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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a special meeting on Monday, December 29, 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 Auditor Gayle Rogers, White County Attorney George Loy and the Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

 

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes as presented from the regular meeting held on December 15, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the payroll for December 29, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

CLAIMS

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

 

2015 APPOINTMENTS

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the 2015 Appointments as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

Alcoholic Beverage Board 1 Year Appointment

Larry Hartzler

 

Animal Disease Emergency 1 Year Appointment

Dr. Carl Hites

 

Area Plan Commission 4 Year Appointment

Michael Smolek, Commissioners’ Designee 1st Monday – January 2019

Denny Sterrett, Citizens Appointee 1st Monday – January 2019

Brad Ward, County Agent or Surveyor 1st Monday – January 2019

 

 

Attorney, White County 1 Year Appointment

George Loy

 

Aviation Board 4 Year Appointment

Harry Voorhis 12/31/18

 

Board of Finance 1 Year Appointment

John Heimlich, President

 

Board of Zoning Appeals 4 Year Appointment

Randy Conwell 1st Monday – January 2019

 

Child Protection Team 1 Year Appointment

David Diener

 

 

Citizen’s Advisory Committee 1 Year Appointment

Dawn Girard

E-911 Communications Director 1 Year Appointment

Terri Brooks

 

E-911 Board 1 Year Appointment

Steve Burton

 

Economic Development Board 1 Year Appointment

John C. Heimlich, Member

David Diener, Member

 

Emergency Management, Director 1 Year Appointment

Roberta Yerk – Director

Chantel Henson – Deputy Director

 

Emergency Management Advisory Council 4 Year Appointment

Tommy Bartlett 12/31/18

 

Environmental Officer 1 Year Appointment

Jim Reynolds

GIS Data Manager (Computer Coordinator) 1 Year Appointment

Eric Storm

 

Health Board 4 Year Appointment

Michelle Nichols 12/31/2018

Linda Russow 12/31/2018

Highway 1 Year Appointment

Mike Kyburz, Superintendent

Beth Brown, Office Administrator

J.D. Smith, Assistant Superintendent

 

Kankakee-Iroquois Reg. Planning 1 Year Appointment

David Diener

 

Maintenance, County Courthouse 1 Year Appointment

Ed Ward, Supervisor

 

Northwest Indiana Solid Waste Board 1 Year Appointment

David Diener

Steve Burton

John Heimlich, Alternate

Property Tax Assessment Board 1 Year Appointment

Mark Gamble, Freeholder

Judy Bertram, Level II Appraiser

Phil Vogel, Freeholder

Recycling, Director 1 Year Appointment

Dawn Girard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redevelopment Commission 1 Year Appointment

Tom Westfall

Connie Stimmel

Craig LeBeau

Susan Mrzlack

 

Region 4 Workforce Board 2 Year Appointment

Mike Godlove 6/30/2016

 

Solid Waste Citizens Advisory Council 1 Year Appointment

Dawn Girard

 

Tourism Development Board Year Appointment

Bruce Clear

 

Veterans Service 1 Year Appointment

Thomas Hildebrand, Officer

 

White County Commissioners 1 Year Appointment

John C. Heimlich, President

Steve Burton, Vice President

 

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the application for the Community Corrections Grant 2015-2017 for $370,528.00, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

MID AMERICA COMMERCE PARK – CHANGE ORDER

John Tucker, Project Manager/American Structurepoint, presented Changer Order No. 1 for the Mid America Commerce Park project seeking approval. He said that there were three major unforeseen issues. The change order is for an increase of $156,253.83.

 

The descriptions of the changes are:

 

  • Directional drilling under US 24

  • Additional directional drilling due to R/W issues

  • Adjustment to A/R structure on Lienbengood property

  • Reconfiguration of Market Street connection

  • Adjustment of contract items.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Change Order No. 1 for $156,253.83 as presented for the Mid American Commerce Park project, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT – PERSONNEL

Dave Kent, full-time employee since 2001, said that since the commissioners adopted the new ordinance for comp time, he will not be able to stay full time because of the time off that he needs for farming. He asked if he would be able to stay as a part time employee.

 

Commissioner Diener said that he would have to talk that over with his supervisor.

 

A short discussion was held about the lost time that employees use to use to take time off to farm and still be considered full time employees with benefits. Now that the county has adopted a new ordinance, this is no longer available to the employees.

 

 

 

 

 

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