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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, April 7, 2014.  The meeting was held at the White County Building, 2nd floor Commissioner 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 Attorney George Loy, White County Auditor Gayle Rogers and the Commissioners’ Secretary Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on March 17, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  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

AREA PLAN

Director Joe Rogers presented a resolution that request the rezoning of two properties located along Hwy 24 from a zoning of I-2 and an A-1 to an I-3.  This resolution must be approved by the Commissioners before a public meeting can be held by the APC on April 14, 2014.

Commissioner Heimlich said that this is the two parcels that the county purchased and now it just needs to be rezoned to an I-3.

 

RESOLUTION NO.  14-04-07-01

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA, FOR REZONING OF

COUNTY-LOCATED PROPERTY

WHEREAS, certain real estate owned by White County located along US Hwy 24 in Section 27, Township 27, Range 6 consisting of two parcels of land further identified as follows:

Parcel #1:  Parcel Identification #:  91-76-27-000-001.500-017, Tax ID#: 012-81320-00, consisting of approximately 27.35 acres, and,

Parcel #2:  Parcel Identification #:  91-76-27-000-000.800-017, Tax ID#: 012-78510-00, consisting of approximately 21.164 acres, and,

WHEREAS, said Parcel #1 is zoned “I-2”, Heavy Industry, under the White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance which zoning is inappropriate for its planned use, and;

WHEREAS, said Parcel #2 is zoned A-1, General Agriculture, under the White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance, which zoning is inappropriate for its planned use, and;

WHEREAS, the White County Commissioners desire said properties to be rezoned to “I-3”, Industrial Park, in order that the planned use of said property be in conformance with the White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the White County Commissioners that the White County Area Plan Staff, through its Executive Director, present to the White County Area Plan Commission a petition to consider and make recommendation to the rezoning of the property herein identified as Parcel #1 from “I-2”, Heavy Industry, to “I-3”, Industrial Park, and to the rezoning of the property herein identified as Parcel #2 from “A-1”, General Agriculture, to “I-3:”, Industrial Park.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 14-04-07-01, rezoning of county-located property to an I-3 in Wolcott, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

 

WHITE COUNTY AG ASSOCIATION

Denise Schroeder, Director, said that the fairgrounds have a very antiquated sound system that needs to be replaced and they are seeking assistance with the funding.  Since the accident at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 2011, they have been asked to put together an emergency management plan.  A reliable sound system is needed to notify the entire fairgrounds, including the Memorial Farm on the east side, when sever weather hits the area.  Having a better sound system will also increase the number of live stock shows, which in turn, increase rental income.  She said that the sound system will cost under $25,000.

Commissioner Heimlich said that this expense should be covered by the county, as renovations at the fairgrounds usually are.  He has discussed this with the council president and determined that it would be best to take it out of the commissioners’ budget.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the funding of the sound system for the fairgrounds up to $25,000, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

 

ASSESSOR – CONTRACTS

White County Assessor, Lisa Downey, presented three bids that were collected for the 2014-2018 Cyclical Reassessment and Annual Adjustments for White County.  She said that she properly advertised and collected bids according to the statute.

Bids were received from the following:

Tyler Technologies, Jasper, IN                          $272,346.00

Property Assessment Solutions, Indianapolis, IN                          $225,000.00

Assessment Analytics, Inc., Rensselaer, IN                                    $244,000.00

Assessor Downey said that she wishes to accept the Assessment Analytics, Inc., bid because they have a prior work history with our county and they have done a good job for us in the past.

Commissioner Burton asked how much the contract was last time.  Assessor Downey said that the last general reassessment contract was $427,000 plus $25,000 in overage fees.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the contract with Assessment Analytics, Inc., through 2018, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic Development Director, Randy Mitchell, requested permission to put up a real estate sign advertising the two parcels in the Wolcott Corridor Park area with his contact information.  Commissioner Diener told him to check with the Area Plan Department first because we do have to follow the sign ordinance.  PERMISSION GRANTED

 

NORWAY GARDENS

Tom Herman, Owner of Norway Gardens, requested permission to put up an electric sign.  He said that he’s had a sign advertising Norway Gardens in the right-of-way on Frances Street for 44 years now, and he would like to upgrade it at this time.  The electric sign will go up in the exact same location as the old sign.

