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BE IT REMEMBERED that a regular meeting of the White County Council was held at the White County Building in Monticello at 9:00 A.M. on August 18, 2014 for the purpose of discussing the additional appropriations and other business that might come before the membership.

Council President Dennis Carter called the Council meeting to order in joint session with the Commissioners. The following members were present:

 

Dennis E Carter Kevin L Crabb Art A Anderson

Bruce D Clear Raymond L Kramer Jr James G Annis

James B Davis

HIGHLIGHTS OF JOINT SESSION:

Economic Development President Randy Mitchell reported a company is looking for an existing building in White County. There have been 551 new jobs this year.

Delegates from China accompanied by six or seven students are coming to visit White County, with a focus on education.

There were nine graduates from the second Advancing Manufacturing class. These students will participate in an upcoming job fair.

 

Area Plan/Building Department Director Joe Rogers said the 1,000 problems of improper addressing on GIS have been corrected.

Mr. Rogers held two GIS training sessions; one for the public with 21 in attendance, one at REMC with 9 or 10 attending.

 

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds said there were 44 complaints this month.

He said the Landfill had its largest tonnage received in a month’s time.

For more detailed content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

 

MINUTES

Councilor Clear made a motion to accept the July 21, 2014 minutes. Councilor Anderson seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfer was received:

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

White County Veterans Department

$ 500.00 1-24-3-1 1-24-2-1

Conferences Flags

 

Councilor Anderson made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilor Kramer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY BUDGETS

Council President Carter read a letter from the White County Health Board recommending that Patricia Morehead take the place of Linda Russow, who retired August 8. Ms. Morehead is a Food Protection Specialist. The Board would like her to be at the highest pay. Councilor Kramer said the Council voted to follow the Board’s recommendations at budget time ($31,995). She will not have Linda’s longevity pay, however.

Auditor Gayle Rogers said she has recently learned a problem addressed sometime back was still occurring, and her office has to take extra steps and do time-consuming work to complete work that other offices or companies should already be doing. Auditor Rogers has addressed the problem with other offices and title companies to help rectify the ongoing problem. She also pointed out that Ms. Nydegger’s job is specialized, and she is doing a higher level of work than her pay level reflects. Councilor Clear said as Council Secretary she is doing extra work for Council and working above her pay grade. He recommends putting her at the bottom of level two.

Councilor Anderson made a motion to move Ms. Nydegger to the bottom of level two. Councilor Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

Councilor Crabb would like to see job evaluations done.  Auditor Rogers said she has given job evaluation forms for each office to use and that some offices are already doing evaluations.  She also stated she has been working on job descriptions to help with the process.  Ms. Rogers believes an independent third party company would be ideal.  They would recommend FLSA status and categorize job values and levels.  She is researching the costs of having that done.

 

Council President Carter said the Highway Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent are not happy about their pay. Councilor Kramer shared a letter with the Council about unrest in the Department.

 

ELECTION BOARD RESOLUTION

Election Board member Steve Birch asked the Council to sign a resolution to adopt Vote Centers for White County to be used at the November General Election for 2014. This will eliminate assigning different precinct information into all of the software. It will also eliminate the problems that occurred at the last election. This will allow voters to vote at any Center within White County.

Councilor Kramer made a motion to adopt Resolution #2014-03-18-01 authorizing the Election Board of White County to adopt a plan for Vote Centers. Councilor Anderson seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION TO APPRAISE REAL ESTATE

White County Commissioner John Heimlich said the Commissioners are interested in purchasing real estate at 105 W. Broadway for the Chamber of Commerce’s use. There must be appraisals done before any decision is made. County Attorney George Loy presented a Resolution in that regard.

Councilor Kramer made a motion to adopt Resolution #2014-08-18-02 of the White County Council appointing real estate appraisers. Councilor Crabb seconded the motion.

Vote: Unanimous

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to bring before the Council, Councilor Kramer made a motion to adjourn. Councilor Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

DENNIS E CARTER, PRESIDENT JAMES ANNIS ART A ANDERSON

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JAMES B DAVIS KEVIN L CRABB RAYMOND L KRAMER JR

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

BRUCE D CLEAR GAYLE E ROGERS, AUDITOR