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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on September 16, 2013. The meeting was held at the White County Building, 2nd floor 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 White County Attorney, George Loy.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

No minutes presented.

PAYROLL

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

CLAIMS

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

AREA PLAN

Joe Rogers, Director, presented rezoning petition # 1012 for Clayton and Nancy Bailey. They are requesting to rezone Lot 1 and Lot 2 located at 8769 N. Kiger Drive, and .064 acres at 8781 N. Kiger Drive, Monticello, IN. The property is currently zoned A-1 (General Agriculture) and they are requesting to rezone it to an R-2 (Single and Two Family Residential). The property is located in Liberty Township.

The APC held a public hearing on September 9, 2013, regarding this petition. At that time, the APC recommended the rezoning to the commissioners by a vote of 8 yes and 0 no.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about this request. No response.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve rezoning petition #1012 (Ordinance No. 564-13) for Clayton and Nancy Bailey as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN

Joe Rogers, Director, presented amendments to Appendix A, Ch 8, and Ch 14 in the zoning ordinance:

A public hearing was held on September 9, 2013, by the APC regarding these amendments. At that time the APC made a recommendation to the commissioners by a vote of 8 yes and 0 no.

Amending Appendix A: Official Schedule of Uses

Added “Recycling Satellite, Private” use, permitted in B-2, B-3, I-1, I-2, A-1 and AED

Added “Recycling Satellite, Public” use, permitted in B-2, B-3, I-1, I-2, A-1 and AED

Added “Bunkhouse” use, permitted as accessory use in A-1, A-2

Amending Chapter 8: Parking and Loading Standards

Added “Recycling Satellite, Private” to parking table: Requirements to be established by the Executive Director

Added “Recycling Satellite, Public” to parking table: Off-street unloading berths to be 9’ x 22’; 2 required/recycling container or vehicle (1/side) and comply with the surface requirements provided in Chapter 8, Section 8.10

Amending Chapter 14: Definitions

Added definition for “Recycling Satellite, Private”

Added definition for “Recycling Satellite, Public”

Added definition for “Bunkhouse”

Updated “Child Care Home” and “Child Care House” with correct references to residence

Made minor change to definition of “Resort”

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve and adopt amendments to the zoning ordinance (Appendix A, Ch 8, Ch 14) as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

FLOOD PLAIN

Mr. Rogers presented an amendment to Ch 6, Appendix E of the zoning ordinance. This amendment is in regards to the floodplain ordinance.

The amendments are as follows:

Amending Chapter 6: Overlay Districts

Repealing White County Ordinance #02-08-05-01 for Flood Hazard Areas

Incorporating DNR and FEMA regulations as an Appendix to Overlay Districts ordinance

Adding Appendix E: Regulations for Flood Hazard Areas

Addition of new Appendix E to ensure White County compliance with requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

The APC held a public hearing on September 9, 2013, regarding this amendment. At that time, the APC voted to recommend this amendment to the Commissioners by a vote of 8 yes and 0 no.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve and adopt amendment to Zoning Ordinance #35, Ch 6, Appendix E as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

At this time, the White County Council President Denny Carter called the council members to order in joint session with the commissioners. Council members present were:

President Denny Carter Raymond “Butch” Kramer Bruce Clear

Arthur “Art” Anderson Kevin “Casey” Crabb James “Jim” Davis

Jim Annis

E911

Terri Brooks, Director, reported that they will start the training on the new system next week and they plan on having the job completed by October 2. Terri invited the commissioners and council to stop by sometime during the training to see how the new system works.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer, Jim Reynolds, presented the following Environmental Report.

  • Received twenty-eight complaints on various issues.
  • Sent out seven letters, three for clean-up and four for billing.
  • Filed liens on three properties for clean-up.
  • Towed three abandoned vehicles.
  • Made eight landfill inspections and four inspections at Advanced Disposal
  • As of September 1, trash will no longer be dumped at transfer the station.
  • Received nineteen calls on septic issues and issued one permit.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic Development Director, Randy Mitchell, reported that the first Advance Manufacturing class will be graduating today. An interview fair with eight manufacturers will be set up on Wednesday, September 18, at the IU White Memorial Hospital for the students that graduated.

The Mid America Commerce Park is moving along. The construction contract has been awarded and construction will start after the crops are cut down from the fields. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held.

CONSTITUATION PLAZA

Commissioner Heimlich reported that the city is finalizing the plans for the Constitution Plaza project. He said that the commissioners will be getting together to make a decision on how much will be torn out at one time; but before they do they might have an engineer look over the plans first. He said that he will keep them updated on the project.

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

MONTICELLO –UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY – APPOINTMENT

Commissioner Heimlich said that Kathy Cotner has requested not to be re-appointed to serve on the library board. This vacancy was advertised in the paper and several letters of interest were received.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to appoint Emily S. Thacker to serve on the Monticello-Union Township Public Library board effective October 1, 2013, and terminating on September 30, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

TOURISM AUTHORITY BOARD

Commissioner Heimlich announced that a letter of resignation has been received from John Million for the Tourism Authority Board.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to accept the resignation of John Million from the Tourism Authority Board, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

Commissioner Diener said Sherri Vogel, Marketing Director of Indiana Beach, has agreed to serve on the board.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to appoint Sherri Vogel to fill the un-expired term of John Million on the Tourism Authority Board, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TRANSITION PLAN

Jason Miller, Randy Miller & Associates, presented the revised Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan based upon the comments that were not received from the public hearing.

BRIDGE #159

Don Ward, Engineer, presented a complete set of the preliminary engineering plans for Bridge #159, located at CR400 W over Hoagland Ditch at 300 N. The originally engineering agreement for the preliminary plans was approved on July 2012 for $85,000.

Mr. Ward presented Addendum No. 1 to the original engineering agreement. This addendum increases the rate from $85,000 to $105,000. He said that the estimated cost of construction is going to cost $400,000 to $425,000.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the preliminary engineering for Bridge #159, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Addendum No. 1 to increase the rate from $85,000 to $105,000, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

SESCO GROUP

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to engage Sesco Group for Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments work, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attest: _________________________

Gayle Rogers