Mr. Rogers, Director of Area Plan, said that Mr. Herman approached his office first but in order to place a sign in the right-of-way, permission has to be granted by the Commissioners.  He suggested going out with Mr. Herman and determining a reasonable location for the sign and coming back to the commissioners in two weeks.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion that Commissioner Diener and Director Rogers go out and decide where to locate the sign, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

6th STREET – CHANGE ORDER

Craig Shroyer, Construction Project Manager with American Structurepoint, presented Change Order No. 005 for $3,556.12 for the 6th Street project.  Mr. Shroyer said that they put down temporary mulching last year instead of the seeding because the grass was never going to grow.  When the weather permits, they are still going to put down permanent seeding.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Change Order No. 005 as presented for $3,556.12, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

 

FORMER WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

On December 2, 2013, the commissioners approved a contract with Garmong Construction Services for the demolition and site remediation of the former White County Memorial Hospital property.  Today, White County Attorney George Loy announced that Garmong has subcontracted out the engineering work for the Former White County Memorial Hospital site demolition to be done by Randall Miller & Associates, Monticello.  Attorney Loy presented a contract which will be between the County and Randall Miller & Associates.

The anticipated time schedule for the former hospital as listed in the contract is as follows:

5/23/14  Civil Documents Complete

6/02/14  RFP Available

6/12/14  Onsite Contractor Walk-Thru

07/01/14               Bids Due

07/07/14               White County Commissioners Award Project

10/24/14               Anticipated Substantial Completion (TBD in Contractor Submittal)

The cost of the contract services is $92,100.00.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve and enter into an agreement with Randall Miller & Associates, Monticello, for the engineering work on the demolition of the former White County Memorial Hospital, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

HIGHWAY APPOINTMENT

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to appoint Mike Kyburz as the interim Highway Superintendent effective April 11, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic Development President, Randy Mitchell, presented an invoice requesting the county reimburse the Economic Development office for the following:

Extension of Option to Purchase                                                      $2,000.00

40 Acres @ $50 per acre from

The Robert Armond Mathew Rev Living Trust DTD

And

Extension of Option to Purchase                                                      $7,215.15

144.303 Acres @ $50 per acre from

The Liebengood Family Partnership L.P.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to reimburse Economic Development for the Option to Purchase expenses out of the land acquisition line item from the commissioners’ budget, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT – NEW TRACTOR

White County Attorney George Loy announced that the time has expired for the submission of bids for the Highway Department.  He said that legal notice was advertised that the Highway Department is collecting bids for a mechanical front wheel drive assist tractor.

Bids were received from the following:

Bane-Welker Equipment, Remington                                             $  98,850.00

New Holland Agriculture, Logansport                                             $132,950.00

Green Mark Equipment, Inc., Monticello                                       $122,500.00

Commissioner Heimlich announced that all of the bids are available for review and thanked everyone for submitting a bid.  He said all bids will be taken under advisement at this time, and awarded at the next meeting.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT – NEW PATCHER

Mike Kyburz, Hwy, presented three quotes to purchase a new T-7500 Total Patcher machine.  Quotes were received from the following:

Hampton Equipment, Inc.,                                                               $72,500.00

Road Repair Equipment Parts, Jackson, MS                                 $69,250.00

Equipment Marketing, Co., Cloverdale, IN                                    $64,900.00

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the lowest quote from Equipment Marketing to purchase a T-500 Total Patcher for $64,900.00, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

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

___________________________      _____________________________      ____________________________

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

ATTEST:  _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor