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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, August 4, 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 for the regular meeting held on July 21, 2014, as presented, 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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUDIT

Auditor Rogers requested permission to allow SpyGlass Snapshot Group, Inc., to have access to our records to analyze the county’s telecommunications service accounts: local phone, long distance phone, data, Internet and wireless. The audit will determine if there is any cost for recovery, service that needs to be eliminated or cost reduction recommendations. She is hoping that they can consolidate a lot of our invoices so she’s not writing so many checks to the same telephone company.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to enter into an agreement with SpyGlass Snapshot Group, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CREDIT CARD REBATE

Auditor Rogers reported that after our first year of having a credit card we received a rebate of $8,727.60.

BEAVER’S PUB – SIGN

Jim Simmons, Owner of Beaver’s Pub, presented pictures showing that he moved an electronic sign that sat on his building to a new location on the front of his building. He said that he was told by Joe Rogers, Area Plan Director, to appear and request permission to leave the sign on the front of the restaurant because it is now placed in the right-of-way. He explained that the sign is attached to the building and hanging from the existing awning. The sign is not obstructing any sight line from any direction of traffic from the side road.

The commissioners expressed concerns to a structure that Mr. Simmons is using to support the sign. Mr. Simmons said that he does not need the supporting structure and he would be more than willing to remove it.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to allow Director Rogers to issue a permit to Mr. Simmons if he removes the supporting structure attached to the sidewalk and affix the sign to the building and meeting the 8’ clearance, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AWARD BID- DEMOLITION OF THE FORMER WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Commissioner Heimlich said that the bids were opened and taken under advisement at the last meeting for the demolition of the former White County Memorial Hospital.

Attorney Loy said that the low bid was acceptable. Commissioner Heimlich said that the low bid was from Kemron Environmental.

Kemron Environmental Services, Atlanta, Georgia

Guaranteed maximum bid price: $1,328,302.45

Alternate 1 $ 7,073.79

Alternate 2 $ 11.19/per ton

Alternate 3 $ 553,500.58

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the low bid from Kemron Environmental Services, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT

Attorney Loy discussed the revisions that he made to the School Resource Officer Interlocal Agreement between Twin Lakes School Corporation, Monticello Police and White County Sheriff’s Department.

In the agreement, Attorney Loy said that he made it clear that any cost related to the officer (hours worked, training, overtime) must be paid from the grant or by the Twin Lakes School Corporation.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement between Twin Lakes School Corporation, Monticello Police and White County Sheriff’s Departments for the School Resource Officer, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

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

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

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor