial Auto $ 50,497

Workers Compensation $140,917

Cyber Liability $ 16,929

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the 2019 rates and policies from Traveler’s Insurance as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AMENDED WHITE COUNTY PERSONNEL POLICY HANDBOOK

HR Director Leah Hull presented the final amended White County Personnel Policies Handbook and an ordinance approving and adopting the handbook.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was any input from employees since the last reading. Director Hull said that one department head requested a change on the vacation section, but no one else has commented.

Commissioner Diener said there would be ongoing changes to the handbook, but at least now this is more current than the 1998 handbook that we had.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 18-12-28-01, approving and adopting revised White County Personnel Policies Handbook as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

ORDINANCE NO. 18-12-28-01

WHITE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING

REVISED WHITE COUNTY PERSONNEL POLICIES HANDBOOK

WHEREAS, the White County Commissioners (“Commissioners”) have requested the preparation of a revised handbook of policies applying to all White County Employees, except when in direct conflict with special employment conditions set forth by various statutes governing employment relationships; and,

WHEREAS, there has been presented to the Commissioners a revised “White County Personnel Policies Handbook,” which, after review and consideration thereof, the Commissioners desire to approve and adopt the same.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of White County, as follows:

1. That the “White County Personnel Policies Handbook” is hereby approved and adopted in its entirety, and is incorporated by reference herein as if fully recited as a part of this Ordinance.

2. That the effective date of this Ordinance and policies approved and adopted herein is January 1, 2019.

SWEETENER SUPPLY, SPY GLASS, WHITE COUNTY, WC REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION & TP& W – DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

County Attorney Loy said that the Redevelopment Commission board approved the Development agreement between Sweetener Supply, the county, and TP&W at their last meeting. He presented a resolution approving the Development Agreement between Spy Glass Indiana, Sweetener Supply, White County, WC Redevelopment Commission and TP&W.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 18-12-28-1, approving Development Agreement between Spy Glass Indiana, LLC, Sweetener Supply Corporation, White County, the White County Redevelopment Commission, and Toledo Peoria & Western Railway Corp., seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION NO. 18-12-28-1

RESOLUTION OF THE WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVING DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN SPY GLASS INDIANA, LLC, SWEETENER SUPPLY CORPORATION, WHITE COUNTY, THE WHITE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, AND

TOLEDO PEORIA & WESTERN RAILWAY CORP.

WHEREAS, Sweetener Supply Corporation (the “Company”) desires to vacate its existing operations facility from Berwyn, Illinois, and relocate the same to a certain 15-acre tract (the “Property”) located in the White

County Mid-America Commerce Park Economic Development Area (the “Economic Development Area”); and

WHEREAS, Spy Glass Indiana, LLC (the “Developer”) desires to: (1) acquire title to the Property; (2) construct a New Facility on the Property; and (3) lease the New Facility to the Company to allow the Company to relocate operations of its existing facility and additional operations to the New Facility; and

WHEREAS, the White County Redevelopment Commission (the “Commission”), as the governing body of the White County Redevelopment, pursuant to I.C. §36-7-14, as amended

(the “Act”), has determined that the construction and operation of the New Facility on the Property will foster economic development within the County, produced increased tax revenues from the Property, and serve the best interests of the County; and

WHEREAS, to induce the Developer to construct and operate the New Facility on the Property, the Commission desires, with the assistance of other County entities, to: acquire the Property; convey title of the Property to the Developer; approve tax abatement for the Property improved with the New Facility; construct certain roadway improvements; and provide other inducements, all as set forth in a Development Agreement (the “Agreement”) presented this date to the Board of Commissioners, wherein the Commission, White County, the Company, the Developer and Toledo Peoria & Western Railway Corp. are parties; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the White County Board of Commissioners, as the legislative body of White County, as follows:

1. That the above-described Development Agreement is approved by the Board of Commissioners, and that the President of the Board of Commissioners is authorized and directed to execute the Development Agreement, in substantially the same form as presented to the Board of Commissioners this date.

2. Upon execution of the Development Agreement by all other parties thereto, the Board of Commissioners shall take all other necessary action, and to execute and deliver all documents and instruments necessary to fulfill and facilitate the terms and conditions thereof.

3. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption hereof.

There being no further business to come before the board, their meeting adjourned.

___________________________ _____________________________ __________________________

John C. Heimlich, President Steve Burton, Vice President David Diener, Member

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor