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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, November 3, 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

No minutes were presented for approval.

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

SHERIFF SHAFER – FIREARMS RESOLUTION

Sheriff Shafer and Chief Deputy Sheriff A.J. Alletto proposed a resolution authorizing a service fee for White County Sheriff’s Firearms Qualifications Training.

Deputy Sheriff Alletto explained how it is a great thing for retired law enforcement officers to be able to continue to carry concealed firearms, for protection purposes, under United States Code 926c. In order to carry a firearm, the retired law enforcement officer must attend and pass a firearms qualification course. If they pass, they will be issued a certificate of completion for that particular firearm. The certification shall be valid for a period of one year.

The White County Sheriff’s Department is now offering this firearms qualification course. The cost is a service fee of $25.00 per firearm. Deputy Sheriff Alletto asked permission to collect and deposit the service fee into their existing Firearms Training Fund, 31-1000-9-99.

County Attorney George Loy said that a resolution has to be written up to collect the fee and deposit it into a fund.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to direct the county attorney to draft a resolution to set up a fund authorizing a service fee for White County Sheriff’s firearms qualifications training, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CAPITAL ASSET REPORTING CONTRACT

Commissioner’ Secretary Donya Tirpak presented a contract for capital asset reporting assistance from Government Fixed Asset Services, Inc., for 2015. The contract cost is $2,950.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the contract with Government Fixed Asset Services for 2015, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

39 DEGREES NORTH

Chris Walls, 39 Degrees North, presented a year-end review and outlook for White County’s GIS.

Mr. Walls reported that our GIS had 458% more users in 2013/2014 than in 2012/2013. The top five states accessing our information are Indiana, Illinois, Texas, California and Ohio. There is also a 6,000% increase in users that are using mobile devices to access our information.

Mr. Walls presented a quote for software that will help the Area Plan department with addressing. They have partnered with Spatial Data Research, Inc., which have been doing 911 addressing for the past 20 years. The quote was for $6,985.00.

 

6TH STREET CHANGE ORDER

Craig Shroyer, Project Manager, presented Change Order No. 10. The change order is for $17,888.53 and these charges are for cleaning up the sub-grade treatment from last October.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Change Order No. 10 for the 6th Street Project as presented for $17,888.53, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR CHAMBER BUILDING

White County Attorney Loy said that the commissioners have expressed an interest in looking at the property at 105 W. Broadway for possibly being the new Chamber of Commerce building.

Attorney Loy presented a resolution that allows the hire of two appraisers to appraise the property and to purchase the property at the average of the two. One appraisal came in at $68,000 and the other came in at $70,000, the average of the two is $69,000.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 14-11-03-01 authorizing the purchase of real estate, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION NO. 14-11-03-01

RESOLUTION OF THE WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE

WHEREAS, the White County Board of Commissioners is interested in purchasing certain real estate from Susan Erb, consisting of an office building located at 105 W. Broadway, Monticello, Indiana; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to I.C. 36-1-10.5 et seq., two (2) appraisers professionally engaged in making appraisals or trained as appraisers and licensed as a broker under I.C. 25-24.1, have appraised the fair market value of said real estate and returned their separate appraisals to the Board of Commissioners, the average of which appraisals is $69,000.00.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the White County Board of Commissioners be authorized to purchase said real estate for no more than $69,000.00.

 

ASSESSOR- ADDENDUM TO CONTRACT

Assessor Downey presented an addendum to her contract with Assessment Analytics, Inc. The state has changed the reassessment dates from March 1 to January 1, which changes the timeline in the contract.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to accept the addendum to contract with Assessment Analytics, Inc., changing the dates as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

PROPOSED HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR 2015

Commissioner Heimlich said that a committee was put together to discuss the health insurance plans for next year. He said that if the county stayed with Anthem, renewed the same plan as this year, our premium would increase 5.6%. The past couple of years the county has discussed being partial self-funded.

Rebecca Leeman, Apex Account Executive, presented a benefit renewal and market analysis report for 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

50% Confidence

99% Confidence

75% Confidence

Current

Renewal

Renewal

Alt. 1

Renewal Alt.1

Renewal

Alt. 1

Fully Insured

Fully Insured

Self-Funded

Self-Funded

Self-Funded

RATES

Anthem

Anthem

Anthem

Anthem

Anthem

Employee

$578.03

$610.69

$615.76

$730.45

$673.11

Employee + Spouse

$1,531.77

$1,618.31

$1,631.75

$1,935.68

$1,783.72

Employee + Child(ren)

$1,531.77

$1,618.31

$1,631.75

$1,935.68

$1,783.72

Family

$1,531.77

$1,618.31

$1,631.75

$1,935.68

$1,783.72

 

 

Ms. Leeman explained that with a fully insured policy, Anthem will set the premium (employee, employee + spouse, employee + children, and family) and the county will be responsible for paying that full amount for each employee on the plan. Last year, the county had a loss ration of 56%. Under a partial self-funded policy, the county will only be required to pay a small portion, typically 5%, of the premium. Along with that, the county will also be responsible for paying the claims as they are incurred. If the county goes self-funded, Ms. Leeman recommends we purchase re-insurance. Re-insurance covers every single person (spouse, dependent, and member) on the plan for any claims over $75,000. The county will be responsible for the first $75,000 in claims for every person on the plan, the re-insurance will cover the cost after that. A small premium will be paid to have re-insurance.

Commissioner Diener said that the partial self-funded is the route that we are heading at this time; and, as soon as the quotes come in for the re-insurance, we will have our final numbers in a couple of weeks.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion that the county go with a partial self funded plan, authorize open enrollment to begin and also keep the health care employee rates for 2015 the same as they are this year, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

VOLUNTARY VISION RENEWAL FOR 2015

Ms. Leeman presented the renewal for the voluntary vision plan for 2015. She said that we are coming off a rate guaranteed and we are now starting a new rate guarantee with a 5% increase in the premium.

 

Current

Renewal

VSP

VSP

Monthly Rates

Employee

$7.18

$7.54

Employee + Spouse

$12.08

$12.68

Employee + Children

$12.34

$12.96

Family

$19.89

$20.88

 

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the renewal visional plan for 2015, which has a 4.98% increase, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

APPOINTMENT – COMMON CONSTRUCTION WAGE HEARING

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to appoint Commissioner Heimlich and Bob Gerber to the Common Construction Wage Hearing for the Tri-County School Corporation project, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

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

___________________________ _____________________________ ____________________________

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

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor