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May 20, 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

Mike Kyburz-White County Highway Department

Sharon Watson-White County Soil and Water

The May 20, 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 May 6, 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-Frontier School Corporation Drainage Review

Todd Frauhiger e-mailed his review for the Frontier School Corporation addition to their existing athletic complex. The e-mail read as follows:

Monday 20, 2013


I have reviewed the request for exemption prepared for Frontier High School by Bynum Fanyo & Associates. My find review and recommendation is as follows:

The proposed plan will add a small parking area and two new baseball/softball fields to the existing athletic complex area west and north of the high school. The application asks for an exemption to the drainage ordinance. The post developed flows for the Q2, Q10, and Q100 are calculated to be less that the pre-developed flows. All flows are reduced by approximately 10 to 20 percent. I have reviewed and concur with these calculations.

The reason for the reduction in flows is due to the fact that the grass added for the ball fields has a lower curve number that does the currently cultivated field.

The flow will continue to the Charles Shigley Drain. No change to current drainage patterns is expected.

An encroachment will have to be granted for the baseball/softball field. The fence as designed should not impact the existing tile.

Based upon my review and site visit, I recommend that the exemption and project be approved by the Drainage Board, and that an encroachment is granted for the baseball/softball fields.

If you have any questions, feel free to contract me.



Surveyor Ward also gave his approval the exemption to the White County Drainage Ordinance for the Frontier High School Project.

Board Member Heimlich made a motion to grant and approve the request for an exemption to the White County Drainage Ordinance for the Frontier High School small parking area and two new baseball/softball fields. Board Member Diener seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Next on the agenda-Surveyor Ward-Robert McWilliams Drain #569 Update

Surveyor Ward: Update on the Robert McWilliams Tile on the Schroeder’s farm. The Army Core of Engineers has decided that they are not the regulator authority in this area. I don’t know if that falls back on Soil and Water at this point. I have made contract with the Railroad. For us to do work in the Railroad’s right-of-way the permitting will be four thousand dollars ($4000.00) just to start that process. I don’t know if that guarantees that you can do work but just to submit an application for the permit is four thousand dollars ($4000.00), with engineering drawings.

Chairman Burton asked: How much money is in the Maintenance Fund for the drain. Reply from Surveyor Ward: As of October of last year approximately twenty four hundred dollars ($2,400.00) in debt. Drain brings in approximately seven hundred dollars ($700.00) per year. Major landowners would be the Parrish Farm, Milt Cole, and Schroeders.

Surveyor Ward has talked to Attorney Blaney and he was made aware of this information and that Surveyor Ward was presenting this information to the Drainage Board on this date.

Next on the agenda-Dorsey Drain #532-Extra Charges on the Maintenance Project

Surveyor Ward: Contractor Gutwein is finished with the project on the Dorsey Drain. There was approximately $18,000.00 extra charges on the project. It was for the replacement of pipes that were found after the dipping on the ditch. There were approximately twelve pipes found. Surveyor Ward told the Board that he had approved the extra work and the payment for the same.

Other Discussions:

1. Surveyor Ward reported that Tony Cain has been at Ferguson Tile and done some exploring. A

meeting with the Landowners, Tony Cain, Todd Frauhiger and the Board needs to be held on what was found. Surveyor Ward is looking at the second meeting in July for this meeting if everyone above is available at that time. Letters will be sent to the landowners in the Ferguson water shed regarding the meeting.

Chairman Burton adjourned the May 20, 2013 White County Drainage Board Meeting.