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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, August 5, 2013. The meeting was held at the White County Building, Commissioners’ Conference room, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on July 1, 2013, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on July 15, 2013, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the payroll as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

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

RECYCLE DEPARTMENT

Dawn Gerard, Director, appeared before the commissioners requesting permission to use funds out of the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste Grant to make repairs to the cardboard truck. She said that the engine in the cardboard truck needs overhauled. She requested permission to take out $8,601.50, from the county’s portion of the NWISWD funds.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to pay for the repairs on the cardboard truck out of the county’s recycling grant money, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Mike Kyburz, Assistant Highway Superintendent, presented a contract and a maintenance agreement from Softworks Inc., for the purchase of a new software program to maintain records at the Highway Department. The cost for the software is $24,470 and the annual maintenance agreement cost is $1,195.

The commissioners will have the county attorney review the contract and discuss it further at the next meeting.

MONTICELLO – UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

Commissioner Heimlich said that Kathryn A. Cotner has submitted a letter saying that her term as a board member to the Monticello-Union Public Library ends on October 1, 2013, and she wishes not to be re-appointed to serve. She has served two consecutive terms.

Commissioner Heimlich said that this position will be advertised and letters of interest can be submitted from the public.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Heimlich announced that the time has expired to submit bids for a new dump truck for the county highway department.

Bids were received from the following:

Great Lakes Peterbilt, Portage, IN $80,698 2014 Model 348 Dump w/Man. 6

$86,905 2014 Model 348 Dump/Auto

Kenworth of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN $75,761 2014 T400 Series Conventional/T470

$81,714 2014 T400/T470 Dump w/A/T 6/1

Kenworth of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN $86,263 2014 T440 Dump Truck

Truck City of Gary, Gary, IN $80,643 2014 108SD Conventional Chassis

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there were any bids that were submitted and not read. No response. He announced that the bids will be taken under advisement and awarded at the next meeting.

AREA PLAN

Area Plan Director, Joe Rogers, presented a zoning ordinance amendment that includes the new DNR flood plain model ordinance that has been modified for White County. He explained that after the commissioners’ approval he will then send it to DNR for their final review and approval, submit to the APC for approval to incorporate it into the zoning ordinance, and then it is submitted to all the legislative bodies for their final approval.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to authorize the Area Plan Director to serve notice to DNR that our current Flood Plain ordinance is being replaced with the intent of the new zoning ordinance amendment, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

E-911

Terri Brooks, E-911 Director, submitted a job change order for the new 911 system. The change order adds a fourth portable command station to the department for $25,922.07. Terri explained that the portable command station will be more efficient for her to run her reports at any location in the department rather than using another dispatcher’s station. The department currently has three stations.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the additional expenditure of the portable command post for the E-911 center, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

TOWN OF LEE

Helen George, resident of the Town of Lee, appeared before the commissioners discussing the church/community center. She expressed concern about the church/community center being listed on the current tax sale. She gave a brief history of the church and expressed the desire to purchase the property. The commissioners said that they would look into this and contact her with the information on how to purchase the property from the tax sale. They will also contact the Environmental Officer to see if the property can be cleaned-up as well.

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

 

__________________________ _____________________________ _______________________

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

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor