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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, December 15, 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 and White County Auditor Gayle Rogers.

 

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting on December 1, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the payroll for December 15, 2014, 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

 

AREA PLAN – ADDRESSING SOFTWARE

A lengthy conversation was held by the Commissioners and Eric Storm, County IT, and Joe Rogers, Director of Area Plan, to clarify some questions about maintaining the new addressing software that the department is wanting to purchase.

 

This quote does provide the software on two computers and two days training.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the quote from 39 Degrees North for new addressing software in the Area Plan Department for $10,750.00, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

AREA PLAN

Director Rogers discussed an increasing issue that they are having with people starting construction without getting proper permits. He asked permission to put together a disciplinary action when this happens. He would like to increase their permit fee 50% to a maximum of $300. He said that their ordinance only authorizes issuance of fines of $300. If this is approved, he would like to send notification out by the end of the year. PERMISSION GRANTED

 

HWY BIDS

White County Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz made the recommendation to accept all the bids that were presented, except for the bid from Purdy Materials. They did not submit a bond.

 

ITEM 1: UNLEADED GASOLINE

1. Co-Alliance, Chalmers, IN Bid Bond Accepted

 

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

1. Co-Alliance, Chalmers, IN Bid Bond Accepted

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

 

ITEM 3: TIRES & TUBES

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

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

 

ITEM 4: CRUSHED LIMESTONE

1. Hanson Material Service, Monon, IN Bid Bond Accepted

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

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

 

ITEM 5. ROAD GRAVEL, CEMENT GRAVEL & ICE SAND

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

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

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

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

 

ITEM 6. A.E. GRADES IF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS

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

 

ITEM 7. COLD MIX PATCHING MATERIAL

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

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

3. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

 

 

ITEM 8. BITUMINOUS COATED PAVING MATERIAL

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

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

3. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

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

 

ITEM 9. RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT

1. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

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

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept all the bids as presented except for Purdy Materials, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

LETTER OF SUPPORT

Randy Mitchell, President of Economic Development, appeared on behalf of K-IRPC requesting a letter of support from the Commissioners. He explained that K-IRPC is applying for an EPA Brownsfield’s Assessment Grant which will serve a multi-county area. Letters of support from each county needs to be submitted with the application.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to write a letter of support for the Brownsfield’s Assessment Grant, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

LUSE ROAD

Phil Gutwein, President of the Board of Aviation, said that they plan on having construction start on the new runway this spring and asked the Commissioners if they need to hold a public hearing to close Luse Road.

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that a motion was made at their June meeting to intend to close the road. Attorney Loy said that we are going to close the road first and then the Airport will vacate a portion of the road. A public hearing will be held for vacating the road, which the advertisement must be advertised ten days before the meeting.

 

Mr. Gutwein reported that the FAA and the State has programmed $2.2 million in 2015, $2.3 million in 2016 and $2.3 million in 2017. It’s not a guarantee that they will get the money, but this shows that they are thinking about them.

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that they will set the hearing to vacate the road sometime in January 2015.

 

At this time, White County Council President, Denny Carter, called the council members to order in joint session with the Commissioners.

 

President Denny Carter Jim Annis Bruce Clear Arthur Anderson

Casey Crabb James Davis Butch Kramer

 

AREA PLAN

Director Joe Rogers reported that they issued 15 permits this past month. He has requested quotes from firms to assist them with the county comprehensive plan.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Randy Mitchell, President, presented the Business Summary report for December.

 

Construction of the shell building begins this week with the walls going up. Three new businesses started up this month in White County. AdaptaSoft relocated to Monon from Francesville, because Monon now has the fiber optic cable. The Dekker Building on Main Street in Monticello has been purchased and will now be a fitness center.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Jim Reynolds, Officer, presented the Environmental Report for December.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Roberta Yerk, Director, made the recommendation to appoint Chantel Henson as her Deputy Director.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to appoint Chantel Henson as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

WABASH VALLEY ALLIANCE

Ricki Crawley, President, presented a summary detailing the services that they provide to outpatients in White County. Wabash Valley has an office in Monticello on 6th Street that employees around 25-32 people. He said that they assisted 717 White County patients this year that ranged from children to adults that are suffering from mental illness, addictions and all types of therapy for people with behavioral health issues. A financial summary was presented and discussed.

 

Mr. Crawley thanked the commissioners and council members for their financial support every year.

 

AG ASSOCIATION

Denise Schroeder introduced Candice Dart as the new 4-H Youth Educator in White County. Jeff Campbell introduced himself as the President of the Ag Association for 2015. He thanked the commissioners and councilman for their past support.

 

WHITE COUNTY INVESTMENTS

Commissioner Heimlich said that discussion was made in the past about the possibility of investing our money to get a little more interest. In order to do anything the county must first have an investment policy in place.

 

 

 

Jill Guingrich, Treasurer, said that if the county would like to start investing funds for a longer period of two years, we need to adopt a new ordinance.

 

Treasurer Guingrich presented a new investment policy that needs to be adopted if they would like to move forward with investing in January.

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that the ordinance must be approved by the Commissioners and Councilman and the investment policy is approved by the Board of Finance.

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that we will review the ordinance and policy and discuss this at the January Meeting.

 

 

There being no further business to come before the joint meeting, the council adjourned to their own meeting.

 

 

 

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