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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014.  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 Attorney George Loy, White County Auditor Gayle Rogers and the Commissioners’ Secretary Donya Tirpak

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 April 21, 2014, 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 Burton made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

County Attorney George Loy said that he did represent the Environmental Officer, Jim Reynolds, in court on April 23, 2014, regarding the Nancy Walkeland and Dennis Wakeland case.  He said that the court has now ordered the county to demolish the home and to have the property cleaned-up.  The property is located at 212 E. South Railroad Street, Idaville.

Environmental Officer Reynolds submitted three quotes to have the home demolished, hauled away to the landfill and to clean up the property.

Quotes were received from the following:

Krintz Brothers Excavating, Wolcott                                               $  9,000.00

Dennis Sparks & Son Excavating, Inc., Monticello                      $11,355.00

Jim Overbeck Excavating, Inc.                                                         $  8,999.00

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the quote from Jim Overbeck Excavating for $8,999.00, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz made the recommendation to accept the bid from Kenworth of Indianapolis for the purchase of the 2 new trucks.  He said that this was the highest bid submitted out of the three, but he is rejecting the other two because they didn’t meet the specifications.  He commented that if these were the only two bids that were submitted, he would still reject them.

Mr. Kyburz provided a list of reasons why the bids were rejected.

  1. 1000 Watt Block Heater

Specifications requested 1200 Watt

  1. Mirrors on doors

Specifications requested Mirrors on cowl (safety)

  1. Primary Fuel Filter

Specifications requested primary and secondary filter

  1. Cab has steel

Specifications requested Aluminum Cab

  1. No Silicone Coolant hose

Specifications requested Silicone Coolant hose

  1. No scan brake system

Specifications requested scan type

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the bid from Kenworth of Indianapolis to purchase 2 Tandam Axle, Dump Truck Chassis for $105,214 each, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

BRIDGE NO. 159 – AWARD BID

Don Ward, Engineer, said that he is rejecting the bid from Milestone Contractors because they did not submit a complete price list for the job.  He made the recommendation to the Commissioners to accept the lowest quote submitted from Jack Isom Construction for $329,523.63.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the low bid from Jack Isom Construction for the replacement of county Bridge No. 159, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

BRIDGE NO. 159 – ENGINEERING CONTRACT

Don Ward, Engineer, presented a construction engineering contract for Bridge #159, CR 400 W over Hoagland Ditch at 305 N.  The fee is 12% of the base bid price for construction of the project.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the Engineer Contract with Donald W. Ward for Bridge No. 159, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

GIS

Joe Rogers, Area Plan Director, said that 39 Degrees North has formatted the editing site to allow his department to enter data related to particular parcels (variances, covenants, restrictions, etc.).   He said that he will be hiring a part-time employee soon to go back through old files to enter this information in to the system.

SMITHSON ROAD

Bill Schroeder, resident on Smithson Road, said that six years ago they paid to have Smithson Road partially paved (70%).  He spoke with BJ Propes last fall about getting the rest of the road paved and he had said that it would cost $16,000.  Mr. Schroeder asked the Commissioners if he could get any financial assistance from the county to have this paved.

Commissioner Diener asked if any of the neighbors would be willing to help.  He said that two of the neighbors might, but the other three will not.

Commissioner Heimlich asked Mike Kyburz, Hwy Superintendent, to look into the cost of having the rest of the road paved and bring the information back in two weeks.

CDC – SIGN

Mike Kruz, Director, said that he has two issues since the 6th Street Project started.   He said that there was a “CDC sign” that had to be removed before construction and he wanted to know when it was going to be replaced, and he also mentioned that they are having some drainage issues near their maintenance building.

The Commissioners asked the Highway Superintendent to look into this matter and get back with Mr. Kruz.

 

 

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