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March 18, 2013

The White County Drainage Board convened at 10:30 A. M. in the Commissioners’ Room of the White County Building, Monticello, Indiana. Board members present were: Chairman Steve Burton, Drainage Board Member John Heimlich and Drainage Board Member David Diener. Also present were Attorney George W. Loy, Surveyor Bradley E. Ward and Drainage Assistant Mary E. Sterrett.

Also in attendance were:

B. J. Propes-White County Highway Department Todd Frauhiger P.E.

Mike Kyburz-White County Highway Department Terry Nanti

Sharon Watson-White County Soil and Water Robert Gross

The March 18, 2013 White County Drainage Board was called to order by Chairman Steve Burton.

The first item on the agenda was to approve the minutes from the March 4, 2013 White County Drainage Board Meeting. Board Member David Diener so moved. Board Member John Heimlich seconded the motion. Motion carried


Next on the agenda-Open 2013 Spray Quotes

Attorney George Loy presented to the Board the following:

Six (6) invitations were sent, four (4) quotes were received. Quote were as follows:

Anderson Tree Company: $33,613.95

Daltons: $18,318.00

Right of Way Management: $23,106.04

Shideler Spray, Inc.: $16,795.00

The above quotes will be taken under advisement by the White County Surveyor and the project will be let at the Drainage Board Meeting April 1, 2013.

Next on the agenda-MAG PELLET, LLC-Drainage Review

Viewing a computer generated plan

Robert Gross of R. W. Gross and Associates presented to the Board the following:

The site is about two hundred and eighty-five (285) acres. It is the former Vera Sun site they closed 2008, ceased operations. The magnetation has added a lot of large buildings. They are also going to add to the rail loop and also have some potential future development. We basically tried to work off the former HDR Engineering study that was done for Vera Sun. We utilized their release rate so we would not conflict with what they had done before us. We utilized a lot of their existing crossings. Under the rail loop we have added no new crossings under the rail loop. We of course had to extend some of the structures in order to accommodate the wider rail loop so they could have more loops around. We broke this up into two (2) major basins. There are thirty (30) total sub-basins in here. The main basin is inside the rail loop there are areas coming into the rail loop from off site. We also have an area off site that is currently draining into our area. We have accommodated that. After development it will come to existing storm pipes and on into to our drainage basin. This one we called the inter loop for obvious reasons. The pre-developed Q2 was six one point one eight six (6.186) according to the HDR report and the ten (10) pre-developed was nine point one nine eight (9.198). We held those. We are planning to put in a new out let structure with two (2) orifice plates. A thirteen and one half (13½) inch roughly and a fourteen (14) inch plate to control that to the pre-developed rate. With that we a one hundred and seven (107) acre feet of storage in the area so we have got a big pond. This area drains into the northwest basin the pre-developed rates on that were two point one one (2.11) for the Q2 the Q10 was three point eight five (3.85). We were able to accommodate release rates with a structure and a separate line going out to the Fraser Ditch. With just one (1) orifice plate, an eight (8) inch plate. That controls our release rate and builds up thirty six and one half (36½) acre feet of storage. Total we have got one hundred and forty (140) acre feet of storage in the facility. Back tract a little bit (pointing at the aerial) this will go to an existing pipe and go on out to the Fraser Ditch. This one we will put a new pipe in and go out to Fraser Ditch.

Chairman Burton: Your main pond, your one hundred and seven (107) is that designed to be a dry bottom pond or will it hold some amount of water all the time?

Bob Gross: It will drain out. It will not drain out in one (1) day. It will drain out, if we got no more rain according to the QR20 it would take almost forty-eight (48) hours to drain out.

Board Member Heimlich: Is that being changed from the present?

Bob Gross: Yes, we are re-grading that some to just kind of clean this up and provide more volume in there which is going to be a challenge because they are going to have to put a pump out there in order to drain that out.

Todd Frauhiger: Not a lot to add. I was out there Saturday. Construction has started on the site. In this area I understand there was existing silos with concrete bases which they are in the process of taking out. It looks like there has been a little bit of grading around the building. There is equipment lined up around here and some equipment up in the first area. Bob mentioned the ultimate discharge for both of these basins are in the Fraser Ditch. I did take a little bit of time to walk the Fraser I know back when the original project was started there was some erosion control issues. They got sediment into the Fraser. I did not see any evidence of that at all this time. They do have appropriate erosion control on site right now since they are starting construction. Bob mentioned the QR20 and I was able to get all those reviewed over the weekend also. I did not find any problems with them. I did want to mention that all the internal pipes were designed with the Federal Highway program called HY8 which are actually oversized or conservative and should be able to pass the one hundred (100) year flow. Most times industrial sites go with maybe ten (10) or twenty (20) year storm. These are oversized so we really don’t have to worry about over ground or over surface flood routing. We actually have flood routing underground. I did not find any problems with calculations what so ever. Like Bob mentioned the main pond in there is almost a hundred and ten (110) acre feet at flood stage. The smaller pond in the northwest corner is almost thirty-five (35) to thirty-six (36) acre feet at flood state. The ditch looks good. The pipe under the County Road was adequate. The pipe under the rail road is a corrgated metal pipe and it looks in good shape. I would recommend approval.

Board Member Heimlich made a motion to approve the Drainage Plan for Mag Pallets LLC Board Member Diener seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Robert Gross: I want to thank Todd for busting himself on this for taking care of this, this week end. We had one (1) minor change that caused us to get it to him late and he came through and took care of it. I think the Board has got a great consultant here.

Todd Frauhiger: The review, I have already talked to Bob about it and he has passed it on to the client. It was not the normal two thousand dollar ($2,000.00) review. We went over, he knows the numbers and he had no problem with it.

With nothing further for the Drainage Board Chairman Burton adjourned the meeting.