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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, December 1, 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’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

 

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes for the November 3 and November 18 meetings as presented with the exception to add Bob Gerber to the Common Construction Wage Hearing appointment on the November 3 minutes, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the payroll as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

CLAIMS

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

 

TOWN OF WOLCOTT – TAX SALE CERTIFICATE

A letter from the Town of Wolcott was submitted to the commissioners requesting possession of a tax certificate for property located at 129 West Market Street, Wolcott. This property did not sell at the last tax sale and Wolcott would now like to obtain the property.

 

The Town of Wolcott did pass Resolution No. R2014-04 on November 18, 2014, requesting the commissioners for the tax certificate. Attorney Loy presented a resolution authorizing the transfer of the tax certificate for property located at 129 West Market Street, Wolcott.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 14-12-01-01 for the transfer of tax sale certificate to the Town of Wolcott, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

RESOLUTION NO. 14-12-01-01

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA FOR THE TRANSFER OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATES TO THE TOWN OF WOLCOTT

 

WHEREAS, certain real property were offered for tax sale conducted by the White County Treasurer on September 3, 2014, pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-24, et seq., including property located at 129 West Market Street, Wolcott, Indiana Tax Key No. 91-76-25-000-025.600-018, formerly owned by Powel, Furman A., and described as follows: OUT SE NE 25-27-6 18’X74’ .03a (698,593), along with all buildings, fixtures and personal property associated therewith (hereinafter the “Real Estate”); and

 

WHEREAS, an amount was not received equal to or in excess of the minimum sale price required for the Real Estate, and pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-24-6 the Board of Commissioners of White County was issued tax sale certificates for the Real Estate and therefore has acquired the same rights as a purchaser of such certificate; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners have determined that it is best interest of White County, Indiana that the tax sale certificate for the Real Estate described above be assigned to the Town of Wolcott, Indiana, pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-24-9(c) and (d) for no consideration.

 

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of White County approves the assignment of the tax sale certificate for the Real Estate described above for no consideration to the Town of Wolcott, Indiana.

 

AREA PLAN

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers presented a new quote from 39 Degrees North for addressing software for his department. Mr. Rogers presented the first quote to the commissioners at their November 18 meeting. The revised quote provides the software on two computers, rather than one, and an additional day of training. The first quote was for $6,985 and the second quote is for $10,750.

 

Mr. Rogers discussed, again, that the IT Department will have to keep the ARC GIS updated either daily/weekly. He said that he did discuss this with Eric Storm, County IT, and he was going to talk with 39 Degrees North.

 

Mr. Diener suggested that this be tabled so they can have an opportunity to talk with the IT Department and Mr. Walls.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to table this decision until the next meeting for further review, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

HIGHWAY BIDS

White County Attorney George Loy announced that the time has expired for the submission of the 2015 County Highway Bids.

 

Bids were received from the following:

 

ITEM 1: UNLEADED GASOLINE

1. Co-Alliance, Chalmers, IN Bid Bond

 

ITEM 2: DIESEL FUEL #1, #2, & PREMIUM

1. Co-Alliance, Chalmers, IN Bid Bond

2. Good Oil Co. Inc., Winamac, IN Bid Bond

 

ITEM 3: TIRES & TUBES

1. Pomp’s Tire, Monticello, IN Cashier’s Check

2. Indy Tire Center, Kokomo, IN Cashier’s Check

 

ITEM 4: CRUSHED LIMESTONE

1. Hanson Material Service, Monon, IN Bid Bond

2. U.S. Aggregates, Monon, IN Bid Bond

3. Engineering Aggregates Corp., Logansport, IN Bid Bond

 

ITEM 5. ROAD GRAVEL, CEMENT GRAVEL & ICE SAND

1. Segal’s Delta Trucking, Inc., Reynolds, IN Cashier’s Check

2. Purdy Materials, Lafayette, IN No Bond or Check

3. U.S. Aggregates, Monon, IN Bid Bond

4. Engineering Aggregates Corp., Logansport, IN Bid Bond

 

ITEM 6. A.E. GRADES IF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS

1. Asphalt Materials, Inc., Indianapolis, IN Bid Bond

 

ITEM 7. COLD MIX PATCHING MATERIAL

1. Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN Bid Bond

2. Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Lafayette, IN Bid Bond

3. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond

 

 

ITEM 8. BITUMINOUS COATED PAVING MATERIAL

1. Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Lafayette, IN Bid Bond

2. Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN Bid Bond

3. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond

4. E & B Paving, Inc., Rochester, IN Bid Bond

 

ITEM 9. RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT

1. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond

2. Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN Bid Bond

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that the bids will be taken under advisement for review and awarded at the next meeting.

 

SHERIFF SHAFER – STANLEY SECURITY

Mickey Wydick, Stanley Security representative, was present to discuss service options for a service agreement for the upgraded equipment at the Sheriff’s Department.

 

Mike Downey, County IT, confirmed that he did contact the wrong department when he requested service and that is why his call was never returned.

 

Mr. Wydick confirmed that when a service option is purchased, training to the county IT Department will be done for free.

 

Eric Storm, County IT, said that he feels that the county has a really good working relationship with Stanley Security and he feels comfortable doing business with them.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to follow the recommendation of the County Council and enter into an agreement for the Labor Only Service Plan ($850/mo), for 36 months with Stanley Security, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

EMA – NEW DIRECTOR

Tommy Bartlett, EMA Advisory Council member, said that the EMA Advisory Board would like to make the recommendation to appoint Deputy Director Roberta Yerk as the new Director to the Emergency Management office. She will replace Dean Mullens, who retired last month.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to accept the recommendation to appoint Roberta Yerk as the new EMA Director effective today, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

AREA PLAN – FEE SCHEDULE

Joe Rogers, Director, discussed changes to the fee schedule that he would like to take effect January 1. This was presented at the last meeting and Mr. Rogers followed-up with the commissioners’ request.

 

Mr. Rogers said that he visited eight other (smaller) counties and he learned that the rezoning fees range anywhere from $50 to $500. Variance fees range from $50 to $200. He feels that there is no way that the county is recouping their cost and the fees that he has recommended are appropriate for the amount of effort that his department puts into these permits.

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that he doesn’t have issues for the increases on the signs and wireless communication facility, but he does have an issue more with the 50% increase with the variance permits. Commissioner Burton agreed.

 

Mr. Rogers discussed that the advertising and notifications use to be the person’s financial responsibility but now they are paying for all of that. He said that the attorney use to do the formal findings and facts and now he is also doing this and it is very time consuming. He also argued that the rates have been the same for the past seven years.

 

 

The following are the changes Mr. Rogers would like to make to the fee schedule:

 

Variance/Special Exception : Recommends the filing fee be raised from $150 to $225. He said variances are so labor intensive for his office; that the amount of time they spend to initiate, process, present, and finalize all the paperwork is just as involved as a rezoning.

 

Improvement Location: Recommends the permit fee for a wireless communication facility be raised from $25 to $100. He said that when a company like Verizon or AT&T wants to upgrade a cell site, the work load involved with this improvement location permit is very significant and labor intensive for his department.

 

Wireless Communication Facility: recommends the fee be raised from $300 to $500.

 

Signs: Recommends the permit fee be increased from $25 to $35, because they are labor intensive for his department.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the changes to the fee schedule as presented, 